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SAP Manufacturing
Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: SAP Manufacturing SAP Manufacturing Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. SAP Manufacturing
10/19/2006 11:11:00 AM

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 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.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Lean Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Source: Glovia International Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
9/23/2013 3:27:00 PM

How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing P.J. Jakovljevic - February 15, 2006 Read Comments How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The
2/15/2006

ERP in Manufacturing AXIS
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: ERP in Manufacturing AXIS ERP in Manufacturing AXIS Source: Plex Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and
4/4/2011 4:28:00 PM

Manufacturing: Realizing Enterprise ROI
Today more than ever, companies are looking for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses, or both.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Manufacturing: Realizing Enterprise ROI Manufacturing: Realizing Enterprise ROI Source: Sage Document Type: White Paper Description: Today more than ever, companies are looking for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses,
12/8/2006 9:25:00 AM

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 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 small manufacturers are benefiting from robotic automation in lean manufacturing environments.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Source: ABB Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
10/4/2011 2:15:00 AM

How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing
Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often been a complex and costly proposition. Standards, improved products and a common understanding of best practices for distributed systems are reducing the price of entry to supply chain automation. This will, in turn drive broader integration of manufacturing and distribution endpoints.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing Source: Cast Iron Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often
9/16/2005 12:38:00 PM

Selecting Manufacturing ERP for ISO 26000 Compliance
This article will explore the different ways ERP and EAM can be leveraged to help document compliance. ISO 26000 spells out best practices for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Are your enterprise systems, including ERP, capable of documenting CSR best practices required for ISO 26000? And how does CSR help protect investors and other corporate stakeholders?

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Selecting Manufacturing ERP for ISO 26000 Compliance Selecting Manufacturing ERP for ISO 26000 Compliance Bill Leedale - August 13, 2010 Read Comments The UN Global Compact is an initiative supported by heads of state of more than 190 countries to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. It has been in existence since 2000.  Since 2005, The International Organization for Standards (ISO) has been working on a standard to
8/13/2010 10:47:00 AM

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM WherewithalPart Two: Market Impact
The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. The combined vendors should now a have solid foothold against SAP and Oracle, particularly because one better-performing side could, if necessary, cover up for the underachieving one.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - January 26, 2004 Read Comments Market Impact This article analyzes whether the array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in
1/26/2004

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Can an ERP system help in green supply chain management? Find out in this comprehensive report. Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but other gas emissions, discharges to waterways, landfills, and product life cycle impacts. How can enterprise software help?

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing Bill Leedale - April 19, 2010 Read Comments Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to document their impact on the environment. This pressure is coming—for North American manufacturers—primarily from the private sector. Major manufacturers are asking their upstream supply chain partners to document its environmental impact as part of green supply chain initiatives. Green supply chain programs may be
4/19/2010 10:37:00 AM

Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief
The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of doing business through the growing emergence of order driven production methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization. This cross industry brief focuses on the manufacturing industry from the standpoint of a demand driven IT solution and is aimed at manufacturing and distribution businesses. It describes some major market trends and issues, provides an overview of IBS supply chain solution, and offers details on how the IBS solution for demand driven manufacturing can address current needs of the industry.

MANUFACTURING STRATEGY: Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief Demand-driven manufacturing cross-industry brief Source: IBS Document Type: White Paper Description: The challenges that face the manufacturing industry today are also opportunities. Manufacturing is being revolutionized in its processes, routines, and ways of doing business through the growing emergence of order driven production methods. This shift towards demand driven manufacturing is emerging in tandem with the larger currents caused by globalization.
5/25/2005 10:37:00 AM


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