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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 methodology tco  companies looking to adopt lean and green strategies? Can one solution do it all? The truth of the matter is that for companies, investing in technology for the future is as much about green (money, that is) as it is about the environment. Methodology What is the methodology behind developing and implementing a green solution? A Gartner press release, dated October 4th, 2007 stated that businesses need to focus less on how IT contributes to their environmental impact and more on how IT can help lessen Read More...
What''s Ahead for Users on the Enterprise Infrastructure Battlefront?
The battle between Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and IBM goes far beyond applications -- it goes right into the technology stack or the enterprise infrastructure. As

lean methodology tco  functionality, such as QAD Lean Manufacturing , QAD SupplyVisualization , and QAD EDI ( Electronic Data Interchange ) ECommerce . These and other QAD applications should help manufacturers better align supply with demand, and support advanced capabilities, such as vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and advanced production techniques, such as lean manufacturing and just-in-time (JIT) sequencing. QAD applications are designed with specific functionality for the six manufacturing markets the company serves, and 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 methodology tco  the user experience. Think lean where less really is more. The functional bloat that software suppliers added to their systems to win functionality contests and to serve multiple markets has created complexity and inefficiency in the daily life of a user. Most people rank their personal satisfaction working with application software programs near the bottom when compared to other tasks they perform in their job. Why? Because the user experience was a design afterthought. Features were added wherever Read More...
Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

lean methodology tco  business issues, including globalization, lean manufacturing, conducting e-business, consolidation, shared services, collaborating with suppliers and meeting the requirements of new customers. To wring the most benefits from an ERP solution, an organization has to use it to its fullest capabilities. Considering the expense of acquiring and deploying an ERP package, it''s surprising how underutilized it often turns out to be. According to Aberdeen''s 2007 ERP in Manufacturing survey, the average midsize Read More...
Calculating ROI for Business Intelligence Solutions in Small and Midsized Businesses
For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don’t wait until

lean methodology tco  through better visibility Pursue lean process (e.g. manufacturing, engineering) targets through better visibility into process status, bottlenecks, and key issues Optimize direct and indirect procurement Reduce overtime costs with greater visibility to upcoming labor demand Reallocate labor resources Lower inventory holdings Utilize manufacturing lines, warehouses, plants, trucks more effectively BI User Productivity Business Value Revenue Cost Assets BI User Productivity Gain additional time to focus on Read More...
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

lean methodology tco  on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints Lean manufacturing and the theory of constraints (TOC) may well go hand in hand. Lean manufacturing makes value flow through the factory, for instance, by trying to separate value streams so that they use dedicated resources sized to the same capacity (even if kanbans do not optimize the constraints). TOC takes this idea further by recognizing critical bottlenecks, which are the most overloaded Read More...
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

lean methodology tco  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones'' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More...
How Flakeboard Aligned Its Multisite Organization by Applying TEC''s Evaluation and Selection Methodology
Flakeboard''s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system could not communicate effectively amongst its global sites. To address this challenge, and to manage

lean methodology tco  Flakeboard Aligned Its Multisite Organization by Applying TEC''s Evaluation and Selection Methodology TEC''s solutions, which include research comparison reports selection tools consulting services are driven by its powerful analysis engine, eBestMatch.TEC also provide a selection of Case study. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Case Study: How Flakeboard Aligned Its Multisite Organization by Applying TEC''s Evaluation and Selection Methodology : Methodology (Wikipedia) Read More...
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

lean methodology tco  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. 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 methodology 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...
Enabling Lean Transformation
This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean

lean methodology tco  Lean Transformation This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean business can benefit greatly from effective modeling, and provides a detailed example of how one software solution can be effectively adapted to a lean approach. 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 methodology 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...
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 methodology 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...
Overcoming the Barrier of Traditional Accounting in Lean Environments
Manufacturers of all sizes are more efficient, better managed, and more profitable because of lean—yet this improvement has plateaued at many companies. What’s

lean methodology tco  of Traditional Accounting in Lean Environments Manufacturers of all sizes are more efficient, better managed, and more profitable because of lean—yet this improvement has plateaued at many companies. What’s holding up the progress of lean? The real problem is that as lean evolves and spreads beyond the plant floor, its conflict with traditional accounting is escalating—and becoming more dangerous to the financial health of manufacturers. Read More...
How to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing
While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many

lean methodology tco  to Use ERP for Lean Packaging and Printing While the concept of lean manufacturing is well established in traditional manufacturing industries, its adoption in printing and packaging has been slow. Many companies have yet to fully realize the benefits of a holistic implementation. Find out how and when you should implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for a faster transition to lean processes—and improve efficiency and quality while reducing waste. Read More...

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