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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

free lean tools  final processes may be free from backlog tasks and actually be waiting for orders to initiate the processes. As a result, some of the more seasoned operators are often uncomfortable in this environment at first. In addition to postponing final processes and potentially asking operators to hold off on production until the order arrives, employees also should accept responsibility for continuously looking for opportunities to make continuous improvements (Kaizen) by formally submitting ideas for Read More...
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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

free lean tools  reduced finished goods inventory, freed up warehouse space Decorated Products, a Westfield, Massachusetts-based maker of metal identification labels, decals, and roll labels, was started in 1950 by the father of the current president/owner, Jeff Glaze. As a family owned and operated business, Decorated embodies the traditional focus on customer service and the personal touch that has made the company an undisputed leader in its industry. But these traditional values have not stood in the way of 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

free lean tools  inventory on hand and free dollars tied up in direct material within the company and extended supply chain. Communicate. A system for rapid communication with suppliers and customers is key to responding to customer's changing needs while maintaining low inventory. The sum of success in these four critical areas is financial and operational predictability, an invaluable asset in otherwise unpredictable times. FLEXIBILITY: A REQUISITE FOR SUCCESS In today's volatile, fast-evolving automotive industry, Read More...
Innovative Approaches in the Free-for-all World of Value-added Resellers
The universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally

free lean tools  support, configuration support, and free online product demonstrations. In 2005, Intentia recruited twenty-three new partners to its channel network, and is aiming at adding another fifty during 2006. These partners will play a major role in supporting new business and implementation efforts for Intentia's enterprise application suite across its core target markets—in particular food and beverage (F&B), fashion, wholesale distribution, and enterprise asset maintenance (EAM). Some Traditional Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

free lean tools  markets. To receive a free Lean Strategy Assessment Tool, call 801.358.5304 or email your request to info@great-solutions.biz . References Womack, James, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos. The Machine that Changed the World. 1st ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991. Pearce, II, John A., and Richard B. Robinson, Jr. Strategic Management: Implementation, Formulation, and Control. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005. Nadler, Gerald, and Shozo Hibino. Breakthrough Thinking: The Seven Principles of Creative Read More...
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide
It's easy to find outsimply download TEC's lean and green manufacturing buyer's guide.

free lean tools  and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide What's new in the world of lean and green manufacturing? It's easy to find out—simply download TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide . Here you'll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You'll also get a buyer's guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can 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

free lean tools  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...
Saga Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools
Saga Software announces availability of its Sagavista 1.1 Enterprise Application Integration software which is supposed to provide a faster messaging layer for

free lean tools  eai tools,application integration,enterprise application integration,cloud integration,saas integration,eai consultant,systems integration services,eai software,siebel integration,b2b integration,siebel eai,biztalk esb,database integration,business integration,soa esb Read More...
The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration

free lean tools  and Project Management , Free Project Management Tools , Management Tools Download Free , Virtual Project Manager , Free Project MGMT Tools , Strong Project Management , Project Management Basics , Free IT Project Management Guide , Project Management Solution , Task Management Time-tracking , Task Management Software . Introduction Tiger is a strong, ferocious and carnivorous animal. The only weak part of its body is its underbelly. The easiest way to kill a tiger is by attacking its underbelly but the 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

free lean tools  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...
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

free lean tools  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” 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

free lean tools  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...
Reporting Tools versus Business Intelligence
Reporting has been significant to businesses by providing a platform for users to get immediate access to business information via using simple analysis

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Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

free lean tools  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

free lean tools  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies A lean manufacturing environment employs kanbans for coordinating and executing material replenishment. The definition of kanban policies governs the creation and behavior of kanban tickets, as described in part one of this series (please see A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics ). Case studies provide one approach for understanding how kanbans support variations in lean practices, including the case where a work Read More...

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