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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

lean automation  company has considered itself Lean for five years and has made significant improvements throughout manufacturing and the supply chain. In terms of creating a culture of continuous improvement, Rockwell takes pride in its idea management program. Designed to encourage employees to make suggestions, this effort has been in place for three-years; today, the company implements and manages several change requests per employee on an annual basis. Becton Dickenson, a leading provider of medical devices, is in

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Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix


BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

lean automation  from many directions. The lean front-end (LFE) moniker is meant to indicate that BigMachines is leaner than its old-school competitors, particularly those with much broader enterprise suites, because Its solution is solely focused on managing the full end-to-end inquiry-to-order process (quoting, configuration, and proposals) executed by customers' sales teams and channels, whereas most competitors stop short of truly empowering sales with one generalist solution that tries, suboptimally, to manage all Read More

Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments


Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and small manufacturers are benefiting from robotic automation in lean manufacturing environments.

lean automation  role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and small manufacturers are benefiting from robotic automation in lean manufacturing environments. Read More

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

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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 understanding how lean will affect their business processes. Those who are eager to begin the lean journey, however, must learn how to prioritize the metrics that matter, and frequently measure them in order to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Discover why it works.

lean automation  was required to implement Lean techniques. Predicated on the go out and look principle, these early disciples evangelized against the use of automation. Yet as supply chains become more complex and competition becomes more global, companies seeking significant performance improvements have begun to look more and more to technology and automation (Figure 3). ERP, Custom/Homegrown applications and spreadsheets represent the lion's share of technology applied to Lean today, with specialty applications for Read More

Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor


Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by bringing lean to their front-office operations. Here are a few tips on lean office operations.

lean automation  discrete steps in this lean front-office implementation: Analyze what people are doing in their respective departments. How do these people bring value to the company and its customers? Determine which people touch which documents and processes, and why they touch them. Determine how much of this activity is needless and can be removed from the process flow. Go through value stream mapping by determining how much each step in the process costs and what it contributes to revenue. Optimize the physical Read More

The Business Case for Marketing Automation


With capabilities that span inbound and outbound marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) integration, and robust measurement, marketing automation offers tremendous value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology.

lean automation  Business Case for Marketing Automation With capabilities that span inbound and outbound marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) integration, and robust measurement, marketing automation offers tremendous value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology. Read More

Marketing Automation: Coming of Age Slowly


Marketing is possibly the only remaining major business function yet to revise its core processes to take advantage of IT that can cut time, costs, and improve the quality of its operation. Nevertheless with marketing automation there are huge untapped opportunities for business improvement, given marketing has a unique vantage point in any enterprise to understand the customer needs, buying behavior, and value perception.

lean automation  Automation: Coming of Age Slowly Introduction The debate about the future of the marketing automation and management market, as a stand-alone sub segment of the entire customer relationship management (CRM) market, continues, partly owing to mixed signals coming from relevant point solutions providers. On one hand, recent demise, and buyout of Xchange by Amdocs (see Xchange Adds To The List Of CRM Point Solutions' Casualties ) was the last in the array of less-fortunate point players. At the time Read More

10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain


A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how.

lean automation  to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More

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 HR. Moreover, flow should be a company-wide strategy that impacts more than manufacturing.

lean automation  assembly manufacturing, and to lean manufacturing, which is suitable for build-to-demand pull for finished and component items. Namely, most companies will still use MRP to ascertain longer-term dependent demand (i.e., based on forecasts), but replenishment will be based on independent demand (i.e., actual customer orders), with closely managed inventory buffers. Customer demand cannot be predicted months ahead, since nothing is that certain. Thus, many ERP systems are employing heuristics, algorithms, Read More

B2B Reality Check: Overcoming Challenges in B2B Transaction Automation


There is a common perception that supply chain automation has created an environment in which transactions move quickly and efficiently in industries such as the retail supply chain and high-tech manufacturing. However, this perception is challenged by a recent research study, based on interviews with 400 management representatives of medium to large organizations in the USA, UK, Germany, and France.

lean automation  Reality Check: Overcoming Challenges in B2B Transaction Automation There is a common perception that supply chain automation has created an environment in which transactions move quickly and efficiently in industries such as the retail supply chain and high-tech manufacturing. However, this perception is challenged by a recent research study, based on interviews with 400 management representatives of medium to large organizations in the USA, UK, Germany, and France. Read More

Sales Force Automation (SFA) Buyer's Guide


The sales force automation buyer's guide will help you find the ideal sfa system for your company.

lean automation  Force Automation (SFA) Buyer's Guide What business couldn't use more sales these days? Sales force automation (SFA) can help bring in those extra dollars. But how do you find an SFA solution that's powerful enough to do the job for both sales reps and management? The Sales Force Automation Buyer's Guide will help you find the ideal SFA system for your company. In this definitive guide, you'll learn what type of SFA buyer you are; what the core and advanced elements of an SFA system are; the costs you Read More

Sales Force Automation Buyer's Guide


Sales force automation makes it possible, and you can learn how in the sales force automation buyer's guide.

lean automation  Force Automation Buyer's Guide Can you juggle three balls at once? If you can, then you have what it takes to run a successful sales operation . Sales representatives, sales managers, and senior executives all approach sales from different angles. And all three groups have different information requirements and priorities. You'll need timely, up-to-date information in order for all groups to be successful—but how do you achieve this? Sales force automation (SFA) makes it possible, and you can learn Read More

Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer


Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their customers.

lean automation  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their Read More

Success Keys for Proposal Automation


Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking about automating your proposal process, there are ten critical success keys to a successful implementation.

lean automation  Keys for Proposal Automation In today's economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don't you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your Read More