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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 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
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 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
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 processes 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 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
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 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
Brookshire Grocery Company: Automating and Integrating HR Processes
Headquartered in Tyler, Texas (US), retailer Brookshire Grocery Company implemented a human capital management (HCM) solution to integrate and automate its

lean processes tco  Grocery Company: Automating and Integrating HR Processes Headquartered in Tyler, Texas (US), retailer Brookshire Grocery Company implemented a human capital management (HCM) solution to integrate and automate its operational human resources (HR) processes. Now the company can process payroll and benefits more efficiently, work more productively, operate its business more proactively, and increase benefits options for its partners (employees). Find out how. Read More
Strengthening Business Processes through Rapid User Adoption and Workflow Learning
Knowledgeable users of enterprise applications can improve the efficiency of entire business processes, not just of their individual contributions. But first

lean processes tco  Business Processes through Rapid User Adoption and Workflow Learning Knowledgeable users of enterprise applications can improve the efficiency of entire business processes, not just of their individual contributions. But first, employees must know how to use their enterprise software systems—and how their activities support larger processes. Effective workflow learning platforms address both needs, and ultimately enable users themselves to improve the processes that provide a competitive 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 processes tco  don’t what a holistic lean manufacturing program entails, and why it delivers better results what tools and processes are involved in lean manufacturing how to set your company on the path to continuous improvement Find out what lean manufacturing is really all about, and how small and mid-sized manufacturers can use it to build a more efficient and more profitable operation. Download your PDF copy of Lean Operational Improvements that Last today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: Read More
Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems
Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes

lean processes tco  Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems Introduction Business strategy is a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful. But the best strategy does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for—and do it well. In today''s automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. That is not to say great Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible@much less

lean processes tco  on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. 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

lean processes tco  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. Read More
Case Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ
In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was

lean processes tco  Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was preventing the company from adopting lean principles, and so in 2003 it looked for an ERP tailored for contract manufacturers serving the auto industry. Learn how the new system helps the company stay lean within the confines of compliance and changing customer demands. Read More
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

lean processes tco  Best Practices What is Lean Maintenance? Lean manufacturing, lean maintenance, and the whole lean concept have had many successes, but many companies have not achieved the results they expected. There are many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total Read More
Professional Services Organizations Automate their Processes
Major vendors are entering the professional services software market and small niche vendors are repositioning themselves to compete. This changing market is

lean processes tco  Services Organizations Automate their Processes Introduction In response to market demand, a relatively new software space aimed at professional services organizations has emerged as a viable software category. Viewed as Enterprise Resource Planning for People, this class of software is continuously redefining its parameters. Although professional services organizations were initially targeted by niche vendors, in the last couple of years, we have seen the entrance of major enterprise Read More

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