DEFINITION: Japanese term for a gradual approach to ever higher standards in quality enhancement and waste reduction, through small but continual improvements involving everyone from the chief executive to the lowest level workers.
LEAN Manufacturing is a powerful approach used by manufacturing companies to drastically improve manufacturing processes. In the business world, it is appropriate to ask how LEAN and ERP interact - if at all. This white paper clarifies the situations where ERP supports LEAN, the benefits of this support and why it only applies to some situations.
The promise of BPM is to make business more efficient and deliver that ever elusive continuous improvement. This is a challenge for all businesses. The key question remains, “How can I know what needs to be improved?” This paper will shed light on how to continuously improve business processes in order to stay competitive.
Continuous improvement, improving processes and increasing efficiencies are important when the economy heads south. Although the current economic situation is improving, many organizations are opting to keep operational expenses on a tight leash. View this paper to learn how to Increase productivity and reduce costs across the enterprise.
This paper highlights the key role that SAP users play in enabling their organizations to improve processes, and discusses how their expertise is lost in some of the traditional approaches companies use to try to improve processes. Learn an alternative “user-centric” approach that will enable companies to measurably improve their processes.
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