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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 lean right  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...
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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 right  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...
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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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

lean strategy and lean right  enterprise application to bring lean to your supply chain. Jakob Bjorklund is Global Director for Process Industries at IFS—the global enterprise software company. Bjorklund holds a Master's of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping, Sweden. In his 14 years with IFS, he has been involved with supply chain management consulting, sales and marketing, and strategy for process industries and supply chain management. Read More...
Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean
Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in

lean strategy and lean right  within mobile devices to lean the overall process in all stages, including in: the receiving process, by automating the process with real-time functionality for simple product bar code scanning, automated in-situ processing of purchase orders, real-time issue, process alerting, and warehouse visibility, and automatic consolidation and analysis. the packing and shipping process—mobile devices have the capability to streamline the packing process by enabling quick scanning for checking order accuracy and 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 right  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...
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 right  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...
Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy
Oracle's vision of a complete collaborative e-Business solution requires a database strategy, an application server strategy, and an e-business strategy. Will

lean strategy and lean right  Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy Database Strategy In light of Oracle Corporation 's (NASDAQ: ORCL) recent acquisition of PeopleSoft and its growing appetite for the competition, its easy to see how one might underestimate Oracle's internally-developed, product strategy. However, this California-based (US) company has heeded the calls of its customers and the market by beginning a product strategy that focuses on open and flexible business processes. Ease of integration, the Read More...
LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

lean strategy and lean right  OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists? It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought many controversial and opposite opinions to the table. Can these two work well together, or do they have no place in each other’s space? It seems like even after all this time—and discussion—the jury is still out the final verdict. The answer is not a simple “yes” or Read More...
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

lean strategy and lean right  major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

lean strategy and lean right  on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. Read More...
Digitize Your Product Strategy
Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi

lean strategy and lean right  Your Product Strategy Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi-annual or even annual meetings. However, this often raises balance or alignment issues only after millions of dollars have been spent. What’s needed is real-time information that can be used to conduct continuous, automated assessment of portfolio status. Read More...
APICS 2010 Conference: Right Path to Smart Software Selection
Join TEC for this free educational seminar: 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo Session: Getting on the Right Path to Sm...

lean strategy and lean right  2010 Conference: Right Path to Smart Software Selection Selecting and implementing enterprise software is never easy. Clearly defining your objectives, requirements, and dealing with the mounds of data from vendors can be an overwhelming process—fraught with opportunities for error. And the stakes are high—the wrong enterprise software can have a disastrous effect on your company. Join TEC software selection experts at the 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to find out how to 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 lean right  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...
Keeping the Right People: Making the Right Decisions When It Counts
Corporate leaders must look carefully at how their companies are organized and staffed, and keep the “right” people. But who must be kept and who can you afford

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