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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

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...
Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences

lean productivity tco  exchanges, six sigma and lean PLM, and product configurators. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, best practices, etc. about the abovementioned process PLM issues and suggested solutions? Read More...
Global Shop Solutions
Global Shop Solutions provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for on-time delivery, shop floor management, lean manufacturing, shorter delivery

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...
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 tco  , 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 Read More...
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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

lean productivity tco  and as we adopt Lean Principles, we will accelerate the delivery of solutions across industries and package existing ones to meet such needs. PJ : Why do many SAP customers still opt for BoB forecasting and demand planning solutions (e.g., Logility, Demantra/Oracle, Smart Software , etc.)? SAP SCM : We can only point out that we have many happy and successful customers leveraging the SAP planning solutions. Demand Planning is the highest area deployed in this space. PJ : What is your view on Manhattan Read More...
Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise
Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six

lean productivity tco  Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive 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 productivity tco  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...
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 tco  “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...
Accelerating New Hire Training to Increase Sales and Productivity
Pfizer needed a standards-based learning management system to accommodate legacy content developed in-house and content from third-party providers. Using the

lean productivity tco  New Hire Training to Increase Sales and Productivity Pfizer needed a standards-based learning management system to accommodate legacy content developed in-house and content from third-party providers. Using the SumTotal Learning Management, Pfizer Sales Training developed a Web-based blended learning program incorporating content from a variety of sources. Download the case study to see all the results, including an increase in market share for one physicians’ product by 900%. 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 tco  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...
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

lean productivity tco  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More...
Productivity or Pain: Measuring the Value of Mobile Investment
Most organizations have already taken steps to extend IT access to employees in remote locations. The questions is, should they continue to extend this process

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Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

lean productivity tco  by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. Read More...
A Route to Higher User Productivity
Human and intellectual capital management systems do not work in isolation. They need to be integrated with larger systems. Meta4 uses Internet and portal

lean productivity tco  Route to Higher User Productivity Human and intellectual capital management systems do not work in isolation. They need to be integrated with larger systems. Meta4 uses Internet and portal technology to integrate with Web and Internet standards. Learn how Meta4’s technology platform meets the execution, deployment, and integration requirements of different applications, and about Meta4’s development, maintenance, and upgrading cycles. Read More...
College Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent
Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance

lean productivity tco  Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance. To solve these problems, it migrated to the Comprehensive Academic Management System from Three Rivers Systems. Find out why. Read More...

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