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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 pr 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...
Exploring Epicor Productivity Pyramid - Part 1
About two years ago, Epicor Software Corporation launched its next-generation converged product Epicor 9 (a.k.a. Epicor ERP [evaluate this solution]), which

lean productivity  multichannel order management ), lean manufacturing, preventive maintenance, etc. Improvements to global financial management capabilities , as the 9.05 release is currently available in more than 40 countries and should be released in more than 50 by the year''s end A mobile device access and reporting framework , aimed at casual and un-tethered business users I suspect that at the upcoming Epicor Perspectives 2010 user conference there will be much talk about the recently released Epicor Express [ 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...
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...
From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change
As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply

lean productivity  Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply chain may appear to be the next logical step for further implementing cost and operational improvement. Not so, however. You can’t have a lean supply chain without lean manufacturing. Regardless of whether you or your partners engage in production, lean manufacturing is the 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 productivity  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...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

lean productivity  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More...
How to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing
While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many

lean productivity  to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many companies have yet to fully realize the benefits of a holistic implementation. Find out how and when you should implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for a faster transition to lean processes—and improve efficiency and quality while reducing waste. Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

lean productivity  to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

lean productivity  Best Practices What is Lean Maintenance? Lean manufacturing, lean maintenance, and the whole lean concept have had many successes, but many companies have not achieved the results they expected. There are many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total Read More...
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 productivity  for Success: The Lean Supply Chain Streamlining for Success: the Lean Supply Chain If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. We founded QAD in 1979 with a vision to develop software exclusively for manufacturing companies. Today we are proud that our products are used by over 6100 manufacturers in 90 countries. Source : QAD Resources Related to LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN : Supply Chain Management (Wikipedia) Lean Manufacturing Read More...
Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

lean productivity  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More...
Increase Productivity and Lower Costs by Implementing a Unified BI Platform
Corporate information consumers now demand more dynamic reports, and expect Web-based availability wherever and whenever they need the information. Find out how

lean productivity  Productivity and Lower Costs by Implementing a Unified BI Platform Corporate information consumers now demand more dynamic reports, and expect Web-based availability wherever and whenever they need the information. Find out how to use a unified business intelligence (BI) platform to build and deliver complete and meaningful Web-based reports reliably, consistently, and affordably. You’ll also discover how to reduce costs by simplifying your IT portfolio while increasing productivity. Read More...

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