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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 production  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
Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

tco lean production  to $1 billion, the TCO for 475 users is $3,092,021 In addition, the average software cost for 220 users for all midsize companies surveyed was $695,750. Interestingly, the average service cost was almost as high as that of the software: $560,377. On average, these companies deployed 11 modules from their ERP packages. Generally, midmarket ERP vendors price their software on a per-module/ per-user basis, and any additional modules will also impact the final cost. Although few vendors were willing to 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 production  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
The Changing Face of CRM
The recent economic slowdown has illustrated how interwoven our global economies really are. The demands to increase enterprise performance has accelerated

tco lean production  total cost of ownership (TCO) through its subscription-based pricing model. Additionally, the ease of deployment (as the application is accessed over the Internet) can be an advantage worth looking at if your business model is not complex.   Some Vendors Offerings The TEC vendor showcase http://www.vendor-showcase.com is an excellent place to review the CRM space and vendor offerings in greater detail. Below are some CRM solutions that I reviewed and found worthy of mention.   Pivotal CRM by CDC 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 production  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
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

tco lean production  Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

tco lean production  Inventory by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. 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 production  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
Lowering Datacenter TCO through Virtualization
To dramatically lower datacenter costs and improve competitive advantage, IT organizations should start with an examination of the cost and competitive

tco lean production  Datacenter TCO through Virtualization To dramatically lower datacenter costs and improve competitive advantage, IT organizations should start with an examination of the cost and competitive-advantage drivers in their current infrastructure. Egenera has studied several Global 1000 organizations and uncovered similarities in their cost structures. Read More
Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP
The cloud model of application delivery is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

tco lean production  top-performing manufacturers, cloud ERP, production planning, production management, best practices for discrete manufacturers Read More
Extending Information Security to Non-production Environments
You think you’re doing right by copying data so it’s available for production support. But did you know copied data is often at risk of insider theft or

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Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

tco lean production  Manufacturing: Part Two Part One of the Lean Manufacturing series looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part Two, you''ll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the 5S program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban. Read More
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The ''Protean Boost'' Overcome Its Liabilities?
Invensys has created a new group within its Production Management Division called Invensys Production Solutions. The group includes the PRISM and Protean

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