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The Interview: Having an Experience with Joe Pine


Today's business climate is all about competition - we're lean, we’re mean, but competing on price is not where it’s at. How do you create a lasting identity and relationship with your customer through your processes from marketing, sales and supply chain to keep them loyal? A fascinating discussion with the author of "Mass Customization" and "The Experience Economy".

lean experience  Interview: Having an Experience with Joe Pine Interview: Introduction ChainLink: Joe, please tell us a little about yourself. Joe : Well, I''ve always been a bit of a geek. Worked on computers since elementary school in the 1960s, obtained an Applied Mathematics degree, went to work for IBM analyzing the performance of computers. But I soon found I liked being a generalist more than a specialist, and so angled myself toward jobs where I could have influence over a wide breadth of activities. I left IBM Read More

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 experience  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

TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

lean experience  adopting voluntary standards, incorporating lean processes, and implementing green technologies, you can be assured that your business will benefit from a relatively quick ROI. About The Authors Sherry Fox is a TEC research analyst with over 20 years of experience in the private sector. Before joining TEC, Fox spent 5 years as vendor compliance administrator for a large Canadian clothing retail chain. She helped create and manage the department and provide support regarding policies and procedures to Read More

The Next R(E)volution of Lean


By seeing a business as a "value system" for customers, companies can shift lean strategic priorities towards growth-oriented targets instead of cost-cutting. Instead of squeezing additional margins to boost the bottom line, lean philosophy can increase demand response and sales, while maintaining and lowering cost per unit—thus enabling lower prices, a competitive edge, and more business.

lean experience  must learn all about Lean before starting, and that training is the way to best leverage Lean. Consultants with specific subject-matter expertise or experience in other similar industries advise that companies begin with the creation of a current state Value Stream Map on a selected product line or business area, circling back to apply specific techniques in areas of weakness. This usually results in incremental improvements, visible within that specific area. Other consultants advise that a clean Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

lean experience  optimizing build-to-order (BTO) and lean production manufacturing systems Plant and resources engineering —tools to virtually define and optimize manufacturing assets concurrently with manufacturing planning Program control engineering —to virtually program, validate, and simulate manufacturing systems for the virtual commissioning of production facilities Control and production execution —offers a virtual production system to enable companies to track real-time production activities, perform Read More

Experience Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge


If you’re attending the TEC Vendor Challenge event and are looking to see Montreal while you’re at it, I’m here to help. From now until the event date in mid-September, I will be posting suggestions of places to visit during your stay. The selections are based on my personal opinion of the best sights to see, exhibits to check out, places to eat, and lounges/bars to help you unwind after a long

lean experience  Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge If you’re attending the TEC Vendor Challenge event and are looking to see Montreal while you’re at it, I’m here to help. From now until the event date in mid-September, I will be posting suggestions of places to visit during your stay. The selections are based on my personal opinion of the best sights to see, exhibits to check out, places to eat, and lounges/bars to help you unwind after a long day. I’m sure you’ve all heard that Montreal is Read More

The Talent Management Experience Series-New Roles and Expectations for Systems: Part 1 - The Manager Experience


Today, managers are asked to focus more on managing talent with less time and resources. To be effective in this role, they must have organizational support. Human resources (HR) practitioners can provide this support by arming them with best-practice advice, providing them with the tools of the trade, and including more strategic talent management-focused activities in managers’ job descriptions. Find out more.

lean experience  Talent Management Experience Series-New Roles and Expectations for Systems: Part 1 - The Manager Experience Today, managers are asked to focus more on managing talent with less time and resources. To be effective in this role, they must have organizational support. Human resources (HR) practitioners can provide this support by arming them with best-practice advice, providing them with the tools of the trade, and including more strategic talent management-focused activities in managers’ job Read More

Integrating Lean Practices and ERP


Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also associated with lean. But what really is lean? And does it go beyond the shop floor to impacts all areas of the business?

lean experience  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also Read More

Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

lean experience  that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S''s The first practice mentioned here sprang from the same Japanese system that originally Read More

Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009


A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing information, financial information and reports and is a useful tool in the decision-making process.

lean experience  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More

Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment


Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

lean experience  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More

Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing


Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one.

lean experience  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More

The Talent Management Experience Series-New Roles and Expectations for Systems: Part 2-Business Leader Experience


Effective talent management has become mission-critical to business success. A high-impact talent management strategy is led by the chief executive officer (CEO) and senior business leaders, not by human resources (HR) alone. For business leaders to be effective in their roles, HR practitioners play a critical role in offering strategic guidance, initiative support, and information-rich tool sets. Find out more.

lean experience  Talent Management Experience Series-New Roles and Expectations for Systems: Part 2-Business Leader Experience Effective talent management has become mission-critical to business success. A high-impact talent management strategy is led by the chief executive officer (CEO) and senior business leaders, not by human resources (HR) alone. For business leaders to be effective in their roles, HR practitioners play a critical role in offering strategic guidance, initiative support, and information-rich tool Read More

Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?


How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of both not meeting business objectives and any extra cost due to the need for unplanned or even emergency repairs.

lean experience  Asset reliability can drive lean maintenance concepts. About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

The Makings of a Great ERP User Experience


In recent years, it has become evident that all vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provide robust functional capabilities or partner with best-of-breed solutions to fill functional gaps. But one area where ERP solution providers are beginning to differentiate themselves is how they deliver on user interface, thereby shaping a user’s experience within the system. But what makes a great user experience?

It's vital to ensure that the user experience elements that your company needs, such as embedded BI elements and social or mobile capabilities, are not just present but presented well. You should be able to personalize and customize your user experience, but above all, the ERP system should be easy to use and help accomplish your business goals. Organizations seeking an ERP solution should give user experience proper consideration when creating a shortlist of best-fit solutions.

In this report, TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm breaks down some of the best and must-have user experience elements, talks about advancements in user experience, and looks at future directions in this area in ERP systems.

lean experience  Makings of a Great ERP User Experience In recent years, it has become evident that all vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provide robust functional capabilities or partner with best-of-breed solutions to fill functional gaps. But one area where ERP solution providers are beginning to differentiate themselves is how they deliver on user interface, thereby shaping a user’s experience within the system. But what makes a great user experience? It''s vital to ensure that the user Read More