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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

information on lean products  and activities, and record information for later analysis. On the other hand, rate-based scheduling applications can be used to stop production within manufacturing cells, allow workers to identify and correct defects, and then reschedule and restart production quickly to limit the impact on downstream processes. ERP systems can also allow manufacturers to backflush selectively for items and components affected by defects. Advantages of Electronic Kanbans Although it is often useful to start by using Read More
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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

information on lean products  decisions based on throughput information rather than on cost information. To do that, one has to put new measures in place; the software can only help to reinforce these new procedures, disciplines, and measurements. Moreover, subordinating non-bottleneck feeder plants to the constraint plant occasionally requires equipment to stand idle, and only a stringent TOC education can help management accept this transformation. Some education is also needed for workers, who may sabotage the system for fear of 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

information on lean products  products. Real consumer demand information was hidden in components of the supply chain and not visible in any actionable format. Manufacturing based on consumer demand has not been the priority but instead the focus has been on asset utilization, production efficiencies, and cost cutting. Fragmented IT applications did not help integrate and synchronize business processes from customer demand back to manufacturing schedule execution for profitably meeting demand. But this is changing as leading 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

information on lean products  capability to accurately extract information for the KPIs that we establish ongoing. Monitoring Performance While consumer products manufacturers have taken significant advantage of ERP to manage inventory both within the plant and across the supply chain, they are not monitoring metrics frequently enough. Currently 29% of consumer products manufacturers are monitoring their Lean programs on an ad hoc basis, with another 24% reporting monthly, in spite of the fact that daily or weekly reporting is Read More
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products
At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck

information on lean products  Dutch CRM vendor Dexton Information Systems . The suite supports many aspects of business relationship management, through many functional modules for sales force automation (SFA) and marketing automation, and customer support services with a single, central market database. Although the product features integration to other ERP systems like SAP , J.D. Edwards , SSA GT and Geac (former JBA ), it has had a very limited success as stand-alone offering after the acquisition, partly owing to process Read More
From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change
As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply

information on lean products  Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply chain may appear to be the next logical step for further implementing cost and operational improvement. Not so, however. You can’t have a lean supply chain without lean manufacturing. Regardless of whether you or your partners engage in production, lean manufacturing is the Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

information on lean products  understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. 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

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Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

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Benefits of On-demand CRM over Traditional Installed-On-Premise CRM Software Solutions
The high price and complexity of traditional, installed, on-premise enterprise software has left small and medium businesses (SMB) unable to obtain true

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Trade Promotion Optimization in the Consumer Products Industry
Retailers expect promotions by consumer products companies to drive revenue, volume, profitability, and category growth. To achieve these goals, consumer

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Case Study: Martin’s Wood Products
Martin’s Wood Products, producers of solid wood furniture for over 20 years, is a family-run business that has aimed to keep pace with the enterprise resource

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The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP
For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture,

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Antidot Information Search and Access Solutions
Antidot provides ready-to-use solutions for information search and access that are tailored to the specific needs of content publishers, e-merchants, and

information on lean products  Information Search and Access Solutions Antidot provides ready-to-use solutions for information search and access that are tailored to the specific needs of content publishers, e-merchants, and business organizations. Read the brochure and see how these software solutions have enhanced the value of the vendor’s customers’ information assets and improved their operational performance. Read More

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