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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
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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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer''s Profits - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small

wip make to order operation  are work in progress (WIP), completed, or in a quality vault (or quarantine, if you will), or whether the operation is down for whatever reason, etc. The system provides the manufacturing personnel with the net new exception report by day to act upon swiftly. In a nutshell, the ERP-MES integration simply works like the good old Volkswagen “Beetle” car. Also impressive is the Quality Provenance feature that resides throughout the entire system, and has less to do with some kind of built-in (hard Read More
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

wip make to order operation  since large piles of WIP are very noticeable, and every plant supervisor should know intimately the sore spot or bottleneck within the plant. Exploit the constraint. One has to maximize the possible amount of work going though the constraint, while ensuring that there is an uninterrupted flow of work coming into the constraint, so that it never has to wait for work (i.e., an inventory buffer is kept in front of the bottleneck to ensure that it is never idle). Subordinate everything else to the 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

wip make to order operation  value for the customer. WIP: Stands for work in process. Any inventory between raw material and finished goods. Wait to Work Ratio: The ratio of the time when value is not being added to a product (Wait time which includes queue times, move times, storage time, etc.) to the time when value is being added. Failing to consider and apply these lean principles will result in less than optimal results. Applying the tools without an end-to-end plan will lead to point improvements that impact only parts of Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

wip make to order operation  reduced inventory and work-in-process (WIP), and higher quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by high volume, repetitive manufacturers. Nonetheless, relative to Read More
Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

wip make to order operation  monitor work in process (WIP); integration layer , which, logically, links an organization''s diverse business applications; and user interface (UI), which enables people to interact with the process engine. There is an ingrained belief that BPM is the enabler of agility; flexibility; increased competitiveness; compliance; actionable information sharing and collaboration; and workflow execution. To satisfy these assumptions, BPM software should be event-driven, since it is triggered by internal and Read More
How to Use Projects to Master Asset Management
IFS co-founder Ulf Stern and senior advisor Anders Wilhelmsson discuss how project management functionality that is tightly integrated with enterprise asset

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The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About LMS But Were Afraid to Ask-Well Maybe Not Everything!
Today, if a company wants to retain its employees, it must take great strides to make their jobs more rewarding. To give their employees the learning experience

wip make to order operation  You Ever Wanted to Know About LMS But Were Afraid to Ask-Well Maybe Not Everything! As the 1977 Trooper song says We''re here for a good time, not a long time , and while the song was referring to living rather than working, the latter part of the lyric certainly holds true for today''s workforce. People just don''t stay at one job for very long anymore. For many organizations, gone are the days of simply hiring an employee, giving them a half decent salary with a few perks, and hoping like hell Read More
5 Ways to Improve Outbound Sales Performance: Best Practices to Increase Your Pipeline
There’s a quality-based prospecting approach that is gaining traction among sales professionals these days. It’s not about finding someone willing to listen to

wip make to order operation  salesforce.com, sales performance, sales prospecting, quality sales, sales strategy Read More
Hosted Unified Communications: What You Need to Know to Determine if it is Right for Your Organization
A true unified communications (UC) solution, integrated with hosted voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone service helps improve fluidity of office

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Five Steps to Better Sales Performance: How to Coach Your Sales Team to Higher Performance
A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This

wip make to order operation  sales performance management,sales performance behavior,driving sales performance,Salesforce.com Read More
Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company
Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud

wip make to order operation  com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software powerhouse. Whether one likes salesforce.com CEO Read More
Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact
With Best having already captured a lion''s share of the market estimated to consist of several millions of small enterprises or ~$14 billion in revenue

wip make to order operation  Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact At the beginning of June, somewhat coinciding with the onset of PeopleSoft/J.D. Edwards and Oracle drama bloodshed (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), Best Software, Inc. , one of the leading incumbent providers of integrated accounting, business management, HR/payroll and fixed asset solutions for small and mid-sized companies in North America, Read More
SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA. SAP has

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