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Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

kpis apo  paramount importance Measure these KPIs often. Do it on a daily basis. Evaluate technology capabilities to enhance visibility and improve supply chain flexibility Evolve to a to order environment, pulling demand directly from customers Leverage external consultants to pioneer Lean development Conduct Kaizen Blitz workshops to monitor continuous improvement efforts Map the value stream from customer to suppliers Implement basic Lean production techniques   Chapter One: Issue at Hand Companies adopt Read More...

Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

kpis apo  allow tradeoffs between critical KPIs (and “what if” scenarios to be tested). In fact, many lean deployments are so focused on removing waste that lean has become a synonym for cost cutting, often at the expense of manufacturing responsiveness and having adverse consequences on customer service levels. Indeed, what about the so-called “repeaters” and “strangers” (in Preactor 's lingo), the products that entail the remaining 94 percent of the product range and that by definition have variable Read More...
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Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse
Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and

kpis apo  chain key performance indicators (KPIs). Some of its modules are also based on in-memory (or memory resident) solvers (calculation engines). Size Misperception There might be a couple of reasons why Logility’s market visibility is low and why the company is perceived as sitting at the lower end of the market. One reason is the company’s somewhat convoluted ownership structure; Logility is a majority-owned subsidiary of American Software . But as of 2004 Logility has its own autonomous subsidiary, Read More...
Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 3
Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long-struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain

kpis apo  the ability to compare KPIs from multiple plans in a “planned vs. actual” manner. In addition, tabular and graphical presentations include current and prior scenarios. Voyager Manufacturing Planning is well suited for process and discrete manufacturing industries and competes with AspenTech, WAM Systems , and  SAP APO Demand Planning . Transportation and Logistics Management The execution part of Logility Voyager Solutions provides capabilities for optimizing both warehouse and transportation Read More...
Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies


kpis apo  to Offer APS Package for Small Companies Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies S. McVey - September 27th, 1999 Event Summary Seeking new avenues for growth, $8.8 billion Oracle Corporation will extend its reach into the small enterprise market. The suite includes Oracle's new APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) package announced near the end of June, which includes Demand Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Global Available to Promise, and Manufacturing Scheduling. Details of the small 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

kpis apo  as pay incentives. If KPIs are isolated, they likely will not be helpful to the overall extended enterprise. At a recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland the textile industry made a case for removing all cell productivity measures that were not linked to the overall extended enterprise. Objectives must be measurable . Supporting technology must include facilities for process data capture at key points through the supply chain. This requires a full complement of supply chain monitoring and event Read More...
Savvion BusinessManager
Savvion BusinessManager is a BPM solution that includes the following components: @ Savvion Process Modeler: a process modeling tool that helps

kpis apo  identify key performance indicators (KPIs), analyze problems, triage short-term solutions, and optimize long-term solutions. Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

kpis apo  be perfect nor will KPIs be immune from the impact of changing business conditions. However, if the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI's can still be relatively reliable indicators of the impact of an IT project. This is Part Two of a two-part tutorial. Part One discussed the difficulty using ROI to evaluate an IT Investment. The Supply Chain Investment Problem Another emerging problem with traditional financial analysis and IT Read More...
SAP Lowers Revenue Expectations
Business applications vendor PeopleSoft took aim at the customer relationship management (CRM) market on October 11 as it announced plans to buy Vantive, a

kpis apo  Lowers Revenue Expectations Event Summary Enterprise resource planning vendor SAP announced on October 13 that it anticipates its 1999 revenues to be lower than initially expected. Following an analysis of third-quarter results, to be announced next week, SAP's board of directors said it abandoned expectations of a 20% to 25% increase in revenue and improved pretax profit margin of up to 1 percentage point. SAP's board said it is still hopeful the company can achieve revenue growth of between 15% and Read More...
SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use
In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a

kpis apo  Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use Introduction As any experienced production or operations manager will tell you, there is real challenge in manufacturing execution processes and that production planning and scheduling does not help. Everyday the manager comes across machines breaking down, bottlenecks in the production lines, human resource problems, wastage of time in machine changeovers, impossible product delivery deadlines, variable raw material quality, raw Read More...
Better Performance Management for Service Companies
It’s been my experience in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) fields—and I’m sure it’s true in other software areas—that

kpis apo  define clear and assertive KPIs that focus on achieving a complete view of the organization and the level of satisfaction it provides to its customers. The book’s four sections cover the following main topics: The basics of performance management The effective use of data The strategic analysis of data for measuring service performance The transformation of service operations and its impact on customer experience The book is organized to follow the implementation of a service performance solution from Read More...
Process Improvement and the Balanced Scorecard
Process improvement efforts often go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess

kpis apo  to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program. Read More...
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Three: Business Case for Inventory Optimization Solutions
Inventory Optimization software recognizes that different industries have different inventory profiles and requirements. Research has indicated that solutions

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

kpis apo  Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of  supply chain management (SCM)  via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis . The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own well-known SAP Advanced Planner and Read More...
Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy
Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of

kpis apo  needs, and added some KPIs that were unique to Tree Top's business. The result was a list of nine KPIs critical to meeting the corporate objectives. OA suggested business process activities that influenced the KPIs. For example, the tool suggested that improved order entry/maintenance activities could improve the perfect order metric. It also suggested that improvements in maintenance scheduling might improve Tree Top's return on equity. Management within the various business functions (sales, Read More...

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