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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

complete lean and lean initiatives  transformation is never truly complete. As the lean literature often says, lean is a journey rather than a single event with a final destination. Thus, the fifth step to achieving lean is continuous improvement in pursuit of perfection. Manufacturers, on an ongoing basis, should re-evaluate the value they deliver to their customers, as well as evaluate their entire value stream in a continual effort to improve processes and reduce effort, time, space, costs, and mistakes. The objective is to relentlessly Read More...
Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to

complete lean and lean initiatives  the ability to allow complete visibility to the entire supply chain from any location worldwide for quick reference and evaluation, as well as access to data collected throughout the supply chain that can point to areas where process improvements can add to the ultimate value stream. Infor’s comprehensive suite of ERP solutions takes a deep dive into the minute details of supply chain management and provides the specific technology solutions necessary to drive a highly-efficient supply chain that Read More...
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

complete lean and lean initiatives  of enterprise software solutions. Complete functional criteria is included for ERP systems, CRM, SCM, WMS, BI, Lean Manufacturing and others required by companies of all sizes. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide : Lean Manufacturing (Wikipedia) TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide Lean and Green Manufacturing is also known as : Environmental Management , Lean Manufacturing , Lean Manufacturing Principles , Six Sigma Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

complete lean and lean initiatives  supply chain. THE MOST COMPLETE SOLUTION AVAILABLE The QAD Lean Supply Chain Solution supports the entire inventory management process, eliminating waste and streamlining processes throughout the entire supply chain. Each box in the diagram below represents a critical step in inventory and supply chain management within the complete QAD solution. Purple boxes indicate QAD solutions; gray boxes indicate third party products that complement the QAD solution. More detailed information about how these QAD Read More...
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

complete lean and lean initiatives  the components of a complete lean or demand-driven solution, so that they can decide how much functionality they need for their business. It is also important to take into account the fact that although many enterprise application providers profess lean or demand-driven functionality, most still support pseudo-JIT ways of accommodating mass customization. On the other hand, while enterprise resource planning (ERP) once had a reputation for not supporting lean initiatives, things have changed completely Read More...
Achieving Lean Success-A Holistic Approach
A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both

complete lean and lean initiatives  Lean Success-A Holistic Approach A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative. Read More...
Cisco’s Complete Network in a Box
Cisco has extended its Architecture for Voice, Video, and Integrated Data (AVVID) to the mid-sized market. Cisco has introduced the new LAN switching solution

complete lean and lean initiatives  Complete Network in a Box Cisco’s Complete Network in a Box G. Duhaime - June 16, 2000 Event Summary In May Cisco Systems, Inc. introduced a new high performance device targeted for mid-sized companies with 250-1000 employees to its LAN switching product line. This Catalyst switch is based on Cisco's Architecture for Voice, Video, and Integrated Data (AVVID) technology. The new Catalyst 3524-PWR-XL is best described as a Complete Network in a Box . This device is leveraging Cisco's AVVID Read More...
Enterprise Information Management: In Support of Operational, Analytic, and Governance Initiatives
In most organizations today, corporate information is managed by many tools and teams, but there’s a trend toward enterprise information management (EIM), a

complete lean and lean initiatives  enterprise information management,data governance,data governance best practices,data governance model,data governance institute,what is data governance,data governance framework,data governance roles and responsibilities,data governance definition,data governance strategy,data governance software,data governance conference 2010,data governance maturity model,master data governance,data governance tools Read More...
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

complete lean and lean initiatives  Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More...
PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives
It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And

complete lean and lean initiatives  current PLM system is complete it becomes possible to assess the underlying processes and identify where improvements are possible. In doing so it is important to focus on how the improvement will directly and positively impact the actual lifecycle of the product. The product lifecycle curve can assist in illustrating this point. Understanding Improvements and Their Impact The result of improving a process used to manage a product through its lifecycle is represented on the product lifecycle curve as a 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

complete lean and lean initiatives  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...
Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness
Companies relying on manual implementation and support for lean and world class methodologies risk losing corporate consciousness. Avoid the pitfalls of lost

complete lean and lean initiatives  lengthy or costly to complete in a short period or requires frequent updates by manipulating the model to reflect the current reality in operations. As a consequence, the validity of the planning system and management decision support tools break down rapidly due to a disconnect between what we think it takes to make products and what is really happening on the shop floor or in the supply chain. The reality in lean companies often changes, almost daily, due to the continuous improvement and kaizen Read More...
Complete Guide to Sales Force Automation (SFA)
Complete Guide to Sales Force Automation Get the buyer's guide that gives you everything you need to know about sales force automation solutions.

complete lean and lean initiatives  Guide to Sales Force Automation (SFA) Get the buyer's guide that gives you everything you need to know about sales force automation (SFA) solutions. In one practical document, you'll get information on SFA basics; the features and options available to you; detailed product, cost, and vendor considerations; what to look for in an SFA vendor; the major pitfalls to avoid; and tips and advice from other SFA buyers. The right SFA solution can dramatically boost efficiency and increase your sales. Get Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

complete lean and lean initiatives  Manufacturing: Part Two Part One of the Lean Manufacturing series looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part Two, you'll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the 5S program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban. Read More...
Tenrox: Certification Complete
This just in—Tenrox has joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing project portfolio management (PPM) functionality.See TEC’s Vendor Showcase for

complete lean and lean initiatives  Certification Complete This just in—Tenrox has joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing project portfolio management (PPM) functionality. See TEC’s Vendor Showcase for updated Tenrox profiles: PPM for Internal Departments PPM for Professional Services Automation I’ll be providing a full report here on the TEC site in the coming weeks (including strengths, weaknesses, and benchmarking analysis of each module), but for now, I’ll just give you the 30-second overview of this Read More...
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