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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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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 successful, manufacturers must look toward adopting a lean mentality. While lean techniques are more easily applied to some manufacturing styles than others, new software tools are now able to deliver the benefits of lean to both high-mix and low-volume operations.

focus of lean products  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

The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers


While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to understanding how lean will affect their business processes. Those who are eager to begin the lean journey, however, must learn how to prioritize the metrics that matter, and frequently measure them in order to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Discover why it works.

focus of lean products  to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, requires this first change, a shift in the culture. Consumer products manufacturers are early on in their Lean journey compared to companies across industry, with 56% less than a year to 3 years into it. By leveraging external expertise and taking small steps in their Lean programs, these manufacturers are setting their sights Read More

Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain


Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative benefits of real time information and reduced inventory, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities.

focus of lean products  the supply chain network Focus on material flow across the entire supply chain Profitably building a lean supply chain network requires that manufacturing operations synchronize with customer demand and produce acceptable quality products as needed. A manufacturing strategy that is based on reduced variability, production to demand, waste elimination, and optimal cycle time will drive over all supply chain success. Manufacturers that cannot control variability will not be able to move toward lean demand 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 is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

focus of lean products  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

Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints


The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in order to meet market demand.

focus of lean products  various accounts, the primary focus of TOC accounting is on aggressively exploiting constraints to make more money for the firm. Similarly, TOC''s goal is to maximize throughput on the bottleneck, which is equal to the profit, since, according to Goldratt et al ''s 1984 blockbuster business novel, The Goal , an hour lost on the bottleneck is lost forever and an hour saved on a non-bottleneck is a mirage. TOC Implementation In practice, TOC is implemented by following the subsequent five straightforward Read More

Case Study: Lifetime Products


To better support mobile employees, Lifetime Products deployed a unified messaging solution focused on the flexibility of wireless devices. Using features in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, Lifetime replaced its voice mail system with a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solution, and streamlined access to e-mail, voice mail, and fax messages. Learn how this solution helped the company boost productivity and reduce costs.

focus of lean products  a unified messaging solution focused on the flexibility of wireless devices. Using features in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, Lifetime replaced its voice mail system with a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solution, and streamlined access to e-mail, voice mail, and fax messages. Learn how this solution helped the company boost productivity and reduce costs. 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 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.

focus of lean products  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

Case Study: Quality Bicycle Products


With rapid growth and revenues exceeding $100 million (USD), Quality Bicycle Products is under increasing pressure to meet demand. To keep driving growth, QBP realized its forecasting capabilities and performance would need to be optimized. To help meet the needs of these efforts, QBP began looking at an inventory and demand planning solution. Discover more about the supply chain management (SCM) solution it chose.

focus of lean products  Study: Quality Bicycle Products With rapid growth and revenues exceeding $100 million (USD), Quality Bicycle Products is under increasing pressure to meet demand. To keep driving growth, QBP realized its forecasting capabilities and performance would need to be optimized. To help meet the needs of these efforts, QBP began looking at an inventory and demand planning solution. Discover more about the supply chain management (SCM) solution it chose. Read More

Chemical Products


Globalization, regulation, the shape of the macroeconomic landscape, and the high cost of labor and raw materials are just a few of the major challenges that companies from the chemical products industry have to face. Chemical product manufacturing is also an energy-intensive process, making it difficult for companies in this industry to "go green" and remain compliant with environmental regulations. To stay competitive, companies in the chemical products industry must find innovative ways to reduce their dependence on energy resources, and conduct ongoing research and development (R&D) to improve existing products and bring new products to market ahead of the competition.

focus of lean products  Products Globalization, regulation, the shape of the macroeconomic landscape, and the high cost of labor and raw materials are just a few of the major challenges that companies from the chemical products industry have to face. Chemical product manufacturing is also an energy-intensive process, making it difficult for companies in this industry to go green and remain compliant with environmental regulations. To stay competitive, companies in the chemical products industry must find innovative Read More

Case Study: Edge Products


When Edge Products’ new management team saw that the company’s manual engineering processes were not conducive to its constantly changing product design environment, they immediately sought to improve change and part control processes. Learn how a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution helped Edge reduce rework, control change processes, decrease warranty costs, and cut product return rates by 50 percent.

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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. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative.

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Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees


Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of organizations by analyzing 39 behavioral traits to reveal behaviors that drive success—as understood by each company.

focus of lean products  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More

Case Study: Anderson Power Products


Anderson Power Products manufactures power connectors for telecommunications and other industries. The company, needing to consolidate data for its standard and customized products across five global locations, found an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers one reliable point of entry. Discover how the ERP solution helped improve shipping, customer relationships, financial reporting time, and more.

focus of lean products  Study: Anderson Power Products Anderson Power Products manufactures power connectors for telecommunications and other industries. The company, needing to consolidate data for its standard and customized products across five global locations, found an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers one reliable point of entry. Discover how the ERP solution helped improve shipping, customer relationships, financial reporting time, and more. Read More

The Value of Measuring End-User Experience from a Global Point of Presence


As businesses expand to different geographies and markets, they develop new types of online tools and services to ensure growth. As end users interacts with these tools, it becomes critical to gain insight into the end-user experience. This white paper discusses the need to measure end-user experience from a global perspective and also how Site24x7 can help organizations achieve optimal level of quality end-user experience.

focus of lean products  Value of Measuring End-User Experience from a Global Point of Presence As businesses expand to different geographies and markets, they develop new types of online tools and services to ensure growth. As end users interacts with these tools, it becomes critical to gain insight into the end-user experience. This white paper discusses the need to measure end-user experience from a global perspective and also how Site24x7 can help organizations achieve optimal level of quality end-user experience. Read More

Deltek PPM and EVM Products


Deltek Cobra is a powerful earned value software solution that allows project driven businesses to control costs, measure earned value, and comply with mandated reporting requirements. Deltek Open Plan is an enterprise-wide project management system that offers the power and flexibility to complete large or multiple projects on time and on budget. WelcomHome provides browser-based access to live project and cost information, supporting timely decision-making to keep projects on time and within budget. WelcomRisk provides a structured means of identifying, responding to, and reporting project and organizational risks, helping companies and teams assure both project and business success. WelcomPortfolio provides a structured approach to evaluating, selecting, and prioritizing projects so that resources are invested in the projects that fit best with current business strategies.  

focus of lean products  PPM and EVM Products Deltek Cobra is a powerful earned value software solution that allows project driven businesses to control costs, measure earned value, and comply with mandated reporting requirements. Deltek Open Plan is an enterprise-wide project management system that offers the power and flexibility to complete large or multiple projects on time and on budget. WelcomHome provides browser-based access to live project and cost information, supporting timely decision-making to keep projects on Read More