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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend

on green manufacturing  to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend.

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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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What Makes a Green Supply Chain?


The Green Philosophy There has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it everywhere—in the food we eat (green beans), during our morning routine (green contact lenses), on our way to work (green traffic lights), in our down time (green tea), and during the course of our work day (green initiatives).  Green

on green manufacturing  routine (green contact lenses), on our way to work (green traffic lights), in our down time (green tea), and during the course of our work day (green initiatives).  Green initiatives can be seen in every industry and every sector: from marketing to engineering, from infrastructure to architecture, from supply chain to technology, and more.  Green is state of mind which all organization and individuals need to think.  Often organizations think of green as simply being environmentally and socially Read More

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but other gas emissions, discharges to waterways, landfills, and product life cycle impacts. How can enterprise software help?

on green manufacturing  environmental compliance. This focus on green extends well beyond the simple carbon footprint, which in and of itself can be a challenge to track given that almost any business activity, from turning on the lights to running a metal press, results in consumption of at least some fossil fuels. In coming to grips with an environmental footprint, a number of other impacts including discharges to waterways, landfills, and other gas emissions must be monitored. The life cycle impact of a product—ranging Read More

The Business of Green


For companies, embarking upon environmentally friendly activities goes beyond merely complying with laws and regulations; it’s about organizations and their employees’ voluntary and moral engagements. But integrating these motivations into strategies and overall daily activities is often complicated, since it demands translating generally intangible motivations into concrete actions and measurable

on green manufacturing  of green initiatives depend on many aspects that can diverge considerably from one case to another. Generally, green initiatives result from more constraint regulations for specific industries. Also, pressures (internal or external) can influence companies’ engagement toward cleaner activities. These trends are known as “reactive” or “proactive” (see Corporate Greening Through ISO 14001: A Rational Myth? [registration required]). On the other hand, some companies prefer to anticipate these Read More

Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success


Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter supply problems with “safety stock.” But this extra inventory goes against the rules of an efficient lean environment. How can you stay demand driven, without a supply snafu? Find out how an information management system can help forecast your supply chain needs.

on green manufacturing  impact external changes have on their operations, plans and competitiveness, and then proactively prepare themselves to thrive and grow in this new reality. Many manufacturing and distribution companies have rightly focused on Lean operations and Lean thinking as key to competitiveness in today's global markets. Cost reduction, waste elimination, shortened lead-times, improved quality and demand-driven production all contribute to the success of industry leaders across the spectrum and around the globe. Read More

Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features


This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you determine which ERP features are a high priority for your organization, and which features are a lower priority.

on green manufacturing  This reference guide, based on TEC’s Discrete ERP Request for Proposal (RFP) Template, provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you to determine which ERP features are a high priority for your organization, and which features are a lower priority. You can download a detailed guide in Excel format at TEC’s Discrete ERP System RFP Template page. Before we get started, here is a short overview:   What Is Discrete Read More

ERP in Manufacturing AXIS


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective.

on green manufacturing  provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective. Read More

Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface


Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric control (CNC) machine look and feel has traditionally been not that appealing to other roles in a manufacturing company. Now the vendor has embarked on embellishing its UI in earnest.

on green manufacturing  the vendor has embarked on embellishing its UI in earnest.   At the PowerPlex 2014 user conference, Plex demonstrated a new, role-based user experience dubbed F5 UI (the F5  function key is used to refresh screens on PCs). F5 features a reimagined user experience for manufacturing applications, looking at individual roles, responsibilities, and situations to deliver actionable information to the workforce. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for manufacturing, starting on the shop floor, connecting the Read More

Customer Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing


The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a favorite department—in somewhat the same way that parents tend to have a favorite child. Not having children of my own, I did some research on the topic and found this very interesting article on a study about the burying beetle

on green manufacturing  I did some research on the topic and found this very interesting article on a study about the burying beetle ( Nicrophorus vespilloides ), an insect that seems to have a family structure that is very similar to ours. Another study from Temple University shows that “even a child who feels its parents may have favored one sibling over another will still be generally content later in life.” I thought children were supposed to be more than “content” later in life; but again, I have no children, so Read More

The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP


For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no disruption.

on green manufacturing  Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part Three: Textiles


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry (textiles), so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

on green manufacturing  to fulfill customer orders. On the other hand, in discrete manufacturing you would expect to see one computer at a time coming down the production line. For a quick refresher on process manufacturing, peruse the articles, Process Manufacturing: A Primer or What Makes Process Process . The remainder of this article focuses on process manufacturing. However, to say process manufacturing functions are the same in all industries is tantamount to saying that a Ferrari and a Ford truck are simply means of Read More

Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes


Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

on green manufacturing  (OEE) is a simple concept, but it promises manufacturers big gains in efficiency and profitability. OEE tells you how well your equipment and assembly lines are performing against full potential. One hundred percent means no downtime, no low cycles—and no defects. Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You'll discover a simple and practical program that can help you reduce equipment downtime minimize lost production raise quality levels Read More

Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems


The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost importance that a manufacturing scheduling system can take care of these dynamic conditions.

on green manufacturing  with changing conditions prevalent on shop floors, dynamic systems are able to deal with them to varying degrees, depending on the system's inherent capabilities. Static scheduling systems can be deployed at manufacturing sites where orders are repetitive and there are minimal variations among the products and different quantities ordered from one planning period to another. Generally the manufacturing site is either small or the number of products being manufactured is limited. The list of customers is Read More

CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM


A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and production departments within a manufacturing company, mentioned some customer relationship management (CRM) vendors that seem to have adapted their products for the manufacturing industry, and I also promised I would get back to you with

on green manufacturing  you with more information on these products. Why do Manufacturing Companies Need a Different Kind of CRM? Manufacturing companies have evolved differently than other types of companies during the last decade and face specific challenges. In other words, manufacturing companies are switching from product-centric to consumer-centric strategies. Not so long ago, a company’s approach would be to make products and then try to sell them to customers. Nowadays, the approach is different: they first try to Read More

Case Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy




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