Building a competitive edge through lean

Lean techniques such as analyzing poor performance and altering behavior can help banks achieve real transformation

What's in your warehouse?

Lean manufacturing techniques can eliminate a significant portion of the cost of unmanaged supply stuck in distribution centers

Traffic jam: Detecting factory bottlenecks

McKinsey evaluated six production facility bottleneck-detection methods and provides a "deep dive" into one of the most promising techniques

2/6/2008 | Tags: Manufacturing

Best in class

Research shows some of the practices that separate champions from followers in supply chain and operational performance

1/30/2008 | Tags: Supply Chain Management

Inventing the 21st-century purchasing organization

The practices of high PSM performers, sheds light on what it takes for companies to reach their full potential

Reducing waste in the auto industry

Automakers who work closely with parts suppliers can save big on the product development process

2/18/2008 | Tags: Automotive, Product Development

Lean cuisine

Proven techniques from manufacturing might be the recipe for improving productivity in restaurants

Deep improvements

Mining companies need to start thinking differently to equip themselves to compete in the long term

2/1/2008 | Tags: Metals & Mining, Manufacturing

Optimizing telco business support functions

Business support functions can generate incredible value, especially for incumbents

Applying lean to application development and maintenance

Reducing waste through lean is ideal for ADM, increasing productivity by 20 to 40 percent