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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...
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 1
The software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, quite outperforming its on-premise counterpart in this tough

getting lean tco  easy place to start getting one’s feet wet, as these environments require domain expertise. In fact, many traditional on-premise ERP systems are largely not optimized for manufacturing, as they prevailingly support an accounting-centric model rather than manufacturing-centric model. What I am talking about here (and in my  previous blog series) is that data from the shop floor is disconnected from the top floor (ivory tower), and these ERP offerings typically miss key manufacturing features, such as 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...
10 Strategies for Getting the Best ERP Deal
Find out in the white paper 10 strategies for choosing the right ERP solution.

getting lean tco  Strategies for Getting the Best ERP Deal If you''re a midsized company looking for an ERP solution, you''re in a great position: today everyone''s chasing your business. It''s not just the traditional midmarket ERP vendors who are anxious to cut a deal with you: so are the top-tier vendors who have moved down-market—the big guys like Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP. So how do you best capitalize on the fact that dozens of vendors from two different tiers are hot to sell you their ERP software? Find out in the Read More...
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

getting lean tco  a production project only, forgetting all about maintenance until the company needs maintenance''s help. I honestly believe that a company should own the reliability of an asset and the maintainability of it as part of a partnership. Maintenance provides the technical resources to ensure the reliability of an asset in order to meet a company''s capacity and business goals. Time-based preventive maintenance (PM) is used instead of the reliability approach to capacity to focus on what is required for an Read More...
Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

getting lean tco  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More...
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

getting 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...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

getting lean tco  Manufacturing: A Primer Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing approaches. This is Part One of a multi-part note. For this reason, there has 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

getting 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...
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

getting lean tco  Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

getting lean tco  Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. 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...

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