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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

continuous flow lean jit  a practical approach to continuous flow and is fundamental to flow principles and lean concepts because it simplifies the management of the plant floor by grouping products into product families. In this environment, often there is no need to master schedules and to explode forecasts through MRP (which in turn utilizes BOMs) to generate planned component usage since the kanbans are already set for simplified visual replenishment of those components. Still, one should note that kanbans are mostly used at Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

continuous flow lean jit  Of Lean Production | Continuous Improvement | Cost Accounting Of Lean Production | Define Lean | Definition Of Lean Manufacturing | Developing And Scheduling Lean Production | Getting Lean | Implement Lean Production | Implementing Lean Manufacturing | Improving Production With Lean Thinking | Information Lean Manufacturing | Japanese Lean Manufacturing | Japanese Lean Production | Jit Lean Production | Kaizen Event | Lean 6 Sigma | Lean Business | Lean Certification | Lean Concept | Lean Condition | 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

continuous flow lean jit  has kept such a continuous flow of materials in mind. Properly designed manufacturing lines or cells are planned and loaded according to takt time and operate smoothly through the use of the aforementioned visual controls and mistake-proof procedures. Flow manufacturing pulls materials from external supplier or internal feeder operations through a synchronized manufacturing process in order to satisfy customer demand. The term flow manufacturing is closely related to, and thus often confused with, other 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

continuous flow lean jit  are replenished by a continuous flow pacemaker process, which falls somewhere between a continuous flow process and other manufacturing processes shared by other value streams, as well as for incoming parts and material being pulled from supplier locations. Some vendors offer strong JIT call-off management functionality as a planning and execution environment for both proactive and reactive sequence deliveries, as well as for frequent electronic kanban deliveries. Using this functionality, final products 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

continuous flow lean jit  muda in Japanese) and continuous improvement are consequences of this. What Constitutes Waste? Implementing a lean philosophy usually leads to cost reduction and employee empowerment, and many people tend to translate lean as mean . This is because, though lean does not necessarily set out to be mean in terms of relentless cost cutting, the approach of maximizing customer value and eliminating hidden waste (i.e., any activity that does not add value to the goods or service in the eyes of the consumer) Read More...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

continuous flow lean jit  lean manufacturing,Microsoft Dynamics AX,kanban,pull-to-order,PTO,kanban replenishment policies,kanban tickets,purchased kanban,transfer kanban,bill of material,BOM,supermarket location,floor stock location,heijunka scheduling,lean schedules Read More...
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

continuous flow lean jit  the Japanese word for continuous improvement. This approach involves empowering work teams to rapidly (hence, the word blitz) improve specific problems within their areas of responsibility. On the surface, this seems like a very good idea, and it can generate immediate and measurable benefits. The use of kaizens, especially if championed by management, finally proves to the workforce that the company is interested in listening to and supporting their improvement suggestions. Some of the more common Read More...
Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

continuous flow lean jit  the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their customers. Read More...
ERP Software Selection Case Study: Titan Flow Control Finds a Logical ERP Partner in TGI
Titan Flow Control, Inc. manufactures check and butterfly valves, pipeline strainers, pump products, fabricated designs, and accessories for industrial and

continuous flow lean jit  Software Selection Case Study: Titan Flow Control Finds a Logical ERP Partner in TGI Titan Flow Control, Inc. manufactures check and butterfly valves, pipeline strainers, pump products, fabricated designs, and accessories for industrial and commercial use. In 2008, Titan launched an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process to find a system that would meet its requirements for growth. Download this case study to learn about the benefits Titan experienced after selecting TGI''s Enterprise 21 Read More...
Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

continuous flow lean jit  Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation Introduction About a decade ago, the procurement function was viewed primarily as a cost centre and a routine operation. More recently, it has been considered as a revenue-generating centre because of value-adds in the function. The procurement function now plays a key role in terms of improving the organization''s performance, and any improvement in procurement operations can bring tremendous results in a firm''s financial results. The Read More...
5 Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean delivers what companies need in today''s competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and

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Managing Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design
Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you

continuous flow lean jit  Supply Chain Disruption with Continuous Design Natural disasters, customer bankruptcies, product recalls . . . there are dozens of unexpected events that can wreak havoc on your global supply chain. Are you prepared to react swiftly to these contingencies? A continuous supply chain design is a new concept that is emerging to help companies succeed in the face of the unexpected. See how you can design the supply chain around both long-term goals and short-term realities. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

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APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

continuous flow lean jit  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More...
Continuous Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits
To improve supply chain operations with a fresh look and new ideas, Harris Tea worked with a consulting firm, Supply Chain Consultants. The objective was to

continuous flow lean jit  towards Tangible Benefits Introduction Continuous improvement is a phrase suggesting that a process or product gets better as knowledge and experience accumulates over time. At Harris Tea , continuous improvement includes investing in application software. Already blessed with a strong technology backbone, Harris sought further improvements. To get a fresh look and new ideas, it turned to an outside consultant. Within the process of consultation, management emphasized Harris Tea''s customer-centric Read More...

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