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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

lean flow tco  early stages of any lean manufacturing project, it''s easy to see the benefits immediately; however, as you progress, it becomes harder and harder to increase that efficiency if it is not possible to clearly see where the hidden waste remains. When the revisions were complete, NGPS found that the very situation for which the revisions had been made was completely different, preventing them from making accurate forecasts of completion. That was the situation that led to NGPS''s decision to install Asprova. Read More...
Demand-driven Manufacturing and Warehousing: Challenges and User Recommendations
Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing

lean flow tco  typically handle planning, while lean deals with the execution. Manufacturers must also be fully aware of whether their system uses actual demand, sales forecasts, or a combination of two, in order to populate their master production scheduling (MPS). Also, manufacturers need to do some preliminary work before even thinking about deploying flow manufacturing software, such as adapting their plants to a flow production model. In other words, they will have to operate in work cells that build families of Read More...
Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part Three: Other Industry Gains
Many small and medium companies find themselves under pressure to deploy the same EDI system as a major customer, making it a basic cost of doing business with

lean flow tco  purchasing, integrated barcode printing, lean manufacturing, and other e-business processes pertinent to the automotive industry. Sharp industry focus and domain expertise, product interconnectivity, and quick and inexpensive e-commerce enablement have been the bargaining chips of IQMS, QAD, and Infor''s in the game against its peers. Companies that are dependent on EDI for transaction routing should look hard at these products as a pathway into the XML century. What should be most important is how Read More...
Geac Computer Corporation: Mastering Growth by Acquisitions
Geac has acquired in excess of 40 companies around the world. Geac''s purchase of UK-based ERP software maker JBA International in 1999 has nearly doubled the

lean flow tco  Results). It has a lean general & administrative headcount and keeps its business units manageable in size. As a result, the company generates significant free cash flow and maintains one of the highest ''revenue per employee'' ratios within the industry. Vendor Challenges Due to its late expansion into the ERP world and since its product portfolio is regarded as a bunch of niche point solutions (as opposed to a complete ERP product suite), the company may struggle for recognition as a potential strategic Read More...
Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking
Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core

lean flow tco  Results). It has a lean general & administrative headcount and keeps its business units manageable in size. As a result, the company generates significant free cash flow and maintains one of the highest ''revenue per employee'' ratios within the industry. Vendor Challenges Due to its late expansion into the ERP world and since its product portfolio is regarded as a bunch of niche point solutions (as opposed to a complete ERP product suite), the company may struggle for recognition as a potential strategic Read More...
CRM Secrets of ROI and TCO
There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and

lean flow tco  TCO,ROI,Bell Rock,Technology,decision,CRM Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

lean flow tco  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the relationship between each vendor’s 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

lean flow tco  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...
ERP Software Selection Case Study: Titan Flow Control Finds a Logical ERP Partner in TGI
Titan Flow Control, Inc. manufactures check and butterfly valves, pipeline strainers, pump products, fabricated designs, and accessories for industrial and

lean flow tco  Software Selection Case Study: Titan Flow Control Finds a Logical ERP Partner in TGI Titan Flow Control, Inc. manufactures check and butterfly valves, pipeline strainers, pump products, fabricated designs, and accessories for industrial and commercial use. In 2008, Titan launched an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process to find a system that would meet its requirements for growth. Download this case study to learn about the benefits Titan experienced after selecting TGI''s Enterprise 21 ER Read More...
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

lean flow tco  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More...
Lean Manufacturing in a Make-to-order Environment


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Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

lean flow tco  advantage. The advantages of lean manufacturing concepts with demand driven techniques, extended through the supply chain, deliver: Real time supply chain communication and coordination Real time supply chain scheduling Inventory reduction through demand-based replenishment Reduction of non-value added work internally and externally Improved demand signal management across the supply chain network Focus on material flow across the entire supply chain Profitably building a lean supply chain network 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

lean flow 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...
Lean Knowledge Work
The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are

lean flow tco  “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. Read More...

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