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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor is the world's third largest business software company. We develop and acquire proven software products that have rich, built-in functionality. Then we make them better. We invest resources into product innovation and enhancement. We

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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 strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


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lean strategy and total productive maintenance  modern-day labels, such as lean reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and total productive maintenance (TPM). However, there's no mistaking the underlying issues: companies need to become better at operating a more stable, planned, and predictable maintenance environment at minimal cost. Although the figures vary, most maintenance managers would agree they don't like playing the role of firefighter, with as many as 40 to 80 percent of requests for maintenance services being unplanned or even Read More

Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


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lean strategy and total productive maintenance  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

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lean strategy and total productive maintenance  several industries, for example, lean management practices like kanbans have permeated almost every manufacturing environment. Thus, even the vendors that tend to develop vertical extensions, sometimes referred to as industry service packs, periodically review these individual functions for common use, and then decide to roll them back into the standard horizontal (foundation) solution that is applicable across the board. This is a continuing, open-ended system where similar solution packs will gradually Read More

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features


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Eagle Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Mequon, Wisconsin (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations ranging from the single-user who needs a basic CMMS, to large, multisite clients and Fortune 500 companies that need a fully-featured enterprise solution. It has customers in more than twenty-five countries. Eagle Technology services a diverse cross-section of industries ranging from manufacturing; healthcare; local, state, and federal governments; and the public school system and it internationally markets its products through distributors and direct sales. Eagle Technology offers installation assistance, technical support, and on- or off-site training options.

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Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor


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lean strategy and total productive maintenance  applying the principles of lean manufacturing tells us that any unnecessary maintenance is a waste. That is to say, just like inventory one does not need at a certain time is considered a waste, maintenance tasks done before then they are truly required also constitute a waste. When preventive maintenance tells us it is the time to perform a maintenance routine, the $64,000 question is, could we have waited or eliminated this routine without a negative impact on the asset's ability to meet the business Read More

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