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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
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
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
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
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
TCO & Security of Enterprise Grade Mobility
While mobility has been a key factor behind the consumerization of IT in the enterprise, it has created a new set of security challenges in the workplace. Read

lean flow tco  consumerization of IT,mobile device management,byod,mobile entreprise solution assessment,mobile enterprise platform,enterprise mobility solution,Strategy Analytics,Integrate.com,BlackBerry,iOS,OS,Symbian,Windows Phone 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
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

lean flow tco  for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More
Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

lean flow tco  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and 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
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
Manifesto for a Perfect Lean Market
Over the last 25 years, successful manufacturers have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But with increasing global

lean flow tco  for a Perfect Lean Market Over the last 25 years, successful manufacturers have made dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency of production. But with increasing global competition and time-to-market requirements, the need to continuously improve efficiency—and become lean—has never been more important. But these days, it’s difficult to imagine any enterprise software provider as being truly focused on efficiency for the customer. Read More
Lean & Mean Business Systems
With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted

lean flow tco  we wanted to be Lean about it and attack that 60-80% statistic. 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

lean flow tco  Best Practices What is Lean Maintenance? Lean manufacturing, lean maintenance, and the whole lean concept have had many successes, but many companies have not achieved the results they expected. There are many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total Read More

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