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 2006 census of manufacturers


From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy
Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software

2006 census of manufacturers  Wholesale Trade: The Year 2006 in Review indicate that wholesalers are changing their business models to become distributors as opposed to manufacturers. Between 2002 and 2005, overall labor and capital in the manufacturing sectors decreased substantially. US industry data (from about 10 years ago) indicates that the North American manufacturing industry was engaged in 80 percent manufacturing processes and only 20 percent distribution activities. Today, however, these percentages have changed

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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary


For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

2006 census of manufacturers  IndustryWeek/Manufacturing Performance Institute 2006 Census of Manufacturers and the 2006 Canada Manufacturing Study, conducted by Advanced Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) . Survey questions consisted of directive single-answer questions for which respondents were asked to check one answer category; directive multiple answer questions for which respondents were asked to check all that apply ; and open-ended questions for which respondents were asked to write in a Read More

The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change


The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 to 10 years.

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Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco


The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that ensures future success.

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AKG of America


AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual.

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How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn


Too often, manufacturers implement technology for financial reporting, but overlook efficiencies that can generate cash flow and reduce costs on the shop floor. While credit won’t cure the credit crunch manufacturers are facing, automated processes that improve cash flow and keep lenders in the loop can go a long way in convincing lenders that their risk is low. Find out more about how automated systems can help you.

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Process Manufacturers--Great Batch, Every Batch


If you run one hundred batches, some will be great, some will be terrible. But what causes some to be great and some to be terrible? Knowing the answer to that question can mean no more terrible batches, many more great ones, and making more money.

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Bank of America


Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population and serves approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships at 5,600 banking centers and 16,200 automated teller machines (ATMs).

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Key Challenges Facing Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers and What They Must Do To Survive


Consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers face pressures from fickle consumers, powerful retailers, globalization, and more. The CPG manufacturing industry is large and thriving, but margins are slim and competition is furious. There are hundreds of product categories, and to compete, firms must constantly innovate. See how small-to-medium CPG manufacturers can survive in the face of these external pressures and fewer resources?

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Maximize the Green Efficiency of Multi-Site National Rollouts of Technology


The service industry consumes millions of gallons of fuel and expends trillions of pounds of carbon monoxide each year as trucks roll to installation and service locations. Eliminating unnecessary travel is one way service companies can help protect the environment, and meet environmental compliance requirements. Discover a methodology that can help you reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption and carbon monoxide emissions.

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The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers


What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive. Indeed, compliance is transforming the companies that have taken the time to re-architect the many processes used for managing suppliers, channel partners, resellers, and customers. For manufacturers that ignore compliance, on the other hand, the costs can be steep.

2006 census of manufacturers  effect on July 1, 2006 throughout the EU and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) initiative. Since then, there has been a groundswell of support for this standard, first driven by the need for compliance to these regulatory requirements, and secondly for the competitive advantages greater internal process coordination provides. RoHS and WEEE have become the forefront issues in manufacturing globally due to their implications for any manufacturer selling into the EU. What manufacturers Read More

The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures


This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

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SAP for Industrial Manufacturers. Do it Right.


SAP's manufacturing solutions are based on thirty years' experience of the processes that drive your business. When you choose SAP, you're assured of powerful, best-in-class solutions designed specifically for midsize manufacturing companies like yours. All from a single provider. SAP provides mission-critical solutions to more than 1,400 industrial manufacturing customers around the world. If fact, we're currently the market leader, with a commanding 54 percent share of the global market, compared to just 13 percent for our next closes competitor. Gain greater visibility across your enterprise, get closer to your customers, and reduce inefficiencies.

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Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some


Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We express our view regarding its latest announcements.

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The Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications


In this article we describe author's experience with the distributed development of multi-lingual three-tier Java/ CORBA/database Internet applications. We believe that the described tips and tricks of trade may be of great use to readers who are involved with Java applications development.

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