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Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.
SAP Manufacturing SAP Manufacturing Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. SAP Manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.
interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows,
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Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational perf...
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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary Source: Infor Document Type: White Paper Description: For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization.
Lean Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Source: Glovia International Document Type: White Paper Description: In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the
Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief
The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of doing business through the growing emergence of order driven production methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization. This cross industry brief focuses on the manufacturing industry from the standpoint of a demand driven IT solution and is aimed at manufacturing and distribution businesses. It describes some major market trends and issues, provides an overview of IBS supply chain solution, and offers details on how the IBS solution for demand driven manufacturing can address current needs of the industry.
Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief Source: IBS Document Type: White Paper Description: The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of doing business through the growing emergence of order driven production methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization.
Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor
What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.
Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor PJ Jakovljevic - November 23, 2011 Read Comments At Progress Software ’s recent Progress Revolution 2011 user and partner conference (see TEC ’s related article ), TEC reconnected with QAD Inc. and met with Epicor Software (see TEC’s related article ). For those not familiar with the vendor, QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and mill manufacturing, meaning that such a plant is effectively a mixed-mode manufacturer. Software systems for these manufacturers' diverse needs are of critical importance. Learn about specific software capabilities you should be looking for.
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant Ashfaque Ahmed - September 10, 2008 Read Comments An integrated steel plant is huge by any measurement. Capacity is generally more than 1 million tonnes per annum, and in many big plants, it is more than 10 million tonnes per annum. The raw materials that are consumed are also in huge quantities, be it coal (coking coal or non-coking coal depending on technology used for iron making), iron ore,
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 achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing P.J. Jakovljevic - February 15, 2006 Read Comments How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The
Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Some firms rely on out-of-the box functionality to help reduce risk, minimize custom development, and increase predictability of successful implementation usage. This book simplifies explanations in order to understand the functionality related to operations and supply chain management in process manufacturing.
Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX Scott Hamilton - September 15, 2010 Read Comments Introduction A primary challenge for many process manufacturing firms involves effective implementation and use of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for managing the business. In some firms, the challenge stems from limitations in the current system such as an out-of-date or overly complex software package. In other firms
Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition
Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition Source: Infor Document Type: Brochure Description: Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Enterprise Asset Management Related Industries: Manufacturing Related Keywords: EAM, enterprise asset management, manufacturing, Infor EAM, Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition Source: Infor Learn more about Infor Readers who downloaded this brochure also read these
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) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.
Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing P.J. Jakovljevic - February 20, 2006 Read Comments 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
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