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Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

concepts of lean manufacturing  manufacturing , lean management concepts , lean enterprise , product management , lean supply chain management SCM , supply chain management , lean manufacturing SCM . Executive Summary For years manufacturers have created products in anticipation of having a market for them. Operations have been driven by sales forecasts and maximizing production efficiency at each level of the operation. Firms had to buffer inventories in order to be ready for fluctuations in demand. By contrast, lean manufacturing is Read More
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

concepts of lean manufacturing  extension of lean manufacturing concepts across the interdependent supply chain network of suppliers, customers, and partners can result in real value creation for the savvy enterprise. Lean supply chain operations require continual planning, monitoring, and refinement. They can also undergo transformational changes in response to technological developments. Creating a lean supply chain by streamlining business and production processes to significantly reduce cycle time, increase production yields and Read More
LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

concepts of lean manufacturing  OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists? It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought many controversial and opposite opinions to the table. Can these two work well together, or do they have no place in each other’s space? It seems like even after all this time—and discussion—the jury is still out the final verdict. The answer is not a simple “yes” or Read More
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

concepts of lean manufacturing  related to other fundamental concepts of lean manufacturing—for instance, every-product-every-interval (EPEI), which is the time it takes to run through every regular part produced in a process. Knowing the EPEI helps determine the manufacturing lot size and supermarket quantities for each part produced in a manufacturing process, as well as the number of kanban cards in the replenishment loop. One should also be able to calculate pitch—the time needed in a production area to make one container of Read More
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

concepts of lean manufacturing  And even though these concepts are rapidly growing in importance, many organizations are still in the early phases of adopting an approach that provides measured results. The state of market in green is improving albeit at a very slow pace as organizations learn the value of integrating environmental thinking into their operations, and find more and more ways to align green thinking with their business strategies and goals. This need for change affects businesses, municipalities, government, and Read More
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

concepts of lean manufacturing  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More
Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

concepts of lean manufacturing  of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it, will live to regret his steps. The Teachings of Don Juan , Carlos Castaneda It is a natural human reaction to fear the unknown. Perhaps these feelings are a self-protecting mechanism, and necessary to maintain the s tatus quo , to preserve feelings of Read More
Customer Experience Management: The Value of Moments of Truth
Customers perceive value based on the experiences they receive—and many big-name companies have tuned into this because they’ve made a connection with customers

concepts of lean manufacturing  Experience Management: The Value of Moments of Truth Customers perceive value based on the experiences they receive—and many big-name companies have tuned into this because they’ve made a connection with customers that transcends the basic functional value they offer. In this first part of a two-part series, learn how traditional customer relationship management (CRM) has often failed in this respect, and how managing customer experiences can drive your revenues. Read More
IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report
The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the

concepts of lean manufacturing  EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the Enterprise Resource Planning Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product Read More
The ''Joy'' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures
This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

concepts of lean manufacturing  ''Joy'' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures The ''Joy'' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures P.J. Jakovljevic - July 11, 2002 Executive Summary What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses'' vaults and largely inaccessible to mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many major companies are Read More
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service

concepts of lean manufacturing  Manufacturing Express Edition Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express combines broad functionality to create an end-to-end solution for manufacturers. It includes functionality for: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Production Management Product Management Material Management Financial Management Business Intelligence (BI) Express is suited for job Read More
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

concepts of lean manufacturing  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions Birst is Cloud BI. Also known as SaaS BI or on-demand BI, Cloud BI simply means that Birst is offered as a subscription service delivered over the internet instead of as an on-premise software installation. As a Cloud BI solution, Birst is faster to get deployed, lower cost, and demonstrates a far more rapid time to value than an on-premise solution. Source: Birst Resources Related to The Nine Substantial Benefits of Read More
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

concepts of lean manufacturing  Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

concepts of lean manufacturing  Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

concepts of lean manufacturing  Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution Company Overview SugarCRM is a relatively young company hoping to be the sweet spot on the menu of CRM solutions. Based in San Jose, California (US), the company was founded by John Roberts, Clint Oram, and Jacob Taylor, who brought skills from their backgrounds with E.piphany, BroadVision, Baan, and IBM to the company. SugarCRM provides a number of CRM products, which are based on its open source core product, Sugar Sales . The Read More

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