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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Next R(E)volution of Lean. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. By seeing a business as a

DEFINING LEAN: efforts won t be successful. Defining a Unique Lean Strategy Companies should review the Business Value System Framework and answer the following Strategic Lean Questions to begin the shift in thinking that s needed to move from a cost-cutting mindset to one of growth and market dominance. It is important to note that Operations Performance questions are the LOWEST in priority when it comes to setting strategic goals and defining strategic actions. Priority # 1: Profitability & Revenue Are margins and pr
4/19/2006 8:35:00 AM

Defining the Value of Customer Loyalty
What does customer relationship management (CRM) mean to you? What is its value? Thousands of companies have ventured down the CRM path—many successfully, and others not. The reason may lie in the fact that CRM is sometimes viewed incorrectly, or may in fact be misunderstood. We provide some insights about the value of CRM in defining customers, increasing customer loyalty, and increasing your profits.

DEFINING LEAN: Defining the Value of Customer Loyalty Defining the Value of Customer Loyalty Source: C2 CRM Document Type: White Paper Description: What does customer relationship management (CRM) mean to you? What is its value? Thousands of companies have ventured down the CRM path—many successfully, and others not. The reason may lie in the fact that CRM is sometimes viewed incorrectly, or may in fact be misunderstood. We provide some insights about the value of CRM in defining customers, increasing customer
9/13/2007 4:41:00 PM

Defining the 21st Century Salesperson
Given that the Internet has made basic product information so readily available, the role of the salesperson of the 21st century has to be defined in terms of his or her ability to add value to the customer. When dealing with human beings, there are no such things as absolutes, but there are patterns that can be used to provide a baseline understanding. Read this white paper to learn about the tectonic forces that are driving salesforce transformation.

DEFINING LEAN: Defining the 21st Century Salesperson Defining the 21st Century Salesperson Source: Mindshare Technologies Document Type: White Paper Description: Given that the Internet has made basic product information so readily available, the role of the salesperson of the 21st century has to be defined in terms of his or her ability to add value to the customer. When dealing with human beings, there are no such things as absolutes, but there are patterns that can be used to provide a baseline understanding. Read
2/8/2013 5:31:00 PM

Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising
The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising.

DEFINING LEAN: Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical
3/4/2011 4:22:00 PM

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Lean Supply Chain. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

DEFINING LEAN: Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain Source: QAD Document Type: White Paper Description: When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing
5/25/2005 10:37:00 AM

Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing s New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology.

DEFINING LEAN: Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing s New Normal Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing s New Normal Source: Infor Document Type: White Paper Description: Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up
1/11/2011 11:57:00 AM

ERP and PLM: Defining Their Roles and Creating a Collaborative Environment for Success
Over the past several year, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) have developed into critical success factors for manufacturers—with each bringing unique value to the enterprise. Learn how ERP and PLM, when combined, provide a wholly collaborative environment that has a major impact on successful product development performance and the ability to maintain a competitive advantage.

DEFINING LEAN: ERP and PLM: Defining Their Roles and Creating a Collaborative Environment for Success ERP and PLM: Defining Their Roles and Creating a Collaborative Environment for Success Source: Omnify Software Document Type: White Paper Description: Over the past several year, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) have developed into critical success factors for manufacturers—with each bringing unique value to the enterprise. Learn how ERP and PLM, when combined, provide a wholly
4/19/2010 1:20:00 PM

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

DEFINING LEAN: as creating kanban loops, defining production processes to supply them, and tracking kanban signals. The module provides computer-based support for managing kanbans , such as independent and dependent demand calculation for kanban assemblies and components, printable kanban cards, kanban card and loop sizing and recalculation tools, and kanban card consumption and reprint. All kanban transactions are integrated with production, labour, and material movement. The module manages and tracks internal or
2/20/2006

Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter – Part 3 » The TEC Blog
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter – Part 3 » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts

DEFINING LEAN: advanced planning and scheduling, APS, demand solutions, eoq, epei, ERP, heijunka, kanban, Lean Manufacturing, manufacturing execution system, MES, mto, muda, optimization, preactor, SCM, takt time, value stream mapping, visual production control, vpc, vsm, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
29-12-2010

Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach
SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster).

DEFINING LEAN: Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach P.J. Jakovljevic - July 26, 2006 Read Comments TROPOS Lean Approach TROPOS, the flagship product of Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ), uses manufacturing resource planning (MRP) for long-term planning, and master production scheduling (MPS) for short-term scheduling. This approach appeals even to some discrete manufacturers with
7/26/2006

Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

DEFINING LEAN: Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Source: Consona/Relevant Business Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean
5/16/2007 4:08:00 PM


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