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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 improvement roa  , 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 Processes , Lean Product Development , Lean Production , Lean Productivity , Lean Program , Lean Quality , Lean Results , Lean Service , Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

lean improvement roa  collaboration technologies to extend lean supply chain principles across the enterprise (for example, extending electronic kanban processes to suppliers). Regardless of the industry, we see common themes appearing. For example, across all industries, supply chain collaboration operates at the following levels: Strategic At this level, you and your partners make joint decisions on strategic issues such as the following examples: Production capacities Product design Production facility and fulfillment Read More...
Taking Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success
While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how

lean improvement roa  Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory. Read More...
Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits
Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process

lean improvement roa  Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits Introduction Most senior managers are unimpressed by simply implementing a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or generating numerous reports. Instead, management is focused on results, which implies continuous improvement. A CMMS package provides an excellent tool for collecting, analyzing, and reporting unlimited amounts of data. However, the difficulty is distilling the information into a form that can be used to make better decisions, and Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

lean improvement roa  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement Recommendations for Improvement Take a Guide Software evaluation and selection is a learning process. The selection team will learn a great deal about itself, the company requirements, external software vendors, application software tools, and outside consultants. During this journey of discovery it is often helpful to take a guide someone who has been there before and can lead you through the process. When looking Read More...
5 Key Points for Continuous Improvement in the Life Cycles of Processes
In today’s changing, competitive world, companies must adopt a continuous improvement methodology to support sustainable and profitable business models

lean improvement roa  Improvement , Continuous Improvement Lean , Continuous Improvement Process , Continuous Improvement Include , Strategy for Continuous Improvement , Kaizen Means Improvement , Continuous Improvement Policy , Continuous Improvement Site , Kaizen Improvement Program , Continuous Improvement Definition , Continuous Improvement Model , Continuous Improvement Tools , Six Sigma , Continuous Improvement Cycle , Continuous Improvement Framework , Get Info on Continuous Improvement , Continuous Improvement Tool Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

lean improvement roa  the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean Originally published - March 9, 2009 Lean in a supply chain context is about a holistic view of procurement, manufacturing distribution, and sales order processing. This means that some level of enterprise technology is necessary to view the organization in an integrated context instead of as functional islands. However, before technology can facilitate the lean supply chain, manufacturing executives need to start thinking in lean supply chain terms. We will be Read More...
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

lean improvement roa  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More...
Integrated Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull
Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release

lean improvement roa  Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release, issuing, and expediting of the infamous work order. An integrated lean system utilizes full containers to signal the completion of product and backflushes the component material within the ERP system. Additionally, the integrated lean system (pull) can work simultaneously and in harmony Read More...
Process Improvement in ERP Implementations
Installing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is both challenging and exciting. Yet many organizations do not recognize that one of the largest

lean improvement roa  Improvement in ERP Implementations Installing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is both challenging and exciting. Yet many organizations do not recognize that one of the largest threats to such a project is a failure to focus on process improvement. If process change is not seen as a necessary element of the project, it will never be as successful as it should be. Read More...
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

lean improvement roa  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More...
Sustained Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable,

lean improvement roa  Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable, compliant, and responsive business processes. These processes must be supplemented by a global information infrastructure that provides a single source of the truth, along with alignment across departmental silos, and solutions that evolve without coding. 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 improvement roa  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...
LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

lean improvement roa  Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

lean improvement roa  for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More...

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