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Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.
Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset

lean tools roa  long term. The primary lean tools that the company adopted were Infor EAM, maintenance planning, preventive maintenance, total productive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance, and reliability engineering to eliminate failures. Other lean tools it used were 5S, to keep things in order; 5 Whys, to ensure ease of use; Kanban, to provide a visual representation of progress in the work cycle; Hansei, to enable reflection upon errors and correction of them; Genshi Genbushu, to allow seeing the work Read More...
Transenterprises - The Emerging Business Model of the Twenty First Century
During the last two decades, many of the old vertically integrated enterprise/empires have splintered into numerous core-competency-focused firms, loosely bound

lean tools roa  business supply chain,economic globalization,global supply chain,globalization,globalization impact,globalization impacts,lean supply chain,managing supply chain,manufacture,manufacturing,manufacturing business,manufacturing companies,manufacturing equipment,manufacturing industries,manufacturing industry Read More...
Infor Joins the S&OP Fray
With the release of Infor S&OP 1.0, Infor dispels rumors that it’s not an aggressive product innovator. Learn about the features and functions of Infor S&OP 1.0

lean tools roa  world. However, in very lean or cost-sensitive areas, organizations may need to run alternate strategies through the operation planning engines to get a hyper-accurate view of long-term effects.  TEC: How do you differentiate between Executive S&OP and Operational S&OP, and what related solutions do you provide in those regards? Infor: We have dedicated solutions for both. Executive S&OP is the strategic decision-making tool that can pull information, drive process, and allow analysis and real-time Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

lean tools roa  collaboration technologies to extend lean supply chain principles across the enterprise (for example, extending electronic kanban processes to suppliers). Regardless of the industry, we see common themes appearing. For example, across all industries, supply chain collaboration operates at the following levels: Strategic At this level, you and your partners make joint decisions on strategic issues such as the following examples: Production capacities Product design Production facility and fulfillment 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 roa  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...
Getting Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software
In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean

lean tools roa  Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts. Read More...
Five Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean is not an overnight quick-fix; it is an unending commitment. As lean thinking has evolved and the concepts broadened, lean advocates have come to recognize

lean tools roa  read about how five lean principles are supported and enhanced by comprehensive information control and the management tools that one end-to-end enterprise software suite delivers. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

lean tools roa  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the relationship between each Read More...
A Guide to Software Test Tools
Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may

lean tools roa  Guide to Software Test Tools Originally published – July 16, 2004 Overview Whether you are buying or making software, test tools help you get the most from your investment. A useful test tool gives you far more than efficiency; it will help you avoid trouble, provide vital information, and can enable your organization to take new opportunities with greater agility and strength. Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of 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 roa  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...
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 roa  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...
Next Generation Archive Migration Tools
Data migration products have grown and matured to the point that project success is less of a concern to clients today than how quickly and efficiently these

lean tools roa  Generation Archive Migration Tools Data migration products have grown and matured to the point that project success is less of a concern to clients today than how quickly and efficiently these projects can be done, and the level of specificity and control that can be applied during data migration. Clients demand efficient migrations performed to their level of satisfaction, with minimum risk. This guide is designed to demonstrate the features of migration software and their benefits. Read More...
Top Tools for Sales: SFA Focus
Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many

lean tools roa  Tools for Sales: SFA Focus Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many organizations have already adopted or have been thinking about purchasing an SFA solution to ease the sales process and link it up with the rest of the business. SFA solutions also offer opportunities to help organizations improve CRM. Know some of the potential improvements of an SFA system. Read More...
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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 roa  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...

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