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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 improvement  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...
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 improvement  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...
Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP ''Goners'' Part Three: Market Impact
By being back from edge of the cliff, on a comeback trail under rejuvenated management, and with pruned but also more viable product sets, these vendors have

tco lean improvement  result with a low TCO. The fact that IBM continues to invest in the platform''s development and its Web-integrated infrastructure has been yet another reason for these vendors and their users to stick to their long-term partner''s recognized technology. The recently enabled temporary capacity on demand'' feature, which lets IT managers switch it on and off as required (e.g., for month-end processing capacity surge requirement) and pay only for the temporary additional license rather than to buy a 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 lean improvement  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...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

tco lean improvement  of Implementation and Low TCO Demand Solutions customers reported extraordinarily rapid, low-cost implementations. While the company claims an average implementation time of under three months, one customer interviewed by EAC, Ricoh, was able to implement the Demand Solutions system in 30 days. Demand Management reports that many of its customers'' implementation times are measured in weeks, not months. With these rapid implementation times come low overall implementation costs. At the high end of the Read More...
Reducing TCO with SAN Consolidation
Are ever-increasing demands for data accessibility causing your storage area network (SAN) to stretch beyond its limits? And as you consider various solutions

tco lean improvement  TCO with SAN Consolidation Are ever-increasing demands for data accessibility causing your storage area network (SAN) to stretch beyond its limits? And as you consider various solutions, are you concerned that your IT budget is being stretched too thin? Put those worries to rest: SAN consolidation solutions can extend the life of your SAN—and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Read More...
Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

tco lean improvement  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. 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

tco lean improvement  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 production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More...
Lean & Mean Business Systems
With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted

tco lean improvement  & Mean Business Systems With this fact in mind we built a quality management software product that could administer document, quality, and inventory management knowing that we wanted to be Lean about it and attack that 60-80% statistic. Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

tco lean improvement  Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean Originally published - March 9, 2009 Lean in a supply chain context is about a holistic view of procurement, manufacturing distribution, and sales order processing. This means that some level of enterprise technology is necessary to view the organization in an integrated context instead of as functional islands. However, before technology can facilitate the lean supply chain, manufacturing executives need to start thinking in lean supply 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

tco lean improvement  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 better customer service. Lean advocates have come to recognize that enterprise resource planning and lean work well together: the five lean principles are supported and enhanced by the information control and management tools delivered by end-to-end enterprise software suites. Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

tco lean improvement  Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1 Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become more agile to respond to customer’s demand. The ability to sense  demand  and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch-phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Everyone is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with Read More...
The Lean Machine
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The When, Why, and How of ERP Support for Lean
Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two

tco lean improvement  When, Why, and How of ERP Support for Lean Certain lean initiatives can be hugely strengthened with a synergistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation—and vice versa. In other cases, the two efforts should be viewed as separate initiatives. But it doesn’t depend on “what you want”: specific lean initiatives will fail if specific ERP aspects are neglected. However, other lean initiatives and ERP functionality have little in common. 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 improvement  about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More...

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