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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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...
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 1
The software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, quite outperforming its on-premise counterpart in this tough

transitioning to lean  sold since 2000). This transitioning business model helped the fledgling company achieve financial stability, as subscriptions now provide a long-term, stable financial model. In fact, Plex claims to have been Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization ( EBIDTA )-profitable every year since its founding, with a  compound annual growth rate (CAGR)  of between 40 and 50 percent since 2003. Its investors include the original founders, and,  from 2006, Apax Partners , a private 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...
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...
Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic

transitioning to lean  Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. Read More...
Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA
In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to

transitioning to lean  Network to Move to SAP HANA In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014. With 1.5 million companies in over 190 countries conducting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is by far the largest and most global business-to-business (B2B) trading platform in the world. And with the move to HANA, it is expected to become the fastest Read More...
Anticipate, Adapt, Excel: How to Respond Quickly to Changing Markets
In today’s Internet-connected global economy, the market doesn’t allow for companies to sit back and relax into a comfortable niche. Customer loyalty is ever

transitioning to lean  Adapt, Excel: How to Respond Quickly to Changing Markets Anticipate, Adapt, Excel: How to Respond Quickly to Changing Markets If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP SCM can help transform a linear, sequential supply chain into a responsive supply network – in which communities of customer-centric, demand-driven companies share knowledge, intelligently adapt to changing market conditions, and proactively respond Read More...
How to Reshape Your Supply Chain Network (and Why You Need to Do It Now)
The landscape of the supply chain has changed drastically over the past five years. It went from local to global in manufacturing, procurement, sourcing

transitioning to lean  to Reshape Your Supply Chain Network (and Why You Need to Do It Now) The landscape of the supply chain has changed drastically over the past five years. It went from local to global in manufacturing, procurement, sourcing, logistics, and customers. As such, there are some major challenges in the supply chain network: There are no boundaries within the network. There are no physical or virtual boundaries left within the supply chain. For example, the customer could be in North America and ordering a Read More...
8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
Learn how to get the right phone system for your company''s requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal.

transitioning to lean  Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal Getting the wrong business phone system can be a costly, long-term mistake. Learn how to get the right phone system for your company''s requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal . From cost, service, and support considerations to features and future scalability, you''ll know what to ask to get everything you need—from the right vendor, at the right price. Download your PDF copy of 8 Questions to Ask to Read More...
Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM
While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications

transitioning to lean  to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM Event Summary At the beginning of October, amid several announcements of strategic extensions for its few enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines, possibly the most eye-catching was Microsoft Corporation ''s (NASDAQ: MSFT) initiative to avail most of its Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) ERP offerings with long needed pieces of product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality. That will happen through extension of the existing Read More...
Keys to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues
Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and

transitioning to lean  to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and distributors must keep adding value to maintain existing contracts and win new business. They must be efficient enough to meet new demands while maintaining margins. Discover solutions that can help total industrial solution suppliers stay profitable during this expansion. Read More...
Medallia to Offer New Text Analytics Functionality to Its Customer Experience Management Suite
The best way to capture customer experience is without a doubt the ability to interpret real customer sentiment, which is reason enough for Medallia to include

transitioning to lean  to Offer New Text Analytics Functionality to Its Customer Experience Management Suite The best way to capture customer experience is without a doubt the ability to interpret real customer sentiment, which is reason enough for Medallia to include text analytics capabilities to its already well-known Customer Experience Management Suite (CEM) . Points of note: this offering integrates fully with Medallia’s CEM solution. The vendor touts its ease of use, as well as the ability for users to acquire Read More...
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

transitioning to lean  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP solution to a remotely hosted, on-demand ERP system. The company was searching for a solution Read More...
The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP
Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise

transitioning to lean  reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a challenge—but it may not be as complex as you think. Learn common myths about tier-one ERP systems, as well as how ERP solutions can help you manage regulatory compliance and track performance with key performance indicators. Read More...

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