LeanDNA in the News: Logistics Management on the Merger of MES and WMS

Modern manufacturing has brought warehouses increasingly into the manufacturing process. According to Logistics Management, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are coming together. LeanDNA is mentioned as one of the new technologies driving the charge. Read the highlights below or read the full article on Logistics Management.

Continue Reading “LeanDNA in the News: Logistics Management on the Merger of MES and WMS”

LeanDNA in the News: TechRepublic’s Cheat Sheet on Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is necessary for enterprises, but many business leaders don’t know where to start. Recently, TechRepublic created a cheat sheet on the benefits and how-tos of digital transformation, and featured quotes from Richard Lebovitz, CEO of LeanDNA. Below are highlights from the article, or check out the full article on TechRepublic.

Continue Reading “LeanDNA in the News: TechRepublic’s Cheat Sheet on Digital Transformation”

Inventory Management Maturity Curve: How Sophisticated Supply Chains Improve Inventory Turns by 200 Percent

Inventory ties up a massive amount of working capital – to the tune of $459 billion dollars. That makes up nearly 3% of the entire United States GDP! Successful inventory management is critical to becoming a leader in supply chain in every industry vertical. And manufacturers are looking for solutions to drive inventory management improvement.

What does it take to improve inventory turns by 200% or more? Continue Reading “Inventory Management Maturity Curve: How Sophisticated Supply Chains Improve Inventory Turns by 200 Percent”

Parlez-Vous Français? LeanDNA is now Available in French!

Bonjour! Each day, LeanDNA sets out to delight customers and improve inventory reduction, shortage management, and lean projects in supply chains around the world. To support our global clients, we’re always making improvements and additions to the tool. Today, we are excited to announce that LeanDNA now offers French language support! Continue Reading “Parlez-Vous Français? LeanDNA is now Available in French!”

Webinar: Reducing Inventory Through Supply Chain Analytics

How do you drive cost reduction in your supply chain with inventory reduction and shortage management? With data and analytics.

In the pre-recorded webinar presented by the American Society for Quality, LeanDNA CEO Richard Lebovitz shares best practices and industry trends for more effective inventory management through data. Continue Reading “Webinar: Reducing Inventory Through Supply Chain Analytics”

Case Study: An Interview With Graco Supply Company’s Director of IT

What does a LeanDNA implementation look like from an IT team’s perspective? LeanDNA has a lot of upside for inventory reduction and shortage management, but many people are wary of the process of launching new supply chain software. We sat down with Jason Irvan, Director of Information Technology at Graco Supply Company, in our newest case study for a first-hand look into how easy a LeanDNA implementation can be. Continue Reading “Case Study: An Interview With Graco Supply Company’s Director of IT”

Virtual Factory Management: The Cutting Edge of Lean

Originally Featured in AME’s Target Online Magazine

Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart manufacturing. There is a lot of change happening in our industry right now! But what is something on the absolute “cutting edge” of lean? Answer: Virtual factory management powered by AI-based lean analytics.

Technology and new processes are revolutionizing factories, just as lean itself did over 30 years ago. But they’re not here to replace lean – what’s new and next will make lean even better. Continuously improve continuous improvement, you know? And virtual factory management is set to make waves. Continue Reading “Virtual Factory Management: The Cutting Edge of Lean”

How Can You Unlock Your ERP?

If you’re a supply chain leader that depends on ERP every day, you’re definitely familiar with ERP’s shortcomings. When it comes to managing all your supply chain data, providing alerts for inventory and shortage issues, driving standard work, and creating reports, ERP’s “features” are definitely limited. ERP systems are a critical part of your business, but they lack the tactical execution tools that are needed for today’s complex supply chain.

Occasionally, we hear companies ask “How is LeanDNA different than ERP?” Or, “Doesn’t my ERP already perform all the analytics my supply chain needs?” At first glance, they can seem similar. Here are the areas where ERPs need a little help – and how leveraging LeanDNA to fill the gaps results in substantial savings: Continue Reading “How Can You Unlock Your ERP?”

Case Study: How JR Automation Operationalizes Lean Six Sigma With LeanDNA

No matter where you are on your Lean journey, a tool designed specifically around Lean Six Sigma can drive success. In our newest case study, JR Automation proves that from launch to sustainability, LeanDNA’s technology drives continuous improvement results.

When JR Automation was preparing a company-wide Lean Six Sigma launch, the company wanted a system they could launch immediately to avoid a lengthy, difficult implementation of a custom solution built in SharePoint, Excel, or other disconnected systems. On top of that, they wanted a system that was easy to use, low-cost, and low maintenance. So they turned to LeanDNA’s Lean Projects tool. Continue Reading “Case Study: How JR Automation Operationalizes Lean Six Sigma With LeanDNA”

LeanDNA in the News: Plant Engineering on the Future of Lean Project Management

What are the benefits of digitizing Lean project management? LeanDNA CEO Richard Lebovitz interviewed John Tackett, Director of Operational Excellence at Broadwind Energy, in Plant Engineering to share how Lean manufacturers are finding success with cloud-based tools. Below are highlights of the article, or you can read the full article here.

Continue Reading “LeanDNA in the News: Plant Engineering on the Future of Lean Project Management”