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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

limitations of theory of constraints  the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Customarily, lean Read More
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Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations
Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value

limitations of theory of constraints  models and computing power limitations in the 1960s and '70s. Companies have also traditionally adopted cost accounting methods that focus on individual unit cost reductions and grouping large runs of the same product together to economize on production set-ups. The net effect is increased work in process, increased inventory, and accompanying increased costs and lower profitability. Lean manufacturing, on the other hand, employs a pull-based or demand-driven methodology that is predicated on only Read More
Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends
The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing

limitations of theory of constraints  and extensive common data. Limitations in connectivity tools and in the package's fundamental logic typically constrain approaches to third party packages. ERP and Generally Accepted Manufacturing Practices Generally accepted accounting practices have been widely accepted and consistently implemented in most ERP systems. Generally accepted manufacturing practices, in contrast, have not been widely agreed-upon and consistently implemented. This has been complicated by the different ways in which a given Read More
The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach
Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions

limitations of theory of constraints  Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data Read More
The Value of Measuring End-User Experience from a Global Point of Presence
As businesses expand to different geographies and markets, they develop new types of online tools and services to ensure growth. As end users interacts with

limitations of theory of constraints  Value of Measuring End-User Experience from a Global Point of Presence As businesses expand to different geographies and markets, they develop new types of online tools and services to ensure growth. As end users interacts with these tools, it becomes critical to gain insight into the end-user experience. This white paper discusses the need to measure end-user experience from a global perspective and also how Site24x7 can help organizations achieve optimal level of quality end-user experience. Read More
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

limitations of theory of constraints  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More
The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation
A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its

limitations of theory of constraints  Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation Introduction A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation ( www.irm-net.com ), has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its sole market food manufacturers who sell to the foodservice and vending markets. The Company In the article Boutique Vendors Bring Big Value we discussed how focus can create highly specialized solutions that better serve their niche markets. Our Read More
Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System
Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results

limitations of theory of constraints  of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System Originally published - February 13, 2004 Justification of ERP Investments* The expected return on investment provides the cost justification and motivation for investing in ERP. There are quantifiable benefits as well as intangible benefits in the ERP investment decision. The quantifiable benefits have a bottom-line impact on profitability, asset turnover, and a potential effect on stock value. This section discusses the Read More
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

limitations of theory of constraints  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More
Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry
The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI

limitations of theory of constraints  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More
Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.
Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing

limitations of theory of constraints  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More
Survey of SMB Manufacturers: Results Show ERP Contributes to Success
Sage North America today announced the results of a snapshot survey of small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers on the general health of their businesses

limitations of theory of constraints  of SMB Manufacturers: Results Show ERP Contributes to Success Sage North America today announced the results of a snapshot survey of small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers on the general health of their businesses and use of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Check out Sage's infographic . In sum, SMB manufacturers have added jobs, are more optimistic than not about the economy, and believe that their ERP system has helped serve their customers’ needs while contributing to the Read More
Benefits of Using a Master Data Management System
Master data management (MDM) comprises a set of processes and tools that define and manage the non-transactional data entities of an organization (also called

limitations of theory of constraints  of Using a Master Data Management System Master data management (MDM) comprises a set of processes and tools that define and manage the non-transactional data entities of an organization (also called reference data). MDM provides processes for consolidation, quality assurance, and distribution of such data throughout a company to ensure consistency and control in the ongoing maintenance and use of this information. Discover the benefits of an MDM system. Read More
Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

limitations of theory of constraints  of Vendors Bearing Solutions Introduction Hype. Years ago we called it leaning into the wind. It was a philosophy—maybe even an art—that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you didn't lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your competition took the market share upon which you built your dreams. Leaning Read More

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