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Case Study: How Novelis Slashed Inventory by Eight Million Pounds
Novelis is the world leader in aluminum rolling and beverage can recycling. Novelis produces advanced aluminum sheet and foil products for customers in high

aluminum can recycling  the world leader in aluminum rolling and beverage can recycling. Novelis produces advanced aluminum sheet and foil products for customers in high-value markets, including automotive, transportation, packaging, construction, and printing. Find out how scheduling technology improved some of its most important key performance indicators (KPIs).

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Electronic Product Code (EPC): A Key to RFID


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aluminum can recycling  a package as cardboard, aluminum or plastic, may allow the technology to greatly amplify and simplify and improve waste management and recycling efforts. Data in a distribution center (DC), once within range of a reader, will be supposedly captured, accepted and then executed against by a supply chain execution (SCE) solution like a warehouse management system (WMS) or a transportation management system (TMS) application suite. With RFID/WMS/TMS integration, it could be possible to have totally automated Read More

How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?


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aluminum can recycling  bronze, lead, mercury, cadmium aluminum), and plastics (for keyboards, monitors, and towers) containing flame retardant resins. Their internal wiring and printed circuit boards may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The glass of monitors may contain trace amounts of lead. All these elements are known to be potential carcinogens and as such, require specific methods to ensure their proper disposal. The Green Grid consortium is working with both government and environmental agencies across the globe Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios


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Can Brick & Mortar Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders?


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Exact MAX ERP Can Now Go Anywhere


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Fighting Back: How Product Data Management Can Give You the Competitive Edge


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