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Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money
Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe that's because the cost of data quality is hidden. That cost can be huge.

LEAN WASTE: Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money Olin Thompson - September 23, 2003 Read Comments What Is Data Quality? When reality and the data in your system do not agree, you have a data quality problem. The system says you have 10,000 cases but you actually have 9,850. A customer s ship-to address is out of date. You have the same piece of information in two places in two applications or even two systems, but they do not agree. Many things can cause data quality
9/23/2003

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 based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “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.

LEAN WASTE: Lean Knowledge Work Lean Knowledge Work Source: Wipro Technologies Document Type: White Paper Description: 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 based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “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
10/14/2011 2:42:00 AM

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 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.

LEAN WASTE: Enabling Lean Transformation Enabling Lean Transformation Source: iOctane Pty Ltd Document Type: White Paper Description: 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. Enabling Lean Transformation style= border-width:0px; />  
9/7/2010 11:21:00 PM

Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO
This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities.

LEAN WASTE: Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO Source: IFS Document Type: White Paper Description: This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities. Lean Enterprise in Complex
1/28/2011 1:47:00 PM

Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world experiences in implementing lean supply chain strategies that are designed as a road map to achieving a more collaborative and profitable future.

LEAN WASTE: Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Source: Intentia International Document Type: White Paper Description: Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan
1/13/2006 5:28:00 PM

Let Innovation, Not Technology, Drive Your Product Business
Compliance with regional and international standards, such as the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, has made it more complicated for companies to deliver innovative products to customers. Learn how focusing on product innovation, data integration, and process optimization can help your company satisfy customer needs while meeting compliance standards.

LEAN WASTE: Let Innovation, Not Technology, Drive Your Product Business Let Innovation, Not Technology, Drive Your Product Business Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Compliance with regional and international standards, such as the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, has made it more complicated for companies to deliver innovative products to customers. Learn how focusing on product innovation, data integration, and process
10/23/2008 12:50:00 PM

Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach
SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster).

LEAN WASTE: Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach P.J. Jakovljevic - July 26, 2006 Read Comments TROPOS Lean Approach TROPOS, the flagship product of Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ), uses manufacturing resource planning (MRP) for long-term planning, and master production scheduling (MPS) for short-term scheduling. This approach appeals even to some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and
7/26/2006

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 areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

LEAN WASTE: potentially enormous variety. The lean philosophy sets out principles and practices to reduce cost through the relentless removal of waste and through the simplification of all manufacturing and support processes. What is commonly referred to as lean manufacturing today is an extension of the proverbial Toyota Production System ( TPS ), which was originated by Taiichi Ohno and first saw use in the 1950s. The conditions that led to its development stemmed from the aftermath of World War II, when Japanese
2/13/2006

Lean Operational Improvements That Last—From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence
Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find out if your company is ready to make lean improvements, you need to ask key questions. Discover what they are, and how to start down the path to leaner manufacturing.

LEAN WASTE: Lean Operational Improvements That Last—From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence Lean Operational Improvements That Last—From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence Source: Microsoft Document Type: White Paper Description: Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find
2/18/2009 4:32:00 PM

Controlling Costs in the Food Supply Chain
Making a profit in this industry through cost control is all about waste—minimizing waste. Waste in the food and beverage industry can be caused by a number of different factors such as lost sales, forecast inaccuracies, production downtime, yield losses, inferior product quality, and aging stock. This white paper deals with the different components that need to be in place in order to help you gain control of costs and waste.

LEAN WASTE: Controlling Costs in the Food Supply Chain Controlling Costs in the Food Supply Chain Source: Infor Document Type: White Paper Description: Making a profit in this industry through cost control is all about waste—minimizing waste. Waste in the food and beverage industry can be caused by a number of different factors such as lost sales, forecast inaccuracies, production downtime, yield losses, inferior product quality, and aging stock. This white paper deals with the different components that need to be
7/11/2013 12:43:00 PM

Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor
What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.

LEAN WASTE: company focuses on repetitive, lean, and configure-to-order (CTO) discrete manufacturing, instead of continuous flow, or fixed project engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing. In fact, QAD customers have manufactured most of the parts of the world’s passenger vehicles. The company’s global ecosystem comprises strategic channel, solutions, consulting, and technology partnerships. QAD has approximately 1,000 partners of varying size and complexity, from major territories to remote geographies, across the
11/24/2011 10:56:00 AM


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