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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 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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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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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 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 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...
Duty of Care Online
Useful reading for any online business, this white paper offers helpful hints for establishing comprehensive duty of care procedures. When setting up an online

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IDC and Webroot Present: Securing Enterprise Environments against Spyware-Benefits of Best-of-breed Security
The threat of spyware has risen to epidemic levels for many information technology professionals trying to protect their users and network. In response, many

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The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

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Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation
Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless

limitations theory of constraints  and explains the various limitations and concerns that arise from eco-mode use. Situations where these operating modes are recommended and contraindicated are also described. Read More...
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

limitations theory of constraints  should fully understand the limitations, challenges, and weaknesses of the tool. This can be highlighted by Business Objects' generation of large static reports, in which it took forty-five minutes to generate the first page. Although the tool has its strengths in ad hoc reporting and analytics, extending that to application-based generation of reports can only highlight the weaknesses associated with transferring a BI tool to a report generation application. User training and the development of in-house Read More...
Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities
On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative

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Voice of the Customer Analytics
Verint Voice of the Customer Analytics solutions provide a solution set to centralize customer feedback across channels, interpret it in the context of

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Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

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Voice of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak
Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer

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The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses
This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market

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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

limitations theory of constraints  of respondents) The virtues—and limitations—of scenariobuilding All decisions ‘live’ in the future. To some extent, therefore, decisions need to anticipate, or even change, the future. Not surprisingly, 24% of survey respondents rely mainly on some sort of prediction in making their choices, while only 8% look primarily to historical information—with the rest using some combination. But how should companies think about the future in a highly uncertain world? One approach followed by a number of 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

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