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Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

implementing lean  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

implementing lean  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More...
From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change
As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply

implementing lean  on the concept of implementing lean supply chain in the fashion industry. The second of this series, From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain explains how lean manufacturing relates to lean supply chain management and where it differs and sometimes conflicts. Read More...
Lean Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises
Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation

implementing lean  Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently. Read More...
Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

implementing lean  operation can benefit from implementing lean practices in their front office operations. The only pitfall of following a lean front office strategy is that a small company with a simple business model may adopt too rigorous a lean program, which would have the effect of bogging down their operations rather than eliminating waste. Formal lean programs run by certified professionals are fine for some organizations, while others can benefit most from adopting one or two practices to eliminate waste where it Read More...
Best Practices for Implementing BI in ERP-centric Environments
Business intelligence (BI) is a priority for many organizations, promising enhanced visibility and improved efficiencies. But for those with existing enterprise

implementing lean  Practices for Implementing BI in ERP-centric Environments Business intelligence (BI) is a priority for many organizations, promising enhanced visibility and improved efficiencies. But for those with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, implementing or updating a BI program raises especially interesting challenges. This set of vendor-neutral articles outlines best practices for creating or optimizing BI programs that effectively leverage existing ERP investments. Read More...
Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

implementing lean  expectations? How are best-in-class implementing Lean? What are their critical success factors and how are these being measured? What tools, techniques, and technology solutions are leaders using to deploy and scale their Lean operations? Aberdeen supplemented this online survey effort with telephone interviews with select survey respondents, gathering additional information on Lean strategies, experiences, and results. The study aimed to identify emerging best practices for Lean and provide a framework Read More...
Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

implementing lean  Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) delivers strategic business solutions that enable clients to gather, process and share information across the extended supply chain. SCC solutions combine years of real world experience in the areas of sales and operations planning (S&OP), Read More...
Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end

implementing lean  Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment/ownership/knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper Read More...
Implementing Energy-efficient Data Centers
Electricity costs are an increasing portion of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. But you can dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of

implementing lean  Energy-efficient Data Centers Electricity costs are an increasing portion of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. But you can dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of both the network-critical physical infrastructure and IT architecture. Discover how to quantify electricity savings and learn about methods that can greatly reduce your data center electrical power consumption. Read More...
Implementing Energy-Efficient Data Centers
But in the white paper implementing energy-efficient data centers, you'll learn how to save money by using less electricitywhether your data cente...

implementing lean  in the white paper Implementing Energy-efficient Data Centers , you'll learn how to save money by using less electricity—whether your data centers are still in the design stage or fully operational. You'll discover how to employ the two basic kinds of energy consumption reductions—and why one of them delivers up to twice the energy savings when compared to the other how to migrate to energy-efficient computing platforms how to reduce the energy consumption of your IT equipment how to increase the Read More...
Calculating the ROI of Implementing a Time and Attendance Product
Timekeeping software systems have been around for many years, and there are dozens of systems in the market. These timekeeping software packages have a whole

implementing lean  the ROI of Implementing a Time and Attendance Product Timekeeping software systems have been around for many years, and there are dozens of systems in the market. These timekeeping software packages have a whole range of features and compelling reasons to buy. But before getting caught up in a chase for more features, make sure you understand exactly why you are automating your timekeeping process. Read More...
Lean Knowledge Work
The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are

implementing lean  Knowledge Work The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. Read More...
Implementing Document Workflow Processes
Any process that takes place involves workflow. Whether that process is limited to a single individual or multiple people, a series of steps is completed during

implementing lean  Document Workflow Processes Any process that takes place involves workflow. Whether that process is limited to a single individual or multiple people, a series of steps is completed during the workflow process. How can you streamline the document workflow process? Review workflow related to document processes in a business environment and discover improvements that can enhance the efficiency of these processes using document management technology. Read More...
Print2PDF 7.0 Server Edition: Implementing PDF across the Organization
Portable document format (PDF) files are used by businesses worldwide to streamline business processes and secure archives. In order to comply with ever

implementing lean  7.0 Server Edition: Implementing PDF across the Organization Portable document format (PDF) files are used by businesses worldwide to streamline business processes and secure archives. In order to comply with ever-changing government rules and regulations, many companies have come to rely on the security and ease of use that PDF formats provide. With Print2PDF 7.0 Server Edition, documents are easily converted into secure, industry-standard PDF files that can be viewed by anyone. Read More...

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