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Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

eam lean consultants  is incorporated within the EAM umbrella. Clearly these capabilities contribute both to the streamlining of the maintenance work process and to the gathering of critical performance, cost, and productivity information. A business should seek technology only as it contributes to these corporate goals. Conclusion Lean maintenance is mostly about people, their functions, and their contributions to the business processes that make up the associated enterprise. In this paradigm, the role of upper management is, Read More...
Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management system

eam lean consultants  or enterprise asset management (EAM) system is a useful tool to build an accurate equipment history and provide comprehensive analysis capability. With a realistic history, companies can balance the cost of replacing the equipment versus maintaining it through an optimal mix of reactive, PM and PdM maintenance. A CMMS can help calculate the total cost of downtime and poor quality, as part of the optimal balance calculation. Perhaps surprisingly, not many companies track these costs. Additionally, the Read More...
Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.
Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset

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Fourth Shift''s evolution Within SoftBrands'' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
In addition to putting the problems of blending two former independent organizations together behind, the company is still entangled in figuring out how best to

eam lean consultants  Shift''s evolution Within SoftBrands'' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Announcement Summary Fourth Shift Corporation , though its manufacturing group, SoftBrands Manufacturing , has three supposedly complementary product sets tailored for mid-sized manufacturers: Fourth Shift , evolution , and DemandStream . These products are detailed in Part One. This broad product set, bundled with a reputation for quick and easy implementation, low start up and running costs, one of the Read More...
Enterprise Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact
The worst is past for SoftBrands. However, the vendor must still deal with the problem of blending many formerly independent organizations together, while

eam lean consultants  Shift''s evolution within SoftBrands'' DemandStream ). However, the worst is certainly past for SoftBrands, and there are some glimmers of hope for a better future. For a discussion of the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One products, see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over . For a discussion of the evolution and DemandStream products, see Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side . For details on SoftBrands Hospitality, see Vendor Read More...
7 Tips for EAM Selection
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a mission-critical tool for asset-intensive industry. These tips from some of the world’s most prominent EAM

eam lean consultants  Tips for EAM Selection Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a mission-critical tool for asset-intensive industry. These tips from some of the world’s most prominent EAM experts will help you select the right EAM solution. The importance of usability, the ability to manage outside contractors, and other important considerations are covered here. 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

eam lean consultants  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 concepts. Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for EAM/CMMS Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise asset management (EAM)–computerized maintenance management system (CMMS

eam lean consultants  Applications (v. 7.5) for EAM/CMMS Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise asset management (EAM)–computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) solutions in the Asset Management 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 this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, 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

eam lean consultants  customers. Lean producers employ teams of multi-skilled workers at all levels of the organization, and use highly flexible, increasingly automated machines to produce large volumes of products with potentially enormous variety. The lean philosophy sets out principles and practices to reduce cost through the relentless removal of waste and through the simplification of all manufacturing and support processes. What is commonly referred to as lean manufacturing today is an extension of the proverbial Toyota Read More...
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

eam lean consultants  of lean manufacturing to streamline its operation. Some companies have formal lean programs, employing individuals with black belts in Six Sigma (a system of practices for measuring defects and improving quality, and a methodology to reduce defect levels, with Black Belts being the professionals who can explain these philosophies and principles to companies), and other process control skills. Other manufacturers simply employ techniques on the shop floor ranging from kanban events, poka yoke, cellular Read More...
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments
Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and

eam lean consultants  Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

eam lean consultants  enterprise software supports and streamlines your lean efforts instead of preventing barriers to the adoption of lean supply chain practices. Here are five things to look for in enterprise technology to help you make sure that your new enterprise environment is helping and not hurting. That means that there are some specific things you will want to look for in an enterprise application. It should almost go without saying that an application should be well-integrated, company-wide, and provide the 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

eam lean consultants  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...
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

eam lean consultants  trying to separate value streams so that they use dedicated resources sized to the same capacity (even if kanbans do not optimize the constraints). TOC takes this idea further by recognizing critical bottlenecks, which are the most overloaded resources that determine the maximum flow rate of production, and making value flow through these bottlenecks. It does this by allowing manufacturers to optimize production through their critical bottleneck in order to meet market demand. This is Part Seven of a Read More...
EAM versus CMMS: What''s Right for Your Company
This article looks at where computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) end and enterprise asset management (EAM) takes over, focusing on features and

eam lean consultants  where CMMS ends and EAM takes over, with particular emphasis on features and functionality of EAM software. If you are unsure of the capabilities of CMMS and need a quick refresher course, please read CMMS: A Tutorial . Offerings from software vendors IFS AB (XSSE: IFS) and Intentia (XSSE: INT B), two fellow Swedish providers of enterprise business applications for midsize and large enterprises, will be used to help illustrate some of the advanced features of EAM. The remainder of this article compares Read More...

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