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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

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What's Wrong With Application Software? Businesses Really Are Unique - One Size Can Never Fit All


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lean auto components industry  years. What We Need Lean Software Lean software has only the functions we need. It does not suffer from the complexities of trying to do too much. But the definition is the functions we need this is a difficult list to develop. To start with, the list is industry specific but it is also company specific. Software must address the fundamentals of how a business operates, including the basic assumptions about the nature of the products, the channels the industry uses to reach its customers, the Read More

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lean auto components industry  assembly manufacturing, and to lean manufacturing, which is suitable for build-to-demand pull for finished and component items. Namely, most companies will still use MRP to ascertain longer-term dependent demand (i.e., based on forecasts), but replenishment will be based on independent demand (i.e., actual customer orders), with closely managed inventory buffers. Customer demand cannot be predicted months ahead, since nothing is that certain. Thus, many ERP systems are employing heuristics, algorithms, Read More

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