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A Case Study on Lean Manufacturing Strategies

Over the past several years U.S. EPA’s Office of Reinvention has been involved in a number of “regulatory responsiveness” initiatives. These include the Common Sense Initiative, Project XL, and Pollution Prevention in Permitting Program (P4). In working with a variety of businesses in the context of these initiatives, certain project participants noted that corporate manufacturing strategies and initiatives often produced substantial resource productivity enhancements.

At the same time, the responsiveness and continuous improvement aspects of these strategies were driving on-going modifications to operating equipment and operating parameters that could be subject to new environmental permitting and/or modifications to existing permits. This meant that desired changes could be subject to regulatory bottlenecks (in terms of time, uncertainty, and administrative costs) that could constrain responsiveness, continuous improvement, and, ultimately resource productivity gains. Click here to read more…

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Case Study for Alexander Dennis Limited

Project: The team was assembled from the Falkirk site with the objective of improving material supply to point of use. Twenty-five vehicles are produced each week with over 10,000 individual components per bus, which relates to approximately 30 kits per vehicle. The project began with an understanding of the current “Goods Receiving” process. This led to the team setting out the steps involved in the receiving of materials into the supply chain and visualising how materials are processed to meet all quality requirements.






Analysis: The” Goods Receiving” process was mapped out by the team and displayed on-site to communicate flow of activity across the workforce. Issues and problems were documented on the process map and these were collated by the team. It became clear to all where the bottlenecks were allowing the team to progress their analysis. The key tools used following the process mapping were:…
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Case Study for Tickethour

The Challenge: The next stage in the company’s evolution was to target the Western European market and the United Kingdom was the perfect first step to take. However, the most immediate challenge was deciding how best to set up a local IT infrastructure to host the ticketing application.There were a number of available options; the company could connect back to the hosted servers in Athens but potential customers were adamant about keeping data held within the UK and there were concerns about bottlenecks across a wide network…






The Solution: Tickethour decided that Fujitsu offered the security and scalability it needed while also guaranteeing that data could be exclusively stored within the UK. What proved equally appealing was its ease of use. Tickethour was keen to get operational so getting its service up and running quickly was essential. After a month of testing and technical exploration, Tickethour’s ticketing platform was ready to go live in the UK…
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Case Studies on Lee

After a year when revenue declined five percent, VF Corporation—the maker of Lee, Wrangler, Nautica, North Face, Vans and more than 20 other apparel brands—embarked on a path for new growth. The company turned to Innosight to help create a strategy to meet ambitious goals for their Jeanswear division. In March of 2009, we kicked off a 10-month project at VF’s Greensboro, N.C. headquarters by auditing current innovation practices and bottlenecks. After evaluating the existing innovation portfolio, we calculated the “growth gap,” the space between the revenue that was desired and what was probable if the company’s approach to innovation didn’t change. Click here to read more…

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Indian Animation Industry: Moving Up the Value Chain?

In the last decade, the Indian animation industry witnessed high growth rates largely due to some inherent strengths and the cost advantage that it offered. The companies were adopting different business models, and experts believed that many of these companies were moving up the value chain.

Indian Animation Industry

However, they felt that the Indian animation industry had a lot of bottlenecks and that Indian animation companies had some weaknesses as well. In such a scenario, the Indian animation companies had to make the right strategic moves in order to tap the full potential of the market. Click here to read more…

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Case Study in Protecting Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Crisis Management

Case Study about Protecting Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Crisis Management

Summary:- A management strategy to help drivers of basic foundations, i.e. associations and government powers, distinguish dangers, accomplish preventive measures and manage emergencies viably and effectively. Discriminating foundations are comprehended here as conglomerations and foundations of mid vitality for the nation and its individuals whose inadequacy or practical hindrance might expedite extreme supply bottlenecks, noteworthy interruption of open security or other sensational consequences.recent history has demonstrated that foundations can for sure be harmed and that interruption of discriminating courses of action can have extensive social and financial effects.

Introduction:- Infrastructures are a fundamental part of our quite improved social order. In our every day lives, we all depend on foundations and rely on upon their unrestricted availability.since 1997, the national government has concentrated on securing what are regarded as discriminating foundations keeping in mind the end goal to break down the necessity for supplemental defensive measures. Basic frameworks are grasped as “conglomerations and foundations of mid significance for the nation and its individuals whose disappointment or practical disability might accelerate intense supply bottlenecks, critical interruption of open security or other sensational results. Keep reading…

A Case Study on Structural Engineering Documentation

A Case Study about Structural Engineering Documentation

Business challenge: Rowecord Engineering’s drawing office was using a file based system to manage their documents and the PDF files produced by their steel detailing software for issue to manufacturing and sites. This caused consuming and costly bottlenecks in the production and distribution of the paper transmittals.

Solution: The intention was that Trix Organizer™ EDMS would store and manage all PDF files and other documents. After a short on-site pre-study by Trix Organizer consultants a pilot system was designed and installed for a 60 day test. Rowecord Engineering was impressed and ordered the permanent licenses before the pilot ended. keep reading..

Case Study on Alexander Dennis Limited

Case Study about Alexander Dennis Limited

Lean Project: The team was assembled from the Falkirk site with the objective of improving material supply to point of use. Twenty-five vehicles are produced each week with over 10,000 individual components per bus, which relates to approximately 30 kits per vehicle.





Lean Analysis: The” Goods Receiving” process was mapped out by the team and displayed on-site to communicate flow of activity across the workforce. Issues and problems were documented on the process map and these were collated by the team. It became clear to all where the bottlenecks were allowing the team to progress their analysis.

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Case Study on Deposit Mobilization

The Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund provides advisory services aimed at improving business operating environment in Bangladesh. BICF is managed by IFC, in partnership with the UK Department for International Development and the European Union. Its objectives are consistent with the Bangladesh government’s strategic vision for private sector development within its poverty reduction strategy. Government agencies and BICF—in close collaboration with the key stakeholders in Bangladesh—jointly design and implement programs to institute business friendly policies, laws and regulations, and strengthen the institutions that implement them.





Introduction and Context: At the G-20 Seoul Summit in November 2010, the leaders of the 20 member countries endorsed the “Financial Inclusion Action Plan” and the creation of the “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) proposed by the Financial Expert Group.” The resulting declaration provides the following rationale for creation of the group: “To promote resilience, job creation and mitigate risks for development, we will prioritize action under the Seoul Consensus on addressing critical bottlenecks including infrastructure deficits, food market volatility, and exclusion from financial services.”..


Case Study on Silberline

Lean Implementation Project: The Silberline teams’ objective was to identify bottlenecks, work duplications and process gaps within their Order to Despatch processes. Inefficiencies in the current process were adding to time, costs and the effective transition of orders through to despatch of Sales.Initially process mapping was carried out by the group, and from the 15 areas identified with improvement potential, they were prioritised by the group into priority areas for initial action.
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