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Atrion User Conference Highlights Need for Regulatory Compliance in PLM
The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. At the

hazardous waste canada  an expert in international hazardous communication regulations, Paul Brigandi. Overall, the conference was well attended and well received by Atrion customers. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to focus on the need for regulatory compliance as a critical component of a manufacturer's PLM Program. For more information about defining a PLM Program to achieve the strategic value of PLM, please see The PLM Program: An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM . To accomplish its

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A Focused Web-based Solution for Chemicals, Drugs, and Mill-based Industries


SSI shows deep understanding of the requirements for chemical, drug, and mill-based industries. Consequently, it has developed such must-have capabilities as potency controls, container movements, top-down and bottom-up traceability, and controls for customs and excise, shelf life, and location validation.

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Global Trade and the Role of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Software


The growing number of legal and regulatory requirements associated with global trading is one of many reasons enterprises are looking into global trade management applications, and into harnessing the up-and-coming, strategic software category of governance, risk management, and compliance.

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How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?


Introducing “Green” to Projects There is a growing trend in IT organizations to reduce the environmental footprints that are typically generated from large enterprise IT project initiatives. To achieve this goal, a group of prominent IT organizations (HP, Dell, Microsoft, IBM, and others) has merged under the banner The Green Grid to promote energy efficiency in data centers and

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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.


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Executive Overview
Lean, Green, and Everything in Between

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

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Increases Scheduling Efficiency with Asprova

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InkCycle Makes Green Ink, While Staying in the Black

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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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IFCS inc.


Founded in 1993, and located in the center of Montreal's "multimedia city," IFCS, Inc. is a Quebec (Canada)-based firm specializing in the analysis, modeling, design, implementation, and customization of asset management solutions. The company's product line includes solutions for maintenance management, production management, electronic documentation management, and the design of secure, multilingual, transactional Internet sites. IFCS is also an Oracle value-added reseller (VAR).

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Establishing Standards for Automotive Inventory Visibility and Interoperability


As globalization, competition, and downward price pressures show no signs of easing, lean manufacturing—matching supply to demand, eliminating waste, and streamlining operations—still holds great promise for automotive suppliers to meet this challenges.

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Visual 2000 International


Visual 2000 is a Montreal (Canada)-based software developer specializing in apparel-specific enterprise management software. As a provider of apparel enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Visual 2000 also has a worldwide presence, with distribution channels in Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); New York, New York (US); Mexico; Taiwan; China; and Hong Kong. The vendor delivers on-site applications that address the implementation of advanced enterprise management and product distribution systems.

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Uptime Software


Uptime software inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 2001 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With thousands of enterprise companies in over 40 countries, uptime is a premier provider of systems management software for virtual server monitoring and physical server monitoring, capacity planning, and service and application monitoring.

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Case Study: The Morris Law Group


The Morris Law Group—a personal injury law firm based in Ontario (Canada)—sought to design an intuitive Web site that was simple to maintain and architecturally aware of sophisticated search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. Personal injury law is a competitive field, so visibility was a priority. Learn how a content management system (CMS) helped the firm increase page views by 47 percent and visits by 38 percent.

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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4


Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, and my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the

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