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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean initiative and lean production method  how people start a Lean initiative is critical to the success of the first Lean project. If the first project isn't successful, there is a good chance that there won't even be a second effort, and the first project won't be successful if there is no measurable impact to the bottom line or to strategic objectives. Unfortunately, most Lean efforts begin with a tactical approach, rather than a strategic one. This is a key factor in the high percentage of failed Lean programs. Ironically, a tactical approach Read More
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Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

lean initiative and lean production method  Advanced Lean Thinking , Lean Advancement Initiative , Lean Insider , Lean Learning , Lean Software Engineering , Motivate Lean Thinking , Resources on Lean Manufacturing . Giving small and mid-size manufacturers and distributors the ability to reduce inventory holdings, increase inventory turns and improve customer fulfillment. Introduction Inventory takes many forms, ranging from raw materials to fi nished goods. While holding large amounts of inventory enables a company to be responsive to fl Read More
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

lean initiative and lean production method  optimization cost cutting | lean manufacturing cost cutting | logistics strategy cost cutting | management cost cost cutting | manufacturing cost cost cutting | manufacturing chain cost cutting | marginal cost cost cutting | network support cost cutting | operating cost cost cutting | overhead cost cost cutting | plant cost cost cutting | plant cutting cost cutting | price strategy cost cutting | pricing cost cost cutting | process cost cost cutting | product strategy cost cutting | production cost cost Read More
The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers
What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive

lean initiative and lean production method  globally. Clearly, compliance and lean manufacturing are working for Toyota. IBM - Turning recycling and compliance into a sustainable business model starts with the GARS unit of IBM collecting 20,000 end-of-lease machines each week and then either reselling, refurbishing, or dismantling them, contributing less than 2% to landfill. This recycling operation also contributes several million in revenue to IBM's leasing operations. Sun Microsystems - Focusing on trimming down the energy usage of its servers, Read More
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

lean initiative and lean production method  direction of build-to-order or lean systems, requiring distributors to meet increasingly short leadtimes and achieve perfect on-time delivery performance. Without proper attention to supply chain effectiveness, those performance improvements can only come at the expense of the distributor's bottom line. Retailers have likewise been relentlessly pushing up performance requirements for distributors. Web-based electronic commerce systems have brought new market entrants plus more direct selling and Read More
Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers
The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing

lean initiative and lean production method  b2b supply chain,business supply chain,chain execution,closed loop supply chain,define supply chain management,definition of supply chain management,demand driven supply chain,demand management supply chain,demand planning,demand supply chain,effective supply chain management,efficient supply chain,erp supply chain,financial supply chain,global supply chain Read More
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

lean initiative and lean production method  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More
Mobilizing Change Part Two: The Case for Action Method
The case for action is intended as a living document, to be updated and referenced by the business and the project team. It should be referenced during the

lean initiative and lean production method  Change Part Two: The Case for Action Method Mobilizing Change Part Two: The Case for Action Method Featured Author - Bronwyn Evans - October 2, 2003 The Approach The best way to develop the projected benefits is to workshop these, then to prepare your case for action document and have it reviewed by the contributors. Some people conduct interviews and analyses of operations. The problem with this approach is that it takes a lot of effort and generally results in conflicting opinions in some Read More
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

lean initiative and lean production method  to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More
Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads
Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its

lean initiative and lean production method  Click Commerce,SCM,supply chain management,RFID,radio frequency identification,SaaS,software as a service,ASP,application service provider,WMS,warehouse management systems Read More
Production Management Software to the Rescue
In this paper we review the importance of implementing a production management system for your agribusiness. Discover how this solution will help you improve

lean initiative and lean production method  production management,greenhouse management,farm management,nursery management,accounting software Read More
Lean Enterprise Development in Complex Engineer to Order Companies
Maintaining a competitive advantage is paramount, no matter what business you operate within. Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies that produce complex products

lean initiative and lean production method  are no exception. A lean enterprise involves the reduction or elimination of any activity that does not add value to a customer. In order to effectively utilize lean, lean concepts must be taken from the manufacturing floor and used thorough the ETO enterprise. This paper demonstrates how IFS applications supports the principles of developing a lean enterprise for ETO organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions, manufacturing, installation, and service Read More
9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers
I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean

lean initiative and lean production method  to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean manufacturing tools, and ignore other lean principles Read More

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