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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

simplify the concepts of lean  We work hard to simplify and shorten implementation times. We enable our software, services, and support globally. And we provide more flexible buying options. Source : Infor Resources Related to Lean Manufacturing : Lean Manufacturing (Wikipedia) Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal Lean Enterprise is also known as : Lean Enterprise , Lean Management , Lean Manufacturing Techniques , Lean Manufacturing Concepts , Lean Manufacturing Epic Data , Lean Read More...
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

simplify the concepts of lean  procedures. 5S helps businesses simplify the work environment and reduce waste while improving quality, efficiency, and safety. Sort (seiri): Organizing the work area, leaving only the tools and materials necessary to perform daily activities. When sorting is well implemented, the communication between workers is improved and product quality and productivity are increased. Set in order (seiton): The orderly arrangement of required items so they are easily accessible for anyone to find. Orderliness 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

simplify the concepts of lean  three principles of sort, simplify, and scrub on a daily basis. Finally, sustain ( shisuke in Japanese) means to always follow the first four S''s so as to create a disciplined culture that practices and repeats the Five S principles until they become a way of life for employees. Visual Controls In terms of tools, lean manufacturing tends to focus heavily on visual controls to make life straightforward for operators and to avoid errors. Visual control requires that the entire workplace is set up with Read More...
Joining the Sarbanes-Oxley Bandwagon; Meeting the Needs of Small and Medium Businesses
To meet tough government compliance, more vendors are offering compliance solutions. CODA''s collaborative task modeling tool takes an enterprise''s best

simplify the concepts of lean  developed that can greatly simplify the process. Indeed, new versions of compliance software represent big improvements over earlier incarnations. Certainly, in addition to CODA-Control, recent releases from Axentis , ACL Services , Certus , Oversight Technology , Hummingbird , OpenPages , Virsa Systems , Precision Consulting , and Approva reflect a more realistic understanding of the compliance burdens. Some of these solutions compare a company''s current controls to compliance best practices , offering Read More...
Deploying Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects
The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation

simplify the concepts of lean  unnecessary tools, parts, instructions Simplify - A place for everything and everything in its place Shine - Maintain a tidy and organized work environment Standardize - Document the rules for maintaining the first 3S instructions Sustain - Operations carried out in sequence, eliminating waste Execution of the” 5S Principles” meant that resources were planned in ahead, tools were in place and readily accessible, and (where possible) production jobs were scheduled to run in a sequence that minimized Read More...
FSN and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud
This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response

simplify the concepts of lean  and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications. Read More...
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

simplify the concepts of lean  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign
This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost

simplify the concepts of lean  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor''s product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they 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

simplify the concepts of lean  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...
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

simplify the concepts of lean  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing''s focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

simplify the concepts of lean  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
Enhancing the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management: Strengthen the Brand and Improve Customer Retention
Customer churn is very costly—it’s many times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one—so retaining customers by offering a

simplify the concepts of lean  the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management: Strengthen the Brand and Improve Customer Retention Customer churn is very costly—it’s many times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one—so retaining customers by offering a superior experience is a top priority. Also, delivering unique experiences to different customer segments is a valuable strategy. Read about how to increase brand equity and retain customers by offering a better experience. Read More...
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

simplify the concepts of lean  the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on satisfying customers while removing waste and unnecessary costs from their organizations. And they need to do so faster and better than their competitors. This white paper highlights how companies are doing just that by relying on strategic lean 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

simplify the concepts of 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...
Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

simplify the concepts of lean  of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it, will live to regret his steps. The Teachings of Don Juan , Carlos Castaneda It is a natural human reaction to fear the unknown. Perhaps these feelings are a self-protecting mechanism, and necessary to maintain the s tatus quo , to preserve feelings of Read More...

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