Free Visio trial available from National Association of Manufacturers

As you know Microsoft Visio is one of the primary tools that can help automate value stream mapping and process analysis.  NAM is running a free trial offer for manufacturers, available at http://www.nam.org/s_nam/sec.asp?CID=202321&DID=234872 

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Lean solutions director Ingo Heel and Just Born Foods profiled on NAM America’s Business Radio show this weekend !

Tune in to the National Association of Manufacturers weekly radio show America’s Business with Mike Hambrick this weekend on Feb 10-11 for a segment on Lean Manufacturing.  Interviews include Ingo Heel, Lean Solutions Director for Microsoft, and a profile of Just Born Foods’ success story presented by USC Consulting Group. For a list of stations and…

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New Manufacturing Business Technology article on lean replenishment

…shows that the application of lean thinking and tools to the supply chain is a hot area in the industry.  Ultriva, quoted in the article, is a provider of electronic kanban and other solutions built on the Microsoft platform using tools such as SharePoint and SQL Server. Check out the article at http://www.mbtmag.com/current_issues/2007/feb/busperf2.asp   -…

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Emerson is tackling inventory turns with technology

Check out the IndustryWeek webcast from January called Emerson Lean: From Strategy to Execution.  It’s presented by Ray Keefe, VP of Manufacturing at Emerson and Ashley Stirrup, CEO of Ultriva.  What is especially insightful is how Emerson has figured out how to tackle the “bullwhip” issue.  The recording is available at http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=34065&s=1&k=6C52E41DBC0181EF537FCFE2BFD2DD78.

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