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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 successful, manufacturers must look toward adopting a lean mentality. While lean techniques are more easily applied to some manufacturing styles than others, new software tools are now able to deliver the benefits of lean to both high-mix and low-volume operations.

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

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 main business strategies: to extend the value of several of its mature enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications by making enterprise data readily and easily available to all stakeholders. My blog post then zoomed on to the Epicor

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

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. But in a landscape of similar products, cutting down on defection—or churn—is vital. There are in fact four steps to improving loyalty and retention which, if focused on the appropriate customers, will improve profitability.

lean productivity  companies are quickly attaining Lean successes of their own, by moving to a make-to-order or assemble-toorder environment. Some of the more tangible benefits included: Advancing from 13th to 3rd in the market with a 10% increase in market share Tripling throughput Productivity increase resulting in $40 dollars to $104 per man hour With the possibility for near-term success, IM&C companies regardless of where they are on their Lean journey should look to the following critical recommendations to begin the 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 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.

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

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, procurement, fabrication, and shipping processes, is more likely to consistently meet customer requirements on schedule and on budget. Learn more about the importance of identifying the correct technology to produce the benefits you need.

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

Maximizing Mobile Worker Productivity


An increasingly mobile workforce offers many benefits. The right mobile and wireless technologies address the unique computing demands of mobile workers, and help automate processes and boost return on investment (ROI). But to maximize mobile technologies, companies must blend their needs with those of the user and the job function. Learn about the challenges of implementing mobile applications—and how to overcome them.

lean productivity  Mobile Worker Productivity An increasingly mobile workforce offers many benefits. The right mobile and wireless technologies address the unique computing demands of mobile workers, and help automate processes and boost return on investment (ROI). But to maximize mobile technologies, companies must blend their needs with those of the user and the job function. Learn about the challenges of implementing mobile applications—and how to overcome them. Read More

How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing


Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.

lean productivity  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones'' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map 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 differences still exist in performance among A&D companies. The best way for A&D manufacturers to achieve best-in-class performance is to use external domain expertise and enterprise resource planning (ERP) with lean-specific functionalities. Learn more.

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

People and SOA: Improving Productivity through People Collaboration


In any organization, people remain one of the largest sources of value when it comes to business processes. But providing them with tools that can be easily accessed and used has its challenges. As we move into the era of service-oriented architecture (SOA), portal and collaboration software now delivers the essential people-focused capabilities businesses need, while adding significant value to the organization.

lean productivity  and SOA: Improving Productivity through People Collaboration In any organization, people remain one of the largest sources of value when it comes to business processes. But providing them with tools that can be easily accessed and used has its challenges. As we move into the era of service-oriented architecture (SOA), portal and collaboration software now delivers the essential people-focused capabilities businesses need, while adding significant value to the organization. Read More

On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team


In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure.

lean productivity  the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure. Read More

Achieving the “Last Mile” of Business Productivity


Many businesses owe their very survival to improvements that would have been impossible without radical changes to business process systems. However, many of the promises implicit in these systems—dramatic increases in business success, with minimal negative impact—have proven to be overly optimistic for many, and flat-out fantasy for some.

lean productivity  the “Last Mile” of Business Productivity Many businesses owe their very survival to improvements that would have been impossible without radical changes to business process systems. However, many of the promises implicit in these systems—dramatic increases in business success, with minimal negative impact—have proven to be overly optimistic for many, and flat-out fantasy for some. Read More

Getting Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software


In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts.

lean productivity  Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts. Read More

Integrating Lean Practices and ERP


Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also associated with lean. But what really is lean? And does it go beyond the shop floor to impacts all areas of the business?

lean productivity  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also Read More