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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 Read More

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Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  highlight additional variations of lean scenarios. Each scenario highlights the nature of coordination tools such as kanbans or traditional supply orders. Each scenario also highlights a point-of-use strategy of placing components in a floor stock area for a work cell, which must be reflected in BOM information for the warehouse source of components. The diagram for each scenario illustrates the bill of material information and the work cell information. The diagrams also highlight sales orders Read More
Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or

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
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 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
Evaluating Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations
RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and

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
Companies are looking for more areas to squeeze savings out of operations. One such area that may be fertile ground to explore is equipment maintenance. The

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Total Reward Management: Don't Leave Your Line Manager Alone
A total reward management system can help companies leverage their most complex and volatile asset: its human capital. Partnerships between human resources and

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  Reward Management: Don't Leave Your Line Manager Alone Introduction Today, businesses have the opportunity to increase their competitive edge by better managing human capital by broadening the reward options and using collaborative technology to share guidelines and analyze employee needs. This is a great opportunity for companies who understand that they need to improve the line manager profile, enabling them to design and market a custom, total reward offer to each member of the team. It's not a Read More
Making Strategy Real
How can management communicate the organization’s strategy effectively and assure that the entire organization has bought into it and is aligned with it

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  Strategy Real How can management communicate the organization’s strategy effectively and assure that the entire organization has bought into it and is aligned with it? Business performance optimization systems are an important tool for success. By using business performance optimization systems, employees are empowered to confidently make timely, strategically-aligned decisions based upon facts, not intuition or corporate politics. See how. Read More
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturin
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturin Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More
Eagle Technology
Eagle Technology, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Mequon, Wisconsin (US). The company provides maintenance software for different sizes of operations

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How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs
Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs The scale of an airline's maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations requires significant planning around moving assets, inventory, machine shops, and manpower, often on a round-the-clock schedule. This is particularly true for legacy carriers, i.e., large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, round-the-clock operations, and international destinations to manage. Legacy airlines must also contend with complex multidepartmental Read More
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

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Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  pitfall of following a lean front office strategy is that a small company with a simple business model may adopt too rigorous a lean program, which would have the effect of bogging down their operations rather than eliminating waste. Formal lean programs run by certified professionals are fine for some organizations, while others can benefit most from adopting one or two practices to eliminate waste where it exists in its most discrete form. Remember: lean consists of nothing more than identifying waste Read More
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings

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
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

lean strategy and total productive maintenance  application maintenance services,maintenance process,maintenance solutions,maintenance projects,services application maintenance services,application support & maintenance services Read More

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