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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 tools jit  that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S''s The first practice mentioned here sprang from the same Japanese system that originally 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 tools jit  typically handle planning, while lean would deal with the execution). Manufacturers must also be fully aware of whether their systems use actual demand, sales forecasts, or a combination of the two in order to populate their MPS. Also, manufacturers need to do some preliminary work before even thinking about deploying flow manufacturing software, such as adapting their plants to a flow production model. In other words, they will have to operate in work cells that build families of products (rather than 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

lean tools jit  | lean thinking | lean tools | lean training | lean transformation | logistics and supply chain management | logistics jobs | logistics outsourcing | logistics transportation | operations management | order fulfillment | ppt supply chain | process supply chain | production planning | production scheduling | production supply chain | purchasing supply chain | reverse logistics | rfid supply chain | sales and operations planning | six sigma supply chain | supplier collaboration | supplier relationship Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global''s solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

lean tools jit  vendors that support many lean tools and methodologies. Obviously, vendors will be stronger in some areas than others, depending on their original enterprise resource planning (ERP) system''s suitability for more repetitive versus to-order environments. Note that the order of the vendors in this article should by no means be interpreted as the order of the best to the worst (or vice versa ). This is a continuation from February 16, 2006 of the Lean Manufacturing: A Primer series. It is Part Five of a Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean tools jit  at least using some lean tools and principles as their primary improvement methodology. What Constitutes Lean Manufacturing? According to the APICS Dictionary , the philosophy of lean manufacturing is to emphasize the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. This involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, supply chain management (SCM), and dealing with the customers. Lean producers Read More...
Software Development Tools RFI/RFP Template
Software Lifecycle Management, Design and Analysis, Construction, Configuration Management, Documentation, Software Deployment Platform, Development Tool

lean tools jit  Development Tools RFI/RFP Template The Software Development Tools RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 606 features and functions found in Software Development Tools software solutions. This Software Development Tools Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Software Development Tools software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Software Development Tools Template: Software Lifecycle Management Design Read More...
Enterprise Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut
Skila, Inc. is applying advanced eKnowedge tools to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. It’s the kind of offering every knowledge

lean tools jit  Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut Enterprise Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut D. Geller - October 6, 2000 Event Summary Skila, Inc. wants to solve some of the problems of the Information Age. The biggest problem, after the glare on your screen, is that there''s too much information to wade through. Industry studies claim that there are 2 million new pages of information made available on the Web every day, with more than 50,000 new websites becoming available each Read More...
Today’s Collaboration Software Tools
This white paper describes the real world collaboration process and presents a survey of the web software tools that are available today to support the

lean tools jit  Collaboration Software Tools This white paper describes the real world collaboration process and presents a survey of the web software tools that are available today to support the collaboration process. 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 tools jit  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...
How to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing
While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many

lean tools jit  to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many companies have yet to fully realize the benefits of a holistic implementation. Find out how and when you should implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for a faster transition to lean processes—and improve efficiency and quality while reducing waste. Read More...
Enabling Lean Transformation
This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean

lean tools jit  Lean Transformation This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean business can benefit greatly from effective modeling, and provides a detailed example of how one software solution can be effectively adapted to a lean approach. Read More...
Drive Value with Outsourcing Management Tools
There is much discussion in the marketplace about outsourcing management and governance (OM/G). Many organizations mistakenly assume they understand the science

lean tools jit  Value with Outsourcing Management Tools There is much discussion in the marketplace about outsourcing management and governance (OM/G). Many organizations mistakenly assume they understand the science of effective OM/G, but that’s often not the case. OM/G is a critical discipline enabling companies to achieve the intent of their outsourcing deal. In fact, without it, value leakage of 15 percent or greater is the typical result. Read More...
Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools
Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization

lean tools jit  that has been extracted, cleansed, and loaded into a data warehouse (DW) to produce reports and analyses. However, the need is not just reporting, since users need business monitoring, analysis, and an understanding of why things are happening. The demand for instant, on-demand access to dispersed information has grown as the need to close the gap between the operational data and strategic objectives has become more pressing. As a result, a category of products called real-time BI applications have Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

lean tools jit  Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...

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