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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

implementing lean tco  is no doubt that implementing lean principles can lead to a greener business; but it''s important to recognize that lean alone cannot achieve this. Lean strategies although not driven by a responsibility framework like green strategies are can help businesses move toward operational efficiency which aligns perfectly with green initiatives. Technology: What to Look for in a System What can technology offer companies looking to adopt lean and green strategies? Can one solution do it all? The truth of the Read More...
Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet?
While enterprise applications are becoming a commodity, their pricing schemes have yet to follow suit. Users are put in a costly position where the

implementing lean tco  is, the likelihood of implementing a total functional footprint, and the total number of users the customer might ever want to have. What can one discern from all this? Such a scenario is truly comparing apples with oranges, and then dumping berries into the mix. However, some vendors will rightfully say that they cannot simplify pricing because different customers want different pricing systems, and they have to do what customers want. For example, many customers resent the notion of paying for Read More...
CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT''s Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact
SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous

implementing lean tco  a relative ease of implementing these are some of the company''s bargaining chips in the game of keeping its customers from defecting and of giving other intruding competitors run for their money. Actually, vendors vying to be replacement solutions for, e.g., the BPCS or PRMS ERP systems could be in for a bigger hurdle than expected as the SSA GT strategy might resonate with manufacturers that have been happy with these products and are reticent to replace functioning ERP system deeply embedded in plants 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

implementing lean tco  in recipe coverage. Without re-implementing, upgrading and/or extensive custom coding, Formula Modeling and  Design of Experiments (DOE)  solutions can minimize risks and improve product performance. Electronic  Lab Notebook  applications can capture  intellectual property (IP) , improve patent support and productivity, while improving the accuracy of the company’s formula, package, and material data. Process companies that are getting value from their existing IT systems, and whose existing 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

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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

implementing lean tco  time and resources than implementing older technology based on client/server or on-premise technology—in other words, faster is leaner. Additionally, on-demand administration tools can allow customers the flexibility to maintain and change their solution over time as their businesses change, which is another fundamental shift from older technologies. Native reporting and analytics come on top of customization via on-demand administration tools and self-administration by customers. The user interface 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

implementing 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...
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

implementing 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...
Implementing Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures
This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article

implementing lean tco  Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries. Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

implementing lean tco  concepts to remember when implementing lean manufacturing tools and concepts through your supply chain: Metrics must be tied to strategies, goals, and objectives . Lean projects need to be funded and driven by a set of consistent strategies, goals, and objectives with pre-defined metrics that are tied to them. Typically departments, especially the plant floor, develop measurements that isolate productivity measures. Supervisors develop metrics to optimize flow through the individual cells and, in some 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

implementing lean tco  could be reduced by implementing kanbans and other similar pull systems, while waiting time could be handled by using takt times, and so on. This is Part Four of a multipart note. The trouble is further compounded by the army of software providers (including enterprise resource planning [ERP], supply chain management [SCM], manufacturing execution systems [MES], and product lifecycle management [PLM] providers, as well as best-of-breed, bolt-on lean specialists) that have been hyping their lean 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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Implementing BPM to Drive Profitable Sales in TeliaSonera Finland
In the face of increased competition in the market, leading mobile and internet service provider TeliaSonera sought to reduce inefficiencies in sales process

implementing lean tco  BPM to Drive Profitable Sales in TeliaSonera Finland In the face of increased competition in the market, leading mobile and internet service provider TeliaSonera sought to reduce inefficiencies in sales process and improve customer relations. By enlisting Blueprint Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, TeliaSonera discovered and solved business problems to dramatically improve key sales and service functions, increasing profitability and customer relations. See how. Read More...
Implementing Document Workflow Processes
Any process that takes place involves workflow. Whether that process is limited to a single individual or multiple people, a series of steps is completed during

implementing lean tco  Document Workflow Processes Any process that takes place involves workflow. Whether that process is limited to a single individual or multiple people, a series of steps is completed during the workflow process. How can you streamline the document workflow process? Review workflow related to document processes in a business environment and discover improvements that can enhance the efficiency of these processes using document management technology. Read More...
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