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

concepts of lean manufacture  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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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

concepts of lean manufacture  Techniques , Lean Manufacturing Concepts , Lean Manufacturing Epic Data , Lean Manufacturing Guide , Lean Manufacturing Optimization , Lean Manufacturing Principles , Lean Manufacturing Solutions , Lean Manufacturing Strategy , Lean Manufacturing Systems , Lean Manufacturing Tools , Lean Process Design , Lean Product Development , Lean Strategy , Lean Strategy , Lean Tools , Value Stream Mapping , Value Stream Simulation Table Of Contents The Lean Paradox Traditional Approaches to Lean 5S Kanbans Kaizens Read More
Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology
Many aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of early adoption of lean manufacturing tools. However, considerable

concepts of lean manufacture  comes to applying Lean concepts in manufacturing. Technology is used to increase collaboration across different levels of the organization. With companies expanding their supply chain globally, manufacturers are in need of Lean tools and a robust technology platform. This will help companies to address the challenge of growing complexity in the supply chain and also to adopt Lean on the shop floor and across the organization. A&D manufacturers have embraced the use of technology in their approach towards Read More
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 lean manufacture  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
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 lean manufacture  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
The Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications
In this article we describe author's experience with the distributed development of multi-lingual three-tier Java/ CORBA/database Internet applications. We

concepts of lean manufacture  Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications Introduction In this article we describe the author's experience with the unconventional development of Internet applications. They were developed for a Suisse bank as a joint cooperation between the author located in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and a Suisse software development company. The software was developed in a distributed fashion without any physical access to the production site. Due to the very strict bank's security 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

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The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence
Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers

concepts of lean manufacture  New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More
The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation
A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its

concepts of lean manufacture  Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation Introduction A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation ( www.irm-net.com ), has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its sole market food manufacturers who sell to the foodservice and vending markets. The Company In the article Boutique Vendors Bring Big Value we discussed how focus can create highly specialized solutions that better serve their niche markets. Our Read More
Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.
Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing

concepts of lean manufacture  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

concepts of lean manufacture  of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. *This is Part Three of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides Read More
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

concepts of lean manufacture  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions Birst is Cloud BI. Also known as SaaS BI or on-demand BI, Cloud BI simply means that Birst is offered as a subscription service delivered over the internet instead of as an on-premise software installation. As a Cloud BI solution, Birst is faster to get deployed, lower cost, and demonstrates a far more rapid time to value than an on-premise solution. Source: Birst Resources Related to The Nine Substantial Benefits of Read More
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

concepts of lean manufacture  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements.

concepts of lean manufacture  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More
Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS
The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based

concepts of lean manufacture  of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS P. Hayes - May 11, 2000 Event Summary In April TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a leading developer of software applications that enable wireless carriers and enterprises to extend their capabilities to wireless devices, announced the availability of Interactive Menus, a new capability of the TCS Short Read More

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