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Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

lean products  chain Profitably building a lean supply chain network requires that manufacturing operations synchronize with customer demand and produce acceptable quality products as needed. A manufacturing strategy that is based on reduced variability, production to demand, waste elimination, and optimal cycle time will drive over all supply chain success. Manufacturers that cannot control variability will not be able to move toward lean demand driven replenishment strategies cost effectively. Where the Real Value Is Read More...
Product Development and Portfolio Management
The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses...
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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 products  2: Top Drivers of Lean Source: AberdeenGroup, March 2006 The second most important driver cited by 62% of IM&C respondents, customers demanding shorter order cycle times , is particularly common for those companies whose products ultimately serve the consumer. Mahindra & Mahindra is the leading provider of tractors to Indian farmers. Its leadership position was threatened when new international competitors entered its domestic market. As a result, the company leaned out both its manufacturing facilities Read More...
Case Study: Martin’s Wood Products
Martin’s Wood Products, producers of solid wood furniture for over 20 years, is a family-run business that has aimed to keep pace with the enterprise resource

lean products  journey, and helped us lean all shop floor operations from work order generation to shipping out the door. James Martin General Manager Martin's Wood Products The success MWP has realized since acquiring their Global Shop system can give hope to custom manufacturers across the nation. With strong ties to their local community, enduring customer-oriented business philosophy, plus their use of cutting-edge ERP technology, MWP is an ideal realization of manufacturing success. That MWP sees their use of Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

lean products  environments. In contrast, the lean approaches do not generally apply to products with the opposite characteristics, such as low certainty of demand, erratic demand patterns, low usage rates, long lead time components, and dynamically changing product structures. The traditional SCM approaches tend to work better for products with these opposite characteristics. Vendor-managed inventory may also be considered for low-cost high-usage components such as nuts and bolts. Lean manufacturing approaches have 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 products  to actual customer demand. Lean organizations are capable of producing high-quality products economically, in lower volumes, and bringing them to market faster than mass producers. A lean organization can make twice as much product with twice the quality, at half the cost, with half the labor and space, and with a fraction of the normal work-in-process inventory. Lean management is about operating the most efficient and effective organization possible, with the least cost and zero waste, while meeting Read More...
Chemicals and Allied Products: Howard Johnson, Inc.
Howard Johnson’s Enterprises, Inc. (HJE) is a provider of lawn and garden fertilizer products whose discrete manufacturing package assumed a discrete process

lean products  and Allied Products: Howard Johnson, Inc. Howard Johnson’s Enterprises, Inc. (HJE) is a provider of lawn and garden fertilizer products whose discrete manufacturing package assumed a discrete process. It took ProcessPro eight months to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that worked to address HJE’s unique needs. Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

lean products  Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...
Quality Software Products, Inc.
Quality Software Products, Inc., is the US subsidiary of Quality Software Products Holdings plc, headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK). The US subsidiary

lean products  Software Products, Inc. Quality Software Products, Inc., is the US subsidiary of Quality Software Products Holdings plc, headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK). The US subsidiary is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1981, QSP is a provider of integrated enterprise financial systems (EFS) to major organizations in over 20 countries. The company sells financial process optimization (FPO) in the forms of financial software, e-business solutions, and professional services, as well as Read More...
Lean Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises
Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation

lean products  Midsize and Large Enterprises Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently. Read More...
Case Study: SEM Products Inc.
For years, SEM Products Inc.@manufacturer of interior and exterior auto body repair and refinishing products@was managing its business with two software systems

lean products  Study: SEM Products Inc. For years, SEM Products Inc.—manufacturer of interior and exterior auto body repair and refinishing products—was managing its business with two software systems and various manual processes. As the business grew, it became clear that these systems were lacking in data accessibility and overall functionality. Learn about the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution SEM now uses for improved order entry functionality. Read More...
Getting Competitive Advantage from Power Protection Products
Power disturbances might be the cause of unexplained office equipment breakdowns and damage. The office products industry could save itself numerous headaches

lean products  Competitive Advantage from Power Protection Products Power disturbances might be the cause of unexplained office equipment breakdowns and damage. The office products industry could save itself numerous headaches—and much money—by examining open sources of data regarding power disturbances across the US. Discover more about the opportunity that exists to redefine the interface between the power grid and the machine with communications-enabled power manager devices. Read More...
Oracle FSM—One Name, Three Different Products
In this report, TEC research analyst Raluca Druta delves deep into Oracle's approach to addressing the current demands of the field service management (FSM

lean products  FSM—One Name, Three Different Products In this report, TEC research analyst Raluca Druta delves deep into Oracle's approach to addressing the current demands of the field service management (FSM) market. Read the report and find out how Oracle's three different FSM product lines and recent strategies and partnerships enable the software giant to provide strong customer engagement and great customer experiences. Read More...
Case Study: Lifetime Products
To better support mobile employees, Lifetime Products deployed a unified messaging solution focused on the flexibility of wireless devices. Using features in

lean products  Study: Lifetime Products To better support mobile employees, Lifetime Products deployed a unified messaging solution focused on the flexibility of wireless devices. Using features in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, Lifetime replaced its voice mail system with a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solution, and streamlined access to e-mail, voice mail, and fax messages. Learn how this solution helped the company boost productivity and reduce costs. Read More...
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products
At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck

lean products  flavors such as discrete lean manufacturing, assemble-to-order (ATO) and make-to-order (MTO) operations, and even process manufacturing. Further, it even borders on a miracle the fact that SSA GT, which has had its own share of trouble, has even shown some success with managing such a seemingly unwieldy set of disparate products, considering that a vendor of CA's stature was not able to do much with almost a dozen products, some being of vintage '78 or '82 tag (which some may refer to the medieval era of 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 products  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...

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