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Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

7 lean wastes clip art  published - June 25, 2007 It would be hard to find a successful manufacturer anywhere in the world that is not using some elements of lean manufacturing to streamline its operation. Some companies have formal lean programs, employing individuals with black belts in Six Sigma (a system of practices for measuring defects and improving quality, and a methodology to reduce defect levels, with Black Belts being the professionals who can explain these philosophies and principles to companies), and other Read More...
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LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

7 lean wastes clip art  Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. Read More...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

7 lean wastes clip art  Microsoft Dynamics AX (Hamilton, 2007) and in the following excerpts: Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments and Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments . The description of lean manufacturing functionality uses system-specific terminology for functions, window titles, and field labels as much as possible. However, alternative phrasing or synonyms are sometimes used to clarify meaning and ensure understanding. It is assumed the reader has some familiarity with the lean Read More...
Achieving Lean Success-A Holistic Approach
A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both

7 lean wastes clip art  Lean Success-A Holistic Approach A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative. Read More...
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

7 lean wastes clip art  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. Read More...
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

7 lean wastes clip art  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More...
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

7 lean wastes clip art  vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Still, while some tout that flow manufacturing principles can be implemented successfully, regardless of the industry, type of manufacturing environment, or product volumes, the concept has not been everything to all people so far. It is still challenging or even unsuitable to use in a jobbing shop producing highly configure-to-order (CTO) or engineer-to-order (ETO) products with high Read More...
The Art of Learning
There was a time when school was the place for learning. Thirty-five years ago—when I was a young girl—children went to schools where the curriculum included

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Five Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean is not an overnight quick-fix; it is an unending commitment. As lean thinking has evolved and the concepts broadened, lean advocates have come to recognize

7 lean wastes clip art  Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean Lean is not an overnight quick-fix; it is an unending commitment. As lean thinking has evolved and the concepts broadened, lean advocates have come to recognize that enterprise resource planning (ERP) and lean work together very well. In this paper, read about how five lean principles are supported and enhanced by comprehensive information control and the management tools that one end-to-end enterprise software suite delivers. Read More...
IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support

7 lean wastes clip art  DB2 Universal Database Version 7 IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 M. Reed and A. Turner -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In the April announcement IBM stated that this reinforced its commitment to data management leadership and introduced DB2 Universal Database Version 7 - the most powerful solution of its kind in the industry, and, in most cases, at a third the price of Oracle. IBM continues to invest in new hiring programs, product development, and marketing campaigns with the Read More...
Pluto 7
Pluto 7 helps companies institutionalize data-driven decision making and harness Big Data using predictive and social analytics.

7 lean wastes clip art  7 Pluto 7 helps companies institutionalize data-driven decision making and harness Big Data using predictive and social analytics. Read More...
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

7 lean wastes clip art  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 and often global programs. Identification of Improvement Opportunities Kaizen Read More...
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

7 lean wastes clip art  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

7 lean wastes clip art  the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...
Lean Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence
Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small

7 lean wastes clip art  Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find out if your company is ready to make lean improvements, you need to ask key questions. Discover what they are, and how to start down the path to leaner Read More...

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