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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

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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

roa lean factory  shedding assets to improve ROA and agility. To increase their own competitiveness, companies are giving business units the freedom to go outside the company for shared services such as IT, and allowing buyers to purchase components from competitors, even though another division of the company makes that component—in essence, forcing internal functions/divisions to compete on the open market. This gets rid of bureaucratic fat and leads to a focus on core competencies, outsourcing things that someone Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible@much less

roa lean factory  Manufacturing: Part 1 With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production Read More...
Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise
Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six

roa lean factory  operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive replenishment. 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

roa lean factory  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 resources. To be more specific, LPD contains the following three major elements, in my view: 1. Productivity in product development . Productivity is composed of two aspects: 1) individual productivity designers, engineers, and other product development parties need to reduce waste 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

roa lean factory  part of its holistic approach to supply chain management. By offering choices at every step, QAD makes it easy to share information in ways that meet the needs and capabilities of a wide range of customers and trading partners. The convergence of QAD''s solution and the fruition of industry interoperability efforts will significantly reduce the time it takes to communicate information within supply chains from the present six weeks to six hours. This will further enable build-to-order and JIT Read More...
Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

roa lean factory  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their Read More...
LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

roa lean factory  profit. Each organization must approach lean based on its own internal capability and capacity balanced with the requirements of its customers and the practical reality of dealing with and coordinating a multitude of suppliers to create a smooth supply chain. Whether this “lean” initiative includes enabling technology is entirely up to the organization. TEC’s research analysts are currently working on a Buyer’s Guide on the subject of lean. This guide will provide key information to software Read More...
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

roa lean factory  widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing''s focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly non-value-adding ones, are to be avoided. Unnecessary motion—Materials and work in progress (WIP) Read More...
Bring Your Manufacturing out of the Dark: The Route to a Factory Information System
Today’s manufacturing environment requires a relentless drive for cost reduction and efficiency gains. Initiatives like lean and six sigma can bring sustainable

roa lean factory  Your Manufacturing out of the Dark: The Route to a Factory Information System Today’s manufacturing environment requires a relentless drive for cost reduction and efficiency gains. Initiatives like lean and six sigma can bring sustainable improvements. To make these initiatives work, you need to base operational decisions on data rather than intuition and experience. But is your data always available and accurate? Find out how a factory information system can help bring your data out of hiding. Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

roa lean factory  network requires a unified approach, involving external participants, such as suppliers and partners Supply chain networked process efficiencies can be the end result Part Two of the Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain series. Measure to Improve Supply chain visibility (SCV) and supply chain event management (SCEM) are vehicles for alerting change through the supply chain, and a step toward a lean supply chain. Bluntly stated: if you can''t see it, you can''t measure it; if you can''t Read More...
Step Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck
Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from

roa lean factory  Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from customers for shorter lead times, more product variety and smaller orders. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that focuses on customer value-adding activities, elimination of waste and continuous improvement in order to meet pull-driven customer demand. Read More...
Overcoming the Barrier of Traditional Accounting in Lean Environments
Manufacturers of all sizes are more efficient, better managed, and more profitable because of lean—yet this improvement has plateaued at many companies. What’s

roa lean factory  the Barrier of Traditional Accounting in Lean Environments Manufacturers of all sizes are more efficient, better managed, and more profitable because of lean—yet this improvement has plateaued at many companies. What’s holding up the progress of lean? The real problem is that as lean evolves and spreads beyond the plant floor, its conflict with traditional accounting is escalating—and becoming more dangerous to the financial health of manufacturers. Read More...
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

roa lean factory  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More...
Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

roa lean factory  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More...

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