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Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

deming continuous improvement  lifestyles. Dr. W. Edwards Deming brought the power of numbers to leanness with his statistical process control innovations and his 14 principles for management improvement. Shigeo Shingo revamped Demings' ideas to provide the Toyota Method of manufacturing - a substantial step toward refined leanness. Dr. James Womack, founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute, further refined leanness in his books The Machine That Changed the World (Macmillan/Rawson Associates, 1990), Lean Thinking (Simon & Schuster,

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Operational Excellence: Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas


Companies in the Americas should lead the world in growth through operational excellence—but they don’t. A 2008 survey shows that less than half promote insight into operations by investing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Companies in the Americas also lag behind Asia-Pacific firms in revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Read more of the survey results.

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A New Model of Business Intelligence


Most companies recognize that business intelligence (BI) is critical to business process improvement and decision making, because these BI tools turn data into actionable information. However, many companies fail to put BI tools into the hands of users who would most benefit from them. Find out how IT executives can leverage today’s less complex BI tools to empower your company from top to bottom.

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Difficult Conversations: Discussing CRM with Your CEO Part Two: Elements of the Discussion


A customer relationship management (CRM) system's potential can be lost if the chief executive officer (CEO) doesn't play a continuous role in its implementation—especially when it comes to pain management, the operational relevance of CRM, and potential impediments.

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Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration


Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not so fast! While you were completing your implementation project, a new release of the software may have already hit the street or, for sure, there is one in the pipeline. Now you are faced with the decision as to if and when to take on the new release. Maybe now is the time to look at how a new class of software tools, enterprise process improvement (EPI), can assist you in the upgrade decision.

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The Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity


A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into orders. And one of the best strategies is to apply lean thinking to the front end. Read about an integrated solution that addresses the unique requirements of your sales processes to help dramatically reduce cycle times, eradicate waste, and increase your margins.

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Supply Chain Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies


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Accelerating ROI with BPM


New research validates what business and IT leaders have discovered for themselves: accelerating process improvement efforts through business process management (BPM) is yielding significant returns as organizations continue to grapple with the unstable global economy. Discover how accelerating BPM initiatives creates an extensible infrastructure that can adjust to changing business conditions and customer requirements.

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How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities


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Infor Gets Social


At the Inforum 2013 user conference, Infor announced Infor Ming.le, a new platform for social collaboration, business process improvement, and contextual analytics. The social tool is embedded within Infor’s key systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), human capital management (HCM), enterprise asset management (EAM), etc., so employees across all areas

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