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Deploying Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects
The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation

lean implementation  Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation, and Market Pressures has given rise to the business impetus to run a leaner operation to remain competitive. These issues have trickled down to the IT department. IT Professionals are at times facing an enormous obstacle. They are expected to align the organization’s IT infrastructure with Read More...
Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

lean implementation  by presenting a recommended lean implementation strategy. Lean Executive Overview: Send the executive team and core implementation team to a lean executive overview workshop. The workshop should provide attendees with a background in lean and introduce them to basic principles in one-piece-flow, kanbans, and pull systems. Lean Skills Training: Train the core implementation team in the more common lean tools; value stream mapping, 5S, kaizens, mistake-proofing, kanbans, cellular layout, total productive Read More...
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 implementation  will need to scale Lean processes throughout the supply chain to enhance flexibility. To become truly agile and responsive, IM&C companies will need to think about technology infrastructures that will unite the plant with the supply chain at large to facilitate the design and implementation of customer-focused business processes. Evolve to a to order environment, pulling demand directly from customers . Move beyond the traditional make to forecast methods that only encourage inventory congestion and Read More...
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

lean implementation  also known as : Lean Implementation Program , Lean manufacturing , Lean Initiatives , Lean Program Management , lean manufacturing system , Lean Enterprise Assessment Program . LEAP , lean manufacturing software , implementing lean software , lean certification programs , lean simulation software , Market Segment Dedication to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

lean implementation  should companies pursue it? Lean manufacturing involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, supply chain management, and order processing by developing a Future State Implementation Plan. The idea of lean is founded on the following principles: Specify value in the eyes of the customer Identify the value stream and eliminate waste Make value flow at the pull of the customer Involve and empower employees Continuously improve in pursuit of perfection A Lean Primer Read More...
BI Software Implementation Success: The Human Factor
We are easily convinced that having the right business intelligence (BI) application will help us achieve total control over our business and increase the

lean implementation  to be transformed and cleaned to meet specific requirements. Data needs to be delivered at the right time, to the right people, and in the right way. So, as simple as it appears to be, transforming data into information is by no means a minor task, and organizations need to take into account the human resources involved within this process, beyond the data geeks who deal directly with your data. It requires the collective effort of all people involved with this data, at all levels of the organization: Read More...
RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Phases
Implementation of a radio frequency identification system is best approached in four phases to ensure its success. Discussed here are the second and third

lean implementation  Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Phases In part three of this series, phase one of a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation was outlined and discussed in detail (please see Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps . For more background on RFID, please see previous parts of this series: Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification? and A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey . Phase Two: Test and Validation Since RFID is Read More...
Best Practices for ERP Implementation
Is your organization just beginning an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, in mid-installation, or trying to recover from a failed or stalled

lean implementation  Practices for ERP Implementation Is your organization just beginning an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, in mid-installation, or trying to recover from a failed or stalled implementation? Download this white paper to learn some strategies for successful ERP software implementation, including common ERP pain points (and how to avoid them), key considerations for new ERP projects, differentiators of best-in-class ERP implementations, and tips to make your ERP implementation more successful. BE Read More...
Why Does My ERP Implementation Keep Getting Delayed
Continuous process simplification of inherently complex enterprise applications should be the primary goal. Apptricity believes that the primary focus for

lean implementation  Does My ERP Implementation Keep Getting Delayed Continuous process simplification of inherently complex enterprise applications should be the primary goal. Apptricity believes that the primary focus for business- technology managers should be on achieving a rapid application integration and deployment to guarantee measurable return on investment (ROI). Business technology and business managers should not have to constantly recalibrate solution delivery objectives or re-scope project deliverables with Read More...
From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change
As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply

lean implementation  Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply chain may appear to be the next logical step for further implementing cost and operational improvement. Not so, however. You can’t have a lean supply chain without lean manufacturing. Regardless of whether you or your partners engage in production, lean manufacturing is the Read More...
Managing ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI
ERP implementation projects have the potential to make or break a business. A well-implemented ERP solution can enable an organization to grow, run more

lean implementation  ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI ERP implementation projects have the potential to make or break a business. A well-implemented ERP solution can enable an organization to grow, run more cohesively, and drive substantial benefits in metrics. This report, based on an Aberdeen survey of 188 respondents, illustrates how Best-in-Class organizations scope out their ERP project plans and then manage and measure to deliver return on investment. Download the report. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean implementation  increased interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient Read More...
Oracle Fusion HCM Implementation Overview
Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can transform human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) processes and practices. Zillow and KPMG will cover

lean implementation  Fusion HCM Implementation Overview Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can transform human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) processes and practices. Zillow and KPMG will cover project details including: Key project challenges and success factors Strategic considerations for implementing human resources, payroll interface (ADP), benefits, employee and manager self-service, compensation, and performance management Requirements for deploying common elements in a SaaS environment Read More...
7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation
Enterprises of all sizes are adopting Internet protocol (IP) telephony for cost savings and productivity gains—but high quality voice service takes more than

lean implementation  Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation 7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. ShoreTel, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions, today announced the findings of a new report by the independent research firm Nemertes Research that ranked ShoreTel number one in customer satisfaction. Source : Shoretel Resources Related to IP Telephony : Voice Read More...
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

lean implementation  In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. Read More...
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