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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...
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...
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...
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...
Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic

getting lean tco  Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. 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...
10 Strategies for Getting the Right ERP and Accounting Solution
That''s where the white paper 10 strategies for getting the right ERP and accounting solution comes in.

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...
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...
5 Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean delivers what companies need in today''s competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and

getting lean tco  Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean Lean delivers what companies need in today''s competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and better customer service. Lean advocates have come to recognize that enterprise resource planning and lean work well together: the five lean principles are supported and enhanced by the information control and management tools delivered by end-to-end enterprise software suites. 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

getting lean tco  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 the early excitement generated by the possibilities available from Leaning out processes and inventory. Yet, interestingly enough, 39% are finding it difficult to quantify the business value of Lean versus 29% of companies overall. By deciding early on what the key areas of focus should be for a Lean program, it will make it easier to not Read More...
TCO Comparison: Kerio MailServer versus Microsoft Exchange
Small to medium businesses (SMBs) that want to improve e-mail and collaboration efficiency need to assess the total cost of ownership (TCO) of potential e-mail

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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...
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

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...
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

getting lean tco  versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing Manual versus Information Technology It is easy enough to grasp the potential benefits of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , and How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing ), but selecting the most appropriate lean techniques or tools and the accompanying packaged enterprise software for an individual enterprise has never been that simple. In fact, it is a major exercise Read More...

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