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ALSO CALLED: Lean Manufacturing
DEFINITION: Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. Engineer Taiichi Ohno is credited with developing the principles of lean production after World War II. His philosophy, which focused on eliminating waste and empowering workers, reduced inventory and improved  … 
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Use Dynamic Case Management to Achieve Dramatic Business Results
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Unsure if dynamic case management (DCM) is the right strategy for your organization?  In this e-guide, Neil Ward-Duton, co founder and research director of MWD Advisors answers top DCM questions and reveals its key benefits to business success.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

IBM

The Benefits of a Lean Application Portfolio
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Over time, the amount spent on the infrastructure and maintenance of legacy applications and systems can weigh heavy on your IT budget. In this white paper, learn about the changing landscape of enterprise applications and how carrying the burden of legacy systems undermines your enterprise.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Informatica

Two-Tier ERP Saves Money and Boosts Efficiency
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Implementing a two-tier ERP system can consolidate systems and save you money while increasing operational efficiency. SearchManufacturingERP has compiled this 3-part guide, Manufacturing Gets a Boost From Two Tier ERP, which examines potential cost savings and deployment advantages of two-tier systems. Download your copy today!
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Symmons Industries turns up the pressure on larger competitors with IBM Business Analytics software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this fascinating case study today to see how Symmons - a mid-sized, US-based manufacturer in the plumbing industry - implemented expert solutions that enabled production-line staff to adapt manufacturing schedules and meet demands in real time, and much more!
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

IBM

10 Ways To Use ERP To Lean The Manufacturing Supply Chain
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives four tips to help you bring lean supply chain improvements to your manufacturing operation. Additionally, it discusses six technology tools that help automate these lean supply chain practices.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

IFS

Whitepaper: Meet the Real Lean Portal
sponsored by Backbase
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource explores how a lean portal can help your organization trim the operational fat and deliver the kinds of experiences that customers crave. Read on to learn key differences between lean portals and suites, and uncover the benefits of "going lean."
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Backbase

September CIO Decisions Ezine: Architecting a Nimble Enterprise
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: Agile and lean are the cornerstones of many a successful IT strategy, but what if a CIO works in a sector that hasn't yet embraced the agile enterprise?
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

SearchCIO.com

Fulfilling the Lean Software Promise: Building and Running Spring Applications on VMware vFabric tc Server
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Lean software development and deployment should figure prominently in every organization’s IT strategy. The growing pervasiveness of virtual and cloud environments makes the need even more urgent.  Read this paper to learn why your peers are replacing JEE containers with lean, lightweight application servers - and what you can gain from the move.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

VMware, Inc.

Managing Costs More Effectively
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Ventana Research paper identifies the IT components that can be used to identify ways to improve cost management for success in today's recovering yet volatile market.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Aberdeen Group: The 2011 Growth Imperative: Optimizing Speed and Cost in New Product Development
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This Aberdeen Business Review found that over one half of manufacturers are focused on profitability and margin growth.  The review offers insight into how leading companies are approaching the task to excel in innovation and new product development despite lean organizations budgets.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2010

IBM

Best-in-Class Manufacturing Benchmark Study Industrial Manufacturing
sponsored by SolarSoft
WHITE PAPER: Manufacturers are always looking for ways to unlock capacity and reduce inventory and labor costs while increasing productivity without additional capital investment. Read this two-page white paper to find study results outlining correlations between the tactical and strategic actions of best-in-class organizations and their operational success.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

SolarSoft

Keys to Improving Manufacturing Efficiency
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how to achieve enterprise-wide supply chain visibility, manufacturing synchronization, and control over efficiency through an integrated solution that directly addresses manufacturing competence.
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 | Published: 26 Aug 2011

Apriso Corporation

The Many Benefits of Lean IT
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
VIDEO: Can a leaner approach to IT deliver greater value at lower cost? Flextronics' CIO David Smoley reveals how a lean approach to IT, similar to successful methods used in manufacturing, delivers greater value to organizations and their customers.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 20 Sep 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Strategy Update: Must-know Trends
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Key developments are shaping manufacturing execution systems technology. Learn about the trends that could affect your short term strategy -- and get expert advice on how to react. Read this presentation transcript and learn more about where MES technology is headed and the outlook for manufacturing companies.
Posted: 14 May 2010 | Published: 14 May 2010

Apriso Corporation

E-Book: Lean Manufacturing and ERP: How to Leverage ERP to get Lean
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
EBOOK: A manufacturing firm adopting the principles of lean manufacturing can effectively leverage the company’s ERP system during its transition to lean. This E-Book explains what part of the plant you should start with; the importance of simplifying the ERP system; how to balance the ERP system with lean principles; and what pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Infor WFM Workbrain

Lean Strategies for the Process Manufacturer
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This primer will serve to provide an understanding of the key concepts of Lean as they apply to the process sectors, including the steps for implementation and the benefits that may be realised.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Sage Software

Lean IT: The Time for Transformation is Now
sponsored by CA Technologies.
ANALYST REPORT: Many institutions are investigating opportunities to create more value for customers by eliminating or reducing non-value-adding activities. Lean processing, long a staple in manufacturing, provides this opportunity for increasing efficiency within financial services.
Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

CA Technologies.

Streamlining Operations: Discrete Manufacturers Pursue Improved Efficiency
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out in this EIU study how discrete manufacturers are pursuing improved efficiency. Tightening inventories, reducing waste, and shortening cycle times are strategies that will help lay the foundation for renewed growth in better times.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

The Lean Workforce: Applying Lean Principles to improve workforce management
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Using Lean principles, manufacturers have made significant improvements to their operations, from improved productivity, increased resource utilization, to a more accurate understanding of product costs. One area where manufacturers may not have thought to apply Lean is the workforce.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated
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LEAN PRODUCTION DEFINITION (continued): …  productivity. Instead of maintaining resources in anticipation of what might be required for future manufacturing, as Henry Ford did with his production line, the management team at Toyota built partnerships with suppliers. In effect, under the direction of Engineer Ohno, Toyota automobiles became made-to-order. By maximizing the use of multi-skilled employees, the company was able to flatten their management structure and focus resources in a flexible manner. Because the company was able make changes quickly, they were often able to respond faster to market demands than their competitors … 
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