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Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

transitioning to lean  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. 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

transitioning to lean  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 Improvements in supply chain communication and collaboration are a prerequisite to complete production efficiencies Understanding the impact and integration requirements of lean with networked partners is a key variable to Read More...
Secure Mobile ERP-Is It Possible?
Mobile devices are the workstation of the future—the new normal. Today’s organizations need to support mobile devices, whether this means adapting current

transitioning to lean  handheld device. ERP is transitioning from a purely transactional system into one that facilitates real-time business decisions based on enterprise data. In a time when business is moving more rapidly than ever before, relevant data must be available to an executive anytime, anywhere. But mobile access is not just essential for those in the C suite. More knowledge workers and managers are working remotely or while traveling. And our consumer-driven culture also dictates that the attractive devices and Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

transitioning to lean  months. Whether you are transitioning your existing operation to lean or building a new lean-based facility, Kinaxis can help you. Kinaxis provides adaptable enabling technology that accelerates the adoption of lean processes and that facilitates ongoing future improvements. Our Response Management software is in use by over 50,000 users worldwide. About Kinaxis Kinaxis stands alone in delivering an on-demand Response Management service that drives operations performance management for brand owners and Read More...
Why I Like Vanilla
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes

transitioning to lean  the monumental project of transitioning to the newest version. Now they needed to keep it plain and simple. “Vanilla” was the new code word. Why You Should Keep It Simple There are, I think, three reasons to go for vanilla. 1) Your business isn’t as different as you think. The operations of most businesses aren’t really that special. There are some specialized requirements in some industries; heat tracking in metal distribution, complete traceability in food and aviation, and so on. But even Read More...
Microsoft to Add
By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor

transitioning to lean  to Add Encore Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary Event Summary On April 27, Microsoft Corporation ''s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) division announced the acquisition of accounting products from a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based vendor, Encore Business Solutions , Inc ., that could be critical to the success of the customers and partners in the public sector. The acquisition includes Encore''s not-for-profit (NFP) accounting products and the Read More...
GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

transitioning to lean  Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be? Event Summary General Electric Information Services (GEIS, a division of General Electric (NYSE: GE),) will become a holding company managing two new business units. GE Systems Services takes over the current infrastructure operations, including data centers, networks, and help desks. The other new company, GE Global Exchange Services, has four divisions that will focus on Internet Data Exchange, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Read More...
To Have or Not to Have Supply Chain Software: Can the Riddle Be Solved?
In a previous blog post, I discussed two approaches to bringing down the overall cost of your supply chain (by using either cost-cutting or -reducing methods

transitioning to lean  Have or Not to Have Supply Chain Software: Can the Riddle Be Solved? In a previous blog post, I discussed two approaches to bringing down the overall cost of your supply chain (by using either cost-cutting or -reducing methods ). Another blog was about bringing cost down by using better or best inventory management processes and practices . As we have already discussed the methods, processes, and practices, let’s look now at some of the technological aspects of reducing cost. The first question that Read More...
Hewlett-Packard’s NetServer Division - #3 to Get Ready, or #4 to Go?
Hewlett-Packard is one of the leading computer companies in the world, but they have fallen to fourth place in the Intel-based server market. Will they move

transitioning to lean  Packard’s NetServer Division - #3 to Get Ready, or #4 to Go? Vendor Genesis Hewlett-Packard (HP) was formed in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and David Packard, starting out in the famous garage behind Mr. Packard''s house in Palo Alto, CA. The first product was a resistance capacity audio oscillator, an instrument used to test sound equipment. HP continued to grow through design and production of instruments and test equipment. HP''s first entry into a computer-related business was in 1958, when it acquired Read More...
MessageClick to Provide Unified Messaging to RCN’s Business Clients
RCN has teamed up with MessageClick to provide its business-based users a complete suite of Unified Messaging tools including point-to-point e-mail, fax, and

transitioning to lean  to Provide Unified Messaging to RCN’s Business Clients MessageClick to Provide Unified Messaging to RCN''s Business Clients P. Hayes - June 9, 2000 Event Summary In May, MessageClick, a leading Unified Communications company, announced a partnership with RCN Corporation, a leading broadband services company, and one of the largest ISP''s in the country, to provide messaging services to RCN''s business customers. Market Impact RCN has teamed up with MessageClick to provide its business-based Read More...
How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market

transitioning to lean  to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client 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

transitioning to lean  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...
How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

transitioning to lean  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More...

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