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Are Executives Getting Fake News Regarding Lean Implementation

  If you been a Lean Practitioner for more than a decade I’m sure you can relate to the post today.   When listening to top executives give presentation regarding continuous improvement I’m always encouraged. They didn’t get where they’re … Continue reading

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The Promise of ERP

By Guest Contributor Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation is a business trend that show no signs of stopping, albeit growing at a slower pace than in the past.  For many growing businesses ERP seems like the ‘obvious’ solution to … Continue reading

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Save Your Sanity with PFEP

PFEP simply stands for Plan For Every Part. A simple material control concept from the past resurrected and touted as a new transformative process. PFEP simply stands for Plan For Every Part . Material Control professionals first thought after introduction … Continue reading

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Lean Inventory – Beyond Cycle Counting

This discussion should be a no brainier to true lean practitioners however for some reason this point oftentimes is not driven throughout the organization.   Why is real time inventory accuracy so important? The high level reason that investors want … Continue reading

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Push Systems Still Have There Place

In the past decade there been a substantial move from push to pull production systems. The standard MRP system is your typical push system. MRP simply explodes your bill of material and provides a time phased material plan. This is … Continue reading

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Is a Kaikaku in your future?

Kaikaku is the latest continuous improvement initiative being practiced in the business world. Kaikaku means “Radical change.” The goal is to tear down walls both literally and figuratively.  Kaikaku events are generally used when kaizen events no longer provide the … Continue reading

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