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

lean strategy and visual lean  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
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 visual lean  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
Visual Asset Manager 6.3 for CMMS/EAM Certification Report
Visual Asset Manager 6.3 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management systems/enterprise asset management (CMMS/EAM) solutions

lean strategy and visual lean  visual asset manager,cmms eam software,it maintenance,it maintenance service,it asset management,control software,fund management,tracking software,software tracking software,inventory management,program maintenance,maintenance program,tracking program,maintenance management,management maintenance Read More
Visual Asset Manager
Visual Asset Manager is an Asset Tracking Software designed to control and manage mobile and fixed assets. This comprehensive software centrally manages what

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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 visual lean  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
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

lean strategy and visual lean  assembly manufacturing, and to lean manufacturing, which is suitable for build-to-demand pull for finished and component items. Namely, most companies will still use MRP to ascertain longer-term dependent demand (i.e., based on forecasts), but replenishment will be based on independent demand (i.e., actual customer orders), with closely managed inventory buffers. Customer demand cannot be predicted months ahead, since nothing is that certain. Thus, many ERP systems are employing heuristics, algorithms, 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 visual lean  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
Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy
Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of

lean strategy and visual lean  Information Technology with Corporate Strategy Introduction The role of information technology (IT) includes supporting corporate strategy. However, for many enterprises, connecting IT initiatives to corporate strategy has proven to be a challenge. Enterprise software vendor Intentia offers a tool that links the two, by way of key performance indicators and best practices. For better understanding of the connection between corporate strategy and business systems, a structured approach is Read More
SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy
SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's

lean strategy and visual lean  Global--The Right Product Strategy Product Strategy Overview SSA Global 's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy. SSA Global does have a clear product strategy for customers, yet the company needs to continue to communicate this message to Read More
Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It
Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are

lean strategy and visual lean  What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It E. Robins - October 3, 2000 Strategy Consulting Service Definition We have long proclaimed that vendors should have formal business and well-vetted processes in place in order to lay claim to having the service (see for example, So Does your e-Business Provider have Internationally Recognized Tools in its Digital Business Consulting Toolkit? ). This is particularly Read More
Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO
This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with

lean strategy and visual lean  principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities. Read More
Empowerment as a Growth Strategy
If there@s one constant in any business today, it@s pressure. And dealing with pressure can lead managers toward the temptation of taking complete control

lean strategy and visual lean  as a Growth Strategy If there's one constant in any business today, it's pressure. And dealing with pressure can lead managers toward the temptation of taking complete control. However, this often stifles the one element that enables companies to break away from the pack: employee-driven innovation. Learn why empowering your customer-facing employees is the new path to achieving extraordinary, sustainable results—and find out how to do it. Read More
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