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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 is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

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

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 economic environment. Consider customer relationship management (CRM), transportation management, talent management, payroll processing, travel and expense (T@E) management, strategic sourcing and procurement, and many

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

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 system, its usability, and total cost of ownership.

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

Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) has not been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete manufacturing and fashion (apparel) industry segments. Indeed, the process PLM solution market is currently

tco getting lean  is the constraint (or shortcoming) of the level of configurability of the process PLM solution, with its accompanying ability to minimize  total cost of ownership (TCO) . The process PLM solutions with a global enterprise level of support (i.e., Infor Optima PLM) are generally highly configurable over time via workflows, business rules, and tables (see Figure 2). The discrete manufacturing PLM vendors have robust development tools and their customers have essentially customized (and costly) Read More

A Small Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor: The Vision and the Challenges


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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

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 areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

tco getting lean  they still had some shortcomings, since they provided little product variety and had rigid, top-down production processes that limited their ability to respond to increasingly changing customer demands. Toyota Motor Corporation realized the only way it could survive was to provide the Japanese consumer (and the global customer ever after) with the one thing American automotive manufacturers could not provide at that stage—product variety—all while maintaining as high a quality, short a lead time, and Read More

The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience


Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution.

tco getting lean  TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More

Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain


When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of focusing on the lean fundamentals: eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and continuously improving. By pursuing lean strategies—optimizing inventory and streamlining manufacturing processes—they can reduce inefficiencies and costs in their production processes, and improve customer responsiveness.

tco getting lean  for Success: The Lean Supply Chain Streamlining for Success: the Lean Supply Chain If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. We founded QAD in 1979 with a vision to develop software exclusively for manufacturing companies. Today we are proud that our products are used by over 6100 manufacturers in 90 countries. Source : QAD Resources Related to LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN : Supply Chain Management (Wikipedia) Lean Manufacturing Read More

Getting a Return on Supply Chain Compliance


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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, 2000.

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

Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing


Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one.

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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 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 small manufacturers are benefiting from robotic automation in lean manufacturing environments.

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Getting ITIL Done with IT Process Automation


Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes often span multiple systems. However, many organizations operate in department and application silos, with a lack of silo integration inhibiting a process approach. This leaves a significant amount of manual work, resulting in a risk of error, latency, and lack of visibility and reporting. So how can you automate these processes and drive real value?

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