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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...
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...
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...
Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet?
While enterprise applications are becoming a commodity, their pricing schemes have yet to follow suit. Users are put in a costly position where the

lean quality tco  (such as shifts to lean manufacturing) can mandate changes to business processes. Regulatory changes, such as those stemming from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), can also mandate changes to business processes. Software vendors have an obligation to keep their products from becoming obsolete even in these contexts, and customers have the right to expect that they can use updated products to address 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...
Supporting Quality Control with a Factory Information System
When your quality control plan is complex because there are many features to control@and it involves many people@you need to pay special attention to your

lean quality tco  Quality Control with a Factory Information System When your quality control plan is complex because there are many features to control—and it involves many people—you need to pay special attention to your quality control process. Also, a complex plan places high demands on your software solution. Discover how an online integrated factory information system can work across production, job tracking, spoilage, and quality to support all of your quality control processes. Read More...
Recruitment Technology: Quality Candidates and Quality Process
The rise of automated recruitment technology has helped organizations make the process of finding, hiring, and deploying new employees better. Based on over 400

lean quality tco  Technology: Quality Candidates and Quality Process The rise of automated recruitment technology has helped organizations make the process of finding, hiring, and deploying new employees better. Based on over 400 responses to Aberdeen’s August 2010 Talent Acquisition Strategies study, this research brief shows the impact of automation on both quality of hire and the quality of the hiring process. Download it and learn how automation can help improve your hiring process. Read More...
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

lean quality tco  a role in lean. Lean manufacturing''s focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly non-value-adding ones, are to be avoided. Unnecessary motion—Materials and work in progress (WIP) should follow a minimal path through the factory. Transport—Transport of materials should simply be avoided. Time in transport does not add value. W Read More...
Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence
As an enterprise’s data grows in volume and complexity, a comprehensive data quality strategy is imperative to providing a reliable business intelligence

lean quality tco  identify quality issues; data cleansing , to correct and standardize data in preparation for consumption by the user community; and data monitoring , to control quality over time. Diagnose with Data Profiling By creating data profiles, organizations can gain an understanding of quality issues that stem from their business data. Metrics are created based on selected fields to measure the quality of data represented in those fields. Examples of data profiling metrics include the following: Number of distinc Read More...
The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience
Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that

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3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

lean quality tco  to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More...
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

lean quality tco  Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More...
New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality
Cloud-based PLM software provider Arena Solutions recently announced Arena Quality, a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech

lean quality tco  Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality Arena Solutions , the cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, recently announced Arena Quality , a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. The Arena PLM suite also includes BOMControl and PartsList , as well as the supply chain solution Arena Exchange, all aiming to enable engineering and manufacturing teams and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, and simplify bills of Read More...
Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money
Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe

lean quality tco  Data Quality Means A Waste of Money What Is Data Quality? When reality and the data in your system do not agree, you have a data quality problem. The system says you have 10,000 cases but you actually have 9,850. A customer''s ship-to address is out of date. You have the same piece of information in two places in two applications or even two systems, but they do not agree. Many things can cause data quality problems. Transactions may have been inaccurately recorded, 1002 units were picked but 1020 were Read More...
Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing''s New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic

lean quality tco  eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. Read More...

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