Lean Manufacturing Through Factory Floor Innovation

Written by MDSS-Machine performance

Takingrepparttar concepts ofrepparttar 149856 Toyota System and enhancing them with today’s information systems technology has beenrepparttar 149857 key to allow some manufacturers to unlockrepparttar 149858 door that leads to a short-cut in process improvement projects. They are rethinkingrepparttar 149859 good ideas of lean manufacturing and are using today’s factory floor information tools to quickly and easily improve factory floor performance, customer responsiveness and their bottom line.

Process improvement through a leaner approach and finite scheduling forrepparttar 149860 factory floor can be demonstrated in a number of ways: Minimize cycle time Minimize inventory Meet customer expectations in quality and delivery Look for ways to improve changeover Empowerrepparttar 149861 workers Create a culture for continuous improvement

Creating a “culture” for continuous improvement can be realized through another lean concept…repparttar 149862 use of visual aids. By makingrepparttar 149863 factory floor activity visible throughrepparttar 149864 use ofrepparttar 149865 Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and measuringrepparttar 149866 flow times of parts on a continuous basis,repparttar 149867 factory has a benchmark from which to identify areas that need improvement andrepparttar 149868 system to demonstrate those improvements.

For example, ofrepparttar 149869 factories that are moving to lean manufacturing, how many have put a machine monitoring equipment in place to measurerepparttar 149870 flow time of a part? If there is a system that allows this basic metric, how many can tellrepparttar 149871 percentage of time that parts are being “value-added” versesrepparttar 149872 waste (or non value-added) time? Time is wasted during a downtime occurrence, waiting for a tool/die/mold or other necessary piece of equipment. Other examples of waste are times spent waiting for a quality check or unnecessary time in changeover/set-up.

With information systems for factory floor data collection,repparttar 149873 analysis ofrepparttar 149874 factory floor processes andrepparttar 149875 flow of parts, sometimes referred to as a “current state map”, can be made visible. If your company is going take action to improverepparttar 149876 process then why not makerepparttar 149877 process flow visible and available all day, everyday. If improvement is truly continuous, then why makerepparttar 149878 evaluation ofrepparttar 149879 flow episodic.

Understanding XML Server

Written by Balaji B

XML Server can be a Web Server that storesrepparttar XML files in it and serves them on demand. The XML Server would have processing capabilities with an XML engine and to transformrepparttar 149796 XML document to other forms. Basically a server which hosts and servesrepparttar 149797 XML documents is called a XML Server.

There are many commercially available XML Servers inrepparttar 149798 market. The popular among them arerepparttar 149799 Tamino Server,repparttar 149800 Sonic Server andrepparttar 149801 FDX XML Server. Thoughrepparttar 149802 basic functions of these servers are samerepparttar 149803 way they are implemented andrepparttar 149804 features that they support varies.

The Tamino XML Server is from Software AG and is used to publish and exchange all kinds of data especiallyrepparttar 149805 XML documents inrepparttar 149806 native format. It handles open standards. Leveraging onrepparttar 149807 XML technologies will improve an organizations data access.

Exchange of data between different applications on different platforms is possible using XML technologies. Hence organizations are moving on to store their data in XML format to take advantage ofrepparttar 149808 XML technologies. Storingrepparttar 149809 data in XML format improvesrepparttar 149810 performance of delivery and scalability of your applications with low operational and administrative costs.

In traditional relational databases, data is stored in rows and columns which can be too complex. But inrepparttar 149811 case of an XML Server such complexity is avoided and any data can be stored which includes even multimedia files and even relational data. These data can be easily retrieved at lightning speed using a Tamino XML Server.

To retrieve data that is requested by any application, XQuery is used in Tamino XML Server. This server implementsrepparttar 149812 XQuery specification draft. Hence queries onrepparttar 149813 server can be issued usingrepparttar 149814 internet and data can be returned in any format by using XSL style sheets. Thusrepparttar 149815 customers can manipulaterepparttar 149816 format of presentation ofrepparttar 149817 data that is presented using style sheets. High speed retrieval of data is possible in XML Server.

The Tamino XML Server is robust, reliable, and scalable. It is used in mission critical environments and there is almost no failure and loss of data. It is reliable inrepparttar 149818 sense it supports backup of data that can be stored in external devices or remote devices and used in clustered environments. The number of users can be increased andrepparttar 149819 load onrepparttar 149820 server can also be increased.

The document structure can take additional elements without changingrepparttar 149821 entire structure ofrepparttar 149822 data store. These characteristics ofrepparttar 149823 XML Server help it to be used in mission critical environments. Developers can develop XML applications very faster by using Tamino XML Server. It can be easily integrated with application servers.

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