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Integration of MES with Planning and Scheduling Solutions
To respond to an ever-changing environment, steel manufacturers are making investments to improve their systems. But over time, these modification dollars can

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers


The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing production planning and scheduling software for any textile mill is a real challenge even for seasoned industry experts. This article focuses on some of the unique challenges posed to master requirement planning and master production scheduling (MRP / MPS) software vendors by the textile industry.

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Broner Metals Solutions Ltd


Broner Metals Solutions is exclusively focused on delivering value to the steel and aluminium industries through the application of supply chain planning, scheduling, and manufacturing execution systems (MESs). The company aims to deliver: reduced inventory, shorter manufacturing lead times, increased throughput, improved delivery performance, and better customer service. Broner Metals Solutions has almost 20 years' experience, and provides an integrated suite of products developed specifically for metals. Our solutions include: demand management, sales and operation planning, availability-to-promise, capability-to-promise, advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and MES.

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Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment


The face of business is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in polishing Internet front ends with sophisticated graphics and animation, they must also give attention to back end fulfillment operations. Invisible to consumers, these operations encompass networks of manufacturers, warehouses, and distributors that shoulder the burden of filling orders and delivering products. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) offers powerful tools for addressing the challenges presented to these networks by e-commerce.

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The very first acquisitions by what is today Infor, former SCT Corp.’s process software division in 2002, continue to provide Infor with most competitive products that are being enhanced regularly. The vendor recently announced the release of Infor Advanced Scheduling 5.5 to enable production schedule optimization for process and complex manufacturing. The product continues to provide an industry

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JOVACO Solutions Inc.


JOVACO provides integrated financial management and project accounting solutions to professional services organizations. JOVACO offers tools for project cost control, billing, time and expense entry, estimating, budgeting, procurement, and other professional services firm activities. These tools are available within the JOVACO Project Control Suite, which features integration to Microsoft Dynamics GP. Founded in 1983, JOVACO has been implementing project-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in professional services firms since 1987. JOVACO is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and has also received Microsoft's Impact Award for the largest number of new customers. JOVACO is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).

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Taylor Scheduling is a software vendor for scheduling of batch- or discrete-type manufacturing. The company manufactures applications for scheduling, planning, and operations reporting (feedback). Taylor Scheduling is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).

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Encompass Solutions


Founded in 2001, Encompass Solutions, Inc. is a professional services organization that includes deeply experienced, senior consultants who provide expertise in ERP and related business application systems. Our expertise extends from project planning and management through the entire implementation, with a special focus on process improvement. Encompass is the manufacturing industry’s high-value alternative to in-house resources for ERP software implementations, project management, business development, software selection and process improvement.

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ITCube Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a specialist in creating custom solutions using Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies.

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