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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean initiative and lean innovations  how people start a Lean initiative is critical to the success of the first Lean project. If the first project isn't successful, there is a good chance that there won't even be a second effort, and the first project won't be successful if there is no measurable impact to the bottom line or to strategic objectives. Unfortunately, most Lean efforts begin with a tactical approach, rather than a strategic one. This is a key factor in the high percentage of failed Lean programs. Ironically, a tactical approach 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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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few

lean initiative and lean innovations  number of partners, practicing  lean manufacturing , and focusing relentlessly on  quality  may result in a swifter, more agile supply chain. However, that can come at the expense of the end customer if marketing isn't there to keep a close eye on the final product’s value. In common terms, cheaper and faster are not always better from the customer's perspective. Nor, on the other hand, is the perfect product always affordable from an operational standpoint. S&OP integrates the sales and marketing Read More
Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

lean initiative and lean innovations  Advanced Lean Thinking , Lean Advancement Initiative , Lean Insider , Lean Learning , Lean Software Engineering , Motivate Lean Thinking , Resources on Lean Manufacturing . Giving small and mid-size manufacturers and distributors the ability to reduce inventory holdings, increase inventory turns and improve customer fulfillment. Introduction Inventory takes many forms, ranging from raw materials to fi nished goods. While holding large amounts of inventory enables a company to be responsive to fl Read More
Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience
The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create

lean initiative and lean innovations  optimizing build-to-order (BTO) and lean production manufacturing systems Plant and resources engineering —tools to virtually define and optimize manufacturing assets concurrently with manufacturing planning Program control engineering —to virtually program, validate, and simulate manufacturing systems for the virtual commissioning of production facilities Control and production execution —offers a virtual production system to enable companies to track real-time production activities, perform Read More
Retailers, Consumers, and the Recession: Weathering the Storm
The latest economic crisis has retailers of all sizes closing their doors. On the flip side, consumers are tightening their pocketbooks due to layoffs and lack

lean initiative and lean innovations  making improvements by using lean techniques to reduce unnecessary costs and minimize waste; providing better customer service; providing better-quality products; offering better pricing and discounts; creating more focused marketing initiatives; offering online shopping channels. The more promotional campaigns you create that are designed to suit your niche customer groups, the faster you'll be able to get those customers into your store—and the less likely they'll spend their money in your Read More
Liferay Releases Community Ideation Initiative
Open source portal provider Liferay invites its global community of users, customers, and partners to participate in the development of new features for Liferay

lean initiative and lean innovations  Releases Community Ideation Initiative Open source portal provider  Liferay invites its global community  of users, customers, and partners to participate in the development of new features for Liferay's products. Liferay's Ideation initiative is also looking at ways to develop new apps that can be delivered through the Liferay Marketplace. Liferay proposes an Ideas Dashboard where feature requests, app ideas, as well as upcoming features for Liferay products can be easily seen and discussed. Read More
Improving Business Operation Performance with Innovations
The job of business operations is to optimize assets under financial constraints, meeting customer requirements, and supported by relevant technology. Applying

lean initiative and lean innovations  business operation performance,line management,line management optimization,improving job performance,business analytics,business analytics solutions,best-in-class operations,IDC Read More
Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors
Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the

lean initiative and lean innovations  on-demand software,on-demand pricing,transaction-based pricing,value-added resellers,salesforce.com,sales force automation,customer relationship management,service model,application service provider,ASP,Siebel CRM OnDemand,Salesforce.com Winter '05,Salesforce.com Winter '04,sforce 5.0 Read More
SAP Innovations Infusing the Ariba Network


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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

lean initiative and lean innovations  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
Peoplefluent Acquires KZO Innovations by Bedford Funding
Peoplefluent has announced the acquisition of KZO Innovations by Bedford Funding, adding a new tool to its talent management suite. KZO video on-demand is a

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LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

lean initiative and lean innovations  Each organization must approach lean based on its own internal capability and capacity balanced with the requirements of its customers and the practical reality of dealing with and coordinating a multitude of suppliers to create a smooth supply chain. Whether this “lean” initiative includes enabling technology is entirely up to the organization. TEC’s research analysts are currently working on a Buyer’s Guide on the subject of lean. This guide will provide key information to software decision Read More
Configuration Intelligence Initiative
Today’s configuration management tools focus on collecting and reporting statistics, logs, and failures, but fail to address the need for analyzing this data to

lean initiative and lean innovations  Intelligence Initiative Today’s configuration management tools focus on collecting and reporting statistics, logs, and failures, but fail to address the need for analyzing this data to determine best practices for improving efficiencies. That’s why Configuresoft has developed software that enables you to link core systems configuration and change management disciplines into actionable analytics. Find out how it can work for you. Read More
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

lean initiative and lean innovations  by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. Read More
Innovations in Business Intelligence
Business intelligence (BI) is in the midst of a new wave of innovations. Ideas in the search space, software as a service, and real-time analytics are extending

lean initiative and lean innovations  them into targets, data cleansing and data summarization are activities that take place in an ETL process. Online analytical processing (OLAP) provides high-performance access to data in the data warehouse through the creation of cubes , which are data structures that aggregate data across multiple dimensions and provide the business user with an analytical environment. Reporting and querying environments provide access to canned or ad hoc enquiries into historical data in the data warehouse/marts. These Read More
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