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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
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
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

lean tools jit  detail on JIT and lean manufacturing and on their impact on ERP, see Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP . However, flow manufacturing leverages some additional techniques helping manufacturers create any product on any given day and quantity, including the quantity of one (i.e., through the so-called mixed-model production), while keeping inventories to a minimum and shortening cycle times to fill customer orders quickly. In particular, flow manufacturing leverages mathematical tools to automate 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
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

lean tools jit  to make its organization lean is to define value from the perspective of the customer, whether the end customer or an intermediate customer. This value must be identified and expressed in terms of how the specific product meets the customer''s need, at a specific price and at a specific time. To do that, one has to be able to evaluate performance in terms of customers, products, profitability analyses, and so on, by measuring well thought-out key performance indicators (KPIs), such as customer sales, Read More
Case Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ
In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was

lean tools jit  Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was preventing the company from adopting lean principles, and so in 2003 it looked for an ERP tailored for contract manufacturers serving the auto industry. Learn how the new system helps the company stay lean within the confines of compliance and changing customer demands. Read More
Verification Tools for Wireless Broadband Systems
Wireless broadband systems are becoming ever more complex at an unprecedented pace. Verification of such an intricate system in a short development cycle is a

lean tools jit  Tools for Wireless Broadband Systems Wireless broadband systems are becoming ever more complex at an unprecedented pace. Verification of such an intricate system in a short development cycle is a challenging and tedious task. This white paper throws light on the need for automated test frameworks required for a wireless broadband system. It discusses two approaches that can help accelerate the verification process of physical layers and higher layers respectively of the protocol stack in Read More
Saga Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools
Saga Software announces availability of its Sagavista 1.1 Enterprise Application Integration software which is supposed to provide a faster messaging layer for

lean tools jit  Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools Event Summary RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Continuing its roll out of its e-business integration flagship product suite Sagavista, SAGA SOFTWARE, Inc. (SAGA) (NYSE:AGS) announced the availability of Sagavista 1.1, which provides a faster Messaging layer for improved performance, an enhanced Application Developer Kit (ADK), Unix support, agent adapters for Adabas(R) and 3270/5250 emulation which provides enterprise level mission critical mainframe access to legacy 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 tools jit  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
SCO’s Tarantella Offers Tools for Technology
SCO introduces Tarantella ASP edition and ASP Connect as tools for the Application Service Provider market.

lean tools jit  Tarantella Offers Tools for Technology Event Summary On March 1, 2000, SCO (NASDAQ:SCOC) announced Tarantella ASP Edition, a web-enabling software solution that delivers applications from any server to any user with a browser. Tarantella ASP Edition introduces a utility-style, pay-as-you-go licensing and pricing model that provides ASPs a cost-effective way to manage dynamic environments which can vary by hundreds or thousands of users per day. The product also features usage monitoring and Read More
SAP Finds CRM Partner for Marketing Tools
On December 6, SAP revealed it had entered into a partnership with Recognition Systems Group of the United Kingdom to add marketing-planning and campaign

lean tools jit  Finds CRM Partner for Marketing Tools Event Summary On December 6, SAP revealed it had entered into a partnership with Recognition Systems Group of the United Kingdom to add marketing planning and campaign-management features to its customer-relationship management suite. SAP and Recognition Systems have agreed to jointly develop integration between SAP''s enterprise resource planning and data warehouse packages and Recognition''s Protagon suite, which offers customer-segmentation tools to help marketing Read More
Using Social Media Tools for Recruiting Talent
Boy, we have come a long way in the search for talent. Long gone are the days where company’s would place an advertisement in the classified ad section of their

lean tools jit  Social Media Tools for Recruiting Talent Boy, we have come a long way in the search for talent. Long gone are the days where company’s would place an advertisement in the classified ad section of their local newspaper’s and wait for the perfect candidate to call and request an interview—although some organizations today feel this is still a very effective recruiting method and often use it in conjunction with other channels. Today, it’s more about what I like to call “cyber recruiting”—u Read More
Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products
Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica

lean tools jit  Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products D. Geller - July 20, 2000 Event Summary Ariba and Commerce One have each enhanced their buyer-wide products with analytic capabilities. Commerce One and Sagent Technology, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of the BuySite Business Intelligence Kit. This add-on to Commerce One''s BuySite provides corporate buyers with information about Read More
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

lean tools jit  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More

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