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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 productivity  Began: The Origin of Lean Over a century ago the world witnessed a revolution as mass production replaced the craft production that had been prevalent for so long. Since then, different ideas and practices of mass production have proliferated throughout the manufacturing industry. Henry Ford, manufacturing‘s original lean thinker, is credited with leading the push toward mass production using his moving assembly line for the Model T car '' this was an approach that led to both lower costs and higher Read More
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 productivity  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
Exploring Epicor Productivity Pyramid - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced Epicor Software Corporation’s set of tools called the Epicor Productivity Pyramid. The Pyramid enables one of Epicor’s

lean productivity  of initiatives such as  Lean manufacturing  and  Six Sigma . In addition to  process orchestration  (via task assignments, logical routing, and human intervention), both Epicor’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing customers have found that Epicor Service Connect is a useful integration tool. The  Extensibe Markup Language (XML)  messaging and mapping solution can be used to integrate Epicor and non-Epicor applications and to import data into the relevant application database tables (with a Read More
Workforce Productivity for the Steel Industry
As has been proven time and again by successful companies, the correct technology, deployed in a well-managed organization with clearly defined estimating

lean productivity  Programs Workforce Productivity . Lean Times  - nothing new for the steel industry… A tough economy is nothing new to the Steel Industry. For some time now, the steel industry has been working hard to lower costs, improve quality and efficiencies, and increase customer satisfaction. Because it is so important to meet customers'' requirement to produce quality products, delivered on-time, and stay on-budget, many companies have invested significant sums of money in technology to improve their business Read More
5 Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean delivers what companies need in today''s competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and

lean productivity  Can Help You Implement Lean Lean delivers what companies need in today''s competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and better customer service. Lean advocates have come to recognize that enterprise resource planning and lean work well together: the five lean principles are supported and enhanced by the information control and management tools delivered by end-to-end enterprise software suites. Read More
Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology
Many aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of early adoption of lean manufacturing tools. However, considerable

lean productivity  Lean Adopters Embrace Technology Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world''s largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas'' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Source : SAP Resources Related to Lean Manufacturing : Lean Manufacturing Read More
Enabling Lean Transformation
This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean

lean productivity  Lean Transformation This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean business can benefit greatly from effective modeling, and provides a detailed example of how one software solution can be effectively adapted to a lean approach. Read More
Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic

lean productivity  eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. Read More
Renault-Nissan Selects Kronos for Workforce Productivity in India
Kronos seems to be reaping the benefits from its geographic expansion into India and China. Reportedly, Renault-Nissan Automotive India evaluated lots of local

lean productivity  Nissan Selects Kronos for Workforce Productivity in India Kronos seems to be reaping the benefits from its geographic expansion into India and China. Reportedly, Renault-Nissan Automotive India evaluated lots of local time and attendance (T&A) vendors, but none of them fit the automaker''s automation requirements. Kronos was selected for its ability to offer a complete solution including full automation of the punch-to-pay process, real-time workforce visibility, and employee engagement Read More
Boost Productivity By Merging Enterprise Applications
In the aberdeen report, do more with less: merging enterprise applications with desktop tools, learn how integrating enterprise applications with d...

lean productivity  Productivity By Merging Enterprise Applications Did you realize that knowledge workers spend almost 80 percent of their workdays using some combination of enterprise applications and desktop tools? This can give you a golden opportunity to increase productivity in your organization. In the Aberdeen report , Do More with Less: Merging Enterprise Applications with Desktop Tools, learn how integrating enterprise applications with desktop tools can increase productivity by making your IT environment more Read More
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 productivity  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
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

lean productivity  to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More
The Power and Benefit of Using Virtual Worlds for Real-world Collaboration, Learning, Productivity, and Innovation
Web 2.0 technologies are gaining greater acceptance in the workplace, as they promote intra- and inter-organizational collaboration and productivity. The

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Day One Employee Productivity and Increased Security: Integrated Provisioning and SSO
Increasing user productivity is an ongoing challenge for many companies. While an abundance of online information and applications is available to them

lean productivity  One Employee Productivity and Increased Security: Integrated Provisioning and SSO Increasing user productivity is an ongoing challenge for many companies. While an abundance of online information and applications is available to them, facilitating fast and secure access to the information can be a complex task. An integrated provisioning and single sign-on (SSO) solution provides secure access to the network from the moment an employee starts the job—enabling full productivity from day one. Read More

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