Beyond the Basics: How to Stay Lean and Leverage More

Beyond the Basics: How to Stay Lean and Leverage More
  • Written By:
  • Published On: December 2008
  • (Originally Published On:) )
 
comments powered by Disqus


Featured publications:

Lean Manufacturing

In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Change on the Horizon: How to Prepare for Uncertainty in a Shifting Global Economy

The global economy, fueled by the Internet and other technology, offers a myriad of opportunities to evolve and grow for companies that have the agility and ingenuity to leverage the uncertainty inherent in ever-changing conditions. But of course there are challenges: you have more competitors, and trends are moving very swiftly. This white paper offers advice to CEOs for navigating risk and reward in today’s unpredictable global business landscape.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Real-time BPM Benefits Operational Execution

As business performance management (BPM) and corporate performance management (CPM) extend beyond finance to line-of-business managers and operational decision makers, it meets face-to-face with the urgency to support more real-time scenario modeling and decision making. Learn how fast, scalable performance management solutions are key to enabling real-time operational responses to actual results.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

You may also be interested in these related documents:

Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.

Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset management (EAM) system would involve monumental change for employees. Heinz choose a Web-based system to help it gain better visibility into processes and work towards more progressive lean manufacturing and lean maintenance practices for greater efficiency. Learn more.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment

Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply chain. Data must also be available to other application modules within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. An inventory optimization solution allows companies to effectively fulfill demand and identify how to gain additional profits from their inventories.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

The Next R(E)volution of Lean

By seeing a business as a "value system" for customers, companies can shift lean strategic priorities towards growth-oriented targets instead of cost-cutting. Instead of squeezing additional margins to boost the bottom line, lean philosophy can increase demand response and sales, while maintaining and lowering cost per unit—thus enabling lower prices, a competitive edge, and more business.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain

When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.
  • Written By:
  • Published On: