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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 quality tco  such tools such as lean manufacturing, six sigma, and total quality management (TQM) principles. Companies may not consciously target environmental issues such as energy or water use, solid or hazardous waste, or chemical hazards in their process improvement initiatives. Yet, given the recent public focus on green and corporate social responsibility coupled with the rise in energy (and transportation) costs, an increasing number of companies have begun specifically targeting energy consumption with Read More
Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences

lean quality tco  exchanges, six sigma and lean PLM, and product configurators. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, best practices, etc. about the abovementioned process PLM issues and suggested solutions? 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 quality 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
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 1
The software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, quite outperforming its on-premise counterpart in this tough

lean quality tco  manufacturing features, such as lean manufacturing principles, integrated quality management, traceability, etc.  All these facts might explain why the abovementioned pure-play SaaS providers have started by tackling the services sector first. Plex Systems’ Secret Sauce In contrast, Plex Online was literally born on the shop floor in 1989. The vendor (at the time called Plexus Systems) was spun off from an ERP implementation project at an automotive supplier (a  metal stamping  and  forging 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 quality 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
Data Quality: Cost or Profit?
Data quality has direct consequences on a company''s bottom-line and its customer relationship management (CRM) strategy. Looking beyond general approaches and

lean quality tco  application''s contribution to data cleansing remains a pillar to the overall success of a data quality strategy. Systems may implement a data cleansing method through the use of centralized data warehouses, the integration of data cleansing software, and the use of third-party data with the enterprise application. Overall, some of the available techniques are Data-validating process rules Centralized database Data cleansing technology Data scrubbing Data scrubbing is the process of fixing or eliminating Read More
TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises
See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated

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Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise
Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential

lean quality tco  Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential manufacturing processes and helps you measure up to your competitors. But how can you attain true lean transformation—and what specific steps does your company need to take? Take a self-rating test and see where your company really stands. Read More
Data Quality Trends and Adoptions


lean quality tco  Quality Trends and Adoptions In today''s highly competitive and volatile business climate, data quality (DQ) software is no longer perceived as a nice-to-have. As business pressures increase, more and more midsized and large organizations are looking to DQ solutions to improve operational efficiencies reduce costs and risks improve customer experience and loyalty increase revenue provide data transparency and audit ability achieve greater regulatory compliance In the Forrester survey report Data Read More
Quality Management
In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not

lean quality tco  Management Quality Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. 3i Infotech offers a wide variety of Infrastructure Management Services, fine-tuned to meet the unique needs of your organization. Source : 3i Infotech Resources Related to Quality Management : Quality Management (Wikipedia) Quality Management Quality Mangement is also known as : Total Quality Management , Quality Control Management , Quality Read More
Data Quality Trends and Adoption
While much of the interest in data quality (DQ) solutions had focused on avoiding failure of data management-related initiatives, organizations now look to DQ

lean quality tco  Quality Trends and Adoption While much of the interest in data quality (DQ) solutions had focused on avoiding failure of data management-related initiatives, organizations now look to DQ efforts to improve operational efficiencies, reduce wasted costs, optimize critical business processes, provide data transparency, and improve customer experiences. Read what DQ purchase and usage trends across UK and US companies reveal about DQ goals and drivers. Read More
A Quality and Compliance Training Road Map for Emerging FDA-regulated Companies
A Quality and Compliance Training Road Map for Emerging FDA-Regulated CompaniesEmerging life science companies face the same compliance and regulatory

lean quality tco  Quality and Compliance Training Road Map for Emerging FDA-regulated Companies A Quality and Compliance Training Road Map for Emerging FDA-Regulated Companies Emerging life science companies face the same compliance and regulatory pressures as larger ones. Companies that outsource sales and operational functions need to disseminate training on key policies, procedures, and regulations to a wide audience—without the benefit of a dedicated training team. These companies demand solutions that automate the Read More
Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

lean quality tco  to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix In the first part of this series (please see Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ), the emerging quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere was discussed in terms of its history and current developments, as well as how software providers are rising to the challenge of meeting their customers'' Q2O needs. The second part, Quote-to-order: Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market began an in-depth analysis of how the vendor BigMachines has been Read More
TCO Comparison: Kerio MailServer versus Microsoft Exchange
Small to medium businesses (SMBs) that want to improve e-mail and collaboration efficiency need to assess the total cost of ownership (TCO) of potential e-mail

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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

lean quality tco  assembly manufacturing, and to lean manufacturing, which is suitable for build-to-demand pull for finished and component items. Namely, most companies will still use MRP to ascertain longer-term dependent demand (i.e., based on forecasts), but replenishment will be based on independent demand (i.e., actual customer orders), with closely managed inventory buffers. Customer demand cannot be predicted months ahead, since nothing is that certain. Thus, many ERP systems are employing heuristics, algorithms, Read More

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