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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 operations tco  Manufacturing Continuous Improvement | Lean Manufacturing Operations | about Lean Manufacturing | Lean Manufacturing Model | Lean Practices to Produce Green | Latest Green Manufacturing | Lean Manufacturing Guide | Lean Production and Lean Manufacturing | Use Lean Manufacturing Principles | Lean Movement | Lean Green Manufacturing Real Solutions | Manufacturing Best Practice | First Lean and Green Manufacturing Facility | Lean Manufacturing Streamlines | Drive Green Manufacturing | Take Advantage of Lean Read More...
CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT''s Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact
SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous

lean operations tco  flavors such as discrete lean manufacturing, assemble-to-order (ATO) and make-to-order (MTO) operations, and even process manufacturing. BPCS Collaborative Commerce/SCM covers demand chain planning, logistics functionality, supplier management and control, outbound and inbound logistics management, and logistics planning and analysis. There are also a number of the web-based BPCS eCommerce applications like BPCS eSales (providing remote order entry, customer enquires, quotations, inventory status, Read More...
The Changing Face of CRM
The recent economic slowdown has illustrated how interwoven our global economies really are. The demands to increase enterprise performance has accelerated

lean operations tco  tools offer. In these lean economic times, there is great competition for your customers’ business. Brand loyalty cannot be counted on to generate revenue. The current global economy and the many sales and marketing delivery systems available to the business place are increasing pressure on enterprise profitability and market share. The current generation Y has driven much of the need for instantaneous results and to meet this need, the enterprise market has adopted the “swifter, higher, stronger” 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 operations 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...
Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer’s Profits - Part 1
This post starts with a trivia question: Please name the mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has existed the longest in the market with an

lean operations tco  financial management enhancements. The Lean/Kanban module was released in April 2009. But for well over two years, ProfitKey was embroiled in the bankruptcy of its parent company, despite being profitable as a business unit.  This unneeded distraction, in addition to an already difficult economic environment, made for challenging times, but ProfitKey finally managed to find a white knight in New York-based Phoenix Asset Management , which bought it out in mid-October 2011. ProfitKey currently has direct Read More...
Export Operations & Compliance Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform
This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices

lean operations tco  Operations & Compliance Benchmark Report: Going Global with Regulatory Reform This second annual benchmark study covers U.S. export operations and compliance. The survey covered export regulatory reform, operations management practices, organizational structure, compliance policies, and export management technology. This year’s study looks at the impact of going global with export control reform. Read More...
Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade

lean operations tco  Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps Voyager Sales and Operations Planning enables you to establish a central warehouse for diverse planning data, using information from sales, production, finance, marketing, transportation and procurement. Logility synchronizes this data so your entire enterprise can work from a one number platform to save time and achieve clarity. This removes hours and days from your planning process. You can slash the planning cycle and complete multi-divisional Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction
All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process

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Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

lean operations tco  Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

lean operations tco  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Read More...
Taking Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans

lean operations tco  Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it. 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 operations 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...
Essential Elements of Data Center Facility Operations
Seventy percent of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident

lean operations tco  Elements of Data Center Facility Operations Seventy percent of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of the necessary program elements for operating a mission Read More...
Teck Cominco Ltd.’s Trail Operations
To store its wealth of transactional data, Trail Operations employs an ERP solution comprised of JDEdwards, Process Data Historian (PDH) and EtQ systems. To

lean operations tco  Cominco Ltd.’s Trail Operations To store its wealth of transactional data, Trail Operations employs an ERP solution comprised of JDEdwards, Process Data Historian (PDH) and EtQ systems. To ensure proactive rather than reactive business decisions, it is imperative that management at Trail Operations have reliable and timely access to this data. While their ERP solution met all of management’s data capture requirements, its cumbersome reporting capabilities proved inhibitive to providing the key Read More...
Executive Guide to Lean Manufacturing: Making Lean Work for You
Yet few people have a complete picture of lean manufacturing, or know how to truly make it work. but now you can get a clear, concise explanation o...

lean operations tco  Guide to Lean Manufacturing: Making Lean Work for You Lean manufacturing has become legendary for the shop floor efficiencies and company profits it can deliver. Yet few people have a complete picture of lean manufacturing, or know how to truly make it work But now you can get a clear, concise explanation of exactly what lean manufacturing is, the principles behind it, and how your company can enjoy the bottom-line benefits , in Lean Operational Improvements that Last . In this informative Read More...

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