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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 manufacture  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...
Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

tco lean manufacture  is finally assembled. True TCO is 150% of target for initial shipments. Will be even higher for express replenishment shipments - but who knows by how much. True margin is barely positive. After discount and air freight the retailer will lose money but does not know how much. New product line produced a net loss of $20M..40M..50M? Who knows? Crisis meetings...   Global Cost Control - The next generation, synching up the physical and financial supply chain in real time With the globalization of Read More...
Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience
The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create

tco lean manufacture  total cost of ownership (TCO) and spurring more efficient collaboration. 3D Experience Platform—Beyond PLM With an eye to the future, Dassault Systèmes has introduced software applications that now form part of what it refers to as “Universal Services.” The role of those services is to enable customers to re-use and leverage the digital content created with Dassault Systèmes’ PLM and CAD software solutions, and other software. As defined, these applications can be deployed and used by a wide Read More...
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

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State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

tco lean manufacture  total cost of ownership (TCO) to accelerate adoption, large-scale deployment and return on investment (ROI) . Manufacturers know their pressures well, from difficult economic times to stiffer regulations and more global competition. Yet each of those pressures creates an opportunity to make a company more lean, automated, connected and competitive. Real-Time Work-In-Process Visibility for Global High-Tech Manufacturing Situation Endwave Defense Systems designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

tco lean manufacture  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

tco lean manufacture  you cannot change an outcome, meaning if you cannot take actions to positively influence a process cycle, then the measurement is of marginal value. Many enterprises spend thousands of dollars communicating to employees a multitude of KPIs that are misunderstood. When one part of the enterprise is inhibiting value creation, posting those results to another piece of the supply chain will develop negative opinions and hurt cooperation. Employee buy-in to measurements is paramount . Employees need to Read More...
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

tco lean manufacture  Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More...
Lean Knowledge Work
The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are

tco lean manufacture  Knowledge Work The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. Read More...
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

tco lean manufacture  versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing Manual versus Information Technology It is easy enough to grasp the potential benefits of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , and How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing ), but selecting the most appropriate lean techniques or tools and the accompanying packaged enterprise software for an individual enterprise has never been that simple. In fact, it is a major exercise 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 manufacture  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...
Deploying Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects
The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation

tco lean manufacture  Lean Principles to ERP Implementation Projects The competitive environment that both Manufacturers and Distributors alike have experienced in recent years in the era of Globalization, Currency Fluctuation, and Market Pressures has given rise to the business impetus to run a leaner operation to remain competitive. These issues have trickled down to the IT department. IT Professionals are at times facing an enormous obstacle. They are expected to align the organization’s IT infrastructure with the 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 manufacture  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...
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 manufacture  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...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

tco lean manufacture  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies A lean manufacturing environment employs kanbans for coordinating and executing material replenishment. The definition of kanban policies governs the creation and behavior of kanban tickets, as described in part one of this series (please see A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics ). Case studies provide one approach for understanding how kanbans support variations in lean practices, including the case where a work cel Read More...

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