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Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean manufacturing methods  increased interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient Read More

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Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

lean manufacturing methods  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized

lean manufacturing methods  tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S's The first practice mentioned here sprang from the same Japanese system that originally gave birth to lean manufacturing. The five S 's is a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work Read More
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

lean manufacturing methods  Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing How Are Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Addressing Lean Manufacturing? Given the current massive interest in lean manufacturing, the time has come for prominent enterprise systems providers to communicate their views and experience in lean manufacturing, and the range of solutions and tools that they offer to support organizations with a lean manufacturing philosophy. What follows are some notable examples of vendors that support many lean tools Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

lean manufacturing methods  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Read More
ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility
Find out in ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility.

lean manufacturing methods  erp complex manufacturing improving collaboration visibility,erp,complex,manufacturing,improving,collaboration,visibility,complex manufacturing improving collaboration visibility,erp manufacturing improving collaboration visibility,erp complex improving collaboration visibility,erp complex manufacturing collaboration visibility. Read More
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide
It's easy to find outsimply download TEC's lean and green manufacturing buyer's guide.

lean manufacturing methods  find out—simply download TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide . Here you'll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You'll also get a buyer's guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can be a more profitable way to run your business. The pressure to be more environmentally responsible, while Read More
Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems
The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost

lean manufacturing methods  Manufacturing Scheduling Systems Introduction All manufacturing planning and scheduling systems can be broadly grouped into two kinds: static and dynamic . While static systems cannot deal with changing conditions prevalent on shop floors, dynamic systems are able to deal with them to varying degrees, depending on the system's inherent capabilities. Static scheduling systems can be deployed at manufacturing sites where orders are repetitive and there are minimal variations among the products and Read More
Ability 585 for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report
Ability 585 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The

lean manufacturing methods  585 for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report Ability 585 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
The Five Keys to Manufacturing Success: Encouraging Profitable Growth
These are challenging times for discrete manufacturing, especially for small to midsize companies. To stay competitive and meet rising expectations

lean manufacturing methods  Five Keys to Manufacturing Success: Encouraging Profitable Growth These are challenging times for discrete manufacturing, especially for small to midsize companies. To stay competitive and meet rising expectations, manufacturers must seize every opportunity to grow—but wisely and profitably. This white paper presents clear strategies that can help these manufacturers achieve competitive advantage while giving clients the innovative, competitively priced products they demand. Read More
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

lean manufacturing methods  for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and production departments within a manufacturing company, mentioned some customer relationship management (CRM) vendors that seem to have adapted their products for the manufacturing industry, and I also promised I would get back to you with more information on these products. Why do Manufacturing Companies Need a 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

lean manufacturing methods  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
Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

lean manufacturing methods  Metal Manufacturing The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, Read More
VISIBILITY.net for ETO Manufacturing Certification Report
VISIBILITY.net is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing solutions in the ERP

lean manufacturing methods  net for ETO Manufacturing Certification Report VISIBILITY.net is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

lean manufacturing methods  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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes Read More

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