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The Seven Keys to World-class Manufacturing
What does it mean to be a world-class competitor? It means being successful in your market against any competition@regardless of size or country of origin. It

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  a brief discussion and examples of its impact on a manufacturing organization and its competitiveness. A more detailed discussion of each of the seven keys is available from Infor. The keys to success, in no particular order, are: Reduce lead times Speed time-to-market Cut operations costs Exceed customer expectations Manage the global enterprise Streamline outsourcing processes Improve business performance visibility Each of these objectives is important in and of itself; however, taken together, they de 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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The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers
What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  go-to-market strategies. Here are examples of several from manufacturing companies that have looked to transform compliance into a foundation on which lasting competitive strategies can be created: General Electric - G.E. spent $1.5B on Ecomagination in an attempt to significantly rebrand itself as an environmentally friendly and green manufacturer. This has helped the company throughout Europe and continues to be fine-tuned throughout the compliance strategies the company is using specifically on RoHS Read More...
Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards
A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  of strategy execution. Typical examples include expenses, profitability, and revenue growth. Customer perspective indicates the opinions and behaviour of our target customer (or end user). This perspective normally includes measures such as customer satisfaction, loyalty, and acquisition. Process perspective reports the effectiveness of the critical-to-quality (CTQ) processes. The metrics here will be specific to the application, but typical indicators include process sigma value, throughput, and rework. Read More...
Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor
What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  , and PTC are examples of independent software vendor (ISV) partners covering the human resource (HR)/payroll, advanced planning & scheduling (APS), and product lifecycle management (PLM) white spaces, respectively, within QAD’s portfolio. For an extensive look at QAD’s partner ecosystem, visit: http://www.qad.com/erp/About-QAD-Partners/ .   The Quintessential Progress Partnership Though not the largest Progress partner (compared with the size of Epicor and Infor ), QAD is a loyal developer of the Op Read More...
Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration
Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  these machines. 4. Industry Examples This section includes a summary of CIMdata's interviews with a select set of PTC customers that have taken advantage of collaborative technologies to support their organization. These companies have provided their perspectives on the value that they have received through the implementation of PLM-enabled collaborative technologies. 4.1 FN Herstal FN Herstal, which is part of the Herstal Group, is known around the world for its FN Herstal, Browning, and Winchester brand Read More...
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction Introduction Traditionally, manufacturing is categorized by two methods: process and discrete. Many differences exist, but most can be grouped into two areas: those derived from material issues and those derived from production issues. Process materials are different than discrete materials. Process materials are powder, liquids or gases; they must be confined; and they are more difficult to accurately measure. Process materials Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry PeopleSoft's Manufacturing Ploy This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega Read More...
ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)
TEC@s new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn@t have many

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  for Manufacturing (SMB) TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and 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

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  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...
Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start
The all-in-one manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories:materials management; production planning ...

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start Are you in a hurry to make your manufacturing operation more efficient and competitive? With SAP's Business All-in-One Fast-start Program, you can find everything you need to get started today and to build for the future. The All-in-One manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories: materials management production planning and control sales and distribution logistics, product lifecycle management (PLM), and quality Read More...
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and convenien Read More...
Customer Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing
The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a favorite department—in somewhat the same way that parents tend to have a favorite child. Not having children of my own, I did some research on the topic and found this very interesting article on a study about the burying beetle ( Nicrophorus vespilloides ), an insect Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP 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 analysis, and in-depth Read More...
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

examples of lean manufacturing documentation  2007 Executive Summary Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor SCM Manufacturing Planning delivers advanced capabilities that go beyond those of traditional ERP-based planning to help you make the best use of your production resources, improve efficiencies, increase throughput, and lower costs. Because one size doesn’t fit all, each solution is business specific with Read More...

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