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Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

manage lean  software enables us to manage asset health effectively and efficiently (lean), monitoring the condition of assets using a combination of time based condition inspections and automated or on-line predictive and condition technologies. It is critical to be able to pull together all of the sources of condition data, analyze the data to determine the true health of an asset—and then recommend the right maintenance work to do based on the current condition. This is how the lean principle is applied to Read More...
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Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or ext...
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Manage Your Workforce like the Asset That It Is
Because they are seeing fewer cost savings from other lean initiatives, many manufacturers are now seeking to optimize their workforces the way they’ve

manage lean  Your Workforce like the Asset That It Is Because they are seeing fewer cost savings from other lean initiatives, many manufacturers are now seeking to optimize their workforces the way they’ve optimized other assets. In order to begin putting the workforce first, these companies are using workforce management (WFM) systems to handle human resources (HR) tasks and obligations, reduce labor costs, increase output, and make better use of in-house capabilities. 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

manage lean  tools to design and manage the production resources (i.e. design for flow) Determining the date when customer orders can be satisfied (i.e. order promising) Communicating requirements (e.g. part, date, quantity, etc.) throughout the value chain Ensuring orders can only be started once all the components are available (Clear-to- Build). This also links ERP transactions with lean execution. Design for Flow Planning is an important aspect of the 5S and Kanban tools mentioned in the previous section. Setting Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

manage lean  Kanbans are used to manage inventory quantity and flow. In the ideal Lean world, product is pulled towards the customer, through the factory, from the supplier in quantities of one hence the term one piece- flow. However, in many circumstances, it's impractical to produce and move product one piece at a time. So kanbans serve as the acceptable compromise; allowing the company to move small, controlled batches of material in a pull environment. The use of kanbans can dramatically reduce total 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

manage lean  with a method to manage inventory by exception. 4. Visualization tools enable better customer/supplier collaboration. APPENDIX C: A LEAN GLOSSARY Build-To-Order: Building and delivering a product based on a customer-specific order. Pull is an important concept of Build-To-Order. Continuous Improvement: Continuous Improvement is striving for perfection by continually removing successive layers of Waste, as they are discovered. It is generally accepted that a complete transformation process from mass 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.

manage lean  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...
S&C Electric Uses ProjectLocker to Manage Development Across a Diverse Environment with Ease
For many years, S&C Electric, a global provider of electric power system equipment, used internally built tracking and Subversion data to manage source code and

manage lean  Electric Uses ProjectLocker to Manage Development Across a Diverse Environment with Ease For many years, S&C Electric, a global provider of electric power system equipment, used internally built tracking and Subversion data to manage source code and documents and to track viruses. But as it grew, its needs became more complex, and more maintenance time was required. A managed source control solution now manages and protects S&C Electric’s intellectual property, and saves the company a lot in man-hours. Read More...
Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO
This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with

manage lean  Enterprise in Complex ETO This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities. 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

manage lean  to support supply chain management in lean manufacturing employs kanbans to support make-to-stock and make-to-order production strategies. Kanbans provide a different approach to SCM coordination in comparison to traditional approaches employing purchase orders, production orders and picking lists. However, many companies must employ both kanbans and traditional supply orders in the early maturity stages of lean manufacturing. This chapter reviewed the applicability of lean manufacturing approaches and 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

manage lean  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...
Lean Manufacturer: TigerStop
Based in Vancouver, Washington (US), TigerStop LLC is the global leader in stop/gauge and pusher systems designed to improve the efficiency of manufacturing

manage lean  company’s initial customer relationship management (CRM) system, TigerStop went to the market in search of a viable CRM system. Read More...
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

manage lean  to host workshops, others manage train the trainer programs to promulgate Lean concepts; and best-inclass have more formal and often global programs. Identification of Improvement Opportunities Kaizen is the philosophy of continuously looking for improvement opportunities, and efforts of IM&C companies should focus around continuous evaluation of visible processes, including those surrounding product flow, inventory reductions and quality. Line/Work Cell Manufacturing Cellular manufacturing typically Read More...
Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise
Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential

manage lean  Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential manufacturing processes and helps you measure up to your competitors. But how can you attain true lean transformation—and what specific steps does your company need to take? Take a self-rating test and see where your company really stands. Read More...
CommVault Deploys NetSuite OneWorld to Manage Global Business
CommVault, a leading provider of enterprise data management, protection, and availability software, has gone live on NetSuite OneWorld to run its global

manage lean  Deploys NetSuite OneWorld to Manage Global Business NetSuite Inc. announced that CommVault, a leading provider of enterprise data management, protection, and availability software, went live with NetSuite OneWorld to manage international operations in more than 25 countries and with NetSuite OpenAir for professional services automation (PSA). NetSuite provides cloud-based ERP/financials and omnichannel software suites. CommVault rolled out NetSuite OneWorld as a replacement to multiple on-premise packaged Read More...
Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In

manage lean  Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world exp Read More...

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