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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...
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...
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

lean flow tco  exchanges, six sigma and lean PLM, and product configurators. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, best practices, etc. about the abovementioned process PLM issues and suggested solutions? 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...
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...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC
If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m

lean flow tco  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series ( Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3 ), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m going to discuss concerning the relevance between its product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings and the lean product development (LPD) concept. Yes, it is PTC . Like Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software , PTC is also located in the CAD-PLM camp (read this article if you want to know 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

lean flow 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...
Integrated Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull
Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release

lean flow tco  Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull Current manufacturing practices have been made cumbersome by the imposition of data recording activities required by manufacturing systems through the release, issuing, and expediting of the infamous work order. An integrated lean system utilizes full containers to signal the completion of product and backflushes the component material within the ERP system. Additionally, the integrated lean system (pull) can work simultaneously and in harmony Read More...
TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises
See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated

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Lean Manufacturing in a Make-to-order Environment


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Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

lean flow tco  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More...
Line Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing
You have convinced upper management that flow manufacturing will enable your company to leapfrog the competition. You have appointed a flow process leader, and

lean flow tco  Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing You have convinced upper management that flow manufacturing will enable your company to leapfrog the competition. You have appointed a flow process leader, and selected a line for your flow pilot. Now it’s time to physically perform your first line implementation. The big question is, what exactly do you need to do to make the transition from discrete to flow? Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

lean flow tco  looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part Two, you''ll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the 5S program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

lean flow tco  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview “Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer Read More...
The CEO, CFO, and TCO
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key component of the

lean flow tco  CEO,CFO,TCO,chief executive officer,chief financial officer,total cost of ownership,ERP,enterprise resource planning,ROI,return on investment,staff expenses,enterprise application implementation,post-implementation Read More...

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