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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

lean consultants tco  : Lean Concept , Lean Consultants , Lean Consulting , Lean Definition , Lean Engineering , Lean Enterprise , Lean Factory , Lean Flow , Lean Implementation , Lean Improvement , Lean Industry , Lean Inventory , Lean Management , Lean Manufacture , Lean Manufacturing , Lean Manufacturing Definition , Lean Manufacturing Methods , Lean Manufacturing Software , Lean Manufacturing Techniques , Lean Manufacturing Training , Lean Methodology , Lean Operations , Lean Organization , Lean Presentation , Lean Read More...
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

lean consultants tco  the most common ones: Lean Manufacturing: This is of special importance to buyers belonging to the manufacturing sector. This module enables an organization to avoid overproduction, excess inventory, wasted motion, unnecessary processes, and idle time. Advanced Planning and Scheduling: This module enhances the functionalities of an ERP manufacturing module and uses industry-standard scheduling rules to automatically schedule production operations based on advanced algorithms and mathematical Read More...
Calculating ROI for Business Intelligence Solutions in Small and Midsized Businesses
For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don’t wait until

lean consultants tco  through better visibility Pursue lean process (e.g. manufacturing, engineering) targets through better visibility into process status, bottlenecks, and key issues Optimize direct and indirect procurement Reduce overtime costs with greater visibility to upcoming labor demand Reallocate labor resources Lower inventory holdings Utilize manufacturing lines, warehouses, plants, trucks more effectively BI User Productivity Business Value Revenue Cost Assets BI User Productivity Gain additional time to focus on Read More...
To Gain Market Share in the Mid-Market, SAP Leaves No Stone Unturned
The star above small and medium businesses (SMB) has never been so bright. CRM solution vendors are courting this market segment extensively. This is the

lean consultants tco  since 1996 with a lean positioning. SAP offered one ERP product line and it was up to the smaller companies to fit their needs to SAP''s application. The challenge for SAP was to pre-customize packages to fit a broader spectrum of types of companies. The new product line would target businesses with complex production processes that would need an ERP application to support their businesses. The idea was cultivated in early 2002 and yielded to the creation of mySAP All-in-One . The intricacy for such a Read More...
Tier 3 And Tier 4 ... Where Do You Go If You Don''t Know, What You Don''t Know.
If you are an executive in a Tier 3 or Tier 4 manufacturing company and you have wondered where to start, whom to call, what questions to ask, this article is

lean consultants tco  improvements, operations management and lean manufacturing. Carl is a nationally recognized manufacturing expert and a regular speaker at ERP conferences. Carl can be reached by phone at 410-795-0866 or by email at Carl.Livesay@ERPSearch.com 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

lean consultants tco  increased interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient Read More...
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 consultants tco  Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing''s focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly non-value-adding ones, Read More...
Enabling the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations
Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model@recognizing that different functions require

lean consultants tco  the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model—recognizing that different functions require different levels of centralized management to be efficient and effective. An effective lean transformation eliminates more than the most obvious areas of wasted time and resource. Find out how lean must address the unique requirements of various business processes. BE 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

lean consultants tco  office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor Originally published - June 25, 2007 It would be hard to find a successful manufacturer anywhere in the world that is not using some elements 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 Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

lean consultants tco  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated Read More...
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 consultants tco  Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean Through Response Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Competitive necessities are driving manufacturers to become more customer-focused, and Lean manufacturing techniques are a powerful tool to support these supply chain management transformations. Source : Kinaxis Resources Related to Lean manufacturing : 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

lean consultants tco  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones'' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

lean consultants tco  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

lean consultants tco  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More...

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