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

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  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
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage
Better. Faster. Cheaper. Every company is grappling with these concepts today as economic uncertainty spreads. Though many are focusing on what to eliminate in

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  management, Lean Manufacturing or Lean Six Sigma, and continuous improvement techniques delivers benefits. But for organizations that rated their key process management capabilities a 3 ( OK ) or above absent the use of a BSC the odds of success were limited: no better than one in five.However, when the BSC is added to the mix, the likelihood of success more than doubles, to 50%. In this case, the duration of use is not a differentiator, so we can conclude that the combination of an OK or better 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 lean 6 sigma  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
Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance
An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  Information | Six Sigma Lean | Six Sigma Management | Six Sigma Manufacturing | Six Sigma Method | Six Sigma Methodology | Six Sigma Overview | Six Sigma Performance | Six Sigma Presentation | Six Sigma Process | Six Sigma Process Capability | Six Sigma Process Improvement | Six Sigma Processes | Six Sigma Program | Six Sigma Project | Six Sigma Projects | Six Sigma Quality | Six Sigma Quality Control | Six Sigma Quality Management | Six Sigma Report | Six Sigma Review | Six Sigma Reviews | Six Sigma Read More
CRM Success for Fast Growing Companies: What Every Small and Midsized Business Needs to Know
When creating a seamless value chain, it is essential to focus on the customer. However, information, data, and processes are key when planning the complex

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  | Inventory Management | Lean Supply Chain | Logistics Planning | Logistics Solution | Logistics Solutions | Logistics Supply | Logistics/Delivery | Maintenance | Managing Customer | Managing Supply Chain Cycles | Manufacture to Order | Manufacturing Process | Marketing | Measuring Return on Investment | Measuring ROI | Midsized Business Needs | New Business Requirements | Operations | Operations Management | Order | Order Management | Order Simulation | Partnership/Distribution Channels | Payroll | Read More
PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers
Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers Event Summary The executive team of the new PeopleSoft addressed a tough audience of financial and industry analysts this day. We got to ask them the tough questions on the JD Edwards/PeopleSoft merger. This merger is about product expansion, not consolidation is Craig Conway's (CEO of PeopleSoft) commitment and mantra to customers and investors. His analogy is the Jaguar, purchased by the Ford Motor Company. Ford did not eliminate the Jaguar—it Read More
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More
Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their 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 lean 6 sigma  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
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book 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 lean 6 sigma  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
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 strategy and lean 6 sigma  “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
Breakthrough Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy
For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level, but day-to-day activities and performance metrics are not connected to them. As a result, organizations can measure performance, but can’t manage it. The key to breakthrough performance management is tying performance metrics, resources, and risks to strategic Read More
Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

lean strategy and lean 6 sigma  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More

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