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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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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 processes tco  accomplishing this entails coupling lean processes with technology to simplify operations and, in doing so, open the road for more profits in the future. SYSPRO has captured these elements and built beyond them to enable a totally user-centric enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that has the capability to flex and grow with the specific business needs of each customer. For over 30 years, SYSPRO has consistently built on the most current technologies and developed diverse, quality business 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 processes 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 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 processes 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

Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises


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lean processes tco  critical cost saver. With lean manufacturing, an organization can avoid overproduction, excess inventory, wasted motion, unnecessary processes and idle time. Lean manufacturing can also help an organization deliver products more quickly to customers, be more flexible and, ultimately, succeed in a global marketplace. A few vendors in this Buyer''s Guide support lean manufacturing, including Infor, Oracle-PeopleSoft, and QAD (via an add-on module). SOA SOA also called Web services has been called the next 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 processes 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

The CEO, CFO, and TCO


Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key component of the "investment" in "return on investment" (ROI). Naturally, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) care about ROI, but is TCO really a measure of agility?

lean processes tco  CEO, CFO, and TCO Total cost of ownership (TCO) measures the ongoing expense of owning and maintaining software within a business. It is a key component of the i in return on investment (ROI). Naturally, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) care about ROI, but is TCO a measurement of complexity? Is TCO a measure of agility or the lack of agility? Does a higher TCO mean a company is less able to turn on a dime to meet customer and market demands? TCO—Who Cares? An Read More

Are You on the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind?


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lean processes tco  the Right Track to Lean - or Getting Left behind? While consumer goods manufacturers have been slow to go lean, the industry is finally catching up: 52 percent of consumer goods companies are committed to reducing manufacturing and supply chain costs and 48 percent are setting goals to implement continuous improvement programs . So where does your company stand when it comes to lean? Are you on the right track—or are you getting left behind? Find out in the Aberdeen white paper The Impact of Lean on Con Read More

Global High-tech Manufacturer Aligns Workforce Processes Using SumTotal


As a global company, GKN faced a spread-out workforce and disconnected processes, with separate and inefficient workforce performance, goals management, and learning and development processes. GKN needed to streamline and connect all of its strategic HR processes by deploying an integrated people management solution. Read the case study and see the results GKN achieved with SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform.

lean processes tco  High-tech Manufacturer Aligns Workforce Processes Using SumTotal As a global company, GKN faced a spread-out workforce and disconnected processes, with separate and inefficient workforce performance, goals management, and learning and development processes. GKN needed to streamline and connect all of its strategic HR processes by deploying an integrated people management solution. Read the case study and see the results GKN achieved with SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform. Read More

Getting Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software


In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts.

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lean processes tco  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also Read More

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lean processes 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