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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

tco getting lean  often result in positive outcomes, such as innovation or new business opportunities. Even in the midst of a financial crisis, businesses are still booming for the most part. Adding green to their business equation shouldn''t change that. In fact, some of those businesses have discovered that profit and green go together in more ways than one, as we''ll see later on in this report. There are many factors to consider in greening your business too many to mention in a 47-page document. Our aim here, 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

tco getting lean  methodology from ROI to TCO, which changes the focus from maximizing benefits to minimizing cost. The primary objective of this project is to minimize the disruption to the business. Wouldn''t it be wonderful if we could slip a new system in over the weekend without anyone noticing? Convenience factors are implementation cost minimizers that are packaged into systems to reduce the time to benefit and the man-hours required to implement a system. A preconfigured solution that can be implemented in 120 days Read More...
A Small Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor: The Vision and the Challenges
Although Jeeves has developed a very fruitful relationship with its partners, it will still have to overcome challenges that are mainly about lack of respect or

tco getting lean  leads to a lower TCO for the customer. This focus, along with the system''s structure, makes Jeeves one of the world''s most functional business systems in terms of incurred product development time. In relative terms, Jeeves spends four times more on R&D than its main competitors (that is, approximately half of total revenues; about half of its workforce are developers). Still, although employing only about 90 mostly all-rounder people, Jeeves can claim nearly 400 professional co-workers in the Jeeves Read More...
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products
At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck

tco getting lean  total cost of ownership (TCO), and new product releases and versions included in the maintenance fee. To be fair, SSA GT has mostly achieved its most imminent and important goal of enticing existing customers to stay on their maintenance contracts. With several thousands accounts having signed up for continued support so far, SSA GT has secured a sound revenue base, although that might not sustain it while keeping BPCS and its several recently adopted brethren abreast of the latest technology and 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

tco getting lean  total cost of ownership (TCO)  far outweighs the benefits, the average lifespan for an ERP/SCM deployment is between 7 and 10 years (according to Forrester ). As the best gauge of technology obsolescence, one should ask any on-premise ERP vendor the following question: “How many companies are actually using the latest version of your software?” In addition, maintenance of on-premise solutions is a nightmare for IT departments, whereby the “hamster wheel” of  patches , upgrades, backups, and so Read More...
Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain
Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29

tco getting lean  Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain P.J. Jakovljevic - April 27th, 2000 Event Summary In March, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29, 2000. Great Plains reported record third quarter revenues of $48.1 million, a 34% increase over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues for the nine months ended February 29, 2000 were $135.3 Read More...
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

tco getting lean  feedback about the plans'' outcomes. As supply chains become more dynamic and operate in near real-time, the lines between planning and execution continue to blur, which bode well for their functional convergence. Companies need real time information from execution systems to develop and adjust optimal plans, while the execution side should benefit from more realistic plans for the sake of readiness, rather than to merely react after the fact in a firefighting fashion. Recommendations Manufacturers should Read More...
Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

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From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change
As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply

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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

tco getting lean  enterprise resource planning,ERP,lean manufacturing,Microsoft Dynamics AX,Managing Your Supply Chain using Microsoft Dynamics AX,manufacturing practices,lean manufacturing functionality,kanban,kanban policies,kanban tickets,replenishing kanban,non-replenishing kanban,pull-to-order,PTO,lean schedules Read More...
5 Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean delivers what companies need in today''s competitive world: shorter lead times, improved quality, reduced cost, increased profit, improved productivity, and

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Getting Maximum Business Value Out of ERP
The benefits from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been well documented. However, its return on investment (ROI) is rarely satisfactory. The

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The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

tco getting lean  Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Read More...
Cloud Backup: Getting Started
One area of cloud computing that presents significant opportunity is data protection as a service. However, not every business model for data protection

tco getting lean  Backup: Getting Started One area of cloud computing that presents significant opportunity is data protection as a service. However, not every business model for data protection services has an equal potential for success. This paper is intended for managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), IT solution providers, and system integrators who are offering, or are interested in offering backup and recovery as a service. Read More...

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