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Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

lean strategy and lean production methods  eliminate it. Implement basic Lean production techniques Evaluate current bills of material and bills of process. Consider postponing final finishing or assembly instructions until the customer order comes in, then establish a workcell team to perform these specific tasks. Author Profiles Maura Buxton Manufacturing Research Analyst, AberdeenGroup, Inc As an analyst and editor for the Manufacturing Services research area at AberdeenGroup, Maura Buxton is involved in providing analytical insights to Read More

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

lean strategy and lean production methods  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
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

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Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean strategy and lean production methods  prospects inquired tentatively about lean capabilities, now they seem to be increasingly requesting these. An ARC Advisory Group 's strategy report from 2004 suggested that today 36 percent of US manufacturers and 70 percent of UK manufacturers are using lean as their primary improvement methodology , which should show how prominent lean thinking has become. Many of these companies may not yet be involved in full-blown lean manufacturing, but they are at least using some lean tools and principles as 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 lean production methods  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
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments
Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and

lean strategy and lean production methods  Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and Read More
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities?
Invensys has created a new group within its Production Management Division called Invensys Production Solutions. The group includes the PRISM and Protean

lean strategy and lean production methods  Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities? Event Summary Recently, after a lengthy and painstaking soul-searching exercise, Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, created a new group within its Production Management Division (PMD) called Invensys Production Solutions (IPS) ( www.invensysproductionsolutions.com ). The group will include the PRISM and Protean process ERP products plus the resources of Read More
Oracle's Cloud Strategy and How It Benefits Organizations
Oracle VP of Product Management Bulent Cinarkaya outlines Oracle's cloud strategy, including specifics about cloud-ready applications, a standards-based

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Positioning Starts With A Message Strategy
In business-to-business (B2B) software marketing, you'll get little debate about the importance of positioning. Yet few B2B software companies do it well, thus

lean strategy and lean production methods  Starts With A Message Strategy Introduction If positioning is one of the most misunderstood concepts in business-to-business (B2B) software marketing—which it is—part of the problem is that it can seem vague or difficult to develop and apply. Are we talking strategy or tactics? Who can dispute the importance of positioning in a strategic sense—communicating the unique benefit of your software product? In Crossing the Chasm , Geoffrey Moore writes, Positioning is the single largest Read More
Strategy Companion
Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified

lean strategy and lean production methods  Companion Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide. Read More
CRM Without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth
Find out in CRM Without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth.

lean strategy and lean production methods  Without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth All companies want to increase revenues—and a solid customer relationship management (CRM) strategy can help make it happen. CRM is designed to help you maximize sales from existing customers and bring in new accounts. But how does CRM work? What are its key components? And how can you employ it to make your organization more profitable? Find out in CRM Without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth . You'll learn about CRM from all the key Read More
Create an Intelligent Analytics Strategy for Your Organization
A good business analytics strategy can pay off. Learn how to grow and transform your organization with analytics and business intelligence (BI) in this

lean strategy and lean production methods  an Intelligent Analytics Strategy for Your Organization A good business analytics strategy can pay off. Learn how to grow and transform your organization with analytics and business intelligence (BI) in this newsletter, featuring new research from Gartner. 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 strategy and lean production methods  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
Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
In Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution, learn how a unified, closed-loop performance management system...

lean strategy and lean production methods  Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution Virtually all businesses produce plans and budgets—and then measure company progress against objectives. But high-performing companies go a step further by employing an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution to measure, manage, and monitor performance. In Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution , Read More
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

lean strategy and lean production methods  Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More

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