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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

lean source tco  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena ). The developed code was footnoted with references to the fathers of TOC, Goldratt and Schragenheim. The solution looks deceptively simple, but many people actually take a while to get it (learn and understand) because it appears to be counterintuitive at first. Basically, the target customer for this solution is someone who has pulled out half his or her hair trying to program the shop with a complex finite scheduler, only to find that the system Read More
Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

lean source tco  eBECS Ltd. for its lean manufacturing capabilities. According to AMR Research''s 2007 ERP Providers Serving the Midmarket, the ERP market will continue to grow at 18 percent, largely through add on functionality. Vendors will continue their acquisitions, with the goal to create product portfolios and be a single source of business applications for their customers and prospects. Like their customers, most midmarket ERP vendors are global companies with offices around the world. Sage Software''s parent Read More
CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT''s Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact
SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous

lean source tco  flavors such as discrete lean manufacturing, assemble-to-order (ATO) and make-to-order (MTO) operations, and even process manufacturing. BPCS Collaborative Commerce/SCM covers demand chain planning, logistics functionality, supplier management and control, outbound and inbound logistics management, and logistics planning and analysis. There are also a number of the web-based BPCS eCommerce applications like BPCS eSales (providing remote order entry, customer enquires, quotations, inventory status, Read More
Emptoris
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg

lean source tco  meet ISO 9000 and lean manufacturing standards Audit more of the supply base without increasing resource requirements In addition, version 4.0 introduced the Smart Data Framework , a new technology that provides enhanced control and decision-making accuracy. It is a flexible technology infrastructure for defining all elements in the Sourcing Portfolio. Where other systems hard-code data for items or supplier bid forms, the Emptoris Smart Data Framework allows users to create their own definitions and Read More
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 source tco  including non-manufacturing organizations, lean principles help to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Technology also plays a key role (see figure 1). From an efficiency perspective, pollution is a waste of resources. Green initiatives seek to eliminate waste (either at the source or before it hits the external environment). Thus, green is efficient, and efficiency demands innovation, which eventually provides a competitive edge to companies . The same thinking applies to lean. Every Read More
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments
Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and

lean source tco  Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to their repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots, is rapidly becoming a core component to lean manufacturing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Download this white paper to learn more about the 10 ways large and 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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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 source 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
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

lean source tco  to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More
Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report
The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers

lean source tco  Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive Read More
Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM
Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM is a complete business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide, particularly those in the service and distribution

lean source tco  Open Source ERP & CRM Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM is a complete business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide, particularly those in the service and distribution industry, both retail and wholesale. Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM has integrated Web Store, covering material management, purchasing sales, accounting, and customer relations management. Read More
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

lean source tco  on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints Lean manufacturing and the theory of constraints (TOC) may well go hand in hand. Lean manufacturing makes value flow through the factory, for instance, by trying to separate value streams so that they use dedicated resources sized to the same capacity (even if kanbans do not optimize the constraints). TOC takes this idea further by recognizing critical bottlenecks, which are the most overloaded 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 source 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
Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions
Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper

lean source tco  asp.net cms,cms template,web content management system,cms drupal,open source ecommerce,plone content management system,cms content management,cms design,open source document management,cms management system,cms systems,open source joomla,cms development,cms intranet,cms review Read More
TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz
In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise

lean source tco  Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to Read More

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