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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

example of software constraints  customer value-adding activities. Another example is TOC's definition of inventory , which includes all investments in procuring materials to meet customer demand, such as raw materials, work-in-process (WIP), finished goods, and scrap. The crucial point, however, is that, according to TOC, inventory is a liability and certainly not an asset. This is consistent with lean manufacturing's focus on eliminating waste. Finally, TOC's definition of operating expenses encompasses all the money the system spends

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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena


Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

example of software constraints  quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by high volume, repetitive manufacturers. Nonetheless, relative to industry competition, results could be quite impressive. In Read More

How to Overcome the Limits of Enterprise Software


Is your enterprise software really making you more competitive? After all, for years you’ve had to make expensive trade-offs between application dependability and manageability—and the sheer computing power required to deliver effortless scalability simply didn’t exist. However, a new type of software environment is successfully and cost-effectively meeting the requirements of today’s most demanding applications.

example of software constraints  business agility. A great example of a company that is reaping the benefits of its technology advantages is Google. Google is a company known for many things, not the least of which is its ability to keep up with the dramatic growth of its core search engine business while also developing and launching new services. The agility of Google's business is powered by what can be characterized as an application fabric that Google developed in-house to support its CPU-intensive, time-critical core applications. Read More

Best of Breed Versus Fully Integrated Software: The Pro's and Con's


After dealing with the over-hype of Y2K, companies have started to reconsider the best of breed as a viable solution to satisfy their software needs. This comes as a shock to the corporate systems culture when user communities were told that fully integrated software such as ERP, SCM, and EAM were the only way to meet their software needs. After developing a level playing field, this article examines the pro’s and con’s of one alternative over the other. Read on to see if you agree with the merits of the best of breed or fully integrated software approach to software selection.

example of software constraints  on several fronts. For example, when trying to find a single software solution for order entry, production control, and general accounting, there are likely to be application gaps or weaknesses. Some concessions will be needed. If it is purely a question of meeting the needs of a functional area, you are more likely be satisfied by a BoB solution. Integration Issues As obvious as to the winner of the degree of fit category, the winner of resolving integration issues is FIS. End of story. Not really. It is Read More

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, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

example of software constraints  Glaze says. As an example, he points to some of the changes in inventory management: We standardized part numbering and reduced raw material inventory from 200 parts to about 60. We changed the way we purchase so that now 80% of our materials are on consignment – time-phased to coordinate with our raw material needs. Epicor’s flexibility has fully supported this effort to the point where we trigger vendor billing for these materials when we open the box. Key Benefits Decorated has cut manufacturing Read More

Addsum Business Software


Addsum Business Software was founded in 1992, as a spin-off of a prior business, Inkit Productions (founded in 1986). The company provides database-driven custom programming and commercial software development services. Addsum’s applications run almost exclusively on Microsoft network operating system platforms. The company is located in Salt Lake City, Utah (US).

example of software constraints  Business Software Addsum Business Software was founded in 1992, as a spin-off of a prior business, Inkit Productions (founded in 1986). The company provides database-driven custom programming and commercial software development services. Addsum’s applications run almost exclusively on Microsoft network operating system platforms. The company is located in Salt Lake City, Utah (US). Read More

CHAMPS Software, Inc.


Champs Software, Inc. is focused on creating and implementing software solutions that enable large enterprises to optimize the life cycles of their capital assets.

example of software constraints  Software, Inc. Champs Software, Inc. is focused on creating and implementing software solutions that enable large enterprises to optimize the life cycles of their capital assets. Read More

Busting the Myth of Commoditized Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator


The new TEC Focus Indicator is a concrete way to start gauging the real functionality, competitive differentiators, and focus of enterprise software products. Learn how you can use the TEC Focus Indicator for insight into the functional competitive differentiators of particular enterprise software products against what's available on the market.

example of software constraints  effort to find recent examples of software vendors accusing or even suing an analyst firm with respect to some misgivings about the research results the analyst firm published. To counter those types of criticisms, we make public the data used to generate TEC FIs. We are transparent and encourage you to review the data for yourself in our free, public Evaluation Centers . For every TEC-certified product for which you see a TEC FI, you can also review and evaluate the details of its functionality. Nothing Read More

BatchMaster Software Inc


BatchMaster Software, Inc. has provided manufacturing software designed for process-batch manufacturers for over two decades, with more than one thousand installations worldwide. The BatchMaster team consists of over 160 professionals, serving and advising customers for all process-batch manufacturing and supply-chain challenges. The experience of the BatchMaster consulting team in problem-solving across the full range of process industries has enabled them to build the "Conformance for Performance" concept of leveraging regulatory compliance as the catalyst to realizing manufacturing cost reductions and efficiencies, and increased sales. BatchMaster provides all services to implement and support its solution. BatchMaster is headquartered in California (US).

example of software constraints  Software Inc BatchMaster Software, Inc. has provided manufacturing software designed for process-batch manufacturers for over two decades, with more than one thousand installations worldwide. The BatchMaster team consists of over 160 professionals, serving and advising customers for all process-batch manufacturing and supply-chain challenges. The experience of the BatchMaster consulting team in problem-solving across the full range of process industries has enabled them to build the Read More

The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions


Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive during change.

example of software constraints  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More

Software Services


Espire provides software-consulting services to clients globally as a partner to conceptualize and realize technology-driven business transformation initiatives. The company leverages its global delivery model to accelerate schedules with a high degree of time and cost predictability. Espire's approach focuses primarily on new methods of conducting business, combining IT innovation and adoption while at the same time leveraging an organization's current IT assets.  

example of software constraints  Services Espire provides software-consulting services to clients globally as a partner to conceptualize and realize technology-driven business transformation initiatives. The company leverages its global delivery model to accelerate schedules with a high degree of time and cost predictability. Espire's approach focuses primarily on new methods of conducting business, combining IT innovation and adoption while at the same time leveraging an organization's current IT assets. Read More

iScala ERP Software


Epicor’s iScala enterprise resource planning (ERP) software enables businesses to automate and manage their standard business processes, and includes an e-business infrastructure focusing on a fully integrated set of ledgers. Among the software’s many features are: multi-dimensional account structure, currency and ledger revaluation, continuous and periodic consolidation, cash flow forecasting, automatic payments with payment ledger integration.    

example of software constraints  ERP Software Epicor’s iScala enterprise resource planning (ERP) software enables businesses to automate and manage their standard business processes, and includes an e-business infrastructure focusing on a fully integrated set of ledgers. Among the software’s many features are: multi-dimensional account structure, currency and ledger revaluation, continuous and periodic consolidation, cash flow forecasting, automatic payments with payment ledger integration. Read More