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Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

change theory  thing that has to change is the company culture—it has to commit to making decisions based on throughput information rather than on cost information. To do that, one has to put new measures in place; the software can only help to reinforce these new procedures, disciplines, and measurements. Moreover, subordinating non-bottleneck feeder plants to the constraint plant occasionally requires equipment to stand idle, and only a stringent TOC education can help management accept this transformation. Some Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations
With the advances today in technology it has become obvious that there is a need for maintenance management theory and practice to catch up with the advances

change theory  of the amount of change that has occurred and perhaps future possibilities for dramatic change. Conclusion With the advances today in technology it has become obvious that there is a need for maintenance management theory and practice to catch up with the advances made in business management theory and practice generally. With a focus on the everyday processes that we use to implement and control reliability initiatives we will really begin to realize great leaps in company performance and cost Read More
Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture
Traditional enterprise systems have proven difficult to change and extend. The inherent problem of old core code and business logic duplication is part of the

change theory  have proven difficult to change and extend. Barricaded behind complex, proprietary application programming interfaces (APIs), and based on complex, nearly indecipherable relational database schemas, traditional ERP systems did not readily take to e-commerce. Thus, transport and communication technologies like Web services, message brokers and queues, electronic data interchange (EDI), and XML get all the attention of late, but the inherent problem of old core code and business logic duplication are often Read More
The Modelling Approach to Post-implementation Agility in Enterprise Systems
Change happens, and it will always happen in virtually every business environment. The underlying enterprise system should thus be an aid to changing the

change theory  to go before post-implementation change becomes a solid, controlled process with built-in management and quality, while providing the business user visualization and evaluation of potential modifications. Ideally, it should assist the business user to understand what the system will look like and how it will operate after the change—in order to avoid surprises and rework, and further user acceptance. The full impact of any change must be known in advance, including the impact on the system, and the Read More
Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly
To succeed in ever-changing market conditions, you must manage and navigate an information network of business partners. Though you may have long focused your

change theory  Supported Business Processes | Change Management Theory | Service-enabled Business Process | Interconnected Business Processes | Business Process Transformation | ROI Management | TEC Business Change Whitepapers | Better Business Process Execution | Change Management Best Practices | Business Process Management Capabilities | Service Oriented Architecture | Flexibility to Adjust Business Processes | Business Change Whitepapers | SAP SOA Service | Business Management Process Software | Business Change Read More
Five Reasons It’s Time for a New ERP Solution
All software has a lifespan, and sooner or later it will be time to change or upgrade your current ERP solution as well. But how can you tell whether your ERP

change theory  will be time to change or upgrade your current ERP solution as well. But how can you tell whether your ERP system is still performing to its fullest, or leading your company to slowly lose its competitiveness? Know the five early warning signs that can give you early notice of the coming need to change your ERP system before the results show up in your bottom line. Read More
Cameleon (Software) Might Change its Colors but Not its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my recent reunion with Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce) a provider of on-demand and on-premises configure

change theory  (Software) Might Change its Colors but Not its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about my recent reunion with Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce ) a provider of on-demand and on-premises configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/ quote-to-order (Q2O)  solutions. Prior to analyzing the recent events at Cameleon, Part 1 first established the need and market drivers for such software solutions . I then analyzed how Cameleon helps product managers and marketers during the Read More
Enterprise Mobility in Life Sciences: Responding to Change and Transforming Healthcare Delivery
Life sciences enterprises are undergoing tremendous change on a number of fronts. Healthcare-related organizations involved in the life sciences industry are

change theory  Life Sciences: Responding to Change and Transforming Healthcare Delivery Life sciences enterprises are undergoing tremendous change on a number of fronts. Healthcare-related organizations involved in the life sciences industry are challenged more than ever with providing and ensuring continuous and effective supply and delivery of services, drugs, and equipment, and improving the quality of patient care. See how mobile technologies can help life sciences companies address today's trends and tomorrow’s Read More
Driving the Change Agenda through a Low Overhead Program Office
You are your Projects! They maintain your corporate vitality. A Program Office can significantly contribute to strategy realization by ensuring that the right

change theory  the Change Agenda through a Low Overhead Program Office IT Management Issue Projects are the primary way through which companies transform themselves and evolve as they pursue their vision & mission. Unfortunately, TEC research has shown that the majority of IT projects that wind up on the corporate agenda are created by line operations management or lower in the organization, and that less than 10% come from the executive level. This is a genuine cause for concern. Our research has also revealed Read More
Walker Propelled by Winds of Change
Walker Interactive is putting itself through a transformation. Its goal is to bring integrated eBusiness to its very demanding customers.

change theory  Propelled by Winds of Change Vendor Genesis Two phrases that one rarely hears together are IBM/390 mainframe and eBusiness , but to Walker Interactive they make a perfect sentence. Walker has carved out a very nice niche for itself as the financial backbone provider to the giants. Now it is altering its product line - dropping some products and developing a new architecture and positioning for the others - to carry its clients into the eCentury. With 80% of the world's data still estimated to reside Read More
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

change theory  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 lean engine that drives lean supply Read More
How New Technology is Leading Business Change
Find out in the white paper time to change: supporting business change fast and flexibly.

change theory  Technology is Leading Business Change There's a fundamental shift underway in what companies require from their IT systems. The direction of IT initiatives has traditionally been toward automating internal processes to save money. But today's interconnected economy is forcing companies to focus on improving the way decisions are made—and business is conducted—across an extended network of customers, suppliers, partners, and stakeholders. And that means adopting new technologies to help create new Read More
Manage Enterprise Change and Compliance with Configuresoft ECM and Microsoft SC2007
Today’s complex enterprise networks present unique challenges to those whose task it is to manage and secure them. Existing security measures that worked

change theory  Enterprise Change and Compliance with Configuresoft ECM and Microsoft SC2007 Today’s complex enterprise networks present unique challenges to those whose task it is to manage and secure them. Existing security measures that worked yesterday may not be sufficient tomorrow. But by combining Configuresoft’s Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) with Microsoft’s System Center 2007, businesses can secure their data, protect their bottom lines from costly downtime, and meet regulatory standards. Read More

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