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The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  OEM at a competitive disadvantage. Inventory. Companies struggle to develop optimized inventory policies that balance customer service and operational objectives. OEMs often carry excessive inventory levels. Further, OEMs are exposed to additional inventory liability as supply chain partners amass inventory on their behalf. Getting Value from Industry Best Practices Yet in spite of these challenges, certain companies continue to set the bar in supply chain performance. It stands to reason that using the Read More...
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The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  orders, revenue and margins.The disadvantage is a relatively minor effect on reducing lead time until the level of detail in the rules is there to help drive orders through engineering faster. RuleStream is more than just great engineering automation software for a company like ours. It´s also a great sales solution.With RuleStream, we can now respond more efficiently and quickly to the unique needs of our customers and prospects. And we can deliver more timely and accurate quote responses, as well as 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

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  performance create a serious disadvantage. Managers are teaming with procurement departments to better leverage efforts to green their suppliers. This requires carrying out an assessment of the environmental consequences of a product at all the each stage of its life cycle. This translates to measuring the environmental costs of securing raw materials; and manufacturing, transporting, storing, handling, using, and disposing of the product. Implementing an automated supplier enablement process brings Read More...
Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  avoiding being at a disadvantage by not operating a Lean operation. The owner of a small (less than $50 million) niche milling equipment manufacturing company, has been using Lean for less than a year and has already achieved bottom line results and formidable market dominance. The company has gone from 13th in the milling equipment market to 3rd, and has maintained this competitive edge through Lean, with workforce productivity increasing from $40 to $104 per man hour. Barriers to Adoption For IM&C Read More...
Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage
Manufacturers face a challenging environment with scarce credit, pricing pressures, and increasing costs. Critical to success is an enterprise resource planning

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  activities. It's a strong disadvantage if the organization uses stand-alone spreadsheet systems to track purchasing, receiving, shipping, accounts payable, collections and other areas. With stand-alone and manually intensive systems, the challenges include tedious tracking and maintenance of physical documents like invoices; lack of visibility into financial record-keeping such as tracking payables and receivables; a high likelihood of introducing error via duplicate data-entry; and other issues. For Read More...
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More...
Case Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Study: More Efficient Hospital Management Systems with Content Management Tools Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency. Read More...
Unified Performance Management: The Key to Successful Performance Management
Managing performance requires that business and IT, working collaboratively, develop a vision of how to integrate information and technology to improve the

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Performance Management: The Key to Successful Performance Management Managing performance requires that business and IT, working collaboratively, develop a vision of how to integrate information and technology to improve the performance of the organization’s people and processes, and then act on that vision. Using common performance management (PM) tools and systems—designed to ensure the effective use of consistent information—is critical to the success of the business. Find out why. Read More...
Knowledge Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management
Businesses today need to demonstrate their value to customers by making information that is relevant to them accessible. Hence the need for knowledge management

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management Today's businesses are faced with the reality of customers expecting and demanding more multichannel information and better service from call centers than ever before. Integrating call center service resolution management (SRM) into customer relationship management (CRM) can help companies retain both their call center agents and their customers. For more background, please see Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Service Read More...
New Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts
With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage. Read More...
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges Extension to Yard Management Enterprise systems are penetrating every aspect of a company's operations. For some time now, organizations have realized that the warehouse must become a dynamic area. Warehouse personnel must have access to real-time data to closely match supply and demand and to streamline the supply chain, so inventory is not bogged down in warehouses causing precious overhead to be lost. As a result, supply chain Read More...
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization Originally published - April 12, 2006 The market uses the terms business performance management (BPM), corporate performance management (CPM), and enterprise performance management (EPM) interchangeably. Vendors and industry analysts use these terms to describe performance management, but essentially they all mean the same thing. BPM represents the next generation of business Read More...
Facilitating Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management
Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit card transactions to product inventories. This valuable information is what runs the business. In order to protect this data and stay on top of compliance, an enterprise data management solution that respects information privacy regulations should be Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

disadvantage of lean supply chain management  of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More...

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