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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...
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...
Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.
Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset

lean source tco  , Lean Software , Lean Source , Lean Supply Chain , Lean Systems . About the company. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, Heinz Frozen Food Co. is a division of H.J. Heinz Co. LLP. Sharing the corporate Heinz passion for serving up good food, the frozen food division strives to provide delicious and nutritious products that consumers can easily make at home. It is one reason that the Heinz brand has become a staple in homes for nearly 140 years. The company is renowned for being one of the world''s leading 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 source 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...
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...
The When, Why, and How of ERP Support for Lean
Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two

lean source tco  of ERP Support for Lean Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two efforts should be viewed as separate initiatives. But it doesn’t depend on “what you want”: specific lean initiatives will fail if specific ERP aspects are neglected. However, other lean initiatives and ERP functionality have little in common. Read More...
Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you''re looking for open source

lean source tco  an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider Introduction Notwithstanding the community-oriented spirit of open source, many user organizations prefer to use products that have commercial entities associated with them. Why would a company choose to work with commercial providers rather than relying on the product community? Here are a few reasons: Unfamiliarity with the open source ecosystem. If an organization is new to open source, it may prefer to stick with its established practices and partner w Read More...
Open Source versus Proprietary Business Intelligence
Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial

lean source tco  Source versus Proprietary Business Intelligence Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial BI solutions have major demerits compared to proprietary BI, and have a long way to go to compete in the market. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of commercial open source BI compared to proprietary BI, and which one may be better for your company. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

lean source tco  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview “Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer Read More...
The Lean Machine
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Getting Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software
In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean

lean source tco  Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean manufacturing has been such a hot topic across the manufacturing industry. Lean manufacturing helps manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, and has become a refined version of traditional just-in-time (JIT) and demand flow manufacturing concepts. 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 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...
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...
Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution
This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a

lean source tco  Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results Read More...
Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code
The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source

lean source tco  Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source code—in other words, the object code that can only be read and executed by the computers concerned. That’s why professional escrow is becoming an essential component of operational risk management. Read More...

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