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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Next R(E)volution of Lean. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. By seeing a business as a

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: 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
4/19/2006 8:35:00 AM

The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. 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 INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
2/29/2008 11:15:00 AM

Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment. Solutions and Other Documents to Characterize Your Acquisition, In Relation To 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 chain. Data must also be available to other application modules within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. An inventory optimization solution allows companies to effectively fulfill demand and identify how to gain additional profits from their inventories.

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: 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
11/3/2006 3:54:00 PM

Lean Simplified: Part 1
Take advantage of expertise about lean manufacturing. With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it’s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why.

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: Lean Simplified: Part 1 Lean Simplified: Part 1 Source: ProcessPro Software Document Type: White Paper Description: With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it’s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is
7/14/2009 11:53:00 AM

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 INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: Lean Knowledge Work Lean Knowledge Work Source: Wipro Technologies Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
10/14/2011 2:42:00 AM

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development—Part 4: PTC » The TEC Blog
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development—Part 4: PTC » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here.

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16-02-2010

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 INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: Lean Manufacturing: A Primer Lean Manufacturing: A Primer P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2006 Read Comments Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing
2/13/2006

Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste P.J. Jakovljevic - February 14, 2006 Read Comments Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items
2/14/2006

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 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.

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: 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. Transforming Your Business to Lean: 10 Lessons Learned style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Lean/Flow Manufacturing Related Industries:   Manufacturing Source: Pelion Systems Inc. Learn more about Pelion Systems Inc. Readers who downloaded this white
11/17/2006 12:20:00 PM

Lean Simplified: Part Two
Lean Simplified: Part Two.Templates and Other Package to Use In Your Complex System of Lean Simplified. Part one of the “Lean Simplified” series looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part two, you’ll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the “5S” program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban.

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: the beginning of a lean initiative that is viewed as a production only plan. The top management of the firm must hold project champions in all functional areas accountable for advancing lean concepts. From here, the firm needs to decide how lean manufacturing will be launched into the organization. There are a multitude of Lean tools, consultants, and practices available across many industries. A Closer Look at Lean Tools Kanban Kanban is a signaling system to trigger action. As its Japanese name
8/14/2009 10:47:00 AM

The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

LEAN INITIATIVE AND WHAT IS LEAN: of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena P.J. Jakovljevic - February 21, 2006 Read Comments Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that
2/21/2006


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