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110610_Operational_Excellence - Executive Brief: The Rules...

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1 © 2009 Apriso, Inc. All rights reserved. For permission to reproduce or distribute this report or any content, please contact Apriso. Executive Brief: The Rules of the Road to Manufacturing Operational Excellence April, 2009
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2 © 2009 Apriso, Inc. All rights reserved. For permission to reproduce or distribute this report or any content, please contact Apriso. Executive Summary In times of economic turbulence, shrinking budgets and ever demanding customers, manufacturers are increasing their focus on the bottom line. This scrutiny is leading to re- newed attention on manufacturing, where the most significant assets (plant and equipment) and costs are. Your company’s success is increasingly tied to improving manufacturing performance, and improving it quickly. Market research suggests a good place to start is to implement or upgrade the systems that manage manufacturing operations management. Industry Directions indicates Best-in-Class manufacturers using a system to manage manufacturing operations are four times more profitable. 1 This executive brief presents the “Rules of the Road” that can help you cut costs, increase cash flow and become more responsive to changing market conditions. Each of these “rules” can be accomplished with the implementa- tion of an IT system for manufacturing operations excellence, commonly re- ferred to as a Manufacturing Operations Management, or “MOM” system. This IT investment can be accomplished in phases to bring a quick return on investment, putting you in the fast lane for improved manufacturing operational excellence. 1 “The MES Performance Advantage: Best of the Best Plants Use MES”, by Julie Frasier, Industry Directions, 2004 Results achieved when Best-in-Class manufac- turers implement a MOM platform: AberdeenGroup: When compared to their peers, Best- in-Class manufacturers realize 42% better operating margins, are twice as likely to have implemented MOM, have deployed MOM across 70% more of their manufacturing facilities, and have 50% lower IT costs. (Source: “A Platform Approach to MOM”, Matthew Littlefield & Mehul Shah, AberdeenGroup, March 2009.)
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Executive Brief: The Rules of the Road to Manufacturing Operational Excellence 3 © 2009 Apriso, Inc. All rights reserved. For permission to reproduce or distribute this report or any content, please contact Apriso. Table of Contents Executive Summary . ......................................................................... 2 Enhance Asset Utilization and Efficiency . ...................................... 4 Flexibility Improves Efficiency . ........................................................................... 4 Platform for Continuous Improvement . .............................................................. 4 Synchronize Material with Production . ........................................... 5 Enhance Lean Initiatives Globally . ..................................................................... 5 Just-In-Time, Sequenced Operations . ............................................................... 5
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