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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 implementation tco  process improvement principles leveraging lean manufacturing, six sigma, and TQM methods results in significantly improved environmental performance. This translates to a focus on continually improving resource productivity, production, and distribution efficiency, which results in less material, less capital, less energy, and less waste per unit of production. Continuous process improvement also ultimately identifies overall manufacturing and distribution requirements and aligns production need to Read More
Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking
There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players'' solutions, the key is the longevity of the

lean implementation tco  but make sure your lean champions get a final review of the list to eliminate the excess functionality that contribute to organizational paralysis. Then visit customers in your industry and ask them how they''ve addressed the few outstanding perceived software gaps. In most cases innovations in business processes have eliminated the need. As you complete these validation steps the implementation team should get started on some pre-implementation tasks that will validate many of the convenience factors Read More
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

lean implementation tco  Management Advanced ERP Modules Lean Manufacturing Advanced Planning & Scheduling Advanced Financials Core ERP Features ERP System Administration Customization Analytics and Reporting Integration Consolidation (multi offices, country, and currency) Compliance Advanced ERP Features Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) capabilities Business Intelligence Rich ERP User Interface   Vendor Landscape This section summarizes the vendors serving the needs of all size of businesses-small, medium, and large. You 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 implementation tco  vendors have been professing lean or demand-driven functionality, most of them still support some nuggets of pseudo just-in-time (JIT) ways of accommodating mass customization. Supporting kanbans or vendor managed inventory (VMI) to push inventory elsewhere (e.g., suppliers) rather than to reduce stock across the entire supply chain is a far cry from a truly supported lean or demand-driven manufacturing. On the other hand, MRP should not be discounted as useless just like that, since it will often have Read More
Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 1
I have no reason to doubt Kirill Tatarinov, thus far the longest-standing corporate VP of Microsoft Business Solutions, when he keeps reassuring the market

lean implementation tco  In 2007, Microsoft acquired lean manufacturing intellectual property from its partner eBECS  and has recently released the Lean Manufacturing module for Microsoft Dynamics AX. For more information, see TEC’s previous article series entitled  “A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies.” The next part of this blog series will analyze the product’s life pre-Microsoft and subsequently under Microsoft’s wing. In the meantime, your views and comments are welcome as Read More
Implementation Brief: SpectraSite
SpectraSite is in the business of making wireless and broadcast communications pervasive. One process it was looking to improve, however, was its in-building

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Planning for a Financials Implementation: How To Avoid a Nosebleed
Because of the risks inherent in any financial implementation, it’s essential to get back to business basics. These implementations need to be understood and

lean implementation tco  for a Financials Implementation: How To Avoid a Nosebleed Because of the risks inherent in any financial implementation, it’s essential to get back to business basics. These implementations need to be understood and planned for. Thus, there are a few premises that must be addressed in the planning stages of a financials implementation. If these premises are followed in a disciplined manner, the nosebleed of implementation can be avoided. Read More
The ROI of ERP: Proven Implementation Methodology Is the Determining Factor
Successful implementation of an extended enterprise resource planning system (ERP) is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It

lean implementation tco  ROI of ERP: Proven Implementation Methodology Is the Determining Factor Successful implementation of an extended enterprise resource planning system (ERP) is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It entails company-wide commitment, openness to change, good planning, and experienced guidance. Learn about the three primary criteria of recognizing return on investment (ROI) from an ERP system and how using them during the system selection process and subsequent implementation Read More
The Building Blocks for an Effective Business Intelligence Implementation
Simply automating business transactions, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, doesn’t provide a measurable return on investment. The

lean implementation tco  Building Blocks for an Effective Business Intelligence Implementation Simply automating business transactions, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, doesn’t provide a measurable return on investment. The real value comes from a meaningful use of the data the ERP system generates. Find out how using business intelligence functionality can help you enhance visibility into ERP system activity and improve reporting needs with business dashboards and portals. Read More
Rapid Implementation: The New Age of ERP
For midsize firms seeking more value in a shorter period of time, a rapid enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation may be the way to go. If you’re

lean implementation tco  Implementation: The New Age of ERP For midsize firms seeking more value in a shorter period of time, a rapid enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation may be the way to go. If you’re unsure this is the right choice, you need to consider some important factors. The best candidates tend to be ERP solution first-timers. Learn more about how to work closely with ERP partner vendors for a rapid—and successful—ERP implementation. Read More
Achieving Lean Success-A Holistic Approach
A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both

lean implementation tco  Lean Success-A Holistic Approach A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative. Read More
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

lean implementation tco  by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. Read More
5 Best Practices for Ensuring a Smooth Software Implementation
You’ve gone through months (possibly years of preparation) and now you’re down to the final stages of your software implementation project. No matter how

lean implementation tco  Best Practices for Ensuring a Smooth Software Implementation You’ve gone through months (possibly years of preparation) and now you’re down to the final stages of your software implementation project. No matter how successfully you have executed the project to date, it can all fall apart if your service provider (software vendor or value added reseller [VAR]) can’t do its job properly! As a stakeholder in charge of your company’s IT purchasing decisions, you’ll want to be sure that the service Read More
At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation
A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step

lean implementation tco  to drive toward a lean inventory strategy. The increased amount of real-time data can provide a more complete customer experience, as users will have the correct information readily available to accommodate a customer''s request. Data capture through RFID will allow for near instantaneous visibility of supply chain activities, facilitate better demand planning and sales projections, and assist with purchasing decisions. Once EPC data is integrated to the database, it can provide real-time information as Read More
Bring Speed and Predictability to Your Next Software Implementation
One of the biggest challenges of business software implementations is their unpredictability. Total costs and deployment time can vary wildly. Read about a new

lean implementation tco  Speed and Predictability to Your Next Software Implementation One of the biggest challenges of business software implementations is their unpredictability. Total costs and deployment time can vary wildly. Read about a new category of solutions that combines preconfigured software, predefined services, and other user-focused enablement content to provide predictable solution deployments in less than 12 weeks and at a fixed price. Read More

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