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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

tco lean consultants  Information Lean Manufacturing | TCO Lean | TCO Lean Concept | TCO Lean Consultants | TCO Lean Consulting | TCO Lean Definition | TCO Lean Engineering | TCO Lean Enterprise | TCO Lean Factory | TCO Lean Flow | TCO Lean Implementation | TCO Lean Improvement | TCO Lean Industry | TCO Lean Inventory | TCO Lean Management | TCO Lean Manufacture | TCO Lean Manufacturing | TCO Lean Manufacturing Definition | TCO Lean Manufacturing Methods | TCO Lean Manufacturing Software | TCO Lean Manufacturing Techniques | Read More...
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

tco lean consultants  should consider while budgeting TCO for ERP implementation. These include the following: Auxiliary Software Costs Training Costs Integration Costs Customization Costs Data Conversion/Migration Costs IT Infrastructure Costs Replacement Costs for Skilled ERP Resources Cost of Maintaining Parallel Systems Opportunity Cost of Using Internal Resources during ERP Implementation The three most common indirect/unexpected costs while buying an ERP system are as follows: Implementation/Installation Costs Internal Read More...
To Gain Market Share in the Mid-Market, SAP Leaves No Stone Unturned
The star above small and medium businesses (SMB) has never been so bright. CRM solution vendors are courting this market segment extensively. This is the

tco lean consultants  the integration complexity and TCO when, and only when, the integration is with SAP''s own applications. SAP Strategy SAP is tapping a large installed customer base, knowing that that is where its solution will best sell. Patrick Hickey claims that nearly 58% of SAP installations worldwide are in companies with less than $500 M (USD) in revenue (SAP''s definition of the SMB marketplace), which represents more than 20,000 potential installations. SAP has strategically selected to secure support from its Read More...
Successful Manufacturing in a Competitive Market
Order-driven manufacturers@those who engineer-to-order (ETO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and make-to-order (MTO)@face numerous challenges. To stay competitive

tco lean consultants  Retain Competitive Market | TCO Competitive Market | TCO Competitive Marketing | TCO Competition Market | TCO Competitive Market Analysis | TCO Competitive Market Articles | TCO Competitive Market Assessment | TCO Competitive Market Assumptions | TCO Competitive Market Characteristics | TCO Competitive Market Conditions | TCO Competitive Market Definition | TCO Competitive Market Demand | TCO Competitive Market Diagram | TCO Competitive Market Economics | TCO Competitive Market Economy | TCO Competitive Read More...
Calculating ROI for Business Intelligence Solutions in Small and Midsized Businesses
For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don’t wait until

tco lean consultants  collaboration. APPENDIX A Sample TCO Calculation for a Software as a Service (SaaS) vs. Traditional BI Implementation TCO Traditional BI SaaS Annual TCO After Year One SaaS BI/PM Application License BI/PM Application License (Maint.) Data Integration License (ETL) System Integration Costs System Integration (Maint.) Database License Database License (Maint.) Infrastructure/Hardware Internal T Personnel Training Support/Subscription Fees TOTAL Cost-savings over 5-year horizon for a SaaS vs. Traditional BI 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

tco lean consultants  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...
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

tco lean consultants  2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

tco lean consultants  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More...
Partner Programs for Consultants
TEC''s partner programs for consultants can help you broaden your firm''s services portfolio, handle more software selection projects, and make your existing

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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

tco lean consultants  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...
LEAN OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists?
It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought

tco lean consultants  OPINION POLL: Are Lean Concepts and ERP Systems Still Antagonists? It’s been many years since this question of compatibility between lean practices and enterprise resource planning (ERP) was rigorously discussed and brought many controversial and opposite opinions to the table. Can these two work well together, or do they have no place in each other’s space? It seems like even after all this time—and discussion—the jury is still out the final verdict. The answer is not a simple “yes” or Read More...
How Can Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains?
Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains.Implementing a lean supply chain

tco lean consultants  Can Fashion Companies Benefit from Lean Supply Chains? Fashion companies need to respond quickly and strategically to major changes occurring in today’s global supply chains. Implementing a lean supply chain management strategy can enable cost savings and more efficient operations by realigning process according to a demand-driven model. Lean supply chain management uses Web-based technologies to create and maintain dynamic supplier networks. Such networks are able to deliver the highest customer Read More...
Pierre Audoin Consultants
Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) is a research and consulting firm specializing in the software and information technology industries. PAC was founded in 1976.

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Enabling the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations
Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model@recognizing that different functions require

tco lean consultants  the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model—recognizing that different functions require different levels of centralized management to be efficient and effective. An effective lean transformation eliminates more than the most obvious areas of wasted time and resource. Find out how lean must address the unique requirements of various business processes. Read More...
9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers
I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean

tco lean consultants  Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean manufacturing tools, and ignore other lean Read More...

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