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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

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Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

kaizen management and lean initiatives  this time to conduct Kaizen blitzes to investigate opportunities for improvements. Many better performing companies have idea management programs in place to encourage participation, and are measured on the number of implemented improvements per employee, with 12-24 a reasonable goal for year one. One company that has had Lean in place for several years related that establishing this hands-on experience is key: Everyone in the company knows their 20 by 20 space. If there is a problem in the area, they Read More
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

kaizen management and lean initiatives  taken the company through kaizen (starting in 1988), Six Sigma, Deming's 14 points, and various lean initiatives to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14000 compliance, ISO 9001:2000, and ISO/TS 16949:2002 registrations, and qualification as a Tier 1 vendor to the automotive industry. Epicor's manufacturing software solution has been a key part of these lean efforts. Epicor is flexible enough to support what we have done in our lean transformation, Glaze says. As an example, he points Read More
Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge
Canadian manufacturers are getting squeezed. Challenged by a rising Canadian dollar, forced to hold the line on prices in the US market, pressured by customer

kaizen management and lean initiatives  of lean manufacturing and kaizen (a Japanese term meaning continued improvement) as methods for improving organizational performance, productivity, and time to market. But what good is all of that if your production is suffering because your product data is scattered across different departments of the company? This problem prevents many manufacturers from getting their product to market fast enough to respond to their customers' needs. So how can manufacturers improve their production performance and 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

kaizen management and lean initiatives  the manufacturing process/supply chain. Kaizen: The Japanese word for Continuous Improvement. Kanban: A method of JIT production that uses standard containers or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. It is a Pull system in which work centers use a card to signal that they wish to withdraw parts from feeding operations or suppliers. The Japanese word kanban, loosely translated, means card, billboard or sign. Lean Manufacturing: Lean Manufacturing, the most prevalent manufacturing strategy in the Read More
Make 'em Beg for It-How To Get Support for Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems
To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system

kaizen management and lean initiatives  'em Beg for It-How To Get Support for Electronic Document Management Systems and Electronic Records Management Systems To successfully obtain the budget and organizational support for an electronic documentation management systems (EDMS) and electronic records management system (ERMS) project you need to know the pain points of all the departments in your organization. By asking the right questions of each department you’ll be able to develop your business case and create a persuasive analysis on Read More
Why Invest in Talent Management? Five High-ROI Business Drivers for Implementing a Talent Management Program
Clearly, with skilled workers retiring and the pace of change accelerating, recruitment alone can’t supply the smart leaders, strong managers, high performers

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Invest in Talent Management? Five High-ROI Business Drivers for Implementing a Talent Management Program Clearly, with skilled workers retiring and the pace of change accelerating, recruitment alone can’t supply the smart leaders, strong managers, high performers, and ever-changing skills sets necessary for success. That’s why organizations can see solid return on investment (ROI) by balancing recruitment with an investment not just in training, but in comprehensive talent management. Download this Read More
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader TEC’s recent series of tutorial articles—“ Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis ” and “ The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains ”—have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback, both publicly and privately. The series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service), entitled “ Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: 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

kaizen management and lean initiatives  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 people are doing in their respective departments. How do these people bring value to the company and its customers? Determine which people touch which documents and processes, and why they touch them. Determine how much of this activity is needless and can be removed from the Read More
Case Study: SAP and Marketing Management
By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Study: SAP and Marketing Management By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the way marketing and sales teams collaborate. Find out how increased visibility and improved interaction has helped SAP realize greater value from a more effective sales process, making it easier to hit sales targets and maximize sales revenue. Read More
Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management
Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay. This has created

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay based on individual or corporate performance. This need creates opportunities for a new enterprise software category called enterprise incentive management (EIM) or incentive compensation management (ICM), which should provide managers with decision support tools to model various compensation Read More
Understanding IBM Lotus Web Content Management Software
IBM Lotus Web Content Management software is IBM’s Web content management system offering. Lotus Web Content Management software provides tools to apply

kaizen management and lean initiatives  IBM Lotus Web Content Management Software IBM Lotus Web Content Management software is IBM’s Web content management system offering. Lotus Web Content Management software provides tools to apply business rules and processes to content, helping to ensure that specific information assets from across the enterprise are delivered via Web sites and portal. This factsheet provides a detailed overview of key Lotus Web Content Management features. Read More
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Process Management Notations within Business Process Management Introduction Business process management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to Read More
How Integrated Facilities Management Software Automates Facilities Management
Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Enterprise asset management (EAM) system. Computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) system. Integrated

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Integrated Facilities Management Software Automates Facilities Management Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Enterprise asset management (EAM) system. Computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) system. Integrated workplace management system (IWMS). Each type of facility management solution offers different functionalities and features, and one may be better than another for your company’s needs. Learn more about the differences and how an integrated solution is a “must have.” Read More
Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report
Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation

kaizen management and lean initiatives  Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) 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, and in-depth analyst Read More

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