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Off-loading Some Green Compliance Burdens: Can Enterprise Applications Meet the Challenge?
The European Union’s WEEE Directive requires electronics manufacturers of member states to manage and pay for electrical and electronics waste recycling. Yet

waste disposal  environmentally sound disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment. They have had to set up separate collection systems to eliminate the disposal of such products into municipal waste. To that end, distributors must ensure that waste of the electronics equipment can be returned to them free of charge, and manufacturers must set up and operate individual or collective take-back systems. Since December 31, 2006, EU member countries have had to meet WEEE recycling targets in that the rate of Read More

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How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
SAP AG has long committed to placing compliance at the core of its product suite, as the vendor has recognized the growing role of enterprise systems in

waste disposal  and ensure that authorized waste quantities are not exceeded by selecting suitable disposal firms and by allocating disposal costs among internal departments. The product also supports the full range of industrial hygiene and safety processes, and centrally manages core tasks such as risk assessments, exposure logs, incident management, exposure profiles, and safety management of specific work areas. Given that there are so many bases to be covered, a composite application like SAP xApp Emissions Manageme Read More
Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply
Industrial equipment manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors can’t afford to miss bidding deadlines, delivery dates, product

waste disposal  directives include the 2005 Waste Electrical & Electronics Equipment (WEEE) law, which puts responsibility for equipment disposal on the manufacturers, and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) . RoHS went into affect in 2006 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials in products produced and sold in the EU. Other countries are following suit, including China, South Korea and Japan (see Figure 7). In the US, California has been the first state to recognize the mandates and passed a law Read More
Cut-to-size/shape Industries
The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in

waste disposal  A System to Minimize Waste In other words, numerous automated calculations and decisions are required to determine how best to fill orders in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner. To that end, solutions like SYSPRO Material Yield System ( MYS ) alleviate the pesky problem of time-consuming yield estimations and excessive scrap wastage while accommodating customer-specific dimensional requirements, by making automatic yield calculations from full sheets, rods or tubes or stock remnants, and Read More
Using Management Software to Tackle Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About?
“Clearly there will be winners and losers in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to

waste disposal  product use, outsourced activities, waste disposal, employee business travel, and more) companies have low emission transparency on those activities that they don’t fully control. However, I believe that companies can expect more innovative software solutions to come to the market. For instance, according to SAP, its Green 2.0 program is pursuing research partnership on communicating emission data to consumers at the retail level. “The general objective of this potential partnership is to investigate Read More
What Makes a Green Supply Chain?
The Green PhilosophyThere has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it

waste disposal  our planet by putting waste into it? Are we misusing our natural resources?  The answer is yes, in both cases. We have not been very environmentally conscience in the last several decades when developing our technological products, nor have we been—as humans—responsible about the uses of our resources (water, air, and land). Our vision as humans should be to serve humanity; our mission as humans should be to save humanity. We are all responsible for the outcomes of our actions. Achieving Our Green Read More
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

waste disposal  reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the preview of “Lean for Materials Managers” by Bill Kerber, President of High Mix Lean . In his presentation, Bill explained “Lean Material Planning and Control Charts” to guide us through the proper procedure when implementing lean material management. He also mentioned the Read More
What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?
In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean?, I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am

waste disposal  Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean? In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? , I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am going to move onto the next letter, “L” for lifecycle . According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of lifecycle is “ a series of stages through which something (as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its lifetime .” In a typical manufacturing environment, these Read More
Utilities
Water, electricity, waste management@all sectors of the utilities industry have been experiencing major changes in recent years. Challenges for the utilities

waste disposal  Water, electricity, waste management—all sectors of the utilities industry have been experiencing major changes in recent years. Challenges for the utilities industry arise from many sources, including the need to comply with new regulations, meet consumption demands because of global population growth, and others. To help overcome these challenges, companies in the utilities industry must update their software tools and acquire the ones that best suit their needs. Read More
Extending Lean Initiatives across the Organization
Companies everywhere have realized the need for greater efficiency and improved quality within the enterprise to stay productive and competitive in today's

waste disposal  includes the reduction of waste increase in productivity and improved quality. Most manufacturers launch their lean initiatives in order to maximize work flow and obtain dramatic improvements in performance. Read More
Innovative, Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy
To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations

waste disposal  for greater efficiencies and waste reduction in order to survive. Read More
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

waste disposal  the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More
iVita Mines Assets for Bottom Line Health
iVita proposes to improve corporate knowledge of the value (and location) of all assets. This will enable companies to manage assets like cash. The first

waste disposal  Mines Assets for Bottom Line Health iVita Mines Assets for Bottom Line Health D. Geller - May 18, 2000 Event Summary Hidden within the bowels of any large company are valuable assets. Take a peek in closets and warehouses and you never know what you might find. Over there are the desktop machines that got left behind six months ago when a division moved to new space across town. Maybe it wasn't necessary to buy new machines for the new sales people, just at the height of that memory chip shortage when Read More
Coficab Group Standardizes on Infor LN for Automotive
Infor recently announced it has signed a contract with Coficab Group, one of the biggest worldwide suppliers of wires and cables for the automotive industry

waste disposal  to streamline processes, reduce waste, increase productivity, and enable new production units to be opened more quickly.   The final goal is to standardize ERP, and in that regard this win is a mixture between a net new business and upgrade. In the days of Baan (Infor LN’s ancestor of sorts), there was no such a thing as being able to standardize on Baan ERP due to the product’s poor global finances and reporting. Infor seems to have not only fixed that shortcoming, but also done many more good Read More

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