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Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

examples of metrics for manufacturing  measuring the wrong things. Examples of waste include manual processes to convert planning system output to a schedule that can be used by the lean factory. Defects Defective or scrap materials, out-of-statistical control processes, low yield, incorrect schedules, engineering documents, information. People's Skills Treating employees as a source of labor only and not recognizing them as true process experts. Resources Wasting space and energy. A Roadmap to Lean Success The journey to successfully Read More
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Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

examples of metrics for manufacturing  areas without bin locations. Examples of warehouse areas include a stockroom, the floor stock area next to a work cell, and a shipping area. Inventory balances are not tracked by bin location within a warehouse area, since the layout and low inventory minimize this requirement. The floor stock areas for components, and the stockroom areas, are often termed supermarkets as a reflection of their efficient organization. Focus on direct material costs. Most lean scenarios focus on direct material costs, and 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 metrics for manufacturing  , 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 Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

examples of metrics for manufacturing  more of the following examples: Maximizing inventory turns Maximizing on-time delivery Maximizing revenue Maximizing profit Maximizing throughput Because optimized manufacturing planning provides decision support that considers multiple tradeoffs and constraints, it may not be easy to point to one indicator that demonstrates the potential for improvement through implementation of this powerful technique. However, clues can be found in your manufacturing cost variances, and in your performance against the Read More
Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact
The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete

examples of metrics for manufacturing  culture similar to theirs. Examples of these markets can be e.g., fresh meats, dairy producers, Tier 2/3 automotive suppliers, etc. Some of these thriving Boutique Vendors will actually be conglomerates of smaller divisions or vendors with a common owner. These might even be a current mid-range vendor who specializes in a series of smaller markets or even a sub-segment of a Big Five vendor. This note deals with two notable acquisitions involving smaller vendors: Agilisys International's acquisition of Read More
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements

examples of metrics for manufacturing  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More
Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

examples of metrics for manufacturing  500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Discrete Manufacturing 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 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 metrics for manufacturing  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
Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results
Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from

examples of metrics for manufacturing  the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find Read More
The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery
Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security@just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS

examples of metrics for manufacturing  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More
Predictive Service Excellence for Printers: An Overview of Remote Service Platforms for Printer and Copier Devices
Networked printers and multifunction peripherals often require a high level of support and manual intervention. Secure remote monitoring platforms reduce device

examples of metrics for manufacturing  Service Excellence for Printers: An Overview of Remote Service Platforms for Printer and Copier Devices Networked printers and multifunction peripherals often require a high level of support and manual intervention. Secure remote monitoring platforms reduce device downtime by automating service alerts and meter reading, and providing proactive toner replenishment. Users benefit from improved device uptime, and manufacturers and their service partners can build proactive service relationships Read More
A Business Intelligence Agenda for Midsize Organizations: Six Strategies for Success
Midsize companies see business intelligence (BI) as too unwieldy and expensive for them, and use spreadsheets for planning, budgeting, and forecasting. However,

examples of metrics for manufacturing  business intelligence, BI for midsize companies, performance management, business performance management Read More
ERP Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software
This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s

examples of metrics for manufacturing  Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you determine which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not. You can also download this guide in Excel format at TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning Process (Process ERP) RFP Template page . Before Read More
Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

examples of metrics for manufacturing  Metal Manufacturing The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, Read More

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