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Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

lean concept  is anti-lean. To provide lean maintenance, how can we plan maintenance to both avoid unplanned failures and minimize the its cost? Failure analysis reveals how assets fail and why. Numerous studies tell us that the majority—80 percent—of failures are not time based. The reason for failure is most often not time, and for most assets, there are numerous ways that it can fail. The concept of reliability centered maintenance (RCM), which has been proven since the 1960s, is one methodology for Read More

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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

lean concept  in demand. By contrast, lean manufacturing is based on the concept that production can, and should, be driven by real customer demand. Instead of producing what you hope to sell, or as much as you can make, lean manufacturing produces what your customer wants with much shorter lead times. Instead of pushing product through the factory and on to market, it's pulled through a system set up to respond quickly to actual customer demand. Lean organizations are capable of producing high-quality products 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

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How to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing
While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many

lean concept  to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many companies have yet to fully realize the benefits of a holistic implementation. Find out how and when you should implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for a faster transition to lean processes—and improve efficiency and quality while reducing waste. Read More
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

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Risk Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept
Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues.

lean concept  Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues. Learn how BPS Server uses process templating concepts, separates fact management activities, and uses COSO centric mechanisms to accomplish this. This the second part to Risk, Risk Mitigation, and Functional Requirements in Dynamic Compliance En Read More
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

lean concept  versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing Manual versus Information Technology It is easy enough to grasp the potential benefits of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , and How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing ), but selecting the most appropriate lean techniques or tools and the accompanying packaged enterprise software for an individual enterprise has never been that simple. In fact, it is a major exercise for Read More
Nucleus ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories
In late 2009, Concept One, a sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm, decided it needed a better way to deliver reporting to its managers. Report

lean concept  ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories In late 2009, Concept One, a sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm, decided it needed a better way to deliver reporting to its managers. Report building had become a distraction for the IT department, preventing it from helping other lines of business. Also, it sometimes took several days to fulfill a request for a custom report. Read how this firm achieved an 866% ROI in two months using IBM Cognos Express. Read More
Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process
This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the

lean concept  Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Introduction There are a number of studies that point to a high rate of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer resource management (CRM) implementation failure. There are many reasons for these failures. The selection phase has been identified as a key area where problems arise. The proof of concept (POC) is a tool sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The Read More
Saba University: What a Concept!
As a TEC research analyst, I get to see a lot of really interesting (and some not so interesting) stuff when it comes to enterprise software and the like. With

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Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

lean concept  to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix In the first part of this series (please see Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ), the emerging quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere was discussed in terms of its history and current developments, as well as how software providers are rising to the challenge of meeting their customers' Q2O needs. The second part, Quote-to-order: Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market began an in-depth analysis of how the vendor BigMachines has been Read More
Transforming Your Business to Lean: 10 Lessons Learned
On the path toward global competitiveness, the benefits and basic principles of “Lean” are widely known. However, many organizations struggle to gain a foothold

lean concept  when embarking on the Lean journey. Or, perhaps more commonly, Lean initiatives stall and are sometimes eliminated due to a lack of understanding of what it takes to both make and sustain the Lean transformation. Read More
The Concept Group
@The Concept Group assists you in automating your business processes. Numerous wholesalers and retailers from different sectors we have been able to

lean concept  Concept Group  The Concept Group assists you in automating your business processes. Numerous wholesalers and retailers from different sectors we have been able to successfully help. The complexity of your business is constantly evolving. For example, we think of the depth analysis needed to make strategic decisions or to the complexity associated with efficient inventory management. The Concept Group's solutions make these complex business processes manageable. On the one hand you can therefore 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

lean concept  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 Read More

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