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Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.
Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset

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Infor Joins the S&OP Fray
With the release of Infor S&OP 1.0, Infor dispels rumors that it’s not an aggressive product innovator. Learn about the features and functions of Infor S&OP 1.0

roa lean definition  8,000 employees and a broad portfolio of solutions that meets the needs of manufactures and distributors (more than 70,000 customers in 125 countries), is not viewed as an aggressive innovator, even though relentless innovation is one the vendor’s proclaimed core beliefs. Rather, Infor has been in the news lately due to its intent to acquire companies (most recently in the process of acquiring Lawson Software ) or speculations about whether and when the company will go public. A slew of acquisitions Read More...
Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean
Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in

roa lean definition  a corporate application development approach, reinforcing mobile security, and doing your research to ensure that you are taking advantage of all the potential benefits of mobility at your company. Mobile Is Here to Stay, So What Now? It is evident that mobile technologies are here to stay for corporate use, not only in the wholesale and distribution industry but in practically all aspects of the business world. The recent increase in the use of mobile technologies means that enterprises need to come up Read More...
Lean Manufacturer: TigerStop
Based in Vancouver, Washington (US), TigerStop LLC is the global leader in stop/gauge and pusher systems designed to improve the efficiency of manufacturing

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Case Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ
In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was

roa lean definition  Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was preventing the company from adopting lean principles, and so in 2003 it looked for an ERP tailored for contract manufacturers serving the auto industry. Learn how the new system helps the company stay lean within the confines of compliance and changing customer demands. Read More...
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

roa lean definition  more error prone Manual approaches struggle with demand variability or spikes in demand As companies deploy lean strategies in the production environment, the following points should be considered as an expansion of the scope of the project. In transitioning of the production environment to support a customer driven demand model, firms must also extend this strategy through the supply chain Lean practices can in some cases be implemented throughout the supply chain simultaneously, albeit cautiously Read More...
Sustained Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable,

roa lean definition  Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable, compliant, and responsive business processes. These processes must be supplemented by a global information infrastructure that provides a single source of the truth, along with alignment across departmental silos, and solutions that evolve without coding. Read More...
The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company''s needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a

roa lean definition  process to support the broad adoption of the methodology) or tactically (to educate and train their teams on specific skills required to adapt to changing market conditions, such as how to win against a specific, tough competitor that introduces a new product). However, a sales training company, (or effectiveness solutions provider (ESP), may not be the same company that consulted with them on the installation of their methodology or even provided the strategic training. ESP Evaluation and Selection With Read More...
Requirements Definition For Package Implementations
How do you go about defining the requirements of large package systems, particularly those with the all-encompassing scope of ERP, EAM, and CRM software, and

roa lean definition  package selection process, the broad specifications of the software should have already been defined and used to evaluate and ensure that the selected software is the best fit for your company. In the requirements definition task, you should be expanding and extending the Request For Proposal (RFP) with more details, examples, and specificity. If you appear to be starting from scratch and are handed a blank sheet of paper, be afraid, be very afraid. As typified with today''s ERP software, applications Read More...
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

roa lean definition  Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

roa lean definition  with their large batch approach and resulting long lead times and bloated inventory levels. Large lot sizes are a way of compensating for the fixed cost of a process, such as changeover or set-up costs, transaction-level costs (e.g., releasing orders, issuing parts, closing and reconciling orders, moving product batches into stocks, etc.), and other per order factors. With a large run, these costs can be distributed over a larger number of units, and thus become a smaller cost on a per piece basis. As 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

roa lean definition  of scale product costing approaches. This is Part One of a multi-part note. For this reason, there has been 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 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

roa lean definition  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...
Taking Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success
While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how

roa lean definition  Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory. BE Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

roa lean definition  with suppliers on a proactive basis to help them become more responsive. Technology can play a vital role in eliminating this constraint. In the case of our paint and coatings manufacturer, one of their main bottlenecks was packaging. They outsourced printing on the cans their product was shipped in, which meant that the supplier cannot finalize their own can production schedule until they know the exact product numbers that will be filled. Their packaging actually took longer to produce than the Read More...

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