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Agile Information Systems: Conceptualization, Construction, and Management
The book "Agile Information Systems" unveils how modern companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Academic experts, researchers, and practitioners discuss the concept of agile information systems, the importance of the context of agility, and organizational management issues in the context of agile information systems.
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Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money
Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe that's because the cost of data quality is hidden. That cost can be huge.
: Data Quality Means A Waste of Money Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money Olin Thompson - September 23, 2003 Read Comments What Is Data Quality? When reality and the data in your system do not agree, you have a data quality problem. The system says you have 10,000 cases but you actually have 9,850. A customer s ship-to address is out of date. You have the same piece of information in two places in two applications or even two systems, but they do not agree. Many things can cause data quality problems.
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 work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.
: Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste P.J. Jakovljevic - February 14, 2006 Read Comments Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
You're a step ahead with TEC's 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 is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.
: results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line. TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Asset Management (Financial), Asset Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Regulatory and Compliance, Product Lifecycle Management (PL
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Minimize waste and maximize profits: Willamette Valley
Lean manufacturing, which focuses on eliminating waste in the production process, has been called the production system of the twenty-first century. Learn how IFS’ lean manufacturing solution gives you the technology platform you need to make your lean initiative a success—and your business more profitable.
: Minimize waste and maximize profits: Willamette Valley Minimize waste and maximize profits: Willamette Valley Source: IFS Document Type: Case Study Description: Lean manufacturing, which focuses on eliminating waste in the production process, has been called the production system of the twenty-first century. Learn how IFS’ lean manufacturing solution gives you the technology platform you need to make your lean initiative a success—and your business more profitable. Minimize waste and maximize profits:
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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Lean Supply Chain. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. 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 focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.
: are essential to eliminating waste and improving cash flow. World-class manufacturers typically maintain low inventory levels, and accomplish this through the use of technology and a finely tuned inventory replenishment system. Fast, effective communication, within the organization and with trading partners, is a required complement to an efficient inventory replenishment system. Electronic communication now makes near real-time connectivity possible at every level of the supply chain. When flexibility an
5/25/2005 10:37:00 AM
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 bringing lean to their front-office operations. Here are a few tips on lean office operations.
: to lose to unmitigated waste in the front office. These companies perform extensive project-related work before a project gets to the shop floor or into the field for installation or construction, creating enormous potential for losses due to inefficient processes. And even once fabrication or installation begins, administrative and design activities are integral parts of the product or project delivery process. So in these firms, the line between the front office and the shop floor is decidedly blurred.
The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.
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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver s MDM CapabilitiesPart Three: Market Impact
As business applications' scope continues to expand, so does a propagation of data sources across the businesses and IT systems. Achieving consistent understanding of this scattered data has become a major hurdle to improved business processes, with redundancy, waste and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result.
: business processes, with redundancy, waste, and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result. As a matter of fact, one of the more exciting products preceding SAP NetWeaver s MDM component was the Collaborative Master Data Management ( CMDM ), which introduced the notion of cleansing all of the data in many dispersed systems of record. This meant not only having one unified copy of the customer, supplier, employee, or item master (rather than as many as dozens thereof), but also understanding the
Global Asset Sustainability: Breakthrough Lean Best Practice Counters Rising Energy Costs
Global Asset Sustainability: Breakthrough Lean Best Practice Counters Rising Energy Costs. Read White Papers or Case Studies Related To Asset Sustainability Leading companies are reducing energy consumption and costs as a top-priority initiative—with benefits ranging from more efficient operations to increased shareholder value, improved environmental conditions, and new market opportunities. A global asset sustainability approach will give you opportunities to further lower costs while ensuring reliable operations in all your properties, plants, and equipment. Learn how.
: lean approach of reducing waste in all its forms (e.g., inventory, downtime, and non-value-adding paperwork) has lowered costs and increased profitability, but today that s no longer enough, given the economic and environmental uncertainty of energy. As a result, evolving lean best practices now include monitoring and managing the energy consumption of assets. Companies that establish a strategy and global approach incorporating this new practice can not only deliver superior shareholder value, but also e
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Today's cost conscious automotive environment requires that information technology (IT) projects be implemented rapidly, be delivered on time and on budget, and meet or exceed expected return on investment (ROI) projections. Learn how Cascade Engineering increased its efficiency and eliminated waste in virtually every aspect of its business, and saw cost savings of $500,000 per year as a result of business process improvement.
: its efficiency and eliminated waste in virtually every aspect of its business, and saw cost savings of $500,000 per year as a result of business process improvement. Cascade Engineering style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) Related Industries: Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Information Related Keywords: case, QAD, Cascade, automative, inventory Source:
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Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing. Get Case Studies and Other Software to Use In Your Self-assessment for 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 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.
: times, improve quality, reduce waste and improve the bottom line. Transitioning to Lean Covers the typical steps that companies go through when transitioning from a discrete to a Lean environment and how Oracle s mixed mode manufacturing capabilities can ease the transition. The following functions from Oracle Flow Manufacturing suite are highlighted: Graphical Kanban Workbench combines kanban setup, kanban planning, pull sequence definition, and planning simulation all in one graphical interface. Line
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