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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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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

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

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

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.
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