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Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

lean manufacturers  the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on satisfying customers while removing waste and unnecessary costs from their organizations. And they need to do so faster and better than their competitors. This white paper highlights how companies are doing just that by relying on strategic lean Read More

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The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

lean manufacturers  small steps in their Lean programs, these manufacturers are setting their sights on reducing cost, driving down inventory, and sustaining a culture of Lean throughout the enterprise. But success is being found by those Best in Class consumer products manufacturers that go the next step by tying their Lean objectives into business opportunities, and by measuring the impact of the Lean program. These companies are placing more emphasis on monitoring the metrics that are tied with success, including 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

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9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers
I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean

lean manufacturers  to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean manufacturing tools, and ignore other lean principles Read More
Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

lean manufacturers  programs designed to extend lean front-office practices into the vendor base are critical, just as major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will work with their fabrication suppliers to educate them in lean disciplines. With the right enterprise software and portal-based technology, it might be possible to automate the lean practices of front-office vendors. Lean workflows can route materials to personnel across company lines, allowing seamless collaboration between in-house and outsourced planners, Read More
Growth and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers
Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies@yet they lack the resources to exploit

lean manufacturers  and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges. Read More
What Could Process Manufacturers Do Better in PLM?
Part 1 of my recent blog series, Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set, established that the product lifecycle

lean manufacturers  protection, six sigma and lean PLM, and product configurators. It is likely that by then OakBarel (and perhaps even some other brand new software companies) will have many more GA modules. Your views, comments, opinions, experiences, etc. about the abovementioned process PLM issues and solutions are welcome in the meantime. Read More
Seven Must-have ERP Features for Food Manufacturers
Food manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. To meet record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements, they must be able to track every single

lean manufacturers  Must-have ERP Features for Food Manufacturers Food manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. To meet record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements, they must be able to track every single ingredient in their products—from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping—to the exact customer location. Discover how enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions help, and learn the seven features a food manufacturer must have in its ERP solution. Read More
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide
It's easy to find outsimply download TEC's lean and green manufacturing buyer's guide.

lean manufacturers  in the world of lean and green manufacturing? It's easy to find out—simply download TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide . Here you'll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You'll also get a buyer's guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can be a more profitable way to run your business. The Read More
ERP Implementation Best Practices: Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model
In this tough economic climate, manufacturers worldwide are reevaluating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and looking to implement ERP systems

lean manufacturers  Implementation Best Practices: Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model In this tough economic climate, manufacturers worldwide are reevaluating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance. This paper highlights the five advantages of on-demand ERP systems, commonly referred to as software as a service (SaaS). Find out how manufacturers can benefit from the leading SaaS-based ERP system. Read More
Do More with Less: The Five Strategies Used by Successful SMB Manufacturers
A common issue for small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers is how to increase revenue and grow their businesses without significantly adding staff

lean manufacturers  business processes. By applying Lean manufacturing principles, manufacturers can greatly simplify and streamline their operations. The end result is an ability to deliver more orders with less effort and resources. At its most basic, Lean is a focus on greater operational efficiency, the elimination of waste throughout the organization, and continuous improvement. Some of the benefits include: Reduced lead times Improved delivery performance Increased sales revenue Lower operating costs and increased Read More
Supplier Portals for Manufacturers a Win-Win Scenario
A 24/7 online supplier portal allows small and midsized manufacturers to communicate efficiently with suppliers and track deliveries without the e...

lean manufacturers  Portals for Manufacturers a Win-Win Scenario Why have supplier portals become an indispensable business tool for manufacturers? A 24/7 online supplier portal allows small and midsized manufacturers to communicate efficiently with suppliers and track deliveries—without the expense and overhead of electronic data interchange (EDI)-compliant systems. As an attractive, low-cost alternative to EDI, a supplier portal allows you to enter, track, monitor, and fulfill orders via the Internet manage Read More
How Project Management Can Help Manufacturers
Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management

lean manufacturers  Project Management Can Help Manufacturers Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management and project management: The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric and Weather the Recession with Project ERP . I agree with the respective authors that the project-driven management approach can help companies improve their businesses in any kind of economic situation, whether during a Read More
Top Software for Chemical Manufacturers
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lean manufacturers  Software for Chemical Manufacturers Comparing software solutions for chemical manufacturing companies can be difficult and time-consuming—but at TEC we make it quick and easy In just seconds, you can get free side-by-side software comparison reports. Choose from all the leading vendors—including Infor, IFS, Microsoft, TGI, Pronto Software, IQMS, ProcessPro Software, SAP, FactoryMaster, Sage, Lawson Software, Epicor, Bluebee Software, VAI, Distribution One, Exact, NetSuite, Oracle—and many more. Read More
Essential Guide to ERP for Process Manufacturers
Whether you’re in the process of re-evaluating your existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) application or planning to install your first packaged system

lean manufacturers  Guide to ERP for Process Manufacturers Whether you’re in the process of re-evaluating your existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) application or planning to install your first packaged system, your success depends on identifying ERP applications that have a strong process manufacturing foundation and can support your unique requirements with minimum customization. This guide links the unique operations of process manufacturing with ERP capabilities. Read More

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