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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

jit risk  some nuggets of pseudo JIT ways of accommodating mass customization. Just the support for kanbans or VMI to push inventory elsewhere (e.g., suppliers) rather than to reduce it across the supply chain is a far cry from a true support for lean or flow manufacturing. On the other hand, MRP should not be discounted as useless just like that, since it will often have an important purpose that could and should be used together with lean or flow practices (i.e., MRP will typically handle planning, while lean Read More...
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How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

jit risk  more efficiently via just-in-time (JIT) practices. Software systems that can help: warehouse management systems (WMS), advanced planning and scheduling tools , manufacturing execution systems (MES), and supply chain optimization tools. Your turn now. If you're a manufacturer and already struggling to find ways to survive during this economic downturn, we invite you to weigh in and let us know of your concerns. Comment below, or vote, or both! {democracy:24} Read More...
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

jit risk  the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Analysi Read More...
Kawasaki Plant Switches to Electronic Kanban System Using LANSA's Technology
There was a new LANSA case study released yesterday that really grabbed my attention. LANSA is a Chicago-based developer and IT services provider that is

jit risk  operates using a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing environment in their assembly plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, where a paper card-based Kanban inventory method has been successfully used for a long time. However, according to the manufacturer, this system has its own issues related to the cards themselves and employee discipline issues. So a decision was made to develop a new electronic Kanban system in-house using the existing IBM i LANSA ERP and its brand new development tool. As a result, a team of Read More...
Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA
Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses

jit risk  business in a just-in-time (JIT) manner. On the other side of the value chain, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors may be forced to rely on delayed information flow; their operations are often scattered across the country and they lack the infrastructure to connect and manage data from their own customers.   To tackle these challenges, SAP Labs India created SAP Ganges , powered by the SAP HANA big data platform. The idea was first brought to life by a small team under SAP’s Global Business Read More...
Managing Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry
Midsize food and beverage companies are striving to be more things to more markets, while ensuring consistent customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance

jit risk  Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry Managing Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Whilst our heritage is in the small business market we also have the experience and expertise to meet the needs of specific industries and larger organisations. Source : Sage Resources Read More...
IT Asset Management: Saving Money, Reducing Risk
Managing IT assets is a vital corporate function—and a source of potential liability if not performed properly. By effectively managing IT assets, businesses

jit risk  Asset Management: Saving Money, Reducing Risk Managing IT assets is a vital corporate function—and a source of potential liability if not performed properly. By effectively managing IT assets, businesses can be assured that each IT dollar has been well spent. With an asset management solution, your IT staff can monitor application usage and budgets more accurately, and improve in-house IT support and performance—resulting in greater efficiency and reduced costs. Read More...
Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Access Risk and Fraud?
A recent survey of enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers reveals that they are serious about protecting their critical applications from the risks

jit risk  You Doing Enough to Prevent Access Risk and Fraud? A recent survey of enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers reveals that they are serious about protecting their critical applications from the risks associated with user access, and that managing access risks is very important to senior leadership in their organizations. In fact, the top driver for these programs is internal policies, whereas traditionally, access risk programs have been driven more by regulatory compliance. Read this white paper Read More...
Credit Risk in the US Energy Industry: CNRA and Its Implications
The US energy sector has experienced recent loss of counterparty confidence. To offset this, managing credit risk has become paramount. Knowing what the risks

jit risk  Risk in the US Energy Industry: CNRA and Its Implications The US energy sector has experienced recent loss of counterparty confidence. To offset this, managing credit risk has become paramount. Knowing what the risks are is just the start—risk mitigation methods must be used to reduce overall credit risk exposure and to free up capital resources. Find out three key ways to mitigate risk, and how a clearing, novation, and release agreement (CNRA) can help guarantee collateral. Read More...
The Challenges of Defining and Managing Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
A broader, more structured approach is needed to effectively manage governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). Enterprises will then be better able to

jit risk  Challenges of Defining and Managing Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance While the cost of noncompliance is reason enough to motivate enterprises to be more vigilant in their business practices, enterprises can in fact capitalize on the regulations they face. Companies should view compliance as a way to improve their internal business processes across the organization. To do this, companies must take a holistic approach from top down, and harness the strategic software category of governance, Read More...
Cigna Finds Good Therapy: Building a More Efficient Risk Management, Compliance, and System Security Program
As a provider of employee benefits, CIGNA must observe a bevy of regulatory compliance mandates. Because much of its efforts are compliance-focused, it

jit risk  Finds Good Therapy: Building a More Efficient Risk Management, Compliance, and System Security Program As a provider of employee benefits, CIGNA must observe a bevy of regulatory compliance mandates. Because much of its efforts are compliance-focused, it continually embraces technology, searching for new products to better manage its benefit offerings and track its security risks. With QualysGuard’s vulnerability management solution, CIGNA has mitigated vulnerabilities and remained up-to-date with Read More...
IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

jit risk  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More...
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

jit risk  and Managing Supply Chain Risk Understanding And Managing Supply Chain Risk If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The current economic downturn, combined with an increasingly complex global business and regulatory environment, has left international businesses more vulnerable than ever to supply chain risk , and it is imperative that they find better ways to manage that risk. Source : SAP Resources Related to Unde Read More...
SAP Upgrades: Mitigating Risk to Maximize Value
The risks of enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrades are clear. However, progress has been made, and this is especially true for SAP customers migrating to

jit risk  Upgrades: Mitigating Risk to Maximize Value The risks of enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrades are clear. However, progress has been made, and this is especially true for SAP customers migrating to ECC 5.0. But what are the risks associated with SAP upgrades? And what are specific risk-mitigation approaches? SAP’s ASAP upgrade methodology can help answer these questions to maximize the value of an upgrade investment. Read More...
Managing Risk in Perilous Times: Practical Steps to Accelerate Recovery
As financial institutions look to the future, there’s bound to be a careful reappraisal of the role and responsibilities of risk management. Were the tools

jit risk  Risk in Perilous Times: Practical Steps to Accelerate Recovery As financial institutions look to the future, there’s bound to be a careful reappraisal of the role and responsibilities of risk management. Were the tools available to risk managers fit for purpose? Was the approach to risk management appropriate? Examine lessons that have been learned from the current financial crisis, and get 10 tips to help you address weaknesses in risk identification, assessment, and management. Read More...

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