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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

5s continuous improvement  Is Lean Production? | 5S Lean | Accounting Of Lean Production | Advanced Lean Manufacturing | Analysis Of Lean Production | Basics Lean Manufacturing | Become Lean | Benefits Of Lean Production | Continuous Improvement | Cost Accounting Of Lean Production | Define Lean | Definition Of Lean Manufacturing | Developing And Scheduling Lean Production | Getting Lean | Implement Lean Production | Implementing Lean Manufacturing | Improving Production With Lean Thinking | Information Lean Manufacturing | Read More...
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Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

5s continuous improvement  Cell Manufacturing 75% 8% 5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) 75% 19% Kanban 73% 7% Value Stream Mapping 68% 4% Kaizen (continuous improvement teams) 67% 13% Source: AberdeenGroup, March 2006 Education Lean Methodology Most companies embarking on Lean have committed to some degree of formalized education. Smaller organizations hire external trainers and consultants to host workshops, others manage train the trainer programs to promulgate Lean concepts; and best-inclass have more formal Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

5s continuous improvement  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
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

5s continuous improvement  tools it used were 5S, to keep things in order; 5 Whys, to ensure ease of use; Kanban, to provide a visual representation of progress in the work cycle; Hansei, to enable reflection upon errors and correction of them; Genshi Genbushu, to allow seeing the work to spark ideas on how to improve; and Kaizen, to review four-hour progressive manufacturing tasks to eliminate waste. Slagowski notes, We used Infor EAM features such as KPI (key performance indicator) inboxes and reports to see our hours worked Read More...
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

5s continuous improvement  Process | Lean Manufacturing 5S | Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma | Lean Manufacturing Benefits | Lean Manufacturing Solution | Lean Manufacturing Value | Lean Manufacturing Continuous Improvement | Lean Manufacturing Operations | about Lean Manufacturing | Lean Manufacturing Model | Lean Practices to Produce Green | Latest Green Manufacturing | Lean Manufacturing Guide | Lean Production and Lean Manufacturing | Use Lean Manufacturing Principles | Lean Movement | Lean Green Manufacturing Real Solutions | Read More...
e-PLM
NGC@s e-PLM is a Web-based solution for line planning, style spec development, costing, and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) compliance. It

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Case Study: Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping
A supplier to the automotive industry, Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping (GRS&S) implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make

5s continuous improvement  Study: Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping A supplier to the automotive industry, Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping (GRS&S) implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make incremental improvements in quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale. With over 8,000 employee-generated ideas now implemented, the company has saved over $1.2 million. Learn how improvements in GRS&S’s manufacturing processes reduce waste and improve the bottom line. Read More...
PowerTrieve, A LEAP For CRM?
Although CRM applications, Portals, and Contact Centers are contributing to the improvement of customer relationships and the effectiveness of employees; in

5s continuous improvement  A LEAP For CRM? Event Summary Although CRM applications, Portals, and Contact Centers are contributing to the improvement of customer relationships and the effectiveness of employees; in many cases they remain convoluted to users whether they are customers or company employees. Some software solution vendors have developed a noteworthy approach to alleviate those complexities using natural language recognition or LEAP (Language Enabled Application Platform). We met with one of them at the Micro Read More...
Customer Relationship Management Strategies Part Three: Achieving and Maintaining the Competitive Edge
Developing the competitive edge involves information gathering and communicating. Using a continuous feedback loop that incorporates sales, service, and

5s continuous improvement  Relationship Management Strategies Part Three: Achieving and Maintaining the Competitive Edge Achieving and Maintaining Competitive Advantage Once you have decided to modify your approach towards customer interactions, you will once again have to take a step back and look at your company from a market perspective. In this section we will discuss strategies on how to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. If your company has been in business for any significant amount of time, you know who Read More...
Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

5s continuous improvement  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their Read More...
Are Retailers Rational Players Stuck in an Irrational Game? Changing the High-stakes Game of Retail Technology
Continuous change in the retail industry is limiting retailers’ ability to plan, forecast, price, and replenish. Thus, many retailers are facing a dilemma: they

5s continuous improvement  Retailers Rational Players Stuck in an Irrational Game? Changing the High-stakes Game of Retail Technology Continuous change in the retail industry is limiting retailers’ ability to plan, forecast, price, and replenish. Thus, many retailers are facing a dilemma: they need new retail technology to adapt their processes and respond more rapidly to changing markets, but they can’t afford the up-front expenditure or lengthy implementation. But advances in new software-as-a-service (SaaS) retail Read More...
Case Study: Electronics Manufacturer Doubles Production and Market Share, Drives 20 Percent Efficiency Improvement
ARCA is one of the largest manufacturers and systems integrators of cash-handling devices in the world. ARCA’s management team searched for a new ERP solution

5s continuous improvement  integrated ERP solution,integrated ERP system,integrated ERP,manufacturing resource planning,Plex Systems,Plex Online,ARCA Read More...
Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology
Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the

5s continuous improvement  financial forecasting,accurate financial forecasting,accurate financial forecasts,rolling forecasts,implementing rolling forecasts,better financial forecasting,IDG Research Services Read More...
Continuous Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits
To improve supply chain operations with a fresh look and new ideas, Harris Tea worked with a consulting firm, Supply Chain Consultants. The objective was to

5s continuous improvement  Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits Introduction Continuous improvement is a phrase suggesting that a process or product gets better as knowledge and experience accumulates over time. At Harris Tea , continuous improvement includes investing in application software. Already blessed with a strong technology backbone, Harris sought further improvements. To get a fresh look and new ideas, it turned to an outside consultant. Within the process of consultation, Read More...

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