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

concepts of advanced lean system  is that these Lean concepts and tools are not highly complex, and can be easily learned by people of all levels of education and job responsibility. Lean tools include 5S, Value Stream Mapping, and concepts/terms like kaizens and kanbans. A search on the Internet or in the advertising section of almost any business magazine will identify hundreds of individuals and consulting firms who tout successful Lean facilitations or who offer education courses to help companies successfully implement Lean. The Read More...
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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

concepts of advanced lean system  Production System. These interconnected concepts describe a process in which waste is eliminated by reducing inventory holding costs and continuously improving to maintain production quality. Integrating and synchronizing the entire supply chain and manufacturing process are key goals of lean manufacturing. This requires a more efficient use of logistics, increased flexibility and reduced variability. The automotive industry as a whole is progressing toward an even more efficient model by striving to Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

concepts of advanced lean system  implementing the abovementioned VPC concepts based on pull systems such as kanbans, combined with the company’s ability to make every part every interval (EPEI) in cyclical schedules (period batch control). The next part of this series will analyze whether the lean concepts are the answer for every manufacturer. The findings and suggested solutions might surprise you (or not). In the meantime, please send us your comments, opinions, etc. We would certainly be interested in your experiences with these 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

concepts of advanced lean system  the misfit of ERP's concepts of planning and scheduling, which do not allow a manufacturer to use a demand forecast as the basis for a reliable materials purchasing plan. Conversely, flow-oriented manufacturing starts with the earlier-mentioned process called demand smoothing, which technique involves looking at a forecast over a certain period of time (anywhere from one week to several weeks) to determine how many products must be built each day to fill the total amount of orders expected over that Read More...
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

concepts of advanced lean system  drum-buffer-rope encapsulates the main concepts of DBR. The drum refers to the rate or pace of production set by the system's constraint. The buffers establish protection against uncertainty (e.g., machine breakdowns, material shortages, labor problems, etc.), so that the system can maximize throughput. The rope is a communication process from the constraint to the gating operation that checks or limits material released into the system to support the constraint (i.e., a sort of a pull system, which is Read More...
Are You on the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind?
Find out in the aberdeen white paper the impact of lean on consumer product manufacturers.

concepts of advanced lean system  You on the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind? While consumer goods manufacturers have been slow to go lean, the industry is finally catching up: 52 percent of consumer goods companies are committed to reducing manufacturing and supply chain costs and 48 percent are setting goals to implement continuous improvement programs . So where does your company stand when it comes to lean? Are you on the right track—or are you getting left behind? Find out in the Aberdeen white paper The Impact of Read More...
Everest Advanced
Everest Advanced addresses the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the wholesale, distribution, and retail industries by allowing them to

concepts of advanced lean system  Advanced Everest Advanced addresses the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the wholesale, distribution, and retail industries by allowing them to manage and track their business operations on-line and off-line, from the storefront to the front- and back-office. The solution offers accounting, inventory management, sales, return materials authorizations (RMA), point-of-sale (POS), shipping and receiving, and customer relationship management (CRM) functionality. Read More...
How to Sell Management on a New ERP System
How to Sell Management on a New ERP System lists the top 6 advantages of a new ERP system.

concepts of advanced lean system  to Sell Management on a New ERP System How to Sell Management on a New ERP System Buying a new ERP system may be the best move for your company. But it'll never happen if you can't convince management. How to Sell Management on a New ERP System lists the top 6 advantages of a new ERP system. That's information you can use to make a convincing business case—whether you're upgrading a legacy ERP system or planning your first deployment. Download How to Sell Management on a New ERP System today. For Read More...
Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees
Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA

concepts of advanced lean system  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More...
The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent
IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive

concepts of advanced lean system  Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity Read More...
8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
Learn how to get the right phone system for your company's requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal.

concepts of advanced lean system  Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal Getting the wrong business phone system can be a costly, long-term mistake. Learn how to get the right phone system for your company's requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal . From cost, service, and support considerations to features and future scalability, you'll know what to ask to get everything you need—from the right vendor, at the right price. Download your PDF copy of 8 Questions to Ask to Read More...
Phone System Buying Checklist
Phone System Buying Checklist. Are you buying a new business phone system but have a few critical questions?

concepts of advanced lean system  System Buying Checklist Are you buying a new business phone system —but have a few critical questions? Will it boost productivity and reduce costs? Does it have the right features for your company's needs? Will it integrate easily with the other technologies your employees are using? The Phone System Buying Checklist lays out the nine most important questions to ask when you're in the market for a new phone system. So you can get the right system, from the right vendor, at the right terms Download Read More...
8 Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System
Find out if your current system is a drag on your company in Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System.

concepts of advanced lean system  Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System Are you sure your financial and accounting system is helping your company grow? It might actually be holding it back. Find out if your current system is a drag on your company in Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System . You'll learn about the warning signs of a financial and accounting system that is dangerously outdated or lacking in critical functionality—and what you can do about it. You'll also discover the eight rules for choosing a Read More...
Confessions of a Techno Junkie
Ideas on how to survive the avalanche of technology, avoid the lure of its pitfalls, and succeed with it as the enabler to true process innovation.

concepts of advanced lean system  of a Techno Junkie Introduction The first step towards solving a problem rests with admitting that you have one. I am writing today to confess that I have a technology problem, although I feel some comfort in the knowledge that I must not be alone. I'm of above average intelligence, college educated, have held executive positions with high tech companies, am not necessarily an early adopter, and pride myself on making logical, rational decisions, even when it involves acquisition decisions. OK, Read More...

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