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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

what is lean manufacturing  in these processes, and what value is delivered to the customer for each step that we take? How can we eliminate steps that do not add value to the customer?” The goal of this process is to create a value stream map of the processes an organization follows as a company. At the end of a kaizen event, it should be easy for a company to identify non-value added activities and remove them from its internal processes. There are several discrete steps in this lean front-office implementation: Analyze what peo 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

what is lean manufacturing  manufacturing and support processes. What is commonly referred to as lean manufacturing today is an extension of the proverbial Toyota Production System ( TPS ), which was originated by Taiichi Ohno and first saw use in the 1950s. The conditions that led to its development stemmed from the aftermath of World War II, when Japanese automotive manufacturers faced serious competition from American counterparts. At this time, Japanese manufacturers not only were rebuilding their war torn factories, but also we 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

what is lean manufacturing  locations within work areas. What is the ideal Kanban bin quantity (or number of fixed-size bins) required for the projected production use of a component at a work area? On a regular basis, as demand quantities and mix change, the answers to these questions change and work area organization needs to be changed accordingly. Software is needed to help with initial design of work areas and to help reorganize the lines to reflect changed demand patterns. Order Promising Order promising''validating an order pr 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

what is lean manufacturing  on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. 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

what is lean manufacturing  business (e.g., payroll), and what activities are non-value adding and non-essential to the business. The impact that necessary, non-value adding activities have on the value stream must be minimized, while non-value adding, non-necessary activities must be eliminated from the process. To that end, a value stream mapping (VSM), which is a logical diagram of every step involved in the material and information flows from the order to the delivery of a product, can be done for the current process and the fut Read More
Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter

what is lean manufacturing  important to always know what is happening within the plant, and as much as possible, up and down the supply chain. Identifying or predicting a change in demand at the outset can prevent a lot of unsold product or shortages later on. Further, demand changes have a profound impact on production schedules and the need for parts and materials, so early detection of a change in the trend is a signal to adjust all production and procurement plans to accommodate the change. But not just blindly and Read More
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

what is lean manufacturing  Manufacturing In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. BEGINLYX Read More
ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) for ERP for Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Manufacturing Certification Report
ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO

what is lean manufacturing  Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) for ERP for Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Manufacturing Certification Report ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download 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

what is lean manufacturing  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More
SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400
SynQuest, Inc. with help from IBM makes good on its promise to deliver an AS/400-based version of its manufacturing software.

what is lean manufacturing  Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 S. McVey - April 18th, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. recently shipped its supply chain management software for IBM AS/400e servers to a division of Chesapeake Corporation, a $1.2 billion provider of specialty packaging and merchandising services. Following a port begun last November, SynQuest Manufacturing Manager software for the AS/400 includes advanced planning and scheduling capabilities that are Read More
ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report
Find out in the aberdeen report, ERP in manufacturing 2009.

what is lean manufacturing  to cut costs. But what are the other major business challenges shaping ERP strategies in 2009? Are manufacturers turning to point solutions or integrated ERP modules to achieve their goals? And which ERP practices are best-in-class manufacturers employing? Find out in the Aberdeen report , ERP in Manufacturing 2009 . In this fourth annual benchmark study of ERP usage by manufacturers, you''ll learn what distinguishes best-in-class manufacturers from their competitors; which ERP strategies best-in-class 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

what is lean manufacturing  0.9% 0.6% 2.1%   What is the approximate annual revenue of the plant''s corporate parent?   All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 936 795 141 Less than $100 million 58.6% 60.4% 48.2% $100 million - $499 million 15.8% 15.6% 17.0% $500 million - $999 million 5.9% 5.8% 6.4% $1 billion - $5 billion 11.2% 10.7% 14.2% $6 billion - $10 billion 4.1% 3.7% 6.4% More than $10 billion 4.5% 3.9% 7.8%   What is the primary product* this plant produces?   All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 943 798 145 Machinery manufacturing 20.4% 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

what is lean manufacturing  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
Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes
Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

what is lean manufacturing  the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a simple concept, but it promises manufacturers big gains in efficiency and profitability. OEE tells you how well your equipment and assembly lines are performing against full potential. One hundred percent means no downtime, no low cycles—and no defects. Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You''ll discover a simple and practical program that Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

what is lean manufacturing  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book Read More

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