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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
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
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
A Small Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor: The Vision and the Challenges
Although Jeeves has developed a very fruitful relationship with its partners, it will still have to overcome challenges that are mainly about lack of respect or

getting lean tco  and Cooperation ; and Getting It Right: Product, Quality, Timing, and Price . This is Part Four of the series Jeeves—Thriving Organically as a Humble Servant . Taking the Long-term View Simply put, the company''s long-term objective is to establish enough power to create and control its own future. To that end, Jeeves collaborates very closely with experienced and skilled partners, and it is important that partners and customers perceive Jeeves as their top choice amongst a plethora of available 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
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global''s solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

getting lean tco  Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing How Are Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Addressing Lean Manufacturing? Given the current massive interest in lean manufacturing, the time has come for prominent enterprise systems providers to communicate their views and experience in lean manufacturing, and the range of solutions and tools that they offer to support organizations with a lean manufacturing philosophy. What follows are some notable examples of vendors that support many Read More
Getting Maximum Business Value Out of ERP
The benefits from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been well documented. However, its return on investment (ROI) is rarely satisfactory. The

getting lean tco  Maximum Business Value Out of ERP The benefits from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been well documented. However, its return on investment (ROI) is rarely satisfactory. The failure of an ERP package can be disastrous, but by understanding how to deliver a positive ROI, and by following a business process and business technology optimization strategy, companies can reduce the total cost of ERP system ownership. Read More
The CEO, CFO, and TCO
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key component of the

getting lean tco  CEO,CFO,TCO,chief executive officer,chief financial officer,total cost of ownership,ERP,enterprise resource planning,ROI,return on investment,staff expenses,enterprise application implementation,post-implementation 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
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible@much less

getting lean tco  Manufacturing: Part 1 With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production Read More
The When, Why, and How of ERP Support for Lean
Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two

getting lean tco  When, Why, and How of ERP Support for Lean Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two efforts should be viewed as separate initiatives. But it doesn’t depend on “what you want”: specific lean initiatives will fail if specific ERP aspects are neglected. However, other lean initiatives and ERP functionality have little in common. Read More
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

getting lean tco  on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints Lean manufacturing and the theory of constraints (TOC) may well go hand in hand. Lean manufacturing makes value flow through the factory, for instance, by trying to separate value streams so that they use dedicated resources sized to the same capacity (even if kanbans do not optimize the constraints). TOC takes this idea further by recognizing critical bottlenecks, which are the most overloaded Read More
TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30

getting lean tco  DCIM, data center, data center infrastructure management, DCIM management, IT, IT infrastructure, APC by Schneider Electric, facility operations and maintenance, data center facility operations, data center PUE, PUE, data center cooling module, data center power and cooling infrastructure, traditional data center, containerized data center, data center TCO Read More
Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

getting lean tco  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More

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