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How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?
Introducing “Green” to ProjectsThere is a growing trend in IT organizations to reduce the environmental footprints that are typically generated from large

waste disposal methods  recycling programs. Recycling of e-waste processing usually involves dismantling the equipment into various parts—metal frames, power supplies, circuit boards, and plastics—which are then separated, often by hand. Alternatively, material is shredded, and sophisticated, expensive equipment separates the various metal and plastic fractions, which are then sold to smelters or plastics recyclers. As environmental concerns have grown, legislation such as the Basel Convention is being enacted globally to

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waste disposal methods  European Union in the Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE). The chemical industry, and companies that rely on chemicals within their plants, have a host of new regulations to address including Restrictions on Hazardous Substance (ROHS) and others. The chemical industry faces particular scrutiny from a regulatory perspective. At Atrion's user conference, for example, companies discussed the impacts of ECLIPS ( European Classification and Labeling Inspections of Preparations, including Read More

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waste disposal methods  you can drive out waste and lost time. The LMS tracks the start and stop time of all tasks, clearly showing gaps in productive work or opportunity for increased utilization of your workforce. Examples of Unproductive Time (Indirect Labor)   Avoidable delays Time spent between tasks Meetings Clean-up Maintenance/repair Unauthorized breaks 3. You're spending too much time babysitting your workforce. Do you find yourself monitoring the clock-in and clock-out times of your employees? Do you have to manage Read More

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waste disposal methods  for that item), produced waste items should have their cost of disposal charged back to the process (and therefore products) that produced the waste. Finally, multiple end items may require that the cost of the entire process to be split based upon a percentage split of cost. Since producing multiple end items means that we may have the same item as both a consumed item and a produced item, the system must deal with recycles . Recycles can have a significant impact scheduling, planning, and costing. Read More

TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


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waste disposal methods  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. In order to drive operational efficiencies, organizations must look at their current operating processes, determine what their future sustainability objectives are, and then fine tune them so they are aligned with one another. Even the most green-minded companies struggle with better ways to inject green Read More

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waste disposal methods  of Asset Reliability in Waste Reduction Asset reliability can contribute to reducing waste in many of these areas. To reduce waste, assets must perform as expected and when expected. This means that failure must be redefined to mean an asset is unable to meet business objectives. The business objectives of the asset include running at the expected rate, producing product within the expected quality standards, and being ready when it is needed for production. If an asset does not meet these objectives, it Read More

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waste disposal methods  all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential manufacturing processes and helps you measure up to your competitors. But how can you attain true lean transformation—and what specific steps does your company need to take? Take a self-rating test and see where your company really stands. Read More

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Punch clocks, clock card machines, Bundy clocks, time recorders. Most organizations are opting for newer methods to track their employees’ time and attendance. Today’s time tracking technology is not just about capturing hours—it’s about where those hours are allocated and how productive they are. TEC analyst Sherry Fox reviews some of the key features of current time tracking software and highlights some popular vendors.

waste disposal methods  such technology can prevent wasted time as well as stop projects from slipping through the cracks. Some typical time and attendance activities that you would need to consider when purchasing a time-tracking system include: tracking and maintaining attendance records  creating employee schedules  identifying tardy or absent employees  enabling fatigue management initiatives workforce planning and scheduling optimizing labor and job costing  interfacing with payroll for payout There are various systems Read More

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waste disposal methods  much time do you waste juggling multiple applications or searching for documents instead of focusing on your customers and prospects? Salesforce.com and Google, two software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, have teamed up to bring together Web-based business applications that can streamline communication and collaboration. Find out how to take advantage of the benefits of SaaS to meet more of your business needs. Read More