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3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

lean techniques  to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More...
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Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

lean techniques  suppliers and trading partners. Lean techniques are more easily applied to some manufacturing styles than others. In particular, lean has been more successful in high-volume, low-mix operations. However, new software tools are now delivering the benefits of lean to high-mix, low-volume operations as well. Today, Kinaxis is making lean manufacturing easier and faster to implement by providing organizations the tools to respond effectively to changing business conditions. By integrating customers, Read More...
The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

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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  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...
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  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...
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 techniques  reflect a number of lean techniques. Techniques such as kanbans and positioning required resources at the production area have special relevance, but other techniques also apply. These include value stream mapping, quality at the source, total productive maintenance, setup reduction, batch size reduction, standardized work, work balancing, production leveling, visual performance data, and continuous improvement. 2 Maturity Stages in Lean Manufacturing Most companies begin their lean journey with a pilot Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

lean techniques  the transition to a lean environment. With this said, coexistence will bring both complexities and opportunities to light, such as Hybrid scheduling techniques such as manufacturing resource planning (MRP), just in time (JIT) , synchronous, and flow, can be deployed in complementary fashion, but dynamics like level loading, kanban sizing, and buffer sizing, must co-exist with planning, procurement, and scheduling systems Supply chain strengths and weaknesses can be highlighted with lean concept adoption. Read More...
Advanced Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software
When part of an enterprise software environment, business modeler software can reduce training costs, prevent errors, and minimize non-value added work. And if

lean techniques  Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software Originally published - June 25, 2007 Lean disciplines may have originated on the shop floor; but, they can also be applied in the front office and this is where the next frontier of productivity gains will take place. Growth in outsourcing and the shortening of product life cycles mean that more and more value is added to a product in the front office. Engineer-to-order and project-centric businesses, in particular, are vulnerable to efficiency drain Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

lean techniques  Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  started with the fact that the ability to sense  demand  and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Every sensible enterprise is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with minimum inventory (and  working capital ), and the highest necessary  utilization . For a few decades, the providers of a Read More...
How Can Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains?
Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains.Implementing a lean supply chain

lean techniques  Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains? Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains. Implementing a lean supply chain management strategy can enable cost savings and more efficient operations by realigning process according to a demand-driven model. Lean supply chain management uses Web-based technologies to create and maintain dynamic supplier networks. Such networks are able to deliver the highest customer value at Read More...
On-demand Manufacturing: A Formula for the Perfect Lean Market, and an Imperative in Today’s Economic Climate
For today’s small to medium manufacturers, increasing the bottom line while optimizing efficiency poses an increasingly difficult challenge, especially in our

lean techniques  Formula for the Perfect Lean Market, and an Imperative in Today’s Economic Climate For today’s small to medium manufacturers, increasing the bottom line while optimizing efficiency poses an increasingly difficult challenge, especially in our current economic crisis. This, coupled with competition in a global environment, puts manufacturers in a tight spot. Discover the key challenges facing small to medium manufacturers, and the on-demand solutions you can leverage to sustain and win business. Read More...
Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach
SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional

lean techniques  Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach TROPOS' Lean Approach TROPOS, the flagship product of Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ), uses manufacturing resource planning (MRP) for long-term planning, and master production scheduling (MPS) for short-term scheduling. This approach appeals even to some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional MRP approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for Read More...
How to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean
Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma

lean techniques  Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma principles. Consensus is growing that technology is key for successful lean initiatives. This white paper defines addresses the impact lean initiatives have on profitability and considers the role of information technology (IT) in enabling lean initiatives. Read More...
Lean Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence
Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small

lean techniques  discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find out if your company is ready to make lean improvements, you need to ask key questions. Discover what they are, and how to start down the path to leaner manufacturing. Read More...
Integrated Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull
Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release

lean techniques  Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release, issuing, and expediting of the infamous work order. An integrated lean system utilizes full containers to signal the completion of product and backflushes the component material within the ERP system. Additionally, the integrated lean system (pull) can work simultaneously and in harmony Read More...

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