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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

lean strategy and jit lean production  Flow, like its other lean manufacturing siblings, differs from traditional manufacturing through a pull vs. a push strategy to move goods. Namely, traditional manufacturing methods rely on the movement of materials through functionally-oriented work centers or production lines, and are designed to maximize efficiencies and lower unit cost by producing products in large lots. Production is planned, scheduled, and managed to meet a combination of actual and forecasted demand, and thus, production orders Read More

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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 strategy and jit lean production  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
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

lean strategy and jit lean production  sigma supply chain | lean strategy | lean supply | lean supply chain services | lean supply chain strategy | lean supply chain system | lean thinking | lean tools | lean training | lean transformation | logistics and supply chain management | logistics jobs | logistics outsourcing | logistics transportation | operations management | order fulfillment | ppt supply chain | process supply chain | production planning | production scheduling | production supply chain | purchasing supply chain | reverse Read More
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized

lean strategy and jit lean production  floor, as in a lean environment one machine going down can stop the entire production line or flow. Accordingly, TPM and other advanced enterprise asset management (EAM) options increase equipment reliability, and thus improve availability, reduce downtime, reduce product scrap (and wasted time managing that scrap), and increase machine tolerances (and consequently quality). As a further aid, diagnostics management features can automatically identify situations where the current maintenance strategy is Read More
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean strategy and jit 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
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

lean strategy and jit lean production  the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on satisfying customers while removing waste and unnecessary costs from their organizations. And they need to do so faster and better than their competitors. This white paper highlights how companies are doing just that by relying on strategic lean Read More
Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

lean strategy and jit lean production  Lean Manufacturing , QR Lean Manufacturing . Executive Summary Introduction Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets have become accessible to foreign manufacturers, who are able to perform well in their newly established territories in part due to their superior application of technology. In this light, most companies, including small and medium size, have embedded globalization in their Read More
A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy
A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact

lean strategy and jit lean production  CRM System Needs A Data Strategy Introduction An underutilized customer relationship management (CRM) system - or one that cannot match its owner's expectations - will reflect poorly on both the vendor who sold it and the IT manager who authorized the purchase and installed it. Both, however, can help successfully manage such expectations (and add value to their respective roles) by wisely counseling about the strategic context into which a CRM system must function. Simply put, the market includes plenty Read More
Audit Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions
Most companies create a new marketing plan every 12 months. At the same time, they should audit their message strategy to stay on top of competitors’ marketing

lean strategy and jit lean production  Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions Originally Published - January 4, 2008 Every couple of years, your company probably goes through a positioning process. You might think the process is complete once a message strategy has been developed that accurately and compellingly describes the company's unique ability to satisfy customers' problems and needs. Well, this is certainly a step in the right direction, but now what the company needs to do is add a yearly audit to this process. A Read More
Service Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit
How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by

lean strategy and jit lean production  Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition. 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 jit 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
Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production
Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your

lean strategy and jit lean production  just-in-time production,just-in-time manufacturing,JIT manufacturing,JIT best practices Read More
Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

lean strategy and jit lean production  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. 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 strategy and jit lean production  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
A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy
A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact

lean strategy and jit lean production  CRM System Needs A Data Strategy Introduction An underutilized customer relationship management (CRM) system - or one that cannot match its owner's expectations - will reflect poorly on both the vendor who sold it and the IT manager who authorized the purchase and installed it. Both, however, can help successfully manage such expectations (and add value to their respective roles) by wisely counseling about the strategic context into which a CRM system must function. Simply put, the market includes plenty Read More

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