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Most manufacturing organizations today understand the value of lean and seek to implement its practices in their enterprises. Focusing on delivering value for customers ensures that the organization is dedicated to minimizing waste and maximizing resources. Manufacturers have become more efficient by leveraging lean, and they continue to focus their organization on lean practices to ensure competitiveness.
Similarly, Software as a Service (SaaS) or "the cloud" is providing new efficiency gains for manufacturers. By allowing manufacturers to focus on their core competencies rather than commoditized IT, the next phase of lean has begun. New cloud-based systems are allowing manufacturers to quickly optimize their workflows in order to more easily adopt lean principles within their organizations. The cloud has begun to improve productivity and freed resources which can be better utilized on business development or delivering end-user value.
Attend this IndustryWeek-hosted webinar featuring analyst Cindy Jutras; Gerry Wall, COO of True North Avionics; and Ranga Bodla of NetSuite. These presenters will discuss how manufacturers' understanding and willingness to consider the cloud has changed dramatically in the last few years. In this exclusive webinar, you’ll hear some of Jutras' latest research into SaaS understanding, as well as insights from True North Avionics about why the cloud is transforming their manufacturing enterprise. You'll learn how the cloud helps enable lean methodologies through kanban-style electronic signaling; real-time WIP tracking and reduction; and easy access to the metrics that matter most.
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Cindy Jutras is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing over 35 years of corporate experience and specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and business performance management, Jutras has spent the past 6 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology.
Prior to founding Mint Jutras, Jutras was Vice President, Research Fellow and Group Director for the Aberdeen Group.
Before joining the research and analyst community, Jutras spent 30 years primarily with enterprise application software companies, where she held a diversity of positions in marketing and sales, software design and development, project, product and general management.
Jutras has traveled the world speaking at executive conferences on her original supply chain concept, Virtually Vertical Manufacturing. She is the author of the book ERP Optimization as well as numerous magazine articles and has published hundreds of benchmarks and other research reports.
She holds a Masters of Applied Science from Boston University and graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Merrimack College in mathematics, with concentration in physics and computer science.
True North Avionics
Gerry Wall has more than 35 years of aerospace and avionics experience, including service with the Royal Air Force, the UK Cabinet Office and his own aerospace consulting company. He also spent 10 years with Mxi Technologies, where he was the VP of service delivery. Wall holds a BSc with honours in Aerodynamics from the City University, London, England; an MBA from Durham University, England; and an MA in Defence Procurement from King’s College, London. He is a Project Management Professional, a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Engineering Technology.
Director of Industry Marketing
Ranga Bodla, Director of Industry Marketing with a focus on wholesale distribution and manufacturing, brings to NetSuite more than 15 years of combined product management and marketing experience, with expertise in the software technology industry. In his current role, Bodla is charged with driving the marketing strategy and programs targeting manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies. Prior to joining NetSuite, Bodla led a global team focused on the successful go-to-market of SAP’s Governance Risk and Compliance Solutions. Prior to his role at SAP, Bodla led Product Management and Marketing at Pilot Software (acquired by SAP). He has also held product roles at Hyperion Solutions and IBM-WebSphere, where he was instrumental in the launch of a number of new analytics applications. Bodla received a BS in Engineering from Trinity University in San Antonio.
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