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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

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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

rapid lean  in the face of rapid change and shifting customer demands, organizational flexibility is essential. To withstand the pressures of a tight economy and shrinking margins, maintaining and improving cash flow is a pressing need. Typically, automotive suppliers have a significant amount of capital tied up in direct material inventory. Increasing supply chain efficiency and reducing inventory levels are essential to eliminating waste and improving cash flow. World-class manufacturers typically maintain low Read More
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

rapid lean  maintenance, lean metrics, and rapid changeover. Identify Value Streams: At the point, a traditional implementation would involve the creation of current state maps. In this system-wide approach, identify all value streams and business functions that will impact and be impacted by any value stream. Also, identify where these streams connect AND the nature of these interconnections. Ideal Future State: To identify your ideal future state, use the purposes principle to envision how you might address your Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

rapid lean  could be a relatively rapid and significant reduction in manufacturing cycle time and a corresponding improvement in delivery performance and productivity, even in job shop environments. Still, these changes will not happen overnight, and the process should begin with the conversion of a few appropriate products with relatively simple production processes, and then progress to other product lines. The implementation of such changes explains why many manufacturers happen to be in a hybrid production mode, Read More
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

rapid lean  rapidly changing, customer-specific pricing Rapid new product launch capabilities Reduced paper costs due to electronic document management InkCycle is an industry leader in toner and ink-jet print cartridge technology. InkCycle provides products to office and computer products resellers, office products superstores, other national chain stores, and printer service companies. The challenge InkCycle, the Lenexa, Kansas (US)-based industry leader in toner and ink-jet printcartridge recycling, has been in 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

rapid lean  Lean Adopters Embrace Technology Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Source : SAP Resources Related to Lean Manufacturing : Lean Manufacturing Read More
Lean & Mean Business Systems
With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted

rapid lean  & Mean Business Systems With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted to be Lean about it and attack that 60-80% statistic. Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

rapid lean  Manufacturing: Part Two Part One of the Lean Manufacturing series looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part Two, you'll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the 5S program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban. 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

rapid lean  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 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
Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In

rapid lean  Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. Read More
Enabling the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations
Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model@recognizing that different functions require

rapid lean  the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model—recognizing that different functions require different levels of centralized management to be efficient and effective. An effective lean transformation eliminates more than the most obvious areas of wasted time and resource. Find out how lean must address the unique requirements of various business processes. Read More
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide
It's easy to find outsimply download TEC's lean and green manufacturing buyer's guide.

rapid lean  and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide What's new in the world of lean and green manufacturing? It's easy to find out—simply download TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide . Here you'll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You'll also get a buyer's guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can Read More
Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise
Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential

rapid lean  Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential manufacturing processes and helps you measure up to your competitors. But how can you attain true lean transformation—and what specific steps does your company need to take? Take a self-rating test and see where your company really stands. Read More
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

rapid lean  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview “Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer Read More
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

rapid lean  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview “Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer Read More

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