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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 flow  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...
Demand-driven Manufacturing and Warehousing: Challenges and User Recommendations
Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing

tco lean flow  in terms of the TCO for the entire solution (i.e., the hardware, the software, and the service and support). Yet, in situations where modifications to ASW are necessary, the resulting solution can see quite a higher total cost of ownership (TCO) over time, as it is costly to make the initial modifications to the package, and then expensive to maintain them during the entire life of the system. On a more general note, manufacturers and distributors should understand the part and parcel of a more complete Read More...
Geac Computer Corporation: Mastering Growth by Acquisitions
Geac has acquired in excess of 40 companies around the world. Geac''s purchase of UK-based ERP software maker JBA International in 1999 has nearly doubled the

tco lean flow  total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio. Geac was one of the first ERP vendors to embrace concepts of component technology, workflow- and Web-enablement, and interconnectivity with other vendors'' systems. Furthermore, its products run on a broad set of the most popular platforms and databases. Its broad range of multiple platform products, worldwide coverage, and significant maintenance revenue stream tend to cushion the blow from any technological change and/or vendor intrusion. Geac 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

tco lean flow  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...
Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking
Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core

tco lean flow  total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio. Geac was one of the first ERP vendors to embrace concepts of component technology, workflow- and Web-enablement, and interconnectivity with other vendors'' systems. Furthermore, its products run on a broad set of the most popular platforms and databases. Its broad range of multiple platform products, worldwide coverage, and significant maintenance revenue stream tend to cushion the blow from any technological change and/or vendor intrusion. Geac Read More...
Lean Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence
Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small

tco lean flow  Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find out if your company is ready to make lean improvements, you need to ask key questions. Discover what they are, and how to start down the path to leaner Read More...
Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise
Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six

tco lean flow  Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive Read More...
Achieving Lean Success-A Holistic Approach
A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both

tco lean flow  Lean Success-A Holistic Approach A common question that comes up in most discussions about lean is whether it’s the tools and processes, or the people that make lean work. In reality it is both. Applying lean tools, new technology, and new business processes to a traditional silo-oriented culture will not work. Lean, at its core, is a cultural and people-oriented initiative. Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

tco lean flow  about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More...
TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises
See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated

tco lean flow  Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated over a 3 to 5 year period. On-premises solutions require significant investments in IT infrastructure and application deployment, support and update resources. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC
If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m

tco lean flow  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series ( Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3 ), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m going to discuss concerning the relevance between its product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings and the lean product development (LPD) concept. Yes, it is PTC . Like Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software , PTC is also located in the CAD-PLM camp (read this article if you want to know 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 flow  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...
LeadTime Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime

tco lean flow  Technology (LTT) and Lean Operations Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview
“Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean ManufacturingNo matter who can be credited with making this

tco lean flow  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development - Part I: An Overview “Basically, lean is [focused on] creating more value with less work.” – Wikipedia, Lean Manufacturing No matter who can be credited with making this statement, I have to thank him or her. This statement allows people to apply lean principles in broader circumstances than manufacturing. Following this idea, I’d like to define lean product development (LPD) as this: LPD is focused on developing more products better and with use of fewer Read More...

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