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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
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
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
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 Enterprise in Complex ETO
This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with

transitioning to lean  Enterprise in Complex ETO This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities. Read More
3 Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance
E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore

transitioning to lean  Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore inadvertently deleted messages, ensure compliance, and reduce storage demands. E-mail archiving software provides IT with the ability to manage data retention and enable ediscovery. Read this white paper to explore the issues of e-mail archiving and e-mail Read More
How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

transitioning to lean  to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript) Become a performance manager in your department using integrated reports, metrics and plans based on proven sweet spots of information. Discover new and more effective ways to cut costs, boost margins and manage risk. Source: IBM Resources Related to How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript) : Performance Improvement (Wikipedia) Business Performance Read More
IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to
In general VPNs are ill suited to building multi-company extranets, for any situation that extends across organizational boundaries, or where there is

transitioning to lean  VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to Business Drivers for Extranets The market for extranet connections is growing because corporations are motivated to: Extend their B2B connections to existing partners (Today, an average of only 37% of corporations are connected with their business partners, usually with basic data exchanges such as EDI VANs (1) )   Expand these connections beyond data exchanges to direct real-time access of data and applications   Connect with new partners as 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
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
Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset
Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the

transitioning to lean  Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and products used in various other industries have typically followed a linear, sequential path. This process typically started with product research, ideation, and concept development, followed by design and development, prototype and validation, leading to production, launch, operation, and, eventually, product retirement. Although widely used and straightforward, the 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
End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow
To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that

transitioning to lean  to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources? Read More
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