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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 is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

In this lean and green buyer’s guide, we’ll discuss some of the challenges that companies are facing in light of the changes to the economy as well as the pressures of “going green.” We’ll talk about some of the highlevel changes your business can make, with a focus on operational efficiency and on how lean and green practices can both lead to the same result: efficiency equals sustainable business. We will also feature information about some of the vendor offerings targeted at companies looking to adopt or improve their “green business strategies.” The products covered in this guide address various areas within the scopes of both “lean” and “green,” including lean manufacturing, environmental management, operations management, compliance regulations, and more.

We’ve included customer success stories to illustrate how product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise asset management (EAM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have helped companies like yours deal with their environmental concerns. For your convenience, there is also a vendor directory to assist companies that are looking for a “sustainability enabling” solution.

We hope this report will provide you with enough insight about the current state of the market—with respect to both lean and green—to help you start making a few decisions about how your company can make a change for the better. We think you’ll find this guide a useful tool for determining which type of solution is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


Table of Contents


Executive Overview
Lean, Green, and Everything in Between

Thought Leadership
Corporate Social Responsibility: Using Technology to Become More Lean and Green

Case Study
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Increases Scheduling Efficiency with Asprova

Case Study
Lean in Action: Manufacturer Cuts Lead Time from Four Weeks to Four Days

Case Study
InkCycle Makes Green Ink, While Staying in the Black

Case Study
A Pragmatic Approach to Gaining Business Efficiencies

Case Studies at a Glance
TEC Analyst Perspective



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State of the Market: Lean and Green


Today’s need for sustainable development (economic, social, and environmental) is increasingly affecting how organizations do business. But the areas of environmental and corporate responsibility are still relatively new to businesses as concepts that drive value. And even though these concepts are rapidly growing in importance, many organizations are still in the early phases of adopting an approach that provides measured results.

The state of market in “green” is improving—albeit at a very slow pace—as organizations learn the value of integrating environmental thinking into their operations, and find more and more ways to align green thinking with their business strategies and goals.

This need for change affects businesses, municipalities, government, and resource-extractive industries like manufacturing. Some of the major influences affecting these organization’s environmental sustainability decisions are regulations and standards, competitive position, and public confidence. In fact, there is a great deal of reputation at stake, since public consciousness towards environmental issues is growing.

Today’s stakeholders (customers, investors, etc.) want to put their money into companies that are sustainable. If businesses don’t take an interest in the environment—and their impact on it—it reflects very poorly on their interest in their bottom line. The current economic situation being what it is, companies cannot afford “bad press,” and it’s in their best interest to realign their business strategies to include environmental awareness. Equally (if not more) important is the fact that green initiatives have a high return on investment (ROI) and end up paying for themselves through cost savings on resources, energy, carbon taxes, etc.

Today’s environmental challenges in business are vast, and range from financial burdens (such as rising energy, input, and transportation costs), to waste disposal and regulatory issues (minimizing/reducing waste), to accountability and sustainability—which can make the decision to go green both complex and convoluted.


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How Software Test Management Tools Can Help You Plan, Control, and Evaluate


Software developers need a powerful tool to control and plan the quality of their software applications. With a solution that offers project analysis, testing, and bug administration, you have options that can help increase the quality of your software products. Read about a software test tool that has administrative functions to help you more effectively plan, control, and evaluate your software as it’s developed.

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How Background Screening Can Protect Small Health Care Providers and the Patients They Serve


With the recent economic recession, small business owners who providing health care services have undertaken steps to reduce unnecessary overhead and expenses. But health care providers recognize the importance of carefully vetting their employees before trusting them with the welfare of their patients. This industry brief outlines the risks that arise from bad hires and how careful background screening can mitigate those risks.

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Schedule / Plan / Operate


Taylor solutions help companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical, packaging, and parts fabrication to improve their bottom line. Taylor Scheduler is a highly intuitive, real-time scheduling system that gives the foresight to proactively schedule detailed production activities across the whole plant, and anticipate resource conflicts, shortages, and other problems. Built on a model of the actual capacity, constraints, and processes of production operations, it ensures that deliveries will be met. The Taylor Execution Scheduling System, or TESS®, fills the gap between the capabilities of most enterprise systems and the realities of the shop floor. Taylor Capacity Planner gives a solution to capacity management issues by allowing users to evaluation alternatives, and implement solutions. It can also solve many problems without intervention, which allows planners to focus their expertise on addressing more pressing issues. Using two decision techniques, Taylor Batch Allocator allows users to define business rules, and uses genetic algorithms to rapidly evaluate various ways of allocating orders.    

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Attunity to Take Care of Infor’s Mainframe Systems


Attunity, a provider of information availability software solutions, has announced an OEM reseller agreement with Infor, which will enable Infor to offer Attunity’s mainframe data connectivity software to its customers using Infor E Series and M Series applications (which came via the Geac acquisition). Infor E Series and M Series are mainframe-based financials and payroll/personnel applications

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Winning the War for Finance Talent: Game Plan for the Digital Age


Big data is changing finance at every level. To be competitive, businesses must harness finance talent armed with skills beyond pure accounting. Consensus building, collaboration, communication, flexibility and other soft skills are also required. This infographic looks at six ways to modernize your finance department.

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Document Management for the Health Care Industry


Document management (DM) for health care and hospitals manages the storage, display, faxing, and scanning of paper and electronic documents.

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Apria Health Care Moves to ForceTen by Eedo Knowledgeware


Delivering full-service home care services to over 1.5 million people in the US was challenging enough for Apria Healthcare. Added to that was the need to meet government and industry regulations and maintain the highest standards of skills and knowledge. To overcome these challenges, Apria implemented a learning content management system (LCMS) that has helped the company deliver the rapid training it was looking for.

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Trends in E-health


E-health involves simplifying processes related to information, communication, and transactions within and between health care institutions and professionals via the use of information and telecommunications technologies. Outsourcing Center and Wipro surveyed organizations worldwide to examine current trends and approaches to e-health initiatives. Download this report now for insight into the survey findings—and the road ahead for e-health.

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Enabling Mobility for Healthcare Professionals: Choose the Technology Platform and Applications to Support Clinical Care Operations


Mobile technologies promise to transform healthcare organizations by bringing information to the point of care. But how can you bypass the hype and create a mobile healthcare environment that empowers clinicians to improve workflow, patient interaction, and care delivery efficiency? This paper explores challenges, best practices, and relevant technologies needed to deploy mobile technologies in the healthcare environment.

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