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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

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QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

lean velocity  Recommendations. QAD Strategy for Lean and JIT Manufacturing While MFG/PRO eB2 supports traditional manufacturing (MRP-based) methods of planning, it also incorporates many enhancements in support of lean and JIT manufacturing. Traditional manufacturing methods rely on the movement of materials through functionally-oriented work centers or production lines, and are designed to maximize efficiencies and lower unit cost by producing products in large lots. Production is planned, scheduled, and managed to me Read More
Accelerating Trading Partner Performance
Persistent data quality issues between manufacturing and retail trading partners can trigger claims, delay inventory, drag down margins, and lock up working

lean velocity  pushing the limits of lean inventory methods. But as the physical supply chain has stretched ahead in innovation, it has left in its wake persistent data quality issues in supplier transactions that continue to impact both companies and their suppliers. As background, partner transactions typically involve exchanging standard format electronic files. The electronic data interchange (EDI) format is still the standard and is transported over the Internet, private exchanges or value-added networks (VANs) . T Read More
Examples of Microsoft .NET Enablement
SYSPRO and Epicor are examples of .NET-enabled legacy software systems that have partly been componentized (rewritten), with

lean velocity  also helps to promote lean principles, continuous performance initiatives, and Six Sigma quality, by providing a simple workflow orchestration tool to improve collaboration, velocity of information, and ultimately value chain performance. Some Epicor customers already leverage Service Connect to provide the interface between their Web site store fronts and Epicor Vantage. Service Connect verifies that orders from the Web site store front are downloaded to Vantage, validated, and rapidly acknowledged back Read More
Grape Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 1
Attending the annual Boston Grape Escape event a few days ago left me with an energetic and positive impression of the two main vendors’ business strategies and

lean velocity  stout supporter of the lean business concept, I must admit that SYSPRO clearly follows (whether consciously or not) some fundamental lean principles: create customer value, respect people, and provide with continuous improvement of both the product and the customer’s business processes. These qualities can be particularly important to lean companies and businesses with mature management in realizing the benefits of lean. In part 2 to of this blog-post series, I’ll share my thoughts on UNIT4’s announ Read More
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 velocity  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book Read More
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 velocity  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 the Read More
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

lean velocity  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” 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 velocity  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
Step Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck
Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from

lean velocity  Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from customers for shorter lead times, more product variety and smaller orders. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that focuses on customer value-adding activities, elimination of waste and continuous improvement in order to meet pull-driven customer demand. 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

lean velocity  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
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

lean velocity  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the relationship between each vendor’s Read More
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

lean velocity  Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1 Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become more agile to respond to customer’s demand. The ability to sense  demand  and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch-phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Everyone is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with 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 velocity  Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing How Are Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Addressing Lean Manufacturing? Given the current massive interest in lean manufacturing, the time has come for prominent enterprise systems providers to communicate their views and experience in lean manufacturing, and the range of solutions and tools that they offer to support organizations with a lean manufacturing philosophy. What follows are some notable examples of vendors that support many lean tools Read More
How to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing
While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many

lean velocity  to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many companies have yet to fully realize the benefits of a holistic implementation. Find out how and when you should implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for a faster transition to lean processes—and improve efficiency and quality while reducing waste. Read More

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