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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  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...
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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

lean tools  , Lean Strategy , Lean Tools , Value Stream Mapping , Value Stream Simulation Table Of Contents The Lean Paradox Traditional Approaches to Lean 5S Kanbans Kaizens Value-Stream Maping A Better Approach Summary The Lean Paradox You already know the statistics'lean can allow you to become very profitable and competitive. It will shorten your lead-times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But, countless surveys have confirmed that most lean initiatives are abandoned Read More...
i-Lean
Chiron's flagship product, i-Lean, is a logistics modeling and design tool built for warehousing, manufacturing, and retail environments. It

lean tools  in conjunction with a lean inventory management strategy within a distribution or manufacturing facility. This is accomplished by integrating dozens of variables to generate inventory management solutions down to the stock-keeping unit (SKU) level. In addition to deriving operational recommendations, i-Lean lays out the cost components of each solution. The application establishes the foundation for a warehouse management system implementation, and supports long-term inventory management maintenance 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 tools  chain strategies driven by lean manufacturing tools and concepts will distinguish the performance-driven enterprise. Traditional manual pull systems fall short when applied to a networked supply chain model for the following reasons: Lack of visibility across the networked supply chain No standard traceable collaboration medium Manual systems are slower by nature, and more error prone Manual approaches struggle with demand variability or spikes in demand As companies deploy lean strategies in the Read More...
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 tools  Overcome Lean Obstacles Technology-Enabling Lean Processes Chapter Three: Lean: Achieving Expectations Driving Operational Performance with Metrics Chapter Three: Recommendations for Action Author Profiles Appendix A: Research Methodology Appendix B: Related Aberdeen Research & Tools About AberdeenGroup Figures Figure 1: Metrics Tied to Success Figure 2: Top Drivers of Lean Figure 3: Lean Adoption Challenges Figure 4: Best-in-Class Strategic Actions Figure 5: Overcoming Lean Obstacles Figure 6: Lean 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  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...
Methods and Tools Operationalizing Data Governance
Data governance is about standardizing principles and implementing best practices. This white paper looks at common challenges to effective information use, and

lean tools  and Tools Operationalizing Data Governance Data governance is about standardizing principles and implementing best practices. This white paper looks at common challenges to effective information use, and the practical lifecycle associated with defining and then implementing observance of data policies through defined business rules, inspection, reporting, and monitoring. 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  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...
SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us
In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you'll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughou...

lean tools  saas tools better decision making rest,saas,tools,better,decision,making,rest,tools better decision making rest,saas better decision making rest,saas tools decision making rest,saas tools better making rest. Read More...
Transforming Your Business to Lean: 10 Lessons Learned
On the path toward global competitiveness, the benefits and basic principles of “Lean” are widely known. However, many organizations struggle to gain a foothold

lean tools  when embarking on the Lean journey. Or, perhaps more commonly, Lean initiatives stall and are sometimes eliminated due to a lack of understanding of what it takes to both make and sustain the Lean transformation. Read More...
PeopleSoft, Lawson To Resell Integration Tools
Two ERP vendors recently signed agreements to resell integration software from Enterprise Applications Integration vendors.

lean tools  on several factors, including: Cleansing: Although the data in a legacy mainframe may have worked fine for the last twenty years, the new application may not be able to make sense of its conventions. For instance, the mainframe may make use of global settings that allow its sub-programs to leave out parts of the data, such as facility codes or two-digit century fields for dates. Because of extensive customization, mainframes are rarely amenable to a direct data load by even advanced EAI tools, and a good Read More...
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

lean tools  In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. Read More...

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