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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

lean consultants  companies reported that having Lean consultants evaluate current work processes has resulted in more organized and effective work areas. A 5s team member at an access equipment manufacturing company explained that his company began investigating Lean initiatives and external support at the suggestion of several companies that had undergone the process. The company brought in external expertise to begin pointing out areas of improvement on the shop floor, with consultants monitoring day to day operations

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Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with a discussion of the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. For the past few decades, the providers of a multiplicity of by-and-large integrated manufacturing software solutions have been offering help for embattled manufacturers

lean consultants  Manufacturing? Contrary to some lean manufacturing consultants that tend to say that APS (and ERP) force planners to make large batches (which leads to waste), APS and lean are not mutually exclusive.  Value Stream Mapping (VSM)  or similar techniques ( mentioned in Part 2 ) are required to identify issues, streamline processes, and remove non value-add steps. Certainly, lean concepts and business objectives can be built into scheduling rules. As mentioned earlier,  Visual Process Control (VPC) Read More

The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers


While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to understanding how lean will affect their business processes. Those who are eager to begin the lean journey, however, must learn how to prioritize the metrics that matter, and frequently measure them in order to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Discover why it works.

lean consultants  incremental steps to become Lean (72%) while seeking the aid of external consultants for support of their Lean programs (47%, Figure 2). However, consumer products manufacturers are falling behind all other companies for looking at the business impact of Lean, with only 32% setting their sights on this objective, and another 30% trying to identify and quantify Lean opportunities. Best in Class consumer products manufacturers however, are not only more likely than other consumer products manufacturers Read More

The Next R(E)volution of Lean


By seeing a business as a "value system" for customers, companies can shift lean strategic priorities towards growth-oriented targets instead of cost-cutting. Instead of squeezing additional margins to boost the bottom line, lean philosophy can increase demand response and sales, while maintaining and lowering cost per unit—thus enabling lower prices, a competitive edge, and more business.

lean consultants  improvements outward, and that Lean consultants are either not familiar with strategy creation or are not ready to apply Lean beyond manufacturing. Also, a tactical approach quickly uncovers low hanging fruit, and consultants are striving for quick wins and immediate credibility. They're not in it for the long haul with a particular client, and more often than not they're content with a hit-and run effort. The more common approaches to Lean are straightforward, tactical at best, and mostly focused on Read More

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 this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.

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Lean Knowledge Work


The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it.

lean consultants  “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. 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 areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

lean consultants  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

Pierre Audoin Consultants


Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) is a research and consulting firm specializing in the software and information technology industries. PAC was founded in 1976.

lean consultants  Audoin Consultants Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) is a research and consulting firm specializing in the software and information technology industries. PAC was founded in 1976. Read More

Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer


Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their customers.

lean consultants  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their Read More

Partner Programs for Consultants


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lean consultants  Programs for Consultants TEC's partner programs for consultants can help you broaden your firm's services portfolio, handle more software selection projects, and make your existing projects more profitable. 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 both not meeting business objectives and any extra cost due to the need for unplanned or even emergency repairs.

lean consultants  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

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 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.”

lean consultants  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

MTP Consultants SC


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lean consultants  Consultants SC MTP is a value added reseller software provider company focused on integrated enterprise management and technologies, whose goal is to optimize the enterprise’s resources through ERP and CRM Microsoft’s technologies. 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 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.

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 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 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.

lean consultants  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