Ken Noll, senior manufacturing industry consultant at worldwide software provider Cincom Systems, is a featured speaker at The Configuration Workgroup’s annual conference at Marco Island, Florida on October 9, 2007. The Configuration Workgroup (CWG) is an international user group of SAP® customers and partners, focused on the topic of product configuration.
Ken Noll’s presentation, “Best Practices in Build-to-Order Manufacturing: An Analysis of Strategic Initiatives in Mass Customization,” will unveil the results of surveys Cincom has conducted over the past 12 months aimed at better understanding the challenges and strategies being adopted by build-to-order manufacturers. Specifically, the presentation focuses on best practices in front-office, build-to-order manufacturing and how to best integrate sales, engineering, and IT strategies.
Ken Noll will address questions such as:
• What are the prevailing issues and challenges companies must deal with when implementing a build-to-order business model? How are they addressing these in the area of sales, engineering, and information technology?
• Are companies measuring the correct business metrics to demonstrate the economic benefit for build-to-order?
• How are companies prioritizing the initiatives of mass customization compared to other projects like lean and Six Sigma?
The Configuration Workgroup’s annual conference takes place on October 8-10, 2007.
Cincom’s manufacturing solutions help complex manufacturers dramatically streamline the quote-to-order and build-to-order process by automating complex, expert-dependent processes including: sales, pricing, quoting, design validation, and product configuration.
Ken Noll is a senior business consultant for Cincom Systems, and has wide experience in lean manufacturing, theory of constraints, set-up reduction, information technology, and cellular manufacturing.
About Cincom Systems
Cincom (cincom.com) delivers and supports innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, we have empowered thousands of clients worldwide to transform their businesses and outperform the competition by providing ways to increase revenue, control cost, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI. For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only).
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