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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...
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...
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...
The Importance of a Single Platform for Data Integration and Quality Management
Rising data volume is not the only reason companies are concerned with issues of data integration and data quality. The growing numbers of disparate systems

lean quality tco  Importance of a Single Platform for Data Integration and Quality Management Rising data volume is not the only reason companies are concerned with issues of data integration and data quality. The growing numbers of disparate systems that produce and distribute data add to the complexity. But in many companies, data quality management has not kept pace with the growth of data integration projects, and its use is immature. Find out how moving toward a single data services architecture can help. Read More...
Lean Knowledge Work
The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are

lean quality tco  “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. Read More...
Guide to Quality Assurance
In today’s world, current and future customers are interested to know whether or not you have implemented a quality control system. Some customers will demand

lean quality tco  to Quality Assurance In today’s world, current and future customers are interested to know whether or not you have implemented a quality control system. Some customers will demand International Organization for Standards (ISO) certification, and others may just ask about it. Whatever their requirements, having a quality control system assures your customers that the products and services you offer are of high quality. Read More...
Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics
No matter how well an enterprise implements a CRM, ERP, SCM, Business Intelligence, or Data Warehouse project, poor data quality can destroy its utility and

lean quality tco  implementation may incorporate data cleansing as part of a project, ongoing monitoring of data quality after handover is currently not a typical IT assignment. Zero-latency decision-making that does not pay close attention to data quality is likely to fail. Unfortunately, the traditional approach to data quality is simply not robust enough to meet these new demands. Data quality solutions have traditionally clustered around name standardization, address hygiene, and demographic accuracy. While these Read More...
GSQA (Global Supplier Quality Assurance)
GSQA is an enterprise-wide supply chain event management application that improves yield by helping to identify disruptions, which cause a company''s factory

lean quality tco  (Global Supplier Quality Assurance) GSQA is an enterprise-wide supply chain event management application that improves yield by helping to identify disruptions, which cause a company''s factory to run at less than perfect productivity. GSQA collects lot level material quality infomation that allows a manufacturer to make decisions based on root cause analysis.Food, automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and process manufacturers use GSQA to improve productivity. GSQA helps reduce manufacturing Read More...
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...
CAD Model Quality Testing
With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into

lean quality tco  Model Quality Testing With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them. 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...
Case Study: Quality Bicycle Products
With rapid growth and revenues exceeding $100 million (USD), Quality Bicycle Products is under increasing pressure to meet demand. To keep driving growth, QBP

lean quality tco  Study: Quality Bicycle Products With rapid growth and revenues exceeding $100 million (USD), Quality Bicycle Products is under increasing pressure to meet demand. To keep driving growth, QBP realized its forecasting capabilities and performance would need to be optimized. To help meet the needs of these efforts, QBP began looking at an inventory and demand planning solution. Discover more about the supply chain management (SCM) solution it chose. Read More...

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