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Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money
Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe that's because the cost of data quality is hidden. That cost can be huge.

waste  Data Quality Means A Waste of Money Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money Olin Thompson - September 23, 2003 Read Comments What Is Data Quality? When reality and the data in your system do not agree, you have a data quality problem. The system says you have 10,000 cases but you actually have 9,850. A customer s ship-to address is out of date. You have the same piece of information in two places in two applications or even two systems, but they do not agree. Many things can cause data quality problems. Read More...
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Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management Applications
Three problems are common to most complex environmental modeling efforts: they’re uncertain, multifaceted, and hard to communicate. Overcoming these challenges is especially important when modeling the performance of proposed and existing radioactive waste management facilities. Graphical simulation tools can help represent uncertainties, integrate all aspects of the system, and ease the presentation of complex models.

waste  Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management Applications Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management Applications Source: GoldMine Document Type: White Paper Description: Three problems are common to most complex environmental modeling efforts: they’re uncertain, multifaceted, and hard to communicate. Overcoming these challenges is especially important when modeling the performance of proposed and existing radioactive waste management facilities. Graphical simulation tools can help represent 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 work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

waste  Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste P.J. Jakovljevic - February 14, 2006 Read Comments Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical 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 Read More...
Freeing Six Sigma from the “Data Shuffle”
Paying skilled professionals to massage, scrub, and manipulate data is a huge waste of valuable resources. And while having clean data is essential to driving Six Sigma projects, the act of getting that data adds absolutely no business value. That’s why organizations that focus first on making accurate, actionable data available in real time have more effective Six Sigma programs.

waste  data is a huge waste of valuable resources. And while having clean data is essential to driving Six Sigma projects, the act of getting that data adds absolutely no business value. That’s why organizations that focus first on making accurate, actionable data available in real time have more effective Six Sigma programs. Freeing Six Sigma from the “Data Shuffle” style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Business Intelligence and Data Management Source: Hertzler Sy Read More...
Duplicators and Inkjet Printers Provide Environmentally Friendly Alternatives to Toner-based Printe
Environmental concerns are a focal point for businesses wanting to “go green,” and they are looking at every aspect of their operations, including their printers. Replacing even a portion of energy-inefficient printers with environmentally friendly ones will have a positive impact on the environment, helping to conserve energy and reduce waste. Saving energy is not only good for the planet; it’s also good for business.

waste  conserve energy and reduce waste. Saving energy is not only good for the planet; it’s also good for business. Duplicators and Inkjet Printers Provide Environmentally Friendly Alternatives to Toner-based Printers and Copiers style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Middleware,   Hardware Migration,   Printing,   Practices and Business Issues Related Industries:   Retail Trade,   Electronics and Appliance Stores,   Finance and Insurance,   Public 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 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.

waste  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. Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),   Lean/Flow Read More...
Let Innovation, Not Technology, Drive Your Product Business
Compliance with regional and international standards, such as the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, has made it more complicated for companies to deliver innovative products to customers. Learn how focusing on product innovation, data integration, and process optimization can help your company satisfy customer needs while meeting compliance standards.

waste  standards, such as the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, has made it more complicated for companies to deliver innovative products to customers. Learn how focusing on product innovation, data integration, and process optimization can help your company satisfy customer needs while meeting compliance standards. Let Innovation, Not Technology, Drive Your Product Business style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Read More...
Lean Simplified: Part Two
Part one of the “Lean Simplified” series 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.

waste  to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the demand of the customer. —Lean Manufacturing Guide Succeeding at Lean Manufacturing As with any program that a company wants to run successfully, the company needs to follow a plan of action. The steps, though simple, require dedication from all employees within an organization. First, a company should have a vision which is consistently communicated and fostered by senior management. The vision should Read More...
IT Asset Management: Saving Money, Reducing Risk
A company’s IT assets account for the largest portion of its overall IT budget; properly managing and accounting for these assets is therefore crucial. By implementing an effective IT asset management program, companies can view every asset in their enterprise, allowing them to control and manage IT assets, eliminate waste and redundancy, and comply with ever-tightening government compliance regulations.

waste  manage IT assets, eliminate waste and redundancy, and comply with ever-tightening government compliance regulations. IT Asset Management: Saving Money, Reducing Risk style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   IT Asset Management (ITAM),   License Management,   Software Asset Management,   Regulatory and Compliance Related Industries:   Management,   Scientific,   and Technical Consulting Services,   Management of Companies and Enterprises Source: NetSupport, Read More...
Quantum Retail: Challenging the "Enterprise Apps Establishment" and Retailers' Mindset - Part 1
<!--StartFragment--> Every year-ending holiday season reminds us of the importance of consumer spending and the retail sector for the United States (US) and global economies. Many economists and pundits are then awaiting with trepidation the Black Friday sales outcome and reported consumer sentiment or Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) as bellwethers of the economy in the New Year. While this

waste  make money (i.e., minimize waste and maximize profit), to offer a fringe assortment (to minimize waste), or to just fill stores’ available space with expected inventory? These different strategies can lead to different results for the same product with the same features. Even changes in metrics such as desired  gross margin  can change results of the same product with the same strategy. This evaluation should happen constantly by item and by store with a deep understanding of the tradeoff between 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 focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

waste  are essential to eliminating waste and improving cash flow. World-class manufacturers typically maintain low inventory levels, and accomplish this through the use of technology and a finely tuned inventory replenishment system. Fast, effective communication, within the organization and with trading partners, is a required complement to an efficient inventory replenishment system. Electronic communication now makes near real-time connectivity possible at every level of the supply chain. When flexibility an Read More...

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