Posts tagged as 'Lean manufacturing'

SCM30: What Can We Learn From Supply Chain Management Mistakes?

RayKaraffa

Welcome to the first blog post in the SCM30 series. Throughout 2012, Kinaxis will be exploring the past 30 years—as well as the future—of supply chain management. Though supply chain management concepts have been in practice since the turn of the last century, it is widely agreed that the term was created by Keith Oliver in […]

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Pull vs. push manufacturing: Have you been stuck with an umbrella on a sunny day?

MartinBuckley

Image via Wikipedia I came across the following blog post at The Manufacturing Blog that gives a plain English description of pull-model production methods – how to be lean and demand-driven. I particularly like Stephen’s analogy of push vs. pull manufacturing: By trying to guess potential demand, manufacturers often found themselves in the same situation […]

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Can you get too Lean?

TrevorMiles

Without a doubt, Lean Manufacturing has been a transformative idea that has its genesis in the Toyota Production System.  Many companies have been able to reduce inventories and reduce order-to-delivery times simultaneously.  There is nothing new in this statement. What is interesting is an article in Business Week discussing how Deere & Co is struggling […]

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New blood, fresh ideas in Pharma

TrevorMiles

I participated recently on a Future Pharmaceuticals podcast titled “Responding to Change and Cycle Time Reduction” with Walter Kittl (Siegfried-USA), Philippe Cini (IBM Global Services), and Zach Pitluk (Proveris Scientific) which was hosted by Reid Graves (Merck).  One of the questions was: What should senior mgt within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry do differently to realize rapid […]

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