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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

lean strategy and lean strategy  the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor is the world's third largest business software company. We develop and acquire proven software products that have rich, built-in functionality. Then we make them better. We invest resources into product innovation and enhancement. We Read More
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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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 strategy and lean strategy  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
i-Lean
Chiron's flagship product, i-Lean, is a logistics modeling and design tool built for warehousing, manufacturing, and retail environments. It

lean strategy and lean strategy  in conjunction with a lean inventory management strategy within a distribution or manufacturing facility. This is accomplished by integrating dozens of variables to generate inventory management solutions down to the stock-keeping unit (SKU) level. In addition to deriving operational recommendations, i-Lean lays out the cost components of each solution. The application establishes the foundation for a warehouse management system implementation, and supports long-term inventory management maintenance Read More
Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage
To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using

lean strategy and lean strategy  (LTO) process in a Lean Manufacturing environment (1)   Developing Configurable Products A robust configurability strategy capitalizes on the power of a product configurator, initiated in concert with several related elements of product development - a set of activities, tools and methods spanning concept generation, performance planning, design and testing, and the commercialization of new products. Product development encompasses a vast array of engineering design software tools and methods. However, 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 strategy and lean strategy  eliminate it. Implement basic Lean production techniques Evaluate current bills of material and bills of process. Consider postponing final finishing or assembly instructions until the customer order comes in, then establish a workcell team to perform these specific tasks. Author Profiles Maura Buxton Manufacturing Research Analyst, AberdeenGroup, Inc As an analyst and editor for the Manufacturing Services research area at AberdeenGroup, Maura Buxton is involved in providing analytical insights to Read More
Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics provides business consulting, research, and analysis. The firm publishes reports and evaluates technologies, markets, and companies.

lean strategy and lean strategy  Analytics Strategy Analytics provides business consulting, research, and analysis. The firm publishes reports and evaluates technologies, markets, and companies. Read More
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments
Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and

lean strategy and lean strategy  Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and Read More
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

lean strategy and lean strategy  In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. Read More
PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers
Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

lean strategy and lean strategy  Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers Event Summary The executive team of the new PeopleSoft addressed a tough audience of financial and industry analysts this day. We got to ask them the tough questions on the JD Edwards/PeopleSoft merger. This merger is about product expansion, not consolidation is Craig Conway's (CEO of PeopleSoft) commitment and mantra to customers and investors. His analogy is the Jaguar, purchased by the Ford Motor Company. Ford did not eliminate the Jaguar—it Read More
Digitize Your Product Strategy
Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi

lean strategy and lean strategy  Your Product Strategy Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi-annual or even annual meetings. However, this often raises balance or alignment issues only after millions of dollars have been spent. What’s needed is real-time information that can be used to conduct continuous, automated assessment of portfolio status. 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 strategy and lean strategy  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
Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?
Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices

lean strategy and lean strategy  Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins? Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches. Read More
Epicor's Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP
I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some

lean strategy and lean strategy  s Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some of the highlights of Epicor’s vision and strategy for cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). Epicor has since 2010 offered a scaled-back Epicor Express Edition of the Epicor 9 (Epicor ERP) solution. The express edition is targeted at smaller businesses and delivered as multi-tenant Read More
Lean Knowledge Work
The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are

lean strategy and lean strategy  “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. Read More
Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy
Oracle's vision of a complete collaborative e-Business solution requires a database strategy, an application server strategy, and an e-business strategy. Will

lean strategy and lean strategy  Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy Database Strategy In light of Oracle Corporation 's (NASDAQ: ORCL) recent acquisition of PeopleSoft and its growing appetite for the competition, its easy to see how one might underestimate Oracle's internally-developed, product strategy. However, this California-based (US) company has heeded the calls of its customers and the market by beginning a product strategy that focuses on open and flexible business processes. Ease of integration, the Read More

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