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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

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Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products
At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck

continuous lean tco  in the batch (vs. continuous) manufacturing mode. It features strengths in formula/recipe management and hazardous material control and regulatory compliance (e.g., MSDS, SARA Title III environmental regulations, and laboratory inspection management system (LIMS)) functions that make it a good solution particularly for some food and chemical industries (e.g., paints and coatings). The company has indicated intended delivery of functionality that is often required for food & beverage industry (e.g., catch Read More...
State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer’s Profits - Part 1
This post starts with a trivia question: Please name the mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has existed the longest in the market with an

continuous lean tco  enabling them to achieve continuous business process improvements. The vendor also strives to deliver unmatched support services for its conservative and loyal customers and partners. Its experienced installation, training, and support staff make system implementation painless to customers. ProfitKey offers the following commitments to its customers: responsive customer support customer-driven product development rapid implementation (90 days or less) low total cost of ownership (TCO) a highly skilled Read More...
Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.
Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset

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APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

continuous lean tco  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More...
LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

continuous lean tco  Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. Read More...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

continuous lean tco  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies A lean manufacturing environment employs kanbans for coordinating and executing material replenishment. The definition of kanban policies governs the creation and behavior of kanban tickets, as described in part one of this series (please see A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics ). Case studies provide one approach for understanding how kanbans support variations in lean practices, including the case where a work Read More...
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S''s, visual controls, standardized

continuous lean tco  material handling, and promote continuous flows (see Lean Asset Management—Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-lean? ). TPM is operator-oriented maintenance that involves of all qualified employees in all maintenance activities. Its goal, hand in hand with the aforementioned five S''s, is to ensure resource availability by eliminating machine-related accidents, defects, and breakdowns that sap efficiency and drain productivity on the factory floor. This includes setup and adjustment losses, idling and minor Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

continuous lean tco  supply networks to new, continuous demand management applications and practices that predict, mange, and reduce variability on the demand side. The impact on business is that by linking supply and demand, the right products get to the right places at the right times. As the flow of goods more closely matches demand conditions, companies are able to trim inventories, avoid surprises, and improve customer satisfaction. Deploying this technology is the adoption of technology enablers toward a lean supply Read More...
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

continuous lean tco  Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain Background Most of the buzz and activity around the adoption of lean manufacturing concepts within an enterprise has been linked to the shop floor. Production operations have been the target of most lean manufacturing deployments, but lean manufacturing principles and techniques can be extended beyond the shop floor to processes that are unique to and transcend efficient production operations and supply chain operations. Stretching lean manufacturing Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

continuous lean tco  can identify opportunities for continuous improvement with respect to lead-time reduction, enabling faster, better decision-making for maximum gains. RapidResponse''s single data model consolidates information, eliminating the need for reentering and cross-referencing data from different systems. Web-based interaction greatly reduces the need for e-mail, fax and telephone communication. Planners and buyers no longer need to focus on expediting orders, processing transactions and doing paperwork. Instead, Read More...
Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In

continuous lean tco  Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. Read More...
The CEO, CFO, and TCO
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key component of the

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How to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing
While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many

continuous lean tco  to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many companies have yet to fully realize the benefits of a holistic implementation. Find out how and when you should implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for a faster transition to lean processes—and improve efficiency and quality while reducing waste. Read More...

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