Effective forecasting, planning, and scheduling is fundamental to productivity-and ERP is a fundamental way to achieve it. Properly implementing ERP will give you a competitive advantage and help you run your business more effectively, efficiently, and responsively. This guide is structured to support all the people involved in ERP implementation-from the CEO and others in the executive suite to the people doing the detailed implementation work in sales, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, finance, and elsewhere.
This book is not primarily about computers and software. Rather, its focus is on people-and how to provide them with superior decision-making processes for customer order fulfillment, supply chain management, financial planning, e-commerce, asset management, and more. This comprehensive guide can be used as a selective reference for those, like top management, who need only specific pieces of information, or as a virtual checklist for those who can use detailed guidance every step of the way.
-- Dave Parrish, Industry Marketing Manager, J.D. Edwards
This proven, easy-to-understand “how to” manual gives you the progressive steps to factory transformation to Lean without the aid of a consultant. It provides a toolbox of techniques for problem solving, continuous improvement, and for operating a Lean manufacturing facility on a day-to-day basis after the initial line design is completed. The book also features Kanban strategies for managing inventory including Single-Card and Multiple-Card Kanban Systems.
Competitive pressures often cause a reduction in prices, in spite of continually rising costs. A decrease in prices paired with increased costs quickly eliminates any profitability and threatens your company's ability to survive. This book shows you how you can reduce costs through the elimination of waste caused by poor communication and coordination throughout a company as well as between the company, its suppliers, and its customers.
The author explains Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in non-technical terms, describing how an ERP system can fully integrate all functions in your manufacturing organization. He demonstrates the system's capability to increase efficiency and profitability - and to delight the customer - as well as its current deficiencies.
In addition to his thorough coverage of ERP, the author introduces Total Enterprise Integration (TEI), the process of integrating all the information required to fully support a manufacturing company. TEI represents a logical extension of complete information integration throughout a manufacturing enterprise and into the supply chain. This new concept shows you how the intelligent use of work flow allows responsibility to go to the most appropriate front-line decision makers while maintaining proper budgetary and operational controls.
The power of TEI is in the integration of communication across the entire manufacturing company, and out through the supply chain to customers and suppliers. Enterprise Resource Planning and Beyond: Integrating Your Entire Organization focuses on what a fully integrated system can do for you.
Basics of Supply Chain Managementcovers all modules of a core supply chain management course, including: Transformation process Forecasting and managing demand Planning and production scheduling Inventory management Purchasing management Distribution management Global supply chain issues
Authored by a practitioner with the highest level of industrial experience and recognition, this book presents each concept fully and in an accessible manner. To aid understanding, it includes many practice problems, self-study test questions, and case studies. The case studies of 20 different companies can be used to teach graduate courses in supply chain management using the case method.
National as well as global demand for supply chain management experts has been growing exponentially. Therefore, learning supply chain management can lead to a very rewarding professional career path. This book gives you the information you need to get started on that path.
--Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
In a world where customer demand is rewriting the rules of manufacturing success, yesterday's best practices may actually hinder companies more than help them. The Quantum Leap: Next Generation documents the forces shaping today's demad-driven markets and equips organizations with the knowledge and insight to navigate the transition to Demand Flow Technology (DFT) - a unique combination of innovative management philosophy, revolutionary manufacturing practices, and flexible employees.
The first edition of The Quantum Leap - and its French, German, Italian and Spanish translations - played a key role in some of the most dramatic manufacturing success stories of the past decade. This update of John R. Costanza’s original worldwide bestseller examines the impact and implications of recent industry trends, new technologies, and emerging business practices on manufacturing practices. But the focus remains the same: how to build sustainable competitive advantage by responding to customer demand in real time, every day. To remain competitive in today’s dynamic global economy, companies must become demand-driven. This comprehensive desk reference provides a proven mathematically based roadmap for implementing DFT.
--Supplies the decision-making tools for determining whether the transformation to a Lean operating system is a good solution for an organization compared with their current system or alternative strategies
--Provides a series of objective, scientific and mathematically modeled practical techniques presented in chronological order so that a Lean transformation can be implemented throughout an enterprise and its supply chains using good project management practices without the aid of a consultant
--Explains why many organizations are achieving only modest results from their Lean efforts and what they need to do to achieve truly great ones
Written by a quality consultant with over 20 years experience in precisely these fields, including work with the US Defense Department, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, and many other leading companies, this book provides an easily digestible toolbox of solutions to quality and management problems for every engineer, manager and even student looking for those answers for the medium to high-technology sector manufacturing company. This is a highly practical book which includes all the major topics in quality as well as case studies from relevant real-world situations yet without the need to wade through reams of reference materials and international standards verbiage. If you need to get to the bottom of problems like these, you need this book.
Targetted at the Technology company engineer and quality manager
Highly illustrated, comprehensive subject coverage
Practical examples and case studies used throughout