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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

disadvantages of lean production  are some advantages and disadvantages to both starting points. Starting with Engineering If lead time, shop floor quality or purchasing related issues are at the top of the list, starting in engineering is the most direct way to address these with automation. Results have shown that the advantage to starting in engineering is an immediate increase in product quality and shop floor throughput.The disadvantage to starting in engineering is that it has only an indirect effect on market share and revenue. Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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How Successful ERP Selections Are Made
How can you ensure that you make the right choice when purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: take all the critical components into

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New Approaches to Software Pricing
Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of

disadvantages of lean production  series. Vendors that are disadvantages because of their size, market clout, or brand recognition may want to differentiate themselves by designing and implementing a license agreement that incorporates the customer's priorities first. Rather than offering a traditional vendor-centric license that changes throughout the contract life cycle, at the customer's expense, this a kind of all encompassing-license captures most (if not all) of the customer's needs. One stellar example is HarrisData ( Read More...
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

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Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

disadvantages of lean production  strategy- customer demands, competitive disadvantages that result in lost market share, high costs or low quality-time compression across all company processes is critical to growth. In some cases, it means survival for today?s manufacturers. The challenges of manufacturing a product have changed and evolved through a series of stages including an emphasis on economies of scale, time-and-motion efficiency, cost reduction, and quality improvement in the form of zero defects. These are all important as Read More...
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

disadvantages of lean production  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly Read More...
New Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative
Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business

disadvantages of lean production  Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business environment. Those who choose real-time business intelligence are likely to gain the insight and agility to measure risk and reward in an instant—and move forward. Destiny is no longer in the hands of fate. It’s determined now, in a second. New Read More...
Achieving Lean Success-A Holistic Approach
A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both

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Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

disadvantages of lean production  Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Featured Author - Ashfaque Ahmed - October 12, 2004 Introduction Any manufacturing activity is riddled with a lot of constraints, and even though the so-called best enterprise software companies in Read More...
Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On
The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and

disadvantages of lean production  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More...
Bank of America
Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S.

disadvantages of lean production  of America Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population and serves approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships at 5,600 banking centers and 16,200 automated teller machines (ATMs). Read More...
The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent
IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive

disadvantages of lean production  Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity Read More...

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