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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 productivity roa  , Lean Production , Lean Productivity , Lean Program , Lean Quality , Lean Results , Lean Service , Lean Simulation , Lean Software , Lean Source , Lean Supply Chain , Lean Systems . About the company. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, Heinz Frozen Food Co. is a division of H.J. Heinz Co. LLP. Sharing the corporate Heinz passion for serving up good food, the frozen food division strives to provide delicious and nutritious products that consumers can easily make at home. It is one reason that the Heinz brand ha 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 productivity roa  replenishment concept related to lean or just-in-time (JIT) production that historically uses cards to signal the need for replenishment of an item. Leveraging collaborative technologies, the kanban process allows customers to electronically issue the kanban replenishment signals to suppliers in real time. The supplier can quickly and accurately determine requirements and be proactively alerted to exception situations such as a new or empty storage location. Dynamic Replenishment Dynamic replenishment is Read More...
Resilient Supply Chains: The Next Frontier
Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient

lean productivity roa  supply chain performance through lean manufacturing, just-in-time (JIT) inventory, ever-increasing velocity, extreme outsourcing, and related transformations. In the ten years from 1992 to 2002, the ratio of inventories to shipments in the US fell from 1.65 to 1.35 (see figure 1). These are enormous numbers in the context of our multi-trillion dollar economy. Figure 1. At the same time, the complexity and length of supply chains have increased due to ever-greater out-sourcing and globalization. This is ev Read More...
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

lean productivity roa  “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...
Productivity for Software Estimators
Presently, software estimation is considered to be an art rather than a science. At the heart of this perception is the lack of understanding of the concept of

lean productivity roa  runs; and rollover project cleanup activities, including documenting good and bad practices; analyzing the project (project postmortem); archiving records; releasing resources; releasing the project manager; and initiating software maintenance Now, when talking of industry rules of thumb (accepted, common sense procedures) for productivity, it is not clear how many of the above activities are included in the productivity figure. Interestingly, no one would like to stake his or her life on the productivi Read More...
The When, Why, and How of ERP Support for Lean
Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two

lean productivity roa  of ERP Support for Lean Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two efforts should be viewed as separate initiatives. But it doesn’t depend on “what you want”: specific lean initiatives will fail if specific ERP aspects are neglected. However, other lean initiatives and ERP functionality have little in common. 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 productivity roa  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...
Increase Productivity and Lower Costs by Implementing a Unified BI Platform
Corporate information consumers now demand more dynamic reports, and expect Web-based availability wherever and whenever they need the information. Find out how

lean productivity roa  Productivity and Lower Costs by Implementing a Unified BI Platform Corporate information consumers now demand more dynamic reports, and expect Web-based availability wherever and whenever they need the information. Find out how to use a unified business intelligence (BI) platform to build and deliver complete and meaningful Web-based reports reliably, consistently, and affordably. You’ll also discover how to reduce costs by simplifying your IT portfolio while increasing productivity. Read More...
Get an Extra Man-Month of Productivity per Employee, Every Year with Adrenalin


lean productivity roa  an Extra Man-Month of Productivity per Employee, Every Year with Adrenalin Read More...
Improving Employee Productivity with Social Tools
With tech-savvy ‘millennials’ becoming an ever-greater percentage of the workforce, today’s corporate culture is rapidly changing. And while these changes can

lean productivity roa  Employee Productivity with Social Tools With tech-savvy ‘millennials’ becoming an ever-greater percentage of the workforce, today’s corporate culture is rapidly changing. And while these changes can create roadblocks for HR professionals, they also present a unique opportunity to implement solutions that increase employee productivity and hence your company’s profitability. Here’s your roadmap to navigating—and benefiting from—the changing face of your global workforce. Read More...
Achieving the “Last Mile” of Business Productivity
Many businesses owe their very survival to improvements that would have been impossible without radical changes to business process systems. However, many of

lean productivity roa  the “Last Mile” of Business Productivity Many businesses owe their very survival to improvements that would have been impossible without radical changes to business process systems. However, many of the promises implicit in these systems—dramatic increases in business success, with minimal negative impact—have proven to be overly optimistic for many, and flat-out fantasy for some. Read More...
Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy
In a tough economy, retaining customers and reducing costs become paramount, and sales force productivity takes center stage. You should also be thinking about

lean productivity roa  Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Unlike other CRM software, the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application, part of the SAP Business Suite, not only helps you address your short-term 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 productivity 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...
Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In

lean productivity roa  Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year Read More...
Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO
This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with

lean productivity roa  principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities. Read More...

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