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lean productivity tco  For more information about lean Six Sigma, visit www.isixsigma.com/me/lean_manufacturing/ . The 5S Philosophy Based on 5 Japanese words that begin with the letter S, the 5S philosophy focuses on effective workplace organization and standardized work procedures. 5S helps businesses simplify the work environment and reduce waste while improving quality, efficiency, and safety. Sort (seiri): Organizing the work area, leaving only the tools and materials necessary to perform daily activities. When sorting Read More

Global Shop Solutions


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lean productivity tco  delivery, shop floor management, lean manufacturing, shorter delivery times, and costing and pricing. Founded in 1976, privately-held Global Shop Solutions helps manage the vital day-to-day business aspects of job shops, make-to-stock, make-to-order, and mixed-mode manufacturers and distributors. More than14,000 users in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia are able to derive increased profitability and productivity by using Global Shop’s integrated applications. Global Shop Read More

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The case against modifying enterprise software is a strong one. Standard software offerings are the products of millions of dollars of research, development, and extensive testing for consistent performance. For this and various other reasons, modifications almost never make sense.

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Workforce Productivity for the Steel Industry


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