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How to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean
Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma principles. Consensus is growing that technology is key for successful lean initiatives. This white paper defines addresses the impact lean initiatives have on profitability and considers the role of information technology (IT) in enabling lean initiatives. Read More

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Enabling Lean Transformation
This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Lean Transformation This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean business can benefit greatly from effective modeling, and provides a detailed example of how one software solution can be effectively adapted to a lean approach. Read More
Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©
Six Sigma Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!© Six Sigma (6s) Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producability (Df p ), so that these specification limits lie at more than six standard Read More
Six Sigma for IT Service Level Management
Industry analysts, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), recently conducted research to understand how widespread the acceptance of Six Sigma is for managing

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Information | Six Sigma Lean | Six Sigma Management | Six Sigma Manufacturing | Six Sigma Method | Six Sigma Methodologies | Six Sigma Methodology | Six Sigma Methods | Six Sigma Network | Six Sigma Networks | Six Sigma Overview | Six Sigma Overviews | Six Sigma Performance | Six Sigma Performances | Six Sigma Presentation | Six Sigma Presentations | Six Sigma Process | Six Sigma Process Capabilities | Six Sigma Process Capability | Six Sigma Process Improvement | Six Sigma Process Improvements | Six Read More
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Advisors Lean Manufacturing , Lean Six Sigma , Lean Management , Six Sigma , Lean Thinking , Lean Innovations , Lean Enterprise Academy , Leveraging Lean Manufacturing Techniques And Tools , Lean Times , Lean Process Management , Lean Mfg Simulation Kit , Industrial Trailers , Lean Thinking , Implementing Lean , Tbm Lean Manufacturing , Lean Manufacturing How-To , Lean Velocity , Rapid Lean , Lean Manufacturing Solutions , Building A Lean Enterprise , Lean Maintenance , Lean Production , Lean Six Sigma Read More
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Best Practices What is Lean Maintenance? Lean manufacturing, lean maintenance, and the whole lean concept have had many successes, but many companies have not achieved the results they expected. There are many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total Read More
Infor Delivers SyteLine 9.0 (Six Years in the Making)
Infor recently announced Infor SyteLine 9.0, a major release of its renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) application that is six years in the making

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Delivers SyteLine 9.0 (Six Years in the Making) Infor recently announced Infor SyteLine 9.0, a major release of its renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) application that is six years in the making. Infor SyteLine continues to deliver broad discrete manufacturing and distribution functionality as well as micro-vertical–specific capabilities. Get all the highlights in P.J. Jakovljevic’s report, including the major new features of the SyteLine 9.0 release. Read More
Deploying Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects
The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation, and Market Pressures has given rise to the business impetus to run a leaner operation to remain competitive. These issues have trickled down to the IT department. IT Professionals are at times facing an enormous obstacle. They are expected to align the organization’s IT infrastructure with Read More
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  assembly manufacturing, and to lean manufacturing, which is suitable for build-to-demand pull for finished and component items. Namely, most companies will still use MRP to ascertain longer-term dependent demand (i.e., based on forecasts), but replenishment will be based on independent demand (i.e., actual customer orders), with closely managed inventory buffers. Customer demand cannot be predicted months ahead, since nothing is that certain. Thus, many ERP systems are employing heuristics, algorithms, Read More
Case Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ
In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was preventing the company from adopting lean principles, and so in 2003 it looked for an ERP tailored for contract manufacturers serving the auto industry. Learn how the new system helps the company stay lean within the confines of compliance and changing customer demands. Read More
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain Background Most of the buzz and activity around the adoption of lean manufacturing concepts within an enterprise has been linked to the shop floor. Production operations have been the target of most lean manufacturing deployments, but lean manufacturing principles and techniques can be extended beyond the shop floor to processes that are unique to and transcend efficient production operations and supply chain operations. Stretching lean manufacturing Read More
Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

lean six sigma and lean initiatives  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated 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 six sigma and lean initiatives  “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

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