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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...
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...
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...
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

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...
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...
Enhancing Internationalization Productivity
Technology companies with global objectives understand the importance of software internationalization (“i18n”) as they juggle localization requirements. But

lean productivity  Internationalization Productivity Technology companies with global objectives understand the importance of software internationalization (“i18n”) as they juggle localization requirements. But they struggle with the complexity and other challenges of code that’s typically not designed for every overseas market. This document discusses how software productivity tools designed to support i18n project teams can yield better global business results. Read More...
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

lean productivity  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More...
CRM Without Workflow Is Not CRM: How to Maximize Sales and Service Productivity
Since there are multiple vendors offering hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications, the buyer’s toughest decision is finding a vendor that

lean productivity  Without Workflow Is Not CRM: How to Maximize Sales and Service Productivity CRM Without Workflow is not CRM: How to Maximize Sales and Service Productivity If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Intuit products and services assist customers in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, with offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other locations. Inutuit has completed the purchase of certain products from 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...
Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise
Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential

lean productivity  Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential manufacturing processes and helps you measure up to your competitors. But how can you attain true lean transformation—and what specific steps does your company need to take? Take a self-rating test and see where your company really stands. Read More...
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...
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 productivity  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...
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...
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...

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