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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.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING:
10/19/2006 11:11:00 AM

How to Choose a Manufacturing System
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Manufacturing System. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean you need a system tailored to your needs. And with so many available solutions, you could spend months looking at demos, and still not find it. However, you can start by asking yourself eight simple questions.

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12/8/2006 12:51:00 PM

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.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING: lean , lean manufacturing, lean principles, lean manufacturer, Glovia, Glovia International, Glovia g2.
9/23/2013 3:27:00 PM

Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary. Papers and Other Package to Use In Your System for Manufacturing. For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING: Which of the following strategic practices occur at this plant? (multiple responses allowed) All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 927 787 140 Continuous-improvement program 73.0% 72.9% 73.6% Quality certifications (e.g. ISO) 52.5% 50.6% 63.6% Customer-satisfaction surveys 45.3% 45.9% 42.1% Benchmarking 34.8% 35.2% 32.9% Environmental management 31.8% 32.4% 28.6% Total productive maintenance 24.8% 24.5% 26.4% Energy management 23.2% 23.4% 22.1% Open-book management 17.5% 18.3% 12.9% None of these 10.1% 10.3% 9.3%
12/3/2007 3:11:00 PM

Planning for Manufacturing Exceptions
No matter how sophisticated your ERP solution may be, the most critical factor in its success will be how well it handles exceptions--the seemingly quixotic mission of planning for the unplanned. These issues outside your established operational parameters can include supply, operational and demand exceptions, and can have a

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING: steps, tips, Thoughtful, manufacturing, exceptions.
5/25/2005 10:37:00 AM

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.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING: chain planning (SCP) for strategic purposes in which multiple departments (sales and operations, inventory, distribution, collaborative demand management, transportation planning, etc.) are involved, such as planning for resources across an organization, preparing for promotions, negotiating long-term contracts, establishing objectives, and coordinating multi-site operations. Respond to Customer Demand After manufacturers remove waste and establish a seamless flow, they must transform into demand-driven
2/15/2006

Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.”

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9/4/2008 1:35:00 PM

Reducing Risk in Consumable Goods Manufacturing
Product quality and regulatory requirements, including goods traceability, are a key concern to consumable goods companies. Ensuring you remain profitable and competitive, increase market share, and reduce exposure to regulatory risks in quality and safety can be a huge challenge. Find out how implementing complete, industry-focused enterprise resource planning (ERP) software systems can be critical to your success.

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4/7/2008 4:35:00 PM

Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing
Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help alleviate many of the challenges particular to the process manufacturers, especially in the areas of product development and regulatory compliance.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING: process manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturing, product lifecycle management, PLM, consumer packaged goods, CPG, enterprise resource planning, ERP, discrete manufacturing, supply chain management, SCM, new product development and introduction, NPDI, new product development and launch, NPDL, compliance, regulatory management, hazard analysis and critical control point, HACCP, material safety data sheets, MSDS.
3/16/2009

Managing the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain
It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING:
4/7/2008 4:38:00 PM

Midwest Spring Manufacturing Company
Learn how Mid-West Spring Mfg. Co., a spring manufacturing and stamping wire forming company, improved inventory accuracy by nearly 100 percent, streamlined operations, enhanced customer service, and improved intelligent analysis.

STRATEGIC THINKING MANUFACTURING: visibility, Mid-West, Epicor, vantage, case, management.
4/29/2005 9:33:00 AM


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