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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 with 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...

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 with 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...
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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 with 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...
Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal
Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy

limitations with theory of constraints  of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal Introduction Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company's margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper hole in which your company will ultimately bury itself. I don't want to give you the impression that 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

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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a

limitations with theory of constraints  Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies Introduction Sales training is a critical component contributing to the success of most technology companies. For sales and training executives and managers, assessing and selecting from among the many sales training and methodology providers can be a daunting task. However, sales training is a significant (and, from a financial reporting standpoint, often a financially material ) 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 with 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...
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

limitations with theory of constraints  Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Do you need a robust operational supply chain today? With Extron's modular approach we can have your supply chain solution up and operational in a fraction of the time required for you to develop or expand it yourself. Source: Extron Resources Related to The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Last-mile Supply Chain is also known as : Extron SCM Programs , Extron Supply Read More...
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

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The Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era
Irrespective of technology and choice of deployment method, companies must remain versatile in their strategies and operations to stay competitive. This report

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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 with 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...
The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS
Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system

limitations with theory of constraints  ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) solutions for warehouse management. Effective management of warehouse, fulfillment, and distribution operations is key to business success. With so much riding on your decision, you need to thoroughly compare ERP warehouse modules and best-of-breed WMS. Read More...
Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series
As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project

limitations with theory of constraints  of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and external customer satisfaction. In order to achieve Read More...

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