[Upcoming Webinar] Leankor – Transforming Manufacturing Project Delivery

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Upcoming Webinar - Transforming Manufacturing Project Delivery. Our CEO, Emilio Bernabei and Jon Billings, General Manager of SunCo Sunspaces Inc explain first-hand how Leankor & Salesforce helps manufacturing companies transform their commercial delivery operations.

Embracing Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Companies

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Embracing Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Companies. There are many challenges facing today’s manufacturing companies. These issues are magnified exponentially in industrial and commercial manufacturing , where products are not simply fabricated and delivered: each is a massive project that requires customization and re-engineering to the specifications of each customer. Want to see how Leankor can transform your manufacturing operations?

22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

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Looking to add manufacturing conferences to attend in 2018 to next year’s schedule? This article includes a wide assortment of manufacturing events that will meet your interests. . When working in an industry like manufacturing, obtaining more knowledge is paramount. One way to expand your knowledge is to attend manufacturing conferences in 2018. Manufacturing is a field with tons of conferences, summits, and expos occurring year-round, in all parts of the world.

Manufacturing in the Cloud—Why Now?

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Editor’s note: This is the second part of our series “Manufacturers and the Switch to Cloud-Based Software.” As shown, manufacturers are moving to the cloud… finally. For many manufacturers, the ‘kicks’ come from government agencies.

Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud

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The title of this article, ‘Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud’, can be unpacked into two questions: 1) Are manufacturers switching to the cloud? Scale or fail: Manufacturing companies must leverage cloud and interconnection , Data Centre News, Nov.

How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

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Now, manufacturing is getting up-to-speed as companies recognize the value in the vast amounts of data that they create and hold. Manufacturers across a range of industries now have the capability to take previously isolated data sets, aggregate and analyze them to reveal important insights.

Project Management Tools for Manufacturing

TimeCamp

Therefore, to successfully manage projects in manufacturing and make sure that results follow, one needs professional software to aid them in the matter, special project management tools for manufacturing, some of which we present below: TimeCamp 3.0

6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing

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The post 6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing appeared first on LiquidPlanner. Case Study Featured Manufacturing

What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

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Before we go any further, allow me to make a confession: I believe that Lean Six Sigma is the dharma path for much of manufacturing. It’s true for manufacturing projects , but innovators are also extending it to projects trying to create a standardized outcome for their service delivery.

Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. The Role of AI and IoT in Manufacturing. AI is just one of a number of new technologies being embraced by manufacturers.

5 Project Management Tips for Manufacturing Teams

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Project Management + Manufacturing = Perfect Match. Manufacturing can, however, benefit greatly from project management ideas. The manufacturing environment comprises a lot of beginnings, middles and ends. In manufacturing, risk management is absolutely imperative.

Why Is Six Sigma Important to Manufacturing Teams?

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Anyone who has ever led a manufacturing project can attest to the fact that they have unique challenges. Nearly all projects iterate through some version of the “planning, execution and control” cycle, but manufacturing takes that to new levels.

How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects

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When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in manufacturing.

Project Management in Manufacturing: Solving the Resource Management Issue

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If you work in manufacturing, you’re likely familiar with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Materials Resource Planning (MRP)—the system used to manage product planning, inventory management, production, fulfillment, and other aspects of production management and control.

6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects

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I was recently consulting with a large made to order (MTO) manufacturing company that wanted to implement a software solution to improve throughput and on-time performance. The post 6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

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Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations. After 25 years of leading manufacturing operations, implementing lean principles and conducting hundreds of projects, I can assure you that the opposite is true: Lean is supported by the basic tenets of project management.

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5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017

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While IoT made our 2016 project management trends list , the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is going to hold sway over manufacturing project teams in 2017 and well beyond. The need for an IIoT strategy across the manufacturing floor.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management

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While contract manufacturing is not a new concept, its reach continues to increase. Companies large and small across the Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, and Food sectors effectively use contract manufacturing to better serve their customers and gain competitive advantages.

Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. And, they’re going to have a major impact on manufacturing for years to come. Manufacturing 4.0 Manufacturing

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The Importance of Reducing Waste

The Clever PM

That’s because they’re none of those things — they’re simply descendants of ideas and concepts that have existed in manufacturing contexts for a half-century or more, just pitched in a different way, at […]. I find it entertaining when people talk about how Agile and Lean and Kanban are all relatively new, untested, and revolutionary concepts.

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5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

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Manufacturing has seen amazing progress due to automation, and now there are several opportunities for automation in project management to make our lives easier. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingTechnology has made our lives easier.

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Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager

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Advice Featured Leadership LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project ManagementIn 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Our goal was to create a remarkable medical device that could track the location of the prostate to a millimeter of accuracy during prostate cancer treatments.

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What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

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Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers. Smart software moves with the unpredictability inherent to manufacturing projects—and moves work forward. Featured Manufacturing Productivity

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

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The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies. LiquidPlanner Manufacturing

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4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

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the term being used to describe these innovations in manufacturing, IT, and materials, will lead to sweeping changes. will require new skillsets, and manufacturers will need to attract and train the right talent. Manufacturers also need to recruit for Industry 4.0,

What Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution Look Like?

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A LiquidPlanner manufacturing customer recently told us that using a 3D printer scaled a three-week process down to three days. Advice Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingThe future is no longer on its way. It’s here.

7 Signs You Don’t Have the Right Project Management Tool for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Advanced technology, like in the previous industrial revolutions , is increasing the speed of manufacturing and doing business. In a recent LiquidPlanner survey of more than 100 manufacturers across the U.S., Featured LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project Management

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5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management TipsHere’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills. It’s not that the technical skills aren’t important – they are.

How Cognex Uses LiquidPlanner to Manage Projects

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They are the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingCurious to see how other teams use LiquidPlanner?

How to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We’re talking about a future that’s being heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution : an exciting time where technology-meets-manufacturing to change the way we work and live. Featured Manufacturing ProductivityMany organizations and their teams aren’t prepared for the future.

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Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management SoftwareWe are on the verge of an unprecedented time in history. Radical technological advancements—powered by AI, IoT, robotics, quantum computing, biotechnology and more—will change the way we work and live on a global scale.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

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There are characteristics to manufacturing and businesses processes that are definable and measurable. But in product manufacturing, its ability to reduce defects to one in six standard deviations remains standard and provides results.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

The manufacturing and technology principles that are used to reduce waste and increase learning and integrity. Originally applied within manufacturing industry, but now applied within many others. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology.

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project

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Henry Gantt came up with his famous chart after working as a mechanical engineer for steel manufacturers. Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

How SunCo Sunspaces Transformed Their Project Delivery

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The logistics of project delivery for manufacturing companies involves a great deal of moving parts. Much like the actual manufacturing process, a part that is out of sync, outdated, or incompatible with the rest of machine can delay or even halt the entire project. is a leading manufacturer of three-season sunrooms that works with dealers across North America. They receive orders and designs, which then need to be manufactured, then delivered, and then installed.

What is Kanban? | Video

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Kanban originated in the manufacturing sector. But, recently, it has become a popular approach to managing projects. This is especially as it has been developed into an Agile Project Management methodology. So, what is Kanban? So, what is Kanban?

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Cancelling Projects - It's Not the Right Project

Project Health Check

For example, consider an organisation looking at expanding its manufacturing capacity at a certain site in order to meet a forecast increased demand for it’s product from its customer base. In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled.

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Product, Project, or Process.ilities and the Systems Engineering Paradigm

Herding Cats

Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. During a twitter today, there was a question about what are the drivers of project success. This is the picture I provided. The question was where is the Quality as a driver. Here's the answer to that. Related articles.

Being Productive is a State of the Mind

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Companies were following the traditional manufacturing through the process of measuring resource output against hours. The context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade. That’s the productivity formula anyway. Today productivity means a lot more than just more done output per resource. Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes.

Guest Blog Post: Free Visual Guides for Kanban and Scrum

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It was developed in the 1940’s by Toyota engineers to improve manufacturing efficiency. Take control with Kanban! A visual guide for beginners Kanban is an agile work management method. Unlike many traditional ways of working, Kanban is a “pull system”, as opposed to a “push system”.

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