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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

defining lean  Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal Lean Enterprise is also known as : Lean Enterprise , Lean Management , Lean Manufacturing 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 , Read More...
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Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

defining lean  we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total productive maintenance (TPM) practices. It uses maintenance strategies developed through the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) decision logic and is practiced by empowered (self-directed) action teams using the 5S process, weekly Kaizen improvement events, and autonomous maintenance. Multi-skilled, technician-performed Read More...
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

defining lean  as in the first, value-defining step, must evaluate performance by measuring KPIs. Key components here are built-in analytics that track metrics monitoring the pertinent performance. For instance, Intentia has its Opportunity Analyzer ( OA ) solution, which uses a top-down map, target, and plan approach to help with opportunity ranking, prioritization of alternative projects, and calculation of potential return on investment (ROI) and payback time. Business process improvements are supported by focusing Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

defining lean  as creating kanban loops, defining production processes to supply them, and tracking kanban signals. The module provides computer-based support for managing kanbans , such as independent and dependent demand calculation for kanban assemblies and components, printable kanban cards, kanban card and loop sizing and recalculation tools, and kanban card consumption and reprint. All kanban transactions are integrated with production, labour, and material movement. The module manages and tracks internal or 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

defining lean  slightly different approach for defining replenishment policies and creating kanban orders. In addition, each variation has a slightly different life cycle of kanban order transactions and status, and different coordination tools. The book's explanation of kanban variations will employ consistent terminology to minimize possible confusion. Figure 1.3 summarizes the terminology for fixed and PTO kanbans. The book will sometimes shorten the terminology for fixed kanbans by dropping the word fixed”, Read More...
Defining An Enterprise-wide Business Performance Management Architecture
Today’s business users require more from their business performance management systems. From dashboards to scorecards, production reporting, ad hoc analysis

defining lean  An Enterprise-wide Business Performance Management Architecture Today’s business users require more from their business performance management systems. From dashboards to scorecards, production reporting, ad hoc analysis, financial applications, and key performance indicators, it’s clear that businesses need one system that offers broad, diverse functionality. They want the interface to be intuitive and easy to use, and they want the system to integrate with their productivity tools. 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

defining lean  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 more agile to respond to customer’s demand. The ability to sense  demand  and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch-phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Everyone is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with Read More...
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

defining lean  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...
Case Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ
In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was

defining lean  Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was preventing the company from adopting lean principles, and so in 2003 it looked for an ERP tailored for contract manufacturers serving the auto industry. Learn how the new system helps the company stay lean within the confines of compliance and changing customer demands. Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

defining lean  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More...
The Challenges of Defining and Managing Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
A broader, more structured approach is needed to effectively manage governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). Enterprises will then be better able to

defining lean  Challenges of Defining and Managing Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance While the cost of noncompliance is reason enough to motivate enterprises to be more vigilant in their business practices, enterprises can in fact capitalize on the regulations they face. Companies should view compliance as a way to improve their internal business processes across the organization. To do this, companies must take a holistic approach from top down, and harness the strategic software category of governance, Read More...
Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

defining lean  to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix In the first part of this series (please see Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ), the emerging quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere was discussed in terms of its history and current developments, as well as how software providers are rising to the challenge of meeting their customers' Q2O needs. The second part, Quote-to-order: Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market began an in-depth analysis of how the vendor BigMachines has been Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

defining lean  Manufacturing: Part 1 With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production Read More...

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