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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 results tco  Lean Six Sigma: Using Lean to Help Drive Results in the Wholly Sustainable Enterprise, three factors that can help companies broaden lean Six Sigma to improve environmental performance are governance, metrics, and training. But can these same factors help with the green initiative? It goes on to say that environmental costs are often hidden and, therefore, not always addressed because they typically fall into the realm of allocated overhead costs. Lean tools, such as Value Stream Mapping can help identify Read More...
Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking
Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core

lean results tco  Results). It has a lean general & administrative headcount and keeps its business units manageable in size. As a result, the company generates significant free cash flow and maintains one of the highest ''revenue per employee'' ratios within the industry. Vendor Challenges Due to its late expansion into the ERP world and since its product portfolio is regarded as a bunch of niche point solutions (as opposed to a complete ERP product suite), the company may struggle for recognition as a potential strategic p Read More...
Geac Computer Corporation: Mastering Growth by Acquisitions
Geac has acquired in excess of 40 companies around the world. Geac''s purchase of UK-based ERP software maker JBA International in 1999 has nearly doubled the

lean results tco  Results). It has a lean general & administrative headcount and keeps its business units manageable in size. As a result, the company generates significant free cash flow and maintains one of the highest ''revenue per employee'' ratios within the industry. Vendor Challenges Due to its late expansion into the ERP world and since its product portfolio is regarded as a bunch of niche point solutions (as opposed to a complete ERP product suite), the company may struggle for recognition as a potential strategic p 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 results 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 scree 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 results 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 usu Read More...
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

lean results tco  for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More...
Transforming Your Business to Lean: 10 Lessons Learned
On the path toward global competitiveness, the benefits and basic principles of “Lean” are widely known. However, many organizations struggle to gain a foothold

lean results tco  when embarking on the Lean journey. Or, perhaps more commonly, Lean initiatives stall and are sometimes eliminated due to a lack of understanding of what it takes to both make and sustain the Lean transformation. Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

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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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Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

lean results tco  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean results tco  increased interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient Read More...
Lean Enterprise in Complex ETO
This paper demonstrates how IFS Business Modeler and IFS Applications support the principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with

lean results tco  principles of developing a lean enterprise, normally associated with repetitive manufacturing, for engineer-to-order (ETO) organizations. It demonstrates how process improvements apply equally to office-based functions as they do to manufacturing, installation, and service activities. Read More...
2012 Business Outcomes Study Report: People Intelligence Driving Business Results
Globally and across industries there is an increased interest in the relationship between quantifiable data on talent and business results. Most businesses do

lean results tco  Business Outcomes Study Report: People Intelligence Driving Business Results Globally and across industries there is an increased interest in the relationship between quantifiable data on talent and business results. Most businesses do capture talent data, and nearly half are making decisions based on that information. This report features several studies demonstrating how the people intelligence gained by organizations through assessment enables them to make better hiring and development decisions Read More...
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

lean results tco  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More...
i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story
i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

lean results tco  Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story S. McVey - November 3, 2000 Event Summary There were few surprises in i2 Technologies'' reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000. License revenues of $201.6 million grew 34% over last quarter and 128% over the same period last year. Total revenues reached $319.5 million, a 32% increase over last quarter total revenues of $242.6 million and 118% greater than total revenues of $146.3 million for Read More...

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