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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...
Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

continuous lean tco  Since this is a continuous process, it is important to go over this list again to fine-tune inventory optimization and analyze performance. Always look for item segments that can be improved to make forecasting more accurate. Analyze performance The purpose of analyzing performance is to see how the business is doing and what can be done to improve it. It is imperative to measure service levels and focus on delivery performance to customers, fill rates and order fulfillment times. Another key area to Read More...
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...
One Vendor''s Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

continuous lean tco  views of operations, enabling continuous improvement for increased productivity. On the other hand, because value-added services are the main staple for companies that manage warehouse operations for others, such as 3PL providers or fulfillment houses (which companies also face multi-tenant situations that warrant more accurate billing for tasks executed), Sterling Commerce introduced a new Activity Reporting Manager module. This module is designed to help these companies understand the true cost of Read More...
Supply Chain Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies
The continuous chemical industries typically share an objective of running at near 100% utilization. This and other realities yield unique requirements for a

continuous lean tco  Planning - Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies Why SCP for a Continuous Chemical Company? Why does a continuous chemical company need a supply chain planning system? Because the high fixed cost of the plant drives a management objective of 100% capacity utilization. A common approach to this utilization objective is to set prices at a low enough level to drive to 100% utilization. As utilization approaches 100%, the demand for perfection in the supply chain plan increases. This, and other operating Read More...
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

continuous lean tco  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More...
Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim

continuous lean tco  superiority by focusing on continuous improvement. Figure 2: Top Drivers of Lean Source: AberdeenGroup, March 2006 The second most important driver cited by 62% of IM&C respondents, customers demanding shorter order cycle times , is particularly common for those companies whose products ultimately serve the consumer. Mahindra & Mahindra is the leading provider of tractors to Indian farmers. Its leadership position was threatened when new international competitors entered its domestic market. As a result, Read More...
Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness
Companies relying on manual implementation and support for lean and world class methodologies risk losing corporate consciousness. Avoid the pitfalls of lost

continuous lean tco  daily, due to the continuous improvement and kaizen activities. As consciousness decreases, the ability to quickly assess an enterprise based on the impact of a changing environment is lost, and with it, agility—a cornerstone of lean manufacturing—is lost. The resulting paradox has led many companies to abandon their pursuit of lean manufacturing or to settle for a sub-optimal mixed-mode approach. Thus the loss of corporate consciousness occurs, by default. Consciously Weighing the Business Case for Read More...
The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

continuous lean tco  setting goals to implement continuous improvement culture and methods, while reducing inventory and assets (41%) However, their relatively recent adoption of Lean means consumer products manufacturers still face the challenges of adapting to cultural changes, with 91% citing this as their top challenge to Lean (Figure 1). Surprisingly though only 34% report that getting top management engaged as an issue, versus 42% of companies across industry, perhaps an indication that the blush has not yet faded from Read More...
The Lean Machine
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Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

continuous lean tco  Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices What is Lean Maintenance? Lean manufacturing, lean maintenance, and the whole lean concept have had many successes, but many companies have not achieved the results they expected. There are many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing Read More...
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

continuous lean tco  the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on satisfying customers while removing waste and unnecessary costs from their organizations. And they need to do so faster and better than their competitors. This white paper highlights how companies are doing just that by relying on strategic lean Read More...
Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer''s Guide
It''s easy to find outsimply download TEC''s lean and green manufacturing buyer''s guide.

continuous lean tco  and Green Manufacturing Buyer''s Guide What''s new in the world of lean and green manufacturing? It''s easy to find out—simply download TEC''s Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer''s Guide . Here you''ll discover how the green movement is impacting manufacturing in all of these key areas: software, technology, process, costs, and regulatory compliance. You''ll also get a buyer''s guide to green solutions from 10 of the leading environmental software vendors, and case studies showing you why lean and green can Read More...
Lean & Mean Business Systems
With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted

continuous lean tco  & Mean Business Systems With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted to be Lean about it and attack that 60-80% statistic. Read More...

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