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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

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lean production disadvantages  this place running as lean as it does, there is a flat organization structure with a lot of dotted lines, Michael said. As our processes change, the applications have an easy time keeping up with us. If anything, the processes embodied in IFS Applications are not so much dependent on defining rigid processes in the organization as much as they are a way to facilitate best practices taught by APICS. Someone like me or a number of our managers who are APICS certified immediately understand a lot about Read More

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The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes


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lean production disadvantages  “Whether you call it lean manufacturing, quick response manufacturing, speed to market or something else, performance and profit improvement in a customer manufacturing environment boils down to cutting lead time.” Vincent Bozzone, ETO Consultant Delta Dynamics, Inc Five Steps for Automating ETO Business Processes Manufacturers can significantly improve key business metrics while incorporating the latest company knowledge into every new design through the implementation of ETO automation software. Read More

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Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage.

lean production disadvantages  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More

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


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lean production disadvantages  Lean Six Sigma Transformation through Cordys Business process management (BPM) and process improvement support the management and continuous improvement of business processes, both cross-departmental and enterprise-wide. How can you empower the transformation to lean and manage business operations in the various stages of its transformation, and manage the transition to lean? Learn about a BPM solution that employs lean Six Sigma for faster process improvements. Read More

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lean production disadvantages  Study: Electronics Manufacturer Doubles Production and Market Share, Drives 20 Percent Efficiency Improvement ARCA is one of the largest manufacturers and systems integrators of cash-handling devices in the world. ARCA’s management team searched for a new ERP solution that would provide better ERP support for its financial departments while helping drive improvements in other functions across its enterprise. It also wanted a solution that could meet the requirements of its OEM distribution function. Read More

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lean production disadvantages  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

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lean production disadvantages  Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts. Read More

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lean production disadvantages  Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly non-value-adding ones, Read More

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lean production disadvantages  are no exception. A lean enterprise involves the reduction or elimination of any activity that does not add value to a customer. In order to effectively utilize lean, lean concepts must be taken from the manufacturing floor and used thorough the ETO enterprise. This paper demonstrates how IFS applications supports the principles of developing a lean enterprise for ETO organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions, manufacturing, installation, and service Read More