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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  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
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  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
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  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  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
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  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
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC
If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m

roa lean  Generally speaking, having a broader range of product stakeholders’ (including customers’ and end-users’) opinions as the input in the earliest possible stage of product development is an exemplary approach to making downstream processes leaner. In December 2008, PTC started offering Windchill ProductPoint (a PLM solution built on top of Microsoft SharePoint) with social product development as one of the main selling points. This approach shows PTC’s efforts of using SharePoint’s Web 2.0 Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible@much less

roa lean  Manufacturing: Part 1 With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production Read More
Step Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck
Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from

roa lean  Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from customers for shorter lead times, more product variety and smaller orders. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that focuses on customer value-adding activities, elimination of waste and continuous improvement in order to meet pull-driven customer demand. Read More
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

roa lean  think of in this cutthroat “global village” today? In most manufacturing companies, combined planning and scheduling is critical to the successful execution of the production process. Successful execution requires purchasing, production, shipping, customer service, engineering, and management to be “on the same page”. The planning process needs to be connected so that capacity loads are efficiently and effectively managed, while detailed and actionable schedules are communicated to production, Read More
9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers
I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean

roa lean  necessary changes down the road if required. In addition to traditional costing methods, lean accounting software should be able to support alternative costing techniques , such as value-stream costing, kaizen costing, and target costing. The software must support lean inventory valuation tools , including the possibility of switching to simple, visual, and even non-computerized inventory accounting tools. Since lean manufacturing environments maintain and control significantly fewer transactions, lean Read More
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

roa lean  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also associated Read More
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

roa lean  Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total productive maintenance (TPM) practices. It uses maintenance strategies developed through the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) decision logic and is practiced by empowered (self-directed) action teams using the 5S process, weekly Kaizen improvement events, and autonomous maintenance. Multi-skilled, technician-performed maintenance is also done through the 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

roa lean  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

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