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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

focus of lean manufacturing approach  Software and Lean The focus of lean manufacturing is execution'the actual transformation of materials into a product that is valued by customers. Lean thinking is now spreading into other areas of the enterprise. Order taking, product lifecycle management, production planning, payment, and other business processes are also candidates for re-design using the lean methodology. Companies can dramatically reduce non value-added administrative processes to achieve benefits similar to those achieved from the 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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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

focus of lean manufacturing approach  still saw the strongest focus on the financial services sector, followed by professional services, health care and higher education, and then manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Nevertheless, the vendor had manufacturing functional coverage within its ERP suite and was able to claim coverage of many common manufacturing styles. Looking at the high-tech sector, for example, it had the support for multi-mode manufacturing, global supply chain visibility, and APS optimization. The PeopleSoft industrial Read More
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

focus of lean manufacturing approach  increase productivity. The primary focus here is on customer value-adding activities, while the elimination of waste ( muda in Japanese) and continuous improvement are consequences of this. What Constitutes Waste? Implementing a lean philosophy usually leads to cost reduction and employee empowerment, and many people tend to translate lean as mean . This is because, though lean does not necessarily set out to be mean in terms of relentless cost cutting, the approach of maximizing customer value and Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

focus of lean manufacturing approach  is because a key focus of lean is to do only what is needed. It is the polar opposite of the traditional economies of scale, with their large batch approach and resulting long lead times and bloated inventory levels. Large lot sizes are a way of compensating for the fixed cost of a process, such as changeover or set-up costs, transaction-level costs (e.g., releasing orders, issuing parts, closing and reconciling orders, moving product batches into stocks, etc.), and other per order factors. With a large Read More
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

focus of lean manufacturing approach  allocations. Most lean scenarios focus on direct material costs so the limitation is not an issue. However, some lean scenarios require value-added costs to support calculation of a manufactured item's cost and suggested sales price. Autodeduction of these value-added costs supports an order-based costing approach for manufacturing kanbans. In this case, routing data must be used to support the costing purposes. Chapter 5 explains several work cell considerations, including the use of routing data for Read More
ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) for ERP for Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Manufacturing Certification Report
ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO

focus of lean manufacturing approach  Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) for ERP for Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Manufacturing Certification Report ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing 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 Read More
Petrochemical Manufacturing
Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are

focus of lean manufacturing approach  Manufacturing Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies: companies that refine oil and other raw materials and convert them into basic chemicals such as ethylene; and companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, Read More
WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

focus of lean manufacturing approach  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

focus of lean manufacturing approach  Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

focus of lean manufacturing approach  Software for an Integrated Steel Plant An integrated steel plant is huge by any measurement. Capacity is generally more than 1 million tonnes per annum, and in many big plants, it is more than 10 million tonnes per annum. The raw materials that are consumed are also in huge quantities, be it coal (coking coal or non-coking coal depending on technology used for iron making), iron ore, limestone, dolomite, or any other raw material. Properties of these raw materials vary greatly. Despite the 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

focus of lean manufacturing approach  warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. Read More
Plex Manufacturing Cloud
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly known as Plex Online) offers more than 350 functional modules that give manufacturers instant access to vital information

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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

focus of lean manufacturing approach  the reason why we’ll focus here on the “big picture” features only. We’ve brought process ERP features together by broad category: 1. Financials 2. HR 3. Process manufacturing 4. Inventory management 5. Purchasing management 6. Quality management 7. Sales management 8. Product technology These modules correspond to a high-level functional breakdown of software features. In this reference guide, we give a short explanation of how each category impacts your process manufacturing enterprise Read More
Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry
The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI

focus of lean manufacturing approach  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More
Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes
Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

focus of lean manufacturing approach  the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a simple concept, but it promises manufacturers big gains in efficiency and profitability. OEE tells you how well your equipment and assembly lines are performing against full potential. One hundred percent means no downtime, no low cycles—and no defects. Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You'll discover a simple and practical program that Read More

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