This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
"Lean" is defined as a process to improve manufacturing and service operations, reduce waste, improve quality and drive down cost. While many packaging companies have embraced a number of Lean Manufacturing concepts, many have yet to fully realize the benefits of a fully-integrated Lean environment. Leveraging an ERP system that embraces "Lean" principles and incorporates industry specific best practices can facilitate and support the process. In this white paper, learn how lean manufacturing can apply to printing and packaging, and how an ERP system fits into the process.
This white paper outlines ways that technology can help manufacturers meet these challenges, increase operational efficiency, and step ahead of competitors with more proactive planning, greater shared visibility, and more agile and more profitable responses to change.
For companies that make complex, configurable products, lean manufacturing principles have become an integral part of their day-to-day operations. No surprise there. Over the past 30 years, lean has helped these companies streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes to eliminate waste and create important business benefits.
The 2010 Top 20 ERP Vendor Report reveals: The Top 20 ERP software providers you should consider; Highlights of each vendor's strengths in accounting, manufacturing, supply chain management, and more; Vendor background and contact information to get you started; How the right ERP software can simplify processes and reduce production costs.
For many years small to midsize manufacturers and ERP software providers struggled with the notion that full system implementations included more complexity, not to mention cost, than could be incurred by organizations with limited resources. Fortunately, drastic improvements in price performance, enhancements to underlying technologies and introduction of new forms of delivery have made ERP solutions viable and affordable to manufacturing companies of all sizes.
In this white paper we do not make specific recommendations for manufacturers to follow; rather, we present suggestions for competing effectively in a fast-paced industry. From adopting lean manufacturing practices to strengthening bidding and quoting processes, opportunities exist for companies to grow and thrive despite relentless cost pressures.
This white paper report describes an innovative, simple and effective approach to Lean Manufacturing. Simplified Market Pull (SMP) includes a 'pull' scheduling mechanism with appropriate controls and buffers that supports dramatic reductions in production lead-time and work-in-process inventory while freeing up available capacity and improving on-time performance and reliability.
In today's global manufacturing environment where customers are requiring manufacturers to do more and more with less and less, Lean manufacturing is emerging as a mantra; something that has implications for the entire product value stream and moves well beyond the Just-In-Time (JIT) method of parts stocking.
Today’s supply chain is, of course, the primary processing mechanism of every manufacturing company. But it’s more than that: Its multifaceted, multicompany, multinational structure makes it the most complex management challenge found in any enterprise. Supply chain management no longer means just making sure that the right resources and the right materials move to the right place at the right time.
As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
• Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
• Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
• Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
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