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Videocast: Bringing Lean Strategies to Companies in Process and Hybrid Manufacturing Industries

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How to Reduce Waste, Work-in-Progress inventory and Cycle Time while increasing Throughput via Improved Resource Utilization
Featured Speakers:
Dan Gilmore, Editor, Supply Chain Digest
David Simchi-Levi, professor at MIT and co-founder of LogicTools
Filippo Focacci, Product Manager, ILOG

Today’s competitive business dynamics force manufacturing companies to improve production efficiency and service levels, increase flexibility, accept smaller order sizes, and introduce new products at faster rates than ever. Many leading manufacturing companies look at Lean and Six Sigma initiatives as a way to improve their operational excellence and meet these challenges.

Unfortunately, while Lean techniques have been applied successfully to discrete manufacturing in general and the automotive industry in particular, the same techniques are difficult to apply to the process industry characterized by high product mix, shared equipment, physical batching (tank) constraints, and volatile demand.

In this valuable Videocast from Supply Chain Digest and The Supply Chain Television Channel, we explore how Lean manufacturing can be adapted to the process industry using a new generation of technology support that optimizes floor constraints such as tanks, cleaning policies and sequence- dependent changeovers, as well as service level requirements. Companies can reduce waste, work-in-progress inventory and cycle times while increasing throughput by improved resource utilization.

Date: March 13, 2008
11:30 EST, 10:30 CST, 9:30 MST, and 8:30 PST
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What You'll Learn:

How advanced technology helps companies cope effectively with the twin challenges of demand variability and scheduling complexity.
How lean manufacturing can be adapted to the process industry to increase throughput
How companies are reducing waste, Work-in-Progress inventory and Cycle Time while increasing throughput
The unique capabilities required to deliver these benefits and address gaps in existing ERP and APS systems

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