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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...
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...
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...
Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond
Financial performance management@often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management@can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their

transitioning to lean  and priorities. CFOs are transitioning rapidly from a somewhat limited financial role that deals with standardized business processes and systems and the people needed to support those systems, to the role of strategic advisor. This new role includes ensuring the company''s financial integrity and making informed and calculated business choices to meet the company''s growth strategy in accordance with overall company objectives. These objectives might include, for example, improving financial and Read More...
How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early

transitioning to lean  to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in their assessments. Despite this 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...
How to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP
On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the

transitioning to lean  to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend servers, the SAP environment—and the confidential data it stores—become vulnerable. With a secure single sign-on solution to SAP, however, you can significantly improve the security of this environment. Read More...
To ERP or Not to ERP (In Manufacturing, It Isn''t Even a Question)
Despite the benefits that enterprise resource planning (ERP) brings to manufacturers, Aberdeen findings from 2010 suggest that 26% of manufacturers have yet to

transitioning to lean  ERP or Not to ERP (In Manufacturing, It Isn''t Even a Question) Despite the benefits that enterprise resource planning (ERP) brings to manufacturers, Aberdeen findings from 2010 suggest that 26% of manufacturers have yet to implement ERP. This report looks at the performance of companies that have implemented ERP software versus the companies that have not. It also examines the capabilities that companies with ERP have compared to those that don''t. Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

transitioning to lean  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More...
Using ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies
Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase

transitioning to lean  ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits. This white paper outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO eCommerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers. Realize the benefits of eCommerce in the ETO setting with ERP software. Read More...
How to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback
What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of

transitioning to lean  to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of staff time to manage and analyze the results. Indeed, response time can make the difference between keeping customers and losing them. One way to respond faster to customer issues—and save time and effort—is by investing in an automated customer feedback system. Read More...
How to Make People More Willing to Share Knowledge in Their PLM Environment
In Why Some People Don’t Like PLM, Graham McCall said that some product lifecycle management (PLM) users’ reluctance to share knowledge with others is the

transitioning to lean  to Make People More Willing to Share Knowledge in Their PLM Environment In Why Some People Don’t Like PLM , Graham McCall said that some product lifecycle management (PLM) users’ reluctance to share knowledge with others is the obstacle toward higher acceptance of PLM. I thought his point made perfect sense, and my instant reaction was to ask myself: How can this problem be resolved? Ideally, a PLM system is a platform for people to work together. This means that knowledge sharing is mutually Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after

transitioning to lean  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date? Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better. Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

transitioning to lean  the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...

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