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PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

lean overview and lean initiatives  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview “Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer Read More
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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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ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios
During a recent Enterprise Resource Planning selection engagement with a large aerospace and defense manufacturer TEC had the opportunity to evaluate and

lean overview and lean initiatives  to support the company's Lean Manufacturing initiatives. One of the most important steps in TEC's selection methodology is the Scripted Scenarios sessions. This step requires vendors that make the short list to validate their functionality with respect to the client's business requirements through product demonstrations (To learn more about TEC's selection methodology see An Overview Of The Knowledge Based Selection Process ). The sessions require the vendor to spend over 15 hours of demonstration time Read More
Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage
Better. Faster. Cheaper. Every company is grappling with these concepts today as economic uncertainty spreads. Though many are focusing on what to eliminate in

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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

lean overview and lean initiatives  APPENDIXES A: The QAD Lean Supply Chain: An Overview B: QAD Solution Inventory Replenishment Method Option C: A Lean Glossary EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For automotive suppliers, these are extremely challenging times. The economy is tight, globalization and consolidation are rapidly reshaping the automotive industry as a whole, and their customers, the OEMs, are continuously pressing for more services at less cost. In these tough times, the suppliers who survive and succeed will be those who pay close attention Read More
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

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What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

lean overview and lean initiatives  Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. 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

lean overview and lean initiatives  office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor Originally published - June 25, 2007 It would be hard to find a successful manufacturer anywhere in the world that is not using some elements of lean manufacturing to streamline its operation. Some companies have formal lean programs, employing individuals with black belts in Six Sigma (a system of practices for measuring defects and improving quality, and a methodology to reduce defect levels, with Black Belts being the professionals who Read More
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

lean overview and lean initiatives  versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing Manual versus Information Technology It is easy enough to grasp the potential benefits of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , and How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing ), but selecting the most appropriate lean techniques or tools and the accompanying packaged enterprise software for an individual enterprise has never been that simple. In fact, it is a major exercise for Read More
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

lean overview and lean initiatives  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More
An Overview of Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007
Take an in-depth look at Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007. This comprehensive guide includes a detailed overview of the Exchange Server architecture, and

lean overview and lean initiatives  Overview of Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Take an in-depth look at Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007. This comprehensive guide includes a detailed overview of the Exchange Server architecture, and discusses new features and capabilities for tightening security, improving regulatory compliance, maximizing availability, and boosting productivity. It also provides tips for installing and upgrading Exchange Server deployments, and for simplifying server administration. Read More
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

lean overview and lean initiatives  the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on satisfying customers while removing waste and unnecessary costs from their organizations. And they need to do so faster and better than their competitors. This white paper highlights how companies are doing just that by relying on strategic lean Read More
How Can Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains?
Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains.Implementing a lean supply chain

lean overview and lean initiatives  Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains? Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains. Implementing a lean supply chain management strategy can enable cost savings and more efficient operations by realigning process according to a demand-driven model. Lean supply chain management uses Web-based technologies to create and maintain dynamic supplier networks. Such networks are able to deliver the highest customer value at Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

lean overview and lean initiatives  Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean Through Response Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Competitive necessities are driving manufacturers to become more customer-focused, and Lean manufacturing techniques are a powerful tool to support these supply chain management transformations. Source : Kinaxis Resources Related to Lean manufacturing : Read More
Software-as-a-service Overview
The software-as-a-service platform enables users to access software applications anytime, from anywhere, via an Internet browser. A SaaS business model enables

lean overview and lean initiatives  as-a-service Overview The software-as-a-service platform enables users to access software applications anytime, from anywhere, via an Internet browser. A SaaS business model enables companies to purchase business software on a monthly subscription basis, and eliminate the need for servers or on-staff support personnel. This fact sheet gives you a quick run-down of what SaaS is, what kind of company it’s best suited for, and why. Read More
Decision Support Systems -- Overview and Case Studies
Decison support systems range from simple electronic filing cabinets to complex data intensive and analytically sophisticated executive information systems

lean overview and lean initiatives  Support Systems -- Overview and Case Studies Decison support systems range from simple electronic filing cabinets to complex data intensive and analytically sophisticated executive information systems. This primer provides an overview with real case studies. Read More

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