When CRM and ERP projects fail, it’s not usually that the project team fails to get the software implemented. It’s that the project fails to help the business achieve its…
Do you feel constant pressure to reduce manufacturing inventory costs? You’re not alone! On one hand, if you don’t have enough of the right inventory on hand when it’s needed,…
Every journey begins with a first step. And the first step is deciding, “Where do I want to go?” Lean Manufacturing is a process that is designed to take your…
What is business analytics? How does it differ from business intelligence? What ARE data cubes?
Data cubes are a vital part of today’s business analytics landscape. In geometry, a cube is 3-dimensional. In technology, data cubes can be multi-dimensional. Data cube technology allows users to slice-and-dice…
Does your lean manufacturing value stream map include movement of materials between processes? Value stream mapping is one of the most common and powerful tools used in lean manufacturing ….
The Way Things Work Around Here Most manufacturing employees are comfortable in their routines. They are used to what they do and have become as productive as they can with…
]Let’s look in some detail at production scheduling for lean manufacturing in Dynamics AX. If you haven’t read my blog series on production scheduling supporting lean principles, I encourage you…
This post is part of our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. In this post we’ll discuss the every part every interval – EPEI – metric. Post 1: The…
This post is part of our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. In this post we’ll discuss supermarkets as a way to design a lean future state. Post 1:…
This is the third post in our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. Post 1: The 7 Lean Manufacturing Guidelines Post 2: Building to Takt Takt Time In this…
This is the second post in our series discussing the 7 lean manufacturing guidelines. The first guideline is to design a lean future state by producing to your takt time….
The other day I came across an early version of the Lean Enterprise Institute’s “Learning to See” workshop from 1999. The workshop listed seven guidelines for the design of a…
What is a Business Requirements Gathering Workshop? Using Dynamics CRM can help your business reach new heights and one event that defines the success of your CRM application is the…
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