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There are three steps to achieving Lean success – first step is to approach as a complete solution, covering all production operations and facilities.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2011/12/lean-success-part-1-if-its-not-complete-its-not-lean-enough/
Manufacturing doesn’t need to be a theme park with scary, unpredictable roller coaster rides.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2011/09/riding-the-manufacturing-roller-coaster/
Both manufacturers and engineers suffer from working in highly complex environments where point systems are the norm
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2011/06/manufacturing-and-engineering-share-common-challenges/
Visions of energy reduction initiatives are in the air. Recently, I had a conversation with a glass container manufacturer that was targeting a 50 percent reduction in energy usage within 10 yrs. Think about that – do everything you’re doing now, plus grow, while consuming half of the energy you are using now. By now, …
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Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2011/04/what%e2%80%99s-your-energy-management-program-for-the-next-10-years/
Packaging materials need not always be considered waste. For some manufacturers, packaging is an integral component of their branding integrity, so must be optimized for recyclability instead of minimized for waste.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2011/03/is-packaging-waste/
Long the step child of enterprise manufacturing systems, the importance of synchronizing maintenance processes with the rest of your production environment is now gaining considerable attention and scrutiny.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2010/12/now-is-the-time-for-maintenance-2-0/
Last month we posted on the challenges manufacturers have with measuring and reporting results to their top executives based on a McKinsey Quarterly report. As if you needed any more convincing, the point has been hit home once more by Managing Automation in a recent post
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2010/10/do-manufacturing-achievements-translate-to-the-ceo/
A recent Deloitte sustainability survey found that many manufacturers are not prepared for expected increases in regulatory and market pressures on sustainability issues. Shortcomings in infrastructure, executive sponsorship and genuine investments in sustainability initiatives are lending credence to accusations of “green washing.”
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2010/09/sustainability-pressures-building-for-manufacturers/
I was at the North American MESA conference a couple of weeks ago, and it was clear to me that Business Process Management (BPM) was on the verge of getting its due.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.apriso.com/blog/2010/07/bpm-and-continuous-improvement-were-made-for-each-other/