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Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren''t realizing the real benefits of lean by

lean manufacturing tool  office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor Originally published - June 25, 2007 It would be hard to find a successful manufacturer anywhere in the world that is not using some elements of lean manufacturing to streamline its operation. Some companies have formal lean programs, employing individuals with black belts in Six Sigma (a system of practices for measuring defects and improving quality, and a methodology to reduce defect levels, with Black Belts being the professionals who Read More...
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S''s, visual controls, standardized

lean manufacturing tool  tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S''s The first practice mentioned here sprang from the same Japanese system that originally gave birth to lean manufacturing. The five S ''s is a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

lean manufacturing tool  become more customer-focused, and Lean manufacturing techniques are a powerful tool to support these supply chain management transformations. Source : Kinaxis Resources Related to Lean manufacturing : Lean manufacturing (Wikipedia) Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Leanh Through Response Management Lean Manufacturing is also known as : lean organizations , manufacturing styles , lean response management , lean management system , lean IT management approach , lean manufacturing solutions , lean 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

lean manufacturing tool  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones'' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

lean manufacturing tool  technology can facilitate the lean supply chain, manufacturing executives need to start thinking in lean supply chain terms. We will be reviewing those terms and sharing the key concepts that are the foundation for the lean effort. In short, we will discuss: Four tips to help you bring lean supply chain improvements to your manufacturing operation. Five technology tools that help automate these lean supply chain practices. We''ll use a few practical examples along the way to illustrate these concepts, but Read More...
Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing
Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help

lean manufacturing tool  vessels and piping are cleansed to prevent product contamination. A classic example is a brewery, which has to mix and brew a variety of product flavors, handling hundreds or thousands of actions involving the complexities of pipes, tanks, and supplies. When one type of beer is being made, the tank being used to produce it is no longer available for other operations. Effective process enterprise resource planning (ERP) software needs to be able to control how long it takes to fill the tank, determine Read More...
Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing
The new independent company will certainly benefit from having control of its own financial destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and

lean manufacturing tool  Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT''s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Featured Author - William Sheppard - June 26, 2002 Event Summary May 30, 2002 was a busy day for Agilisys . The buyout from SCT to form Agilisys was closed and they announced their new name. Formerly a division of SCT, Agilisys is now a Read More...
ERP Manufacturing Suite
INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled

lean manufacturing tool  Manufacturing Suite INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled pieces, the outsourced, work center, labor time, everything is taken into account to give you an accurate price for your finished goods. Coordination between sales quotations, production schedules and shipping, INDUSTRIOS has it covered. Know if something will be late before it is. Avoid having to reorganize shipment dates, Read More...
Cloud ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations
There is no shortage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But

lean manufacturing tool  ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations While cloud computing is still hot, the conversations I’ve been having with people who are in the process of selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for their manufacturing business express a lot of skepticism, uncertainty, and concern about the applicability of cloud software to their business. There is no shortage of software-as-a-service (SaaS)–based manufacturing ERP software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing 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 manufacturing tool  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...
What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

lean manufacturing tool  Are Manufacturing Execution Systems? Originally published - November 29th, 2005 Revised and updated March 5th, 2008 Plant execution software systems have many different scopes, forms, and formats, and they mean different things to different folks. Although plant execution software is used widely in a number of industries, it is rarely described similarly, and its functions are hardly ever identical. An execution system used at an electronics discrete manufacturing facility is similar only in concept Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

lean manufacturing tool  looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part Two, you''ll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the 5S program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban. Read More...
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

lean manufacturing tool  Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction Introduction Traditionally, manufacturing is categorized by two methods: process and discrete. Many differences exist, but most can be grouped into two areas: those derived from material issues and those derived from production issues. Process materials are different than discrete materials. Process materials are powder, liquids or gases; they must be confined; and they are more difficult to accurately measure. Process materials Read More...
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

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