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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

jit it  materials on a just-in-time (JIT) basis, backed by a maintenance and reliability engineering group that performs root cause failure analysis (RCFA), failed part analysis, maintenance procedure effectiveness analysis, predictive maintenance (PDM) analysis, and trend and analysis of condition monitoring results. Defining Maintenance and Reliability The problem most companies have is that they fail to define lean maintenance. In the aforementioned definition, you will find that reliability is a key Read More
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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

jit it  some nuggets of pseudo JIT ways of accommodating mass customization. Just the support for kanbans or VMI to push inventory elsewhere (e.g., suppliers) rather than to reduce it across the supply chain is a far cry from a true support for lean or flow manufacturing. On the other hand, MRP should not be discounted as useless just like that, since it will often have an important purpose that could and should be used together with lean or flow practices (i.e., MRP will typically handle planning, while lean Read More
How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

jit it  more efficiently via just-in-time (JIT) practices. Software systems that can help: warehouse management systems (WMS), advanced planning and scheduling tools , manufacturing execution systems (MES), and supply chain optimization tools. Your turn now. If you're a manufacturer and already struggling to find ways to survive during this economic downturn, we invite you to weigh in and let us know of your concerns. Comment below, or vote, or both! {democracy:24} Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

jit it  synonymously for the specific JIT scheduling system developed and used by the Toyota Corporation in Japan. It is a pull system where workstations signal with a card or something similar when parts are to be withdrawn from feeding operations or suppliers.) For more detail on JIT and lean manufacturing and on their impact on ERP, see Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP . However, flow manufacturing leverages some additional techniques helping manufacturers create any product on any given day and Read More
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

jit it  the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Analysi Read More
Retained IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models
Retaining good IT staff for clients is no easy task. They face issues regarding competitive rates, contracts, benefits, liabilities, and more. So how do

jit it  past 20-years with E&Y, Fujitsu, and IBM Global Services in these various engagement models, including being a part of the largest ever outsourcing engagement. The escalation process should be defined as a common course of practice in any scope of engagement and better so within a Master Services Agreement (MSA),   so that both service provider and client agree on the approach and establish expectations upfront. The escalation practices should be viewed on a project level and then on a client level. Read More
Building Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery
Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the

jit it  Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts. Read More
Alfanar IT
alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found

jit it  IT alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found in 1995 with more than 150 consultants.alfanar IT is a Saudi local system integrator company who believes in handing over a turnkey solutions to its clients operating in Saudi Arabia with full understanding of the Saudi IT market needs. alfanar IT consist of three full integrated business unites that created to fulfill all local and forei Read More
ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

jit it  v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, Read More
Bridging the IT Talent Gap
Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy@but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals

jit it  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. Read More
What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…
A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is

jit it  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More
IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

jit it  Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Getting to “yes” requires accessing and influencing other key decision makers especially those in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no” Source : Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes : Information Technology (IT), (Wikipedia) Decision Making (Wikipedia) IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Investment Decisions is also known as : Investment Read More
Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?
For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you

jit it  It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

jit it  IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO's mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might just try to align IT results with the expectations o Read More
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

jit it  Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment Introduction Information technology (IT) management and chief information officers (CIO) share a common goal to maximize the value of their IT investments. Achieving this requires a strong foothold on the multiple projects taking place at any given time. Identifying risk, resource utilization, and earned value with a portfolio of IT projects necessitates the implementation and adoption of standards processes to track and respond to any red flags that may Read More

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