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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 lean factory  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...
Process 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...
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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 factory  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...
Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet?
While enterprise applications are becoming a commodity, their pricing schemes have yet to follow suit. Users are put in a costly position where the

tco lean factory  service costs, but basically, TCO revolves around total software- and service-based costs. So what is the problem? Well, let us first tackle comparing common license fee pricing methods. When we are involved in the software selection process, we normally help clients come down to a few finalist solutions based on functional and technological fit, whereupon they then ask us to help them negotiate the best contract price, and finally select the winner. Yikes! Deciphering the US Tax Code is a simple task Read More...
One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

tco lean factory  total cost of ownership (TCO) and accelerate deployment. One illustration of Sterling Commerce's continuous delivery of SOA-based applications that address specific business problems that demand the capacity to process information from disparate sources, systems, and formats, is the recently released Sterling Supply Chain Visibility On-Demand (to be detailed later on). Also, Sterling Commerce illustrated the benefit of its SOA platform by demonstrating process-level integration between on-demand Read More...
QAD Seemingly Nearing The Corner
Recently reported financial results for fiscal 2002 might indicate QAD is nearing the turnaround point, with improved value proposition and cash situation to

tco lean factory  total cost of ownership (TCO). Its large client base remains satisfied and committed, as shown in typical follow up sales and project scope expansion to other functional modules and to other sites, after the initial MFG/PRO implementation. The company has also done a masterful job in identifying and developing add-on vertically focused functionality through partnerships in the areas of warehouse management, product configuration and manufacturing execution system (MES). Another factor that bodes well for Read More...
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 factory  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...
Lean Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises
Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation

tco lean factory  Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently. Read More...
Step Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck
Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from

tco lean factory  Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from customers for shorter lead times, more product variety and smaller orders. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that focuses on customer value-adding activities, elimination of waste and continuous improvement in order to meet pull-driven customer demand. 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

tco lean factory  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. Read More...
Antidot Information Factory


tco lean factory  Antidot Information Factory,AIF,Antidot,unstructured data,semi-structured data,data publishing,data transformation,data silos,data linking,data enriching,data discovery,Semantic Web,data sharing,linked data,open data Read More...
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

tco lean factory  Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. 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 lean factory  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...
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

tco lean factory  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly 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

tco lean factory  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...
Case Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ
In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was

tco lean factory  Study: Leading Automotive Supplier Accelerates Lean Operations with EnterpriseIQ In the competitive auto industry, Nissen Chemitec America knows the need for lean manufacturing. Its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was preventing the company from adopting lean principles, and so in 2003 it looked for an ERP tailored for contract manufacturers serving the auto industry. Learn how the new system helps the company stay lean within the confines of compliance and changing customer demands. Read More...

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