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Are You on the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind?
Find out in the aberdeen white paper the impact of lean on consumer product manufacturers.

getting lean  right track—or are you getting left behind? Find out in the Aberdeen white paper The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers . You'll learn how to overcome major challenges to lean how to ensure a smooth transition to lean how technology can create greater efficiencies how inventory turns and on-time delivery rates is the secret to success what best in class manufacturers are doing for successful lean programs If your company is just beginning its transition to lean, there's even a Read More

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Getting Back to Selling
Faced with longer sales cycles, declining sales productivity, and increasingly discerning customers, companies are being forced to streamline and automate how

getting lean  Sage Resources Related to Getting Sales Back to Selling : Sales Force Management System (Wikipedia) Getting Sales Back to Selling Sales Effectiveness is also known as : Best-in-Class Performance , Enabling Best in Class Performance , Delivers Best-in-Class Density , Operational BI Key to Best-in-Class , Operational Performance , Best-in-Class Sales Performance , Five Key Performance Indicators , User Authentication Best-in-Class , Achieving Best-in-Class Performance , Best in Class Benchmarking , Define Read More
Getting Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software
In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean

getting lean  Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts. Read More
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

getting lean  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 | Lean Construction | Lean Consultants | Lean Definition | Lean Down | Lean Engineering | Lean Enterprise | Lean Event | Lean Excellence | Lean Factory Read More
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

getting lean  Inventory by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. 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

getting lean  on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints Lean manufacturing and the theory of constraints (TOC) may well go hand in hand. Lean manufacturing makes value flow through the factory, for instance, by 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 Read More
Getting Past Third Base with Your Consultant
You have a consultant booked. The booking is for the installation of and training on a new system, or perhaps an upgrade or augmentation of an existing system

getting lean  maximize the value you’re getting from this expenditure? There are some hard and soft considerations to take into account. And if you treat your consultant right, you may hit a home run. The most obvious but sometimes overlooked step is to define your needs . What type of data do you want in your reports? How do you want the data grouped, subtotaled, ordered? Throughout the planning phase, when working with the vendor’s project manager for your account, it is invaluable to talk about the output you Read More
Autodesk Getting in to Point Cloud Technology
Autodesk, the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, continues with its cloud software investments. Most recently, it acquired (for an

getting lean  Getting in to Point Cloud Technology Autodesk , the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, continues with its cloud software investments. Most recently, it acquired (for an undisclosed sum) technology and a development team from Allpoint Systems LLC , a small Pittsburgh, PA–based developer of software and solutions for collecting and processing LiDAR (light detection and ranging) point cloud data. The Allpoint Systems team and technology, which offers software and data processing Read More
Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain
Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29

getting lean  Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain P.J. Jakovljevic - April 27th, 2000 Event Summary In March, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29, 2000. Great Plains reported record third quarter revenues of $48.1 million, a 34% increase over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues for the nine months ended February 29, 2000 were $135.3 Read More
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturin
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

getting lean  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturin 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
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

getting lean  Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

getting lean  a production project only, forgetting all about maintenance until the company needs maintenance's help. I honestly believe that a company should own the reliability of an asset and the maintainability of it as part of a partnership. Maintenance provides the technical resources to ensure the reliability of an asset in order to meet a company's capacity and business goals. Time-based preventive maintenance (PM) is used instead of the reliability approach to capacity to focus on what is required for an 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

getting lean  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
Getting a Return on Supply Chain Compliance
Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll

getting lean  a Return on Supply Chain Compliance Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll make better decisions and better position your company against the competition by building strategic partnerships. Read More
The Lean Machine
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getting lean  Lean Machine pdg group 1221 Read More
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