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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 is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

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

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 management (EAM) system would involve monumental change for employees. Heinz choose a Web-based system to help it gain better visibility into processes and work towards more progressive lean manufacturing and lean maintenance practices for greater efficiency. Learn more.

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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 recognition—that is, if there is even any recognition of Jeeves at all.

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

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, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) has not been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete manufacturing and fashion (apparel) industry segments. Indeed, the process PLM solution market is currently

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

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 system, its usability, and total cost of ownership.

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

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

Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain


Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29, 2000.

getting lean tco  Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain P.J. Jakovljevic - April 27th, 2000 Event Summary In March, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29, 2000. Great Plains reported record third quarter revenues of $48.1 million, a 34% increase over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues for the nine months ended February 29, 2000 were $135.3 Read More

Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise


Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive replenishment.

getting lean tco  Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive 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 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 operation and why.

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

Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and HR. Moreover, flow should be a company-wide strategy that impacts more than manufacturing.

getting lean tco  vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Still, while some tout that flow manufacturing principles can be implemented successfully, regardless of the industry, type of manufacturing environment, or product volumes, the concept has not been everything to all people so far. It is still challenging or even unsuitable to use in a jobbing shop producing highly configure-to-order (CTO) or engineer-to-order (ETO) products with high 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 vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

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

10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain


A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how.

getting lean tco  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More

10 Strategies for Getting the Right ERP and Accounting Solution


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getting lean tco  Strategies for Getting the Right ERP and Accounting Solution If you''re a midsized business looking for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, the market trends are all on your side: ERP vendors are hungry for your business. Big vendors (SAP, Oracle, etc.) now have great products for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Traditional mid-market vendors are fighting back with more features and incentives. With all the big trends aligned in your favor, you can come out the winner—but only if you Read More

The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena


Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

getting lean tco  Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part 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 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

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