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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 is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

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

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 by stating that “Microsoft equitably loves all of its children.” Indeed, the Microsoft Dynamics division and its staffers are careful not to reveal any individual enterprise resource planning (ERP) product results

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

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 solution also promises better use of space, and automates reception put-away, etc. However, the vendor still must navigate through some rough competitive terrain.

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

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 system, its usability, and total cost of ownership.

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 choosing the best vendor for you are critical to a successful ERP implementation. As a decision maker, you need to quickly identify your ERP requirements, effectively communicate these needs to vendors, and successfully compare various product alternatives. Learn how.

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

Four Ways to Botch Your ERP Implementation Process


Here are four worst practices that can contribute to the failure of an enterprise resource planning implementation—or the implementation of any other enterprise software, for that matter. Protect your investment and prevent disaster by steering clear of these major mistakes.

lean implementation tco  and is active in lean manufacturing advocacy both inside and outside of IFS. He holds a BA in computer science from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. For more information and to start your own custom solution comparison, please visit TEC’s Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning Evaluation Center . Read More

Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing's New Normal


Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology.

lean implementation tco  eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. Read More

From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change


As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply chain may appear to be the next logical step for further implementing cost and operational improvement. Not so, however. You can’t have a lean supply chain without lean manufacturing. Regardless of whether you or your partners engage in production, lean manufacturing is the lean engine that drives lean supply chain efficiencies. Accordingly, the business requirement for stability in a constantly changing demand environment motivates the fashion industry’s search for lean supply chain management principles and practices. Intentia, in cooperation with industry experts, have written a series of thought leadership white papers on the concept of implementing lean supply chain in the fashion industry. The second of this series, From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain explains how lean manufacturing relates to lean supply chain management and where it differs and sometimes conflicts.

lean implementation tco  Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply chain may appear to be the next logical step for further implementing cost and operational improvement. Not so, however. You can’t have a lean supply chain without lean manufacturing. Regardless of whether you or your partners engage in production, lean manufacturing is the 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 antenna approval. The current process was time-consuming, and its faxing technology inadequate. But by implementing a business process management (BPM) solution, SpectraSite dramatically reduced the process cycle, from almost sixty days to a maximum of ten days.

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Fast-track ERP Implementation: Advice from the Field


The common perception is that top-tier enterprise software takes years to implement. This is true for more complex solutions. But other applications, when combined with effective project management by capable professionals, can be rolled out rapidly when it counts—like after a merger or acquisition. Get tips for a speedy enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, from a company that lived to tell the tale.

lean implementation tco  this place running as lean as it does, there is a flat organization structure with a lot of dotted lines, Michael said. As our processes change, the applications have an easy time keeping up with us. If anything, the processes embodied in IFS Applications are not so much dependent on defining rigid processes in the organization as much as they are a way to facilitate best practices taught by APICS. Someone like me or a number of our managers who are APICS certified immediately understand a lot about Read More

Oracle Fusion HCM Implementation Overview


Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can transform human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) processes and practices. Zillow and KPMG will cover project details including:
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lean implementation tco  Fusion HCM Implementation Overview Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can transform human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) processes and practices. Zillow and KPMG will cover project details including: Key project challenges and success factors Strategic considerations for implementing human resources, payroll interface (ADP), benefits, employee and manager self-service, compensation, and performance management Requirements for deploying common elements in a SaaS environment Read More

A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system. This primer covers the constructs for supporting many of the variations in lean practices.

lean implementation tco  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book 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 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.

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

Beyond the Shop Floor—Efficient Organizations Have Lean Offices


Lean is not only for the shop floor—the principles are also well suited to driving improvement in the office. Although some of the concepts can seem alien to office workers, the right technology and educational support can help your administrative teams realize significant savings in time and effort.

lean implementation tco  Shop Floor—Efficient Organizations Have Lean Offices Lean is not only for the shop floor—the principles are also well suited to driving improvement in the office. Although some of the concepts can seem alien to office workers, the right technology and educational support can help your administrative teams realize significant savings in time and effort. Read More