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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

manufacturing downtime  as well as cut manufacturing lead times from weeks to mere days. With Epicor's labor tracking capabilities, Decorated Products has been able to create an aggressive predictive and preventative maintenance program which helps measure equipment usage and downtime minutes. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) provides insight and expertise in offering impartial resources and services to minimize the costs, risks, and time associated with software selection. Over 3.5 million technology decision-makers visit Read More...
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Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes
Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

manufacturing downtime  the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You'll discover a simple and practical program that can help you reduce equipment downtime minimize lost production raise quality levels improve overall performance, efficiency, and profitability augment continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives Download your PDF copy of OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: Read More...
Manufacturing Systems with an IQ: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 1
Some time in mid-2005 TEC published a six part article on IQMS, a relatively small and obscure enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor based in Paso Robles

manufacturing downtime  accounts . Even as manufacturing markets have tightened and  doom-and-gloom sentiments have pervaded the globe, IQMS has accumulated revenue gains for several years. Namely, in 2005 and 2006, the company grew by about 25 percent each year (which was a multiple of the industry’s average growth), demonstrating its value proposition to selected manufacturing industries worldwide, including medical devices, automotive, aerospace, plastics, and consumer packaged goods (e.g., appliances, electronics, Read More...
Strategies for Profitable Growth: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing
The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That’s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity,

manufacturing downtime  AFTERMARKET MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES INTEGRATE MANUFACTURING AND MRO With tremendous intellectual capital invested in the assets they produce, A&D manufacturers are moving into main- tenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and aftermarket services such as spare parts supply. For defense contractors, this move is in response to the DoD's performance-based logistics mandates. On the commercial side, this is an attempt to develop new sources of revenue in a tight marketplace. WHAT ANALYSTS RECOMMEND To succeed in Read More...
Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

manufacturing downtime  times. Rounding out the manufacturing capabilities, plant maintenance reduces variability of machine time and overall lead-time by making sure machines are not going down unexpectedly. Scheduling can be based on mileage, calendar and cycles, or manually user-defined. It also supports warranty tracking, parts inventory, purchase order creation, skill levels required for repairing equipment, work orders, and costs. Without this often overlooked piece of the puzzle, managing a QRM implementation can be Read More...
Manufacturing and Distribution Overview
Distribution and manufacturing solutions can help improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, and respond to the changing market. The MAS 500 distribution

manufacturing downtime  Distribution Overview Distribution and manufacturing solutions can help improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, and respond to the changing market. The MAS 500 distribution solution is a suite of modules that provides capabilities for tracking, managing, and replenishing. The MAS 500 manufacturing suite provides streamlined integration of routings and bills of material. Read More...
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service

manufacturing downtime  Manufacturing Express Edition Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express combines broad functionality to create an end-to-end solution for manufacturers. It includes functionality for: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Production Management Product Management Material Management Financial Management Business Intelligence (BI) Express is suited for job Read More...
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

manufacturing downtime  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

manufacturing downtime  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book Ma Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

manufacturing downtime  (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. BEGINL Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help

manufacturing downtime  Manufacturing (ERP) The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes Read More...
The Five Keys to Manufacturing Success: Encouraging Profitable Growth
These are challenging times for discrete manufacturing, especially for small to midsize companies. To stay competitive and meet rising expectations

manufacturing downtime  Five Keys to Manufacturing Success: Encouraging Profitable Growth These are challenging times for discrete manufacturing, especially for small to midsize companies. To stay competitive and meet rising expectations, manufacturers must seize every opportunity to grow—but wisely and profitably. This white paper presents clear strategies that can help these manufacturers achieve competitive advantage while giving clients the innovative, competitively priced products they demand. Read More...
Improved Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance
Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers

manufacturing downtime  Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers do not have the insight to improve planning, forecasting, production scheduling, supply chain management, and more. This paper highlights the strategic importance of real-time manufacturing data, and how cloud ERP is uniquely suited to deliver company-wide visibility into operations. Read More...
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

manufacturing downtime  for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-Win Proposition for OEMs and CMs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Kinaxis has gained significant recognition in the marketplace for its focus on delivering a real-time supply chain that drives operations performance management in manufacturing and demand management. Source: Kinaxis Resources Related to Outsourced Manufacturing : Read More...
Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing
The new independent company will certainly benefit from having control of its own financial destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and

manufacturing downtime  Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT's Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Featured Author - William Sheppard - June 26, 2002 Event Summary May 30, 2002 was a busy day for Agilisys . The buyout from SCT to form Agilisys was closed and they announced their new name. Formerly a division of SCT, Agilisys is now a stand-alone, private Read More...
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