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Thursday, September 10, 2009
... "The administration said that a substantial number of the indicators that were dropped had become outdated and noted that it had added about 200 new measurements to a streamlined version of the Mayor’s Management Report" ...
Via New York Times: Management Statistics
The NYC management report (PDF) reviews the performance of each department or office.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
... "Green Sigma is an IBM solution that applies Lean Six Sigma principles and practices to energy, water, waste and GHG emissions throughout a company's operations -- transportation systems, data centers and IT systems, manufacturing and distribution centers, office facilities, retail space, research and development sites, etc. It combines real-time metering and monitoring with advanced analytics and dashboards that allow clients to make better decisions that improve efficiency, lower costs and reduce environmental impact. " ...
Via IBM: Green Sigma Coalition
Friday, April 10, 2009
... "The tool analyses the operations and structure of a company according to the principles of lean manufacturing, an approach to business improvement pioneered by the Japanese automotive industry. It uses simple questionnaires to assess current performance and offer guidance for where improvements could be made. The tool has been developed by Grimsby-based lean training specialists Peter Rowley Ltd, champions of the NSA for Food and Drink Manufacturing’s lean network. " ...
Via National Skills Academy for Food and Drink: Lean Manufacturing Diagnostic Tool
Saturday, March 07, 2009
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
... "Maidstone has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars through the use of Six Sigma methodology and Dyadem's FMEA Pro-7 Risk Management Software -- commonly used to improve quality in manufacturing but rarely seen in the consumer products sector. Maidstone produces more than 60 million donuts per week and wanted to ensure top quality while making sure its production operations were as efficient as possible. Dyadem has helped Maidstone significantly reduce costs while improving quality at its 400,000 square foot facility in Brantford, Ontario. " ...
Via Dyadem: Product Failure Analysis Software
Saturday, November 17, 2007
... "Whereas most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solutions focus on production machine output, few offer inventory visibility. Manuvis' FactoryMRI, built on lean manufacturing principles, offers superior analytical tools that simplify information exchange within an enterprise and provides a common way to help synchronize enterprise assets. These tools help eliminate waste and increase profits, whether uncovering process variations that cause quality defects, identifying sources of waste and helping find untapped capacity. And since data is obtained directly from production machines, total cost of ownership is reduced by eliminating the need for human data entry into PC's or operate bar code equipment. " ...
Via Manuvis: Real-Time Lean Manufacturing Capabilities
Labels: analysis, asset-utilization, dashboard, eliminate-variation, factory, manufacturing-execution-software, manuvis, mes, performance-improvement, queues, value-stream-map, variation, waste-reduction
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
... "The team constructed a detailed process map of the membrane manufacturing process, including the preparation and introduction of all raw materials and the testing / grading / dispositioning of each finished roll of membrane material. The exercise of writing an as-is process map created a forum for good communication and the chance to more critically analyze individual operations. " ...
Via Controlled Environments Magazine: Clean Manufacturing
Thursday, August 16, 2007
... "Most organizations don't do this, though through the Six Sigma programs that some companies, like GE run, many more people are now being trained in this way. Their use of information in decision making changes dramatically after this type of training. " ...
Via destinationCRM: Business Intelligence
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
... "Using the Six Sigma analytical process, Kelliher determined that these cancellations and exchanges were significantly bulking up Dominion's air costs. " ...
Via Business Travel News: 2007 Travel Manager Of The Year
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
... "CHEP estimates, using Six Sigma Kaizen analysis, found that 28 percent of end-to-end processing time could be saved per pallet delivery journey.
This equates to 49 minutes. " ...
Via Ferret: Australia RFID Pilot