5 Keys to Manufacturing Transformation

Almost every manufacturer we talk to these days is in the process of implementing (or planning to implement) some sort of change in the way they approach operations: Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean, Six Sigma, just to name a few. Our focus on demand-driven manufacturing tools and applications has given us a front-row seat to their efforts. Related post: Is Demand Manufacturing Lean? While the devil may be in the

Guest Blog: Real-world Advice for Getting Started on eKanban

by Jim Shore Through this guest blog series, I’d like to share some of my experiences implementing supplier quality and Lean manufacturing initiatives by focusing on eKanban systems. This first entry offers advice for planning an eKanban rollout – suggestions that can also be applied across any Lean manufacturing project. As a result, my hope is that you, too, will experience successful Lean results. Leadership matters My training as a

How TOC Can Move Your World – and World View

Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever long enough, a fulcrum, and a place to stand, and I shall move the world.” Learn how production professionals use Constraints Management to meet negativity head – on to manage meaningful change   Here’s the last part of our three-part series about the Theory of Constraints (TOC). In the next couple of postings I’m going to dig right in to looking at what