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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 manufacture  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
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

roa lean manufacture  pull signal production control approaches. For an exhaustive discussion of lean manufacturing in previous notes, see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing , Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing , Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing , and The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena . The TOC Vernacular More similarities between TOC and lean can Read More
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

roa lean manufacture  versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing Manual versus Information Technology It is easy enough to grasp the potential benefits of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , and How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing ), but selecting the most appropriate lean techniques or tools and the accompanying packaged enterprise software for an individual enterprise has never been that simple. In fact, it is a major exercise Read More
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

roa lean manufacture  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More
LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

roa lean manufacture  Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. 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

roa lean manufacture  more error prone Manual approaches struggle with demand variability or spikes in demand As companies deploy lean strategies in the production environment, the following points should be considered as an expansion of the scope of the project. In transitioning of the production environment to support a customer driven demand model, firms must also extend this strategy through the supply chain Lean practices can in some cases be implemented throughout the supply chain simultaneously, albeit cautiously Read More
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

roa lean manufacture  with the traditional SCM approaches. This book covers the SCM software functionality to support lean manufacturing scenarios, as defined by functionality within the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 . It also covers the traditional SCM approaches to these same scenarios, as defined in a previous book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft AX 2009 . The book explains how to transition from traditional to lean approaches. In particular, it explains the incremental conceptual differences Read More
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

roa lean manufacture  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also associated Read More
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

roa lean manufacture  Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  started with the fact that the ability to sense  demand  and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Every sensible enterprise is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with minimum inventory (and  working capital ), and the highest necessary  utilization . For a few decades, the providers of a 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 manufacture  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
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

roa lean manufacture  Case studies provide one approach for understanding how kanbans support variations in lean practices, including the case where a work cell has demands stemming from kanbans and production orders. For more background, please see excerpts from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX (Hamilton, 2007): Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments and Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments . Case Study #1: Pull-to-order Environment This first case study Read More
Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic

roa lean manufacture  Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. Read More
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

roa lean manufacture  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series started with a discussion of the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than

roa lean manufacture  its  standard cost accounting  approaches produce. Rather, APS produces more accurate  work in process (WIP)  snapshots and suggests deliverable production plans that users can quickly change and optimize no matter what is thrown at them, especially in engineer-to-order (ETO) and build-to-order (BTO) businesses with uneven demand patterns. Preactor, which now has more than 3,000 installations worldwide, cites the following typical business benefits: a 15 percent increase in  productivity , 40 Read More

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