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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

implementing jit  total project cost for implementing a solution that manages Zotos' global supply chain across the US, Europe, South America, and the Asia/Pacific region was less than $300,000. At the lower end of the scale, many customers are able to implement Demand Solutions for less than $100,000, with some customers paying as little as $20,000 for their solutions. The customers EAC interviewed not only reported relatively rapid implementation times, but they also emphasized the relatively low-level of IT involvement 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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Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

implementing jit  could be reduced by implementing kanbans and other similar pull systems, while waiting time could be handled by using takt times, and so on. This is Part Four of a multipart note. The trouble is further compounded by the army of software providers (including enterprise resource planning [ERP], supply chain management [SCM], manufacturing execution systems [MES], and product lifecycle management [PLM] providers, as well as best-of-breed, bolt-on lean specialists) that have been hyping their lean Read More...
Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics
As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra

implementing jit  high tech tools by implementing supply chain management processes and enterprise level software to gather, mange, and utilize information in the most efficient way. For an optimal supply chain network, the organization needs to remember a few key things about supply chain IT: Choose an IT system which targets the company’s main success drivers. Take baby steps when implementing IT systems and make sure each step brings value to the entire supply chain. Management should understand that every IT system 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

implementing jit  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 eliminating hidden waste (i.e., any activity that does not add value to the goods or service in the eyes of the consumer) inevitably leads to the removal of unnecessary operating costs 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

implementing jit  two resources. Finally, when implementing TOC and DBR, an enterprise often will conduct a comparative analysis of production for all its manufactured items, only to find that, for many items, the full absorption costing was the exact opposite of what one would expect from TOC in terms of realizing increased throughput. Outside expertise often helps with both the required change in mindset, and the more technical aspects of TOC. Thus, it is highly recommended that system experts and TOC experts are not Read More...
Lean Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises
Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation

implementing jit  Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently. Read More...
Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally managing an organization’s “portfolio” of projects. And although PPM can provide

implementing jit  to Implementing Project Portfolio Management Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Project portfolio management (PPM) is a tool-supported process for optimally selecting and managing the organization’s “portfolio” of projects. PPM can provide real value, but many organizations are finding implementing PPM difficult. This paper describes seven keys to success and Read More...
WAC Consulting, Inc.
WAC Consulting has since 1987 helped companies to increase profitability by streamlining business processes, and implementing customized accounting

implementing jit  streamlining business processes, and implementing customized accounting, manufacturing and supply chain systems. We work with you to analyze your current processes, understand the way you do business, learn where you want to drive your business, and match your needs with appropriate tools. We offer highly experienced staff ready to identify off-the-shelf solutions, customize existing software, or design an end-to-end solution that's right for you. We'll implement your software and train your staff onsite Read More...
The 5 Biggest Challenges When Implementing ERP for the First Time
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems or similar IT packages have become widely used in businesses of all sizes and types. From my understanding, small and

implementing jit  5 Biggest Challenges When Implementing ERP for the First Time Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems or similar IT packages have become widely used in businesses of all sizes and types. From my understanding, small and family businesses or companies are the only ones yet to join the mainstream trend of implementing ERP software, although the vast majority of medium and lower-medium-sized companies have already performed an implementation at least once (some of them twice or even more often). But I Read More...
Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

implementing jit  Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) delivers strategic business solutions that enable clients to gather, process and share information across the extended supply chain. SCC solutions combine years of real world experience in the areas of sales and operations planning (S&OP), Read More...
Can Heuristic Technology Help Your Company Fight Viruses?
Electronic communication tools are increasingly at risk due to sophisticated e-mail and Web threats. Implementing reliable, effective protection is essential

implementing jit  e-mail and Web threats. Implementing reliable, effective protection is essential—but many companies don’t know about the latest proactive virus protection techniques. Find out where your company’s vulnerabilities are, how your traditional security software might not be protecting you as well as you think, and how a heuristic solution can help. Read More...
LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

implementing jit  can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. Read More...
Order Logistics
ORDER LOGISTICS, Inc., is implementing its strategic, technical and operational plans for helping great companies discover, manage and execute effective global

implementing jit  ORDER LOGISTICS, Inc., is implementing its strategic, technical and operational plans for helping great companies discover, manage and execute effective global supply chain strategies. Our team, technology, strategies, solutions, and dedicated transportation resources allow organizations to have world-class visibility, information and controls without disrupting existing plans, processes, partnerships, and information systems. We leverage our technology, business solutions, operational expertise, and a Read More...
Production Management Software to the Rescue
In this paper we review the importance of implementing a production management system for your agribusiness. Discover how this solution will help you improve

implementing jit  review the importance of implementing a production management system for your agribusiness. Discover how this solution will help you improve control of your inventory, while also planning and scheduling your production activities more efficiently. Read More...
Offering Employee Access Saves Money
Read how a mid-sized hospital immediately found savings of $43,500 a year by implementing a secure employee scheduling and human resource information system

implementing jit  $43,500 a year by implementing a secure employee scheduling and human resource information system payroll solution. It was a cautious beginning, with an initial roll-out of just four of the many available with emPath®'s Employee Self-Service (ESS) features, but there is the promise of more dramatic savings to come. Read More...

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