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Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to

value stream and lean initiatives  the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The solution supports lean processes and offers pre-configured templates to deliver a low total cost of ownership and enable a very fast implementation, making it ideal for both mid-sized companies and large global enterprises. Source : Infor Resources Related to Read More

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Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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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

value stream and lean initiatives  Define value Map the value stream Make the activities flow Respond to customer demand Continuously improve This is Part Three of a multi-part note. Define Value Since it is lean manufacturing's role to deliver value to the customer, the first step for any manufacturer that attempts to make its organization lean is to define value from the perspective of the customer, whether the end customer or an intermediate customer. This value must be identified and expressed in terms of how the specific product Read More
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

value stream and lean initiatives  Lean tools, such as Value Stream Mapping can help identify these hidden costs by illuminating the waste in a process. Lean Six Sigma projects, in turn, can help reduce waste and deliver both environmental and financial benefits that might not have been captured or, if captured as part of another project, might not have been recognized. One way to tap into this important information is through conducting a gap analysis of your businesses operational processes, by figuring out where are you now and then Read More
Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

value stream and lean initiatives  improvement efforts Map the value stream from customer to suppliers Implement basic Lean production techniques   Chapter One: Issue at Hand Companies adopt Lean strategies for a variety of reasons. In the automotive, aerospace, and a growing number of other industry sectors, going Lean is a requirement for doing business; it is mandated by OEMs and major aircraft companies. Also industries that ultimately serve the consumer have seen new demands over the past few years; in many cases expected delivery Read More
Are You on the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind?
Find out in the aberdeen white paper the impact of lean on consumer product manufacturers.

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Prioritizing Your PLM Initiatives and Spends
There is an increasing acceptance among apparel brands and retailers of the fact that product lifecycle management (PLM) applications can streamline the product

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Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized

value stream and lean initiatives  Driven Maintenance—Closing the CMMS Value Gap? ). Finally, enterprise systems that can synchronize maintenance and production planning should maximize the available production time and contribute towards greater throughput and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Simulation is another tool to help reduce maintenance-related waste. By supporting simulation, advanced service management systems typically include maintenance scheduling based on production plans, with automated update of the maintenance Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

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Enterprise Value Generation and Information Technology Organization
Corporate governance concerns, exacerbated by a weak global economy, have driven shareholder value to drop sharply in recent years. Boards of directors have

value stream and lean initiatives  Value Generation and Information Technology Organization Corporate governance concerns, exacerbated by a weak global economy, have driven shareholder value to drop sharply in recent years. Boards of directors have intensified their pressure on CEOs to create execution-centric organizations and restore shareholders’ and analysts’ confidence. In this era, CEOs are looking to their information technology organization (ITO) to strategically and efficiently deploy technology solutions that enable Read More
Are We Realizing the Value Promise of Performance Management?
This white paper explores the reasons why organizations do not realize true value from performance management systems, and describes best practices for

value stream and lean initiatives  We Realizing the Value Promise of Performance Management? This white paper explores the reasons why organizations do not realize true value from performance management systems, and describes best practices for realizing true value. Read More
LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

value stream and lean initiatives  system is a waste (non-value adding). On the flip side of the coin, there are thousands of ERP vendors, users, and manufacturing managers that use traditional methods based on complex data and transactional systems who won’t accept any other alternative way of conducting business. If you’re in the manufacturing industry, or if you are associated with manufacturing (e.g., as a supplier or distributor), you’ve heard all about lean principles, lean initiatives, or lean practices. While the basic lean Read More
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

value stream and lean initiatives  modeling lean environments (e.g., value stream mapping [VSM], perform simulations, etc.); calibrating them (calculating and dynamically adjusting the appropriate lean controls, such as takt time, kanban sizes, complex algorithms for the management of constraints, etc.); operating them (i.e., automatic data collection [ADC] and process monitoring); and continuously improving them (by identifying the points of high variability, poor performance, and their root causes in order to adjust and improve them). Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

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