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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 operations  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...
Transenterprises - The Emerging Business Model of the Twenty First Century
During the last two decades, many of the old vertically integrated enterprise/empires have splintered into numerous core-competency-focused firms, loosely bound

roa lean operations  shedding assets to improve ROA and agility. To increase their own competitiveness, companies are giving business units the freedom to go outside the company for shared services such as IT, and allowing buyers to purchase components from competitors, even though another division of the company makes that component—in essence, forcing internal functions/divisions to compete on the open market. This gets rid of bureaucratic fat and leads to a focus on core competencies, outsourcing things that someone Read More...
Resilient Supply Chains: The Next Frontier
Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient

roa lean operations  on operating income and ROA was even more dramatic (see figure 3). It is well understood that expediting costs—increases in the cost of raw materials, as well as transportations costs—fines and penalties, as well as lost business—result from poor coordination in the chain. Of course, there is the upside opportunities that can also be overlooked. A great product takes off, your competitors are witnesses, and move to counter your offerings, often approaching the same suppliers, creating scarcity of Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

roa lean operations  changing market conditions, and proactively respond to shorter, less-predictable life cycles. Adaptive supply chain networks address an organization''s most pressing supply chain problems, such as the following issues: Outsourcing, nearshoring, and offshoring have resulted in supply networks that require multiple geographically dispersed partners to bring products and services to market. Supply chain risk has increased as lead times have become longer and more variable because of geographically dispersed Read More...
Local Cloud ERP for Balkan Mining Operations
Local enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are often disadvantaged (sometimes fatally) when large ERP vendors enter their turfs with all their marketing

roa lean operations  with operations in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Tekomining recently acquired several quarries from the once high-flying Austrian civil engineering company Alpine Holding (which at one point had 25,000 employees), part of Spanish FCC Construcción since 2006, and currently in bankruptcy proceedings . Tekomining has also recently acquired two quarries from the Austrian company ASAMER-ALAS Holding.    As its name suggests, ApolloG4 is the company’s fourth-generation ERP suite, Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

roa lean operations  apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer resources. To be more specific, LPD contains the following three major elements, in my view: 1. Productivity in product development . Productivity is composed of two aspects: 1) individual productivity designers, engineers, and other product development parties need to reduce waste 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

roa lean operations  aligned “planning and performance” approaches. Read More...
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

roa lean operations  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

roa lean operations  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable

roa lean operations  can help accelerate and broaden the learning process, suggest changes to improve system usage, reduce resistance to change, and reduce implementation costs and time. This excerpt on Sales and Operations Planning, one chapter in the book, is presented in three parts. The book can be ordered on amazon.com or books.mcgraw-hill.com . Identifying Demands Sales orders identify actual demands. Actual demands may drive all supply chain activities when the visibility of future sales orders exceeds the Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction
All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process

roa lean operations  Taking a more strategic approach, however, the sales and operations planning process can be designed to bring a company''s marketing, finance, sales, and operations departments together to continuously monitor and meet customer demand. As the separate departments collaborate, they create business plans with the latest and most accurate data and begin to develop and measure a common set of metrics. With integrated S&OP processes, companies are better able to synchronize supply and demand, improve revenue, Read More...
The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

roa lean operations  Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. 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

roa lean operations  adapted to a lean approach. Read More...
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

roa lean operations  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 Read More...

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