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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 schedules  order paperwork in a lean environment) that have all necessary components available so that actual production can proceed without risking material shortages. Capable-to-Promise (CTP) : A process for determining dates that delivery can be promised that considers both materials and capacity throughout the supply chain, including planning new supply, at any level of the structure, if required. Lead Time: The time required for one component to move all the way through the entire process or value stream, from Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

lean schedules  coordination and execution in lean environments, and provide a logical starting point for further explanation. Containers provide the simplest conceptualization of a kanban, where each container has an identifier, and an empty container signals the need to replenish material for a specific item and quantity. Kanban Policies and Kanban Tickets Kanban policies and kanban tickets differentiate two key contexts for kanbans. Kanban policies govern creation and behavior of kanban tickets. A kanban ticket for Read More...
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

lean schedules  to make its organization lean is to define value from the perspective of the customer, whether the end customer or an intermediate customer. This value must be identified and expressed in terms of how the specific product meets the customer's need, at a specific price and at a specific time. To do that, one has to be able to evaluate performance in terms of customers, products, profitability analyses, and so on, by measuring well thought-out key performance indicators (KPIs), such as customer sales, Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

lean schedules  of this series (see Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste ), the QAD JIT Sequencing Module ( JIT/S ) helps automotive suppliers produce and deliver configured vehicle components in the exact sequence they are required in the vehicles moving down the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)'s assembly line. It balances the forecasts and production schedules received from the OEM with real time customer requirements, on-hand balances, and production plans in order to manage activities 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

lean schedules  Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide TEC's enterprise software evaluation reports are designed to give manufacturers and service organizations a comprehensive list of features and functions (criteria) for each of over forty different kinds of enterprise software solutions. Complete functional criteria is included for ERP systems, CRM, SCM, WMS, BI, Lean Manufacturing and others required by companies of all sizes. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to TEC's Lean and Green Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

lean schedules  on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

lean schedules  looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part Two, you'll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the 5S program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban. 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

lean schedules  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...
Advanced Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software
When part of an enterprise software environment, business modeler software can reduce training costs, prevent errors, and minimize non-value added work. And if

lean schedules  Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software Originally published - June 25, 2007 Lean disciplines may have originated on the shop floor; but, they can also be applied in the front office and this is where the next frontier of productivity gains will take place. Growth in outsourcing and the shortening of product life cycles mean that more and more value is added to a product in the front office. Engineer-to-order and project-centric businesses, in particular, are vulnerable to efficiency drain Read More...
Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean
Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in

lean schedules  A Way to Be Lean Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in mobility that is quite interesting to look at is wholesale and distribution—not just because of how much this market represents in monetary size but also because of the potential benefits mobility brings to an industry which heavily relies on collaboration and efficient logistics to work. Mobility, then, can dramatically change the Read More...
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide
It's easy to find outsimply download TEC's lean and green manufacturing buyer's guide.

lean schedules  in the world of lean and green manufacturing? It's easy to find out—simply download TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide . Here you'll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You'll also get a buyer's guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can be a more profitable way to run your business. The Read More...
Lean Manufacturing in a Make-to-order Environment


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Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

lean schedules  Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SYSPRO Inventory enables effective customer servicing and improved profits by providing superior inventory that optimizes stocking levels. Inventory Optimization that aggregates & analyzes inventory to support lean manufacturing principles enabling more accurate forecasting Read More...
Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

lean schedules  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More...
Manifesto for a Perfect Lean Market
Over the last 25 years, successful manufacturers have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But with increasing global

lean schedules  for a Perfect Lean Market Over the last 25 years, successful manufacturers have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But with increasing global competition and time-to-market requirements, the need to continuously improve efficiency—and become lean—has never been more important. But these days, it’s difficult to imagine any enterprise software provider as being truly focused on efficiency for the customer. Read More...

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