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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

iso 9001 manufacturing  a buyer may request ISO 14001). A standard is not necessarily the best nor the only way to go greener. It's only a part of the green equation. During one conference, I heard an ISO auditor say that if we wanted to certify concrete-made lifejackets, we could as long as the process was well documented and efficient. The standard is in place for a very specific, sometimes isolated purpose, whereas green initiatives should be adopted based on a perspective of responsibility (i.e., not compromising actual

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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iso 9001 manufacturing  EN 29001, 9342 EWG, ISO 13485, EN 9001 Aerospace Series, and AQAP 2110. Each of these elaborate standards has specific reporting requirements, data collection devices (e.g., machine readers, calibration devices, spectrometers, and chemical analysis readers), etc.   I am not sure whether any ERP vendor can maintain these standards and, more importantly, keep up with changing standards in a single package. In abas ERP one can look for quality data in inbound receipts, process inspections, post-process Read More

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Ovex Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. is the largest third-party offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT solutions provider, and the second largest exporter of IT services in Pakistan. The company employs over 900 employees and at its seven facilities, and serves both domestic and international clients. Ovex maintains partnerships with global technology vendors like Cisco, IBM, EMC, and Microsoft, and has clients in telecommunications, manufacturing and services, banking and financial, education, media, the public sector, and health care. The corporate office is located in Lahore (Pakistan), with other locations in Islamabad and Karachi. Ovex is owned by En Pointe Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPT), and is an ISO 9001:2000(International Organizations for Standardization 9001:2000)-certified company.

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A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


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