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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 techniques and lean initiatives  all industries are adopting Lean techniques in manufacturing plants and Lean strategies in executive suites around the globe. While 66% of IM&C (industrial machinery and components) companies are relatively new adopters of Lean, with initiatives less than three years old, those companies with a best in class approach to Lean deployment are already reaping the benefits. While many IM&C companies have already secured top management approval for Lean, the companies who identify and measure critical Read More
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Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology
Many aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of early adoption of lean manufacturing tools. However, considerable

lean techniques and lean initiatives  the Same Challenges: Deploying Lean techniques and technologies in the manufacturing process can help companies to significantly improve their operational performance, customer responsiveness and hence the bottom line financials. But as the famous adage goes it is easier said than done ; companies are facing challenges in implementing Lean concepts. Even with the early adoption rates, the A&D manufacturers are facing challenges similar to those faced by the general population. The challenge of Read More
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

lean techniques and lean initiatives  benefits of extending the lean methodologies and techniques throughout an interdependent supply chain network could be multiplicative, relative to the benefits derived from a single enterprise deploying the same tools solely at the shop floor level. While current empirical evidence is lacking, the research community expects objective and quantifiable data to support this hypothesis in the next few years as more deployments across supply chain networks become a reality. Meeting the requirements of 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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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

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Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

lean techniques and lean initiatives  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More
Enabling the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations
Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model@recognizing that different functions require

lean techniques and lean initiatives  the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model—recognizing that different functions require different levels of centralized management to be efficient and effective. An effective lean transformation eliminates more than the most obvious areas of wasted time and resource. Find out how lean must address the unique requirements of various business processes. Read More
Are You on the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind?
Find out in the aberdeen white paper the impact of lean on consumer product manufacturers.

lean techniques and lean initiatives  the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind? While consumer goods manufacturers have been slow to go lean, the industry is finally catching up: 52 percent of consumer goods companies are committed to reducing manufacturing and supply chain costs and 48 percent are setting goals to implement continuous improvement programs . So where does your company stand when it comes to lean? Are you on the right track—or are you getting left behind? Find out in the Aberdeen white paper The Impact of Lean on Read More
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

lean techniques and lean initiatives  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” 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 techniques and lean initiatives  between kanban and other lean manufacturing techniques and JIT sequencing. Both are execution-oriented, since both respond to demand in near real time. However, lean manufacturing customarily tends to focus on the replenishment and supply of commodity parts (i.e., parts that are shipped in standard packs by the dozen or as case lots), while JIT sequencing concentrates on unique (or configured) parts, which are shipped individually or shipped with other configured parts of the same kind. In practice, Read More
LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

lean techniques and lean initiatives  Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. 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 techniques and lean initiatives  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
Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives
Inventory optimization is a proven vehicle to gain competitive value through reduced inventory, freed-up working capital, and improved service levels. But

lean techniques and lean initiatives  Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives Logility Voyager Inventory Optimization improves the performance of multi-echelon supply chains, releasing millions in confined working capital and providing a new level of confidence in every supply chain decision. Source: Logility Resources Related to Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives : Supply Chain Optimization (Wikipedia) Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Ini Read More
Sustainable Lean Six Sigma Transformation through Cordys
Business process management (BPM) and process improvement support the management and continuous improvement of business processes, both cross-departmental and

lean techniques and lean initiatives  Lean Six Sigma Transformation through Cordys Business process management (BPM) and process improvement support the management and continuous improvement of business processes, both cross-departmental and enterprise-wide. How can you empower the transformation to lean and manage business operations in the various stages of its transformation, and manage the transition to lean? Learn about a BPM solution that employs lean Six Sigma for faster process improvements. Read More
The Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity
A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into

lean techniques and lean initiatives  Lean Front End: A Breakthrough Opportunity A company’s best opportunity to gain major margin improvement is in its front end—the sales, customer service, and processes needed to transform inquiries into orders. And one of the best strategies is to apply lean thinking to the front end. Read about an integrated solution that addresses the unique requirements of your sales processes to help dramatically reduce cycle times, eradicate waste, and increase your margins. Read More

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