July 23, 2010

BOM Management Strategies: Four Recommendations for Better Excel BOMs

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We recently posted a new article on our website that has a number of useful suggestions for companies that use Excel to manage their bills of materials (BOMs). Following these recommendations will set you up for a faster, smoother and...

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A recent article in the New York Times touts the improvements that hospitals and health systems have made by incorporating some of the classic operations management strategies used in manufacturing facilities and on factory floors. While some healthcare providers are concerned with the emphasis on operations in healthcare, a...

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Whether your purview is operations, supply chain management, new product development/new product introduction or executive management, you’ll find information you can use in these two well-established—and newly free—resources. APICS, the Association of Operations Management, has made its APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework available to the...

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If you’re facing a tough design challenge you may want to look to nature to see how millions of years of evolution have addressed a similar problem. Biomimicry (which Marc mentioned in a blog post about tools to help design more environmentally responsible products) is the mimicking...

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