What Is Lean Manufacturing?

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Lean manufacturing addresses one of the worst things that can happen to any enterprise: waste. These neglected resources include everything from manufacturing project management tools , to the skills of the staff members. Called lean manufacturing or lean production, the truth is that the lessons learned from this methodology can be universally applied. An Overview of Lean Manufacturing. History of Lean Manufacturing. How to Practice Lean Manufacturing.

2020 Trends and Challenges in Manufacturing

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As the manufacturing industry is one of the biggest and most important ones in every country, it should comply with the world standard and meet the customers’ requirements. Thus, every manufacturing field should comply with these rules, otherwise, they will lose the demand. The Amazon effect puts forward the following requirements to the services manufacturers suggest: Convenience (you can find everything you want with user-friendly services and consider customers’ reviews).

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Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution revolves around technology, smart sensors that collect real-time data, artificial intelligence that increases production efficiency, and better manufacturing quality, security, and transparency. However, despite all the positive trends, industrial manufacturers can no longer rely on stability and cost advantages from manufacturing in a certain country or sourcing from particular suppliers.

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. In manufacturing, a big push to the cloud is in response to a mundane challenge—paperwork. Deliberate, even reluctant, cloud adoption was a logical path for manufacturers, given the government and societal forces at work.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

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To compile this list, we dug through Amazon listings, forums, blogs, and review websites to identify the best project management books specifically for those in the manufacturing and engineering industries. While this book focuses on megaprojects, many of the insights can be applied to engineering and manufacturing projects of any size. The book covers a wide array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, and more.

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

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Manufacturing ERP. Skip to main content. Skip to navigation. Solutions. Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Success. Services. Customers. Resources. Resource Center. New Features. Pricing. Free Trial. Overview.

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. Further Reading: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing]. Demand for Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing. Risk to any stage of the manufacturing process is a threat to output.

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. Every project, whether in a manufacturing environment or any other, will involve requirements and goals. There are many methodologies and approaches to use to manage projects, and all of them are being used by manufacturing teams.

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. Here, we’re going to look at some of the challenges specific to project teams working in the manufacturing industry—and how to solve these problems using project management practices and a dynamic tool. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in 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. Manufacturing had a long, slow progression up until the industrial revolution when the shift from the craftsman to the assembly line changed everything.

Essential Tools for Digital Manufacturing

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Digital Manufacturing Requires Innovation, Starting With the Essentials. As with any important project, executive alignment is key for successful digital manufacturing transformation. However, old-fashioned communication and project management methods hold manufacturers back. Transformed Collaboration, The First Step Towards Digital Manufacturing Success. He said that leaders in manufacturing need to revamp their project management approach: .

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. AI, which fundamentally converts large amounts of data into intelligence, is being adopted at an increasingly rapid pace across many industry sectors, most notably, in manufacturing. The Role of AI and IoT in Manufacturing. In addition to driving operational efficiencies, AI can reduce manufacturing operating expenditure.

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 ManufacturingWhen Rob Welsh, a Development Process Manager at Lake Shore Cryotronics , went searching for a new project management tool, he was in the market for something that would help his team deliver projects on time and on budget. He wasn’t expecting a tool could do that and cut his admin time by two-thirds.

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.

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. What’s more, you probably have a decent appreciation of how ERP/MRP systems have enabled manufacturing companies to optimize core business processes. Why an Optimized Manufacturing Floor Isn’t Enough.

Project Management Tools for Manufacturing

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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 Nowhere else will you find so many projects as in goods production industry, geared towards efficiency in production and output.

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. Now it is used in many of the best manufacturing companies around the world. When you are manufacturing a product, standardization matters. The post Why Is Six Sigma Important to Manufacturing Teams?

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?

[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. There are many challenges facing today’s manufacturing companies when it comes to successfully delivering to their customers. Leankor – Transforming Manufacturing Project Delivery.

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.

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. As a consultant, I frequently work with companies that lack a unified business process and struggle to deliver their projects on time.

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. Open source development platforms will make IIoT development possible for even smaller to mid-sized manufacturing firms. Each of those IIoT devices implemented across a manufacturing facility will generate data on the health of the machinery.

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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. For small and mid-size companies, in particular, contract manufacturing provides the ability to compete in cases where they lack the necessary manufacturing economies of scale.

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What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic]

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Manufacturing is essentially a series of sequential steps in a longer process. We recently asked more than 100 manufacturing executives, engineers, and project managers about their day-to-day project management practices and how these play a role in their work and businesses. Read our 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report. The post What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic] appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

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? The answer to the first question is clearly, absolutely, and definitely yes —the 2017 State of Manufacturing Technology , an annual report, says that, “90% of respondents are using cloud-based productivity applications, double the number in 2016.” But it’s not necessarily a problem for other manufacturing processes. “A

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. If you don’t believe that, go watch a few episodes of the PBS series, The Frontier House. While technology and automation have lessened some of the strain, they’ve also stirred up a lot of fear.

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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. One can’t design a building without knowledgeable, skilled structural, MEP, and fire engineers. An airplane isn’t safe unless there are skilled aeronautical engineers involved.

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, manufacturers must be flexible and agile in the face of change. Featured Manufacturing

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 ProductivityWe’ve been reading and writing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution —or Industry 4.0.

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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. That may be why manufacturing experts consider robotics to be the greatest potential disruptor over the next five years, according to a new study from the University of Kentucky’s Global Supply Chain Institute. Manufacturing 4.0 Manufacturin

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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. At first glance, using multiple methodologies seems odd, especially in manufacturing organizations optimized with repeatable processes. LiquidPlanner Manufacturing

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Case Study: How Molecular Devices Uses Leankor to Deliver on Complex Manufacturing Projects

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Case Study: How Molecular Devices Uses Leankor to Deliver on Complex Manufacturing Projects. Industrial manufacturers know that roadblocks can come up during the delivery of a complex project. Because industrial manufacturers know that this can happen, they usually try to employ solutions to avoid these roadblocks as much as possible. Learn more about how Molecular Devices has transformed their manufacturing project delivery with Leankor: Download our case study today.

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? Our friends at Cognex showed us how LiquidPlanner helps them innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Cognex is in the business of industrial machine vision.

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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 “Adapt or perish,” said H.G. Wells , the father of science fiction.

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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. This level of accuracy is important because the prostate has a tendency to move unpredictably during normal bodily functions, like coughing, going to the bathroom, or passing gas.

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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. We’re living in an exciting time! A world where robots and humans work side by side and where self-driving cars become a reality is all part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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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. In a recent LiquidPlanner survey with over 100 manufacturing companies, one of the top initiatives for business was to cut costs and drive growth. Featured Manufacturing ProductivityMany organizations and their teams aren’t prepared for the future.

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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. Take these recent news items, for example: Las Vegas just launched the first electric autonomous shuttle on American roads. Airbus announced that they’ll test the first autonomous flying taxi by the end of 2017.

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Leankor is coming to Dreamforce!

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For example, an elevator manufacturing company may have personnel who work on both the delivery of new elevators as well as the maintenance of already delivered elevators. In the manufacturing industry? Check out the Leankor-sponsored Shared Partner Table at the Manufacturing Industry Lodge at the Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday, Sept 27th. Leankor News Manufacturing Salesforce Dreamforce FSL salesforceLeankor is coming to Dreamforce!