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The Interview: Having an Experience with Joe Pine
Today''s business climate is all about competition - we''re lean, we’re mean, but competing on price is not where it’s at. How do you create a lasting identity

lean experience  Interview: Having an Experience with Joe Pine Interview: Introduction ChainLink: Joe, please tell us a little about yourself. Joe : Well, I''ve always been a bit of a geek. Worked on computers since elementary school in the 1960s, obtained an Applied Mathematics degree, went to work for IBM analyzing the performance of computers. But I soon found I liked being a generalist more than a specialist, and so angled myself toward jobs where I could have influence over a wide breadth of activities. I left IBM 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

lean experience  from many directions. The lean front-end (LFE) moniker is meant to indicate that BigMachines is leaner than its old-school competitors, particularly those with much broader enterprise suites, because Its solution is solely focused on managing the full end-to-end inquiry-to-order process (quoting, configuration, and proposals) executed by customers'' sales teams and channels, whereas most competitors stop short of truly empowering sales with one generalist solution that tries, suboptimally, to manage all Read More...
Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience
The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create

lean experience  optimizing build-to-order (BTO) and lean production manufacturing systems Plant and resources engineering —tools to virtually define and optimize manufacturing assets concurrently with manufacturing planning Program control engineering —to virtually program, validate, and simulate manufacturing systems for the virtual commissioning of production facilities Control and production execution —offers a virtual production system to enable companies to track real-time production activities, perform Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean experience  must learn all about Lean before starting, and that training is the way to best leverage Lean. Consultants with specific subject-matter expertise or experience in other similar industries advise that companies begin with the creation of a current state Value Stream Map on a selected product line or business area, circling back to apply specific techniques in areas of weakness. This usually results in incremental improvements, visible within that specific area. Other consultants advise that a clean 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

lean experience  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...
Lean Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises
Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation

lean experience  Midsize and Large Enterprises Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently. Read More...
How to Achieve a Great--and Profitable--Customer Experience
Learn how to deliver superior customer service in How to Achieve a Great and Profitable Customer Experience.

lean experience  to Achieve a Great--and Profitable--Customer Experience The rules of the game have changed. Companies used to compete on product quality; today it‘s all about the customer experience. How does your company stack up? Learn how to deliver superior customer service in How to Achieve a Great—and Profitable—Customer Experience . You''ll discover what it takes to have customers who spend more pay higher rates remain loyal to your company champion your brand to friends, peers, and business associates 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

lean experience  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. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative. Read More...
The Talent Management Experience Series-New Roles and Expectations for Systems: Part 1 - The Manager Experience
Today, managers are asked to focus more on managing talent with less time and resources. To be effective in this role, they must have organizational support

lean experience  Talent Management Experience Series-New Roles and Expectations for Systems: Part 1 - The Manager Experience Today, managers are asked to focus more on managing talent with less time and resources. To be effective in this role, they must have organizational support. Human resources (HR) practitioners can provide this support by arming them with best-practice advice, providing them with the tools of the trade, and including more strategic talent management-focused activities in managers’ job Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean experience  increased interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient 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

lean experience  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 operation and why. Read More...
The Lean Machine
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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

lean experience  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...
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

lean experience  to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. 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.

lean experience  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 Lean on Read More...

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