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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 thinking  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...
Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

tco lean thinking  to benefits and lower TCO is to take fuller advantage of functionality offered As shown in Table 1, survey respondents fell into one of three categories '' Laggard, Industry Average, or Best in Class based on their characteristics in four key categories: (1) process (what business value has been gained from the implementation of ERP); (2) organization (corporate focus/philosophy, level of collaboration among stakeholders); (3) knowledge (visibility across manufacturing and the order to- fulfillment 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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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

tco lean thinking  whose product, flexibility, and TCO help to eliminate some of the more obvious impediments to success and put the focus where it needs to be: on following a defined process (whichever one you like best), and on successfully managing the people. TEC : At the end of the day, who do you think is in a better position to ultimately win in the market? Or maybe none of them will, and all of them will simply remain at the current equidistant positions? xTuple : No market is static; as our ERP Graveyard blog 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 thinking  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...
Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise
Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential

tco lean thinking  Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential manufacturing processes and helps you measure up to your competitors. But how can you attain true lean transformation—and what specific steps does your company need to take? Take a self-rating test and see where your company really stands. Read More...
Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins,

tco lean thinking  Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically , I speak with Gary Cokins, an internationally-renowned speaker and expert on performance improvement systems. Please take a minute to read this interesting and informative interview with one of the gurus in the business performance and analytics spaces. Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in 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 thinking  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...
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 thinking  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...
Enabling Lean Transformation
This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean

tco lean thinking  Lean Transformation This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean business can benefit greatly from effective modeling, and provides a detailed example of how one software solution can be effectively adapted to a lean approach. 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 thinking  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...
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

tco lean thinking  Lean Practices and ERP Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also Read More...
Thinking Radically: Interview with Dan Linstedt
To work in the software industry world it is often necessary to think radically, or “out of the box” in order to innovate, solve problems, or stay ahead of the

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From Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change
As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply

tco lean thinking  Lean Manufacturing to Lean Supply Chain: A Foundation for Change As apparel and textile companies move to outsourcing production—relinquishing direct control in favor of a more cost-effective manufacturing model—a lean supply chain may appear to be the next logical step for further implementing cost and operational improvement. Not so, however. You can’t have a lean supply chain without lean manufacturing. Regardless of whether you or your partners engage in production, lean manufacturing is the Read More...

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