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Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

incorporate lean principles  should be able to incorporate lean principles rapidly. However, a multitude of retail outlets can somewhat complicate the collection of demand and forecasting data. Demand-driven supply network infrastructure requires a cohesive approach. IT organizations must open up and share information across the enterprise and distribute costs where benefits are gained. Dictating standards formats and protocols is simple. Applying demand data to the enterprise the way it is used on the plant floor among cells is Read More

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development...
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Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.
Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset

incorporate lean principles  adapt the system and incorporate lean maintenance processes in a timely and cost-effective manner. As Heinz began removing common maintenance waste from the process, it began an integrated approach to designing and improving manufacturing and maintenance work toward the ideal internal customer focused state. As a tactical approach, we looked for everyone's input with an emphasis on quality and safety the first time, and incorporated lean practices as a comprehensive business strategy, says Slagowski. Read More
TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011
It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011

incorporate lean principles  us some time to incorporate them into our day-to-day lives. In customer relationship management (CRM) , cloud, mobile, and social media will continue to be the main trends. Social CRM is still young and perceived by many as just another channel by which to hunt for customers, not as a strategy for improving relationships with them. For traditional CRM : The new version of Microsoft Dynamics , with options like cloud development, online solutions catalog, and contextual document management, seems to be a Read More
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

incorporate lean principles  it is essential to incorporate a continuous improvement process. Elements of Lean value streams must continually be refined and ERP systems need to have deep functionality as well as the agility to rapidly adapt to these changes. The right software can help support the value stream by mapping existing processes, streamlining them to remove redundant steps, and prototyping the new results into software updates. Yet, a main challenge in manufacturing remains synchronization of the supply chain. Due to 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

incorporate lean principles  their business processes to incorporate lean manufacturing principles. SYSPRO has captured these elements through the development of an effective toolkit it calls the Power Tailoring Bundle, which ensures that users are working with a total system aligned to their unique business needs. Automating some of its critical processes allows an enterprise to cut costs and maximize resources by trimming the fat off day-to-day operations. Epicor has helped companies like Decorated Products improve their Read More
Integrated Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull
Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release

incorporate lean principles  Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release, issuing, and expediting of the infamous work order. An integrated lean system utilizes full containers to signal the completion of product and backflushes the component material within the ERP system. Additionally, the integrated lean system (pull) can work simultaneously and in harmony Read More
Request Your Participation in TEC's Upcoming Lean and Green Software Buyer's Guide
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incorporate lean principles  Your Participation in TEC's Upcoming Lean and Green Software Buyer's Guide We are in the process of putting together TEC's upcoming Lean and Green Software Buyer's Guide , and we'd like your input . With difficult economic conditions pushing organizations to become more efficient, and a growing awareness that business must find ways to be more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly, lean and green is a hot topic . As part of our research-gathering for this guide, we'd like to get your take 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

incorporate lean principles  how an enterprise can incorporate information technology tools and lean and world class synergistically to help achieve and maintain market dominance. Lean and World Class Purists Tend to be Anti-Technology First we need to consider why there is tension and major differences of opinion between the IT, and lean and world class communities. Many lean purists hold that traditional IT applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are, by definition, anti-lean, using push logic to populate Read More
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

incorporate lean principles  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

incorporate lean principles  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the relationship between each Read More
Taking Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success
While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how

incorporate lean principles  Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory. Read More
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

incorporate lean principles  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also Read More
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC
If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m

incorporate lean principles  in product socialization, and incorporate the social product development features into its other Windchill offerings. On PTC’s Web site—categorized under business initiatives—there is a page dedicated to LPD . Personally, I’d like to see more information than it currently provides, but at least it shows the company’s belief that LPD is one of the top business initiatives related to PLM adoption. Read More
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

incorporate lean principles  Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More
Lean Manufacturing
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

incorporate lean principles  Manufacturing 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. BEGINLYX Read More

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