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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

getting lean tco  President, InkCycle Green and getting greener While InkCycle is already helping to keep millions of spent ink-jet cartridges out of landfills, it is now reengineering its own processes to become even more environmentally responsible. One process that Roderick and his team have paid special attention to is document management. Reducing the use of paper documents and relying more on IFS Document Management has been a relatively simple way for InkCycle to consume fewer natural resources. But InkCycle''s most Read More...
Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking
There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players'' solutions, the key is the longevity of the

getting lean tco  enough functionality to simplify getting the job done right Convenience Packaging The extended product is bundled with implementation accelerators and usability efficiency features Quality The product and process quality standards enable very high reliability standards Stability The industry is rallying to create a collaborative development and support community In the new paradigm, you''re not a buyer—you''re an investor. Product longevity matters. The Check Before the Check You''ve selected a finalist, Read More...
Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences

getting lean tco  Process companies that are getting value from their existing IT systems, and whose existing process PLM solution has a good shelf life, could benefit from a new wave of add-on PLM solutions. Separate postings will talk about some concrete process PLM add-on products that are already generally available (or will be available soon). Also, these posts will tackle other process PLM gaps, such as the processes to accommodate artwork,  computer aided design (CAD )  for packaging, customer briefs or sample Read More...
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

getting lean tco  AS/400 platform is also getting a new lease of life from J2EE enhancement, providing a sound alternative to up and coming Microsoft .NET platform and to its army of proponents spearheaded by Microsoft Business Solutions (see Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions ). To be fair, the SSA GT''s progenitor, former SSA, had suffered, over the past several years, a tremendous loss of market share and customer confidence, while its channel also dwindled during the same period of 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

getting lean tco  | Define Lean | Getting Lean | Implementing Lean | Information Lean Manufacturing | EAM Lean | EAM Lean Concept | EAM Lean Consultants | EAM Lean Consulting | EAM Lean Definition | EAM Lean Engineering | EAM Lean Enterprise | EAM Lean Factory | EAM Lean Flow | EAM Lean Implementation | EAM Lean Improvement | EAM Lean Industry | EAM Lean Inventory | EAM Lean Management | EAM Lean Manufacture | EAM Lean Manufacturing | EAM Lean Manufacturing Definition | EAM Lean Manufacturing Methods | EAM Lean Read More...
Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

getting lean tco  to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix In the first part of this series (please see Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ), the emerging quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere was discussed in terms of its history and current developments, as well as how software providers are rising to the challenge of meeting their customers'' Q2O needs. The second part, Quote-to-order: Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market began an in-depth analysis of how the vendor BigMachines has been Read More...
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments
Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and

getting lean tco  Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and Read More...
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

getting 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...
Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

getting lean tco  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. 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

getting lean tco  Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S''s The first Read More...
Getting the Attention of a Retail Buyer
Have a product that''s ready for retail? Want to sell more products to the retailers of your choice? Read this white paper for help on how to get the attention

getting lean tco  the Attention of a Retail Buyer Have a product that''s ready for retail? Want to sell more products to the retailers of your choice? Read this white paper for help on how to get the attention of a retail buyer. Read More...
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

getting lean tco  Inventory by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

getting lean tco  the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...
Garbage in, Garbage out: Getting Good Data out of Your BI Systems
Find out in Garbage In, Garbage Out: Getting Good Data Out of Your BI Systems.

getting lean tco  in, Garbage out: Getting Good Data out of Your BI Systems Garbage in, garbage out. Poor quality data leads to bad business decisions. You need high quality data in your business intelligence (BI) system to facilitate effective analysis—to make the right decisions at the right time. But how do you achieve this? Find out in Garbage In, Garbage Out: Getting Good Data Out of Your BI Systems . In this Focus Brief , you''ll learn about the steps in the data delivery cycle, the problems can occur at eac 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

getting 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...

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