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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

kanban in information technology  as the number of kanban cards in the replenishment loop. One should also be able to calculate pitch—the time needed in a production area to make one container of products (e.g., if the takt time equals thirty seconds and pack size is twenty pieces, the pitch is then ten minutes). Last but not least, software can help with modeling lean environments (e.g., value stream mapping [VSM], perform simulations, etc.); calibrating them (calculating and dynamically adjusting the appropriate lean controls, such 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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Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to

kanban in information technology  visibility of the entire Kanban loop to all partners that shows the status of each Kanban. There are no cards to lose with the electronic system and a history is maintained from which data can be extracted. Lean Benefits to the Customer Beyond the Four Walls What’s good for the customer is also good for the supplier and enhances the product value stream. All suppliers linked with an ERP system that can manage the challenges and opportunities of Lean manufacturing are provided full visibility to the Read More...
Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology
Many aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of early adoption of lean manufacturing tools. However, considerable

kanban in information technology  Lean tools, such as Kanban, Level Loading, Supermarket Sizing and Value Stream mapping across the enterprise. The Aberdeen Group attributes this increased adoption of Lean tools to the industry’s early adoption of Lean philosophies and the utilization of ERP as a foundation of Lean, all of which precede Best in Class performance. Aberdeen Conclusion Many Aerospace and Defense manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of an early adoption of Lean tools. However, there are still Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

kanban in information technology  dynamics like level loading, kanban sizing, and buffer sizing, must co-exist with planning, procurement, and scheduling systems Supply chain strengths and weaknesses can be highlighted with lean concept adoption. Adaptability of lean concepts will be required throughout the supply chain Lean manufacturing also impacts the planning, procurement, and scheduling systems of supply chain network partners An interdependent supply network requires a unified approach, involving external participants, such as Read More...
SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry
By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays

kanban in information technology  benefits: Prompt delivery of kanban containers Reduced shrinkage due to fraud or theft Reduction in direct and indirect labor costs since manual identification is not necessary Faster reaction to production, warehouse, and goods receipt problems Reduced stock in transfer Data Integration with Supply Chain Management Solutions Inventory status information enables planners to deploy or rebalance inventory across the distribution network to resolve exceptions such as inventory shortages, overages, or Read More...
The Technology Choices
In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology

kanban in information technology  Technology Choices Microsoft's Uncontested UI Supremacy In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L) for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor. The previous parts of this note detailed the strategies of these two major vendors and analyzed how the market would respond. But, going a mile further, there are some important areas where the synergy and a bridge between MBS and the rest of Read More...
Strategic Information Group
Strategic Information Group helps manufacturers, suppliers, OEMS and virtual manufacturers maximize business value through the application of enterprise

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Sagent Technology Teams for Telco e-Business
Sagent Technology has announced a new vertical application for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) e-commerce. They have partnered with DSET to use Sagent’s spatial

kanban in information technology  Technology Teams for Telco e-Business Sagent Technology Teams for Telco e-Business M. Reed - June 2, 2000 Event Summary Sagent Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: SGNT), a provider of Real-time e-Business Intelligence solutions, announced a strategic partnership with DSET (Nasdaq: DSET), a provider of business-to-business e-commerce connectivity solutions for the global telecommunications marketplace, to enable telecommunications companies to quickly and efficiently determine a customer's qualification for Read More...
Security Information Market Heading for Growth
The growth of security vulnerabilities is creating a new market for security information. With link sharing and cooperation among sites, it is not clear that

kanban in information technology  Information Market Heading for Growth Security Information Market Heading for Growth L. Taylor - August 31, 2000 Event Summary It is estimated that the security information market will grow to a $1.5 billion by 2003.[1] With a dearth of security professionals available, viewing online security articles offers companies the opportunity to gain information, and improve system security knowledge at low overhead and a fast pace. Via the web, IT organizations can find out about security bugs, patches, Read More...
Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line
In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining

kanban in information technology  Projects in View and Costs in Line In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability. Read More...
Dell KACE Remote Management with Intel vPro Technology
With the latest versions of Intel vPro technology, KACE Appliances offer remote management capabilities for systems that are better than ever—even when the KACE

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Video Synopsis Technology
Despite all the technological advances that have been made in video surveillance, viewing and analysis of recorded video surveillance footage is still a costly

kanban in information technology  Synopsis Technology Despite all the technological advances that have been made in video surveillance, viewing and analysis of recorded video surveillance footage is still a costly and time-intensive task that often requires a large team. Learn about one solution that provides a complete representation of all events occurring during 24 hours of video footage in a condensed clip, as short as a few minutes long. Read More...
Terra Technology
Based in Norwalk, Connecticut (US), Terra Technology provides real-time forecasting solutions for consumer goods companies. Terra@s pattern recognition

kanban in information technology  Technology Based in Norwalk, Connecticut (US), Terra Technology provides real-time forecasting solutions for consumer goods companies. Terra’s pattern recognition technology works in conjunction with traditional demand planning systems to monitor daily demand signals. Terra’s customers include Campbell Soup, Georgia-Pacific, McCain Foods, and Ventura Foods. Read More...
Eagle Technology
Eagle Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Mequon, Wisconsin (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations

kanban in information technology  Technology Eagle Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Mequon, Wisconsin (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations ranging from the single-user who needs a basic CMMS, to large, multisite clients and Fortune 500 companies that need a fully-featured enterprise solution. It has customers in more than twenty-five countries. Eagle Technology services a diverse cross-section of industries ranging from manufacturing; healthcare; local, state, and Read More...

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