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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  do not. Executing a Lean strategy is similar in many respects to implementing a total quality management (TQM) strategy or a Six Sigma program across the enterprise. These programs have been implemented successfully in many organizations. The difference seems to be that Lean is more likely than TQM or Six Sigma to be initiated without a top-down approach or clear business objectives. The key tool that is missing in the strategic arsenal for Lean is a framework for strategic planning and tactical Read More

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Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations.
User companies will need serious convincing that SSA GT will not 'stabilize' or even discontinue some brands. Moreover, even in the cases where the company has

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  companies, and given Infinum's lean structure having recently severely pruned its staff levels. Still, owing to possibly cumbersome management of the remote Infinium HQ at Cape Cod, MA, with most of its current executive board being located somewhere in Virginia and commuting to and fro, there may be a temptation to consolidate operations within the SSA GT's HQ in Chicago, IL, which would then result with serious staff departures. User companies will still need serious convincing that SSA GT will not Read More
New Approaches to Software Pricing
Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  II) environment and some lean manufacturing techniques. Some of these capabilities include the activity based costing (ABC) feature that is enabled through unlimited user-defined cost elements and flexible allocation calculations, paperless shop floor (which would include shop floor scheduling, dispatch, on-line job reporting, bar code control, and data collection in real-time), standard or actual costing ability, variance analysis, and so on. The integrated HarrisData Human Resources Information Systems Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  | Lean Solutions | Lean Supply Chain | Manufacturing Management | Manufacturing Operations Management | Manufacturing Strategy | Manufacturing Suppliers | Manufacturing Supply Chain | Manufacturing Technology | Production Manufacturing | SCM Management | SCM Solution | Supply Chain Solutions | Read More
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 strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  process improvement principles leveraging lean manufacturing, six sigma, and TQM methods results in significantly improved environmental performance. This translates to a focus on continually improving resource productivity, production, and distribution efficiency, which results in less material, less capital, less energy, and less waste per unit of production. Continuous process improvement also ultimately identifies overall manufacturing and distribution requirements and aligns production need to Read More
SalesLogix Product Strategy and Vision
A customer relationship management (CRM) solution can enhance your overall business performance by integrating your front- and back-office activities, now and

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  Product Strategy and Vision A customer relationship management (CRM) solution can enhance your overall business performance by integrating your front- and back-office activities, now and in the future. There are five key considerations involved in an effective CRM implementation. The first is the quality of your customer and business data. Secondly, it’s important to maximize user adoption. Learn about the other three and how you stand to benefit. Read More
Creating a Web Strategy
One of the best starting points for determining a web site strategy is to understand both the market that your company operates in and the needs of your key

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  a Web Strategy One of the best starting points for determining a web site strategy is to understand both the market that your company operates in and the needs of your key stakeholders. But most companies today are highly complex and political, making the identification and prioritization of stakeholders a difficult task. Discover the three key broad stakeholder groups that you need to factor into your web strategy planning. Read More
Case Study: School District Increases Productivity and Efficiency with Scheduling Software
A school district in Missouri sought to optimize the booking and scheduling of its newly modernized conference and meeting spaces. Its old scheduling software

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Active Strategy
Active Strategy provides software and services that focus on strategy and performance management, and performance measurement.

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  Strategy Active Strategy provides software and services that focus on strategy and performance management, and performance measurement. Read More
Making Strategy Real
How can management communicate the organization’s strategy effectively and assure that the entire organization has bought into it and is aligned with it

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  Strategy Real How can management communicate the organization’s strategy effectively and assure that the entire organization has bought into it and is aligned with it? Business performance optimization systems are an important tool for success. By using business performance optimization systems, employees are empowered to confidently make timely, strategically-aligned decisions based upon facts, not intuition or corporate politics. See how. Read More
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 strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  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
Achieving Lean Success-A Holistic Approach
A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  Lean Success-A Holistic Approach A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative. Read More
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

lean strategy and developing and scheduling lean production  a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly non-value-adding ones, are to be avoided. Unnecessary motion—Materials and work in progress (WIP) should follow a minimal path through the factory. Transport—Transport of materials should simply be avoided. Time in transport does not add value. Read More
SAP HANA: A Fast Developing “Toddler” - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed a snapshot of the SAP HANA offerings’ achievements at the time of the product’s first anniversary in June 2012. SAP is now a

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