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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

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April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

and valve manufacturing  the plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and pipe, valve & fitting (PVF) industries. Eclipse is designed to assist both single-site and large multi-branch distributors. Eclipse includes modules to support counter, showroom, and inside sales, inventory management, forecasting, purchasing, accounting, warehousing, order fulfillment, transportation, EDI, credit, pricing, and branch management. We have more than 700 customers actively running Eclipse, including a number of the largest wholesale distributors in the Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

and valve manufacturing  avatar can walk through and find a dangerously hissing valve that needs repair), and a breathtaking reconstruction of the entire Giza plateau (created in collaboration with a team of Egyptology experts from Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts , Boston. Jean-Pierre Houdin, a French architect with a keen interest in reconstructing ancient pyramids, said in a recent article that if he hadn’t experienced the pyramid in 3D using Dassault Systèmes technologies, he would never have been able to Read More

Integrating All Information Assets Part Two: Why is integration an issue?


Successful e-businesses of the future will be those who treat e-business as the collection of processes, which allow multiple companies to work cooperatively and collaboratively to produce a seemingly seamless integration of businesses operating as a virtually vertical enterprise. And with this integration of business processes comes the requirement to integrate disparate business applications. This is an excerpt from the book ERP Optimization (Subtitle: Using Your Existing System to Support Profitable E-Business Initiatives).

and valve manufacturing  need for executive commitment and objectivity in the selection process is a tribute to their management. This was exactly opposite to the case of a valve manufacturer who will remain nameless. This company embarked on an ERP implementation without any kind of commitment to change, and therefore it unnaturally and unnecessarily constrained its new system to behave like its old, ineffective system. Before it completed its implementation of this new system, its was faced with a new challenge. Its parent Read More

Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

and valve manufacturing  (e.g., maintain water temperature and contain water in the tank) possible failures (e.g., water becomes too hot or too cold) possible failure modes or causes (e.g., heat exchanger is fouled, shut-off valve is closed, or pump bearing is fatigued) most probable failure effects for each failure mode (e.g., inefficient heat exchanger results in higher utility cost, extra cooling tower sections in operation, and eventual inability to deliver quality parts) proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that Read More

Fast-track ERP Implementation: Advice from the Field


The common perception is that top-tier enterprise software takes years to implement. This is true for more complex solutions. But other applications, when combined with effective project management by capable professionals, can be rolled out rapidly when it counts—like after a merger or acquisition. Get tips for a speedy enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, from a company that lived to tell the tale.

and valve manufacturing  5,000 customers, 50,000 parts and 150,000 structure records. Nine weeks implementation A subsequent implementation at Portland Valve in 2005 saw implementation times reduced even further. When we purchased Portland Valve, we went on a crash program, and started work on implementing IFS Applications Jan. 25, started our first migration Feb. 8 and went live on April 1, Michael said. We brought in an experienced material manager who had been involved in the Warren implementation, and he helped define Read More

Business Process Management and ERP: Driving Efficiency and Innovation


A recent survey focused on business process management (BPM) found that 39% of Best-in-Class organizations have both ERP and BPM solutions. This report, based on feedback from 400 organizations across the globe, examines the reasons that organizations pair these systems, as well as the benefits that these organizations have seen when it comes to serving customers more effectively and conducting business in a more agile manner.

and valve manufacturing  Process Management and ERP: Driving Efficiency and Innovation A recent survey focused on business process management (BPM) found that 39% of Best-in-Class organizations have both ERP and BPM solutions. This report, based on feedback from 400 organizations across the globe, examines the reasons that organizations pair these systems, as well as the benefits that these organizations have seen when it comes to serving customers more effectively and conducting business in a more agile manner. Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

and valve manufacturing  by two methods: process and discrete. Many differences exist, but most can be grouped into two areas: those derived from material issues and those derived from production issues. Process materials are different than discrete materials. Process materials are powder, liquids or gases; they must be confined; and they are more difficult to accurately measure. Process materials are close to their natural sources (farms, mines, etc.) and therefore, are of inconsistent quality. Inconsistent quality means Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation: Streamline Planning and Reduce Business Risk


Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other senior managers are under tremendous pressure to maximize profitability, reduce operational costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. Read about an application that can help you streamline operations, instill confidence, and reduce risk. The solution provides planning, budgeting, and forecasting and supports financial consolidation and reporting operations.

and valve manufacturing  BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation: Streamline Planning and Reduce Business Risk Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other senior managers are under tremendous pressure to maximize profitability, reduce operational costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. Read about an application that can help you streamline operations, instill confidence, and reduce risk. The solution provides planning, budgeting, and forecasting and supports financial consolidation and reporting Read More

Measuring and Improving Employee Competencies to Increase Performance and Customer Satisfaction


Ariba, a company that delivers sourcing, procurement, and commodity expertise to help organizations optimize their spending processes and supplier relationships, needed to identify workforce strengths and weaknesses and build specialized e-learning for new hires, etc. It turned to SumTotal Learning Management to assess talent and deliver highly targeted blended learning to increase employee competencies. Read the case study.

and valve manufacturing  and Improving Employee Competencies to Increase Performance and Customer Satisfaction Ariba, a company that delivers sourcing, procurement, and commodity expertise to help organizations optimize their spending processes and supplier relationships, needed to identify workforce strengths and weaknesses and build specialized e-learning for new hires, etc. It turned to SumTotal Learning Management to assess talent and deliver highly targeted blended learning to increase employee competencies. Read Read More

Innovative, Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy


To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations, consumer buying patterns, and the needs of retail, restaurant, and industrial foodservice customers. Know the three major challenges facing F&B manufacturers today and what they need to do to streamline their operations for greater efficiencies and waste reduction in order to survive.

and valve manufacturing  Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations, consumer buying patterns, and the needs of retail, restaurant, and industrial foodservice customers. Know the three major challenges facing F&B manufacturers today and what they need to do to streamline their operations for greater efficiencies and waste Read More

Gen Y Talent: How to Attract and Retain the Young and the Restless


Because “Generation Y” will soon make up the bulk of the workforce, companies need to evolve their human resources (HR) programs and services to deliver to Gen Y, and focus on recruiting and retaining this next generation of workers. For HR programs to be successful, you need to know the issues surrounding Gen Y in the workplace, including why Gen Y behaves differently from Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Learn more.

and valve manufacturing  Talent: How to Attract and Retain the Young and the Restless Because “Generation Y” will soon make up the bulk of the workforce, companies need to evolve their human resources (HR) programs and services to deliver to Gen Y, and focus on recruiting and retaining this next generation of workers. For HR programs to be successful, you need to know the issues surrounding Gen Y in the workplace, including why Gen Y behaves differently from Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Learn more. Read More

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and valve manufacturing  Express: Breakthrough Business Intelligence and Performance Management for Workgroups and Midsize Organizations To be agile and compete with rivals, employees in midsize organizations need targeted, timely and accurate information. Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications can increase visibility into key metrics to improve business processes and decision-making throughout an organization. Download this paper to learn how Cognos Express can help midsize companies improve Read More

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This paper is based on data from more than 200 organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Workforce Management Study. It reviews the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role that time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today’s workforce.

Some of the key findings include:
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  • Organizations automating time and attendance were 73% more likely to have real-time visibility and reporting on current time and attendance data.
  • Workforce analytics was cited as a top workforce management concern, by 54% of organizations, but just 32% indicate they are using workforce analytics tools regularly.


and valve manufacturing  and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce This paper is based on data from more than 200 organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Workforce Management Study. It reviews the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role that time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today’s workforce. Some of the key findings include: Organizations with fully automated time and attendance saw 67% greater year-over-year Read More

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and valve manufacturing  and the Business Process Ecosystem: Complementing SAP and Applications such as SAP provide significant value and perform critical functions inside an organization. However, they cannot be expected to do everything, just as an airplane cannot be expected to drop you off at your door like a taxi. Organizations must plan for multiple systems to handle the various types of business processes they have to manage and improve. Read More

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The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, and the need to constantly employ new technologies to bring high-quality products to market. Manufacturers in this industry also require large amounts of ore and energy for their manufacturing processes.

and valve manufacturing  aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, and the need to constantly employ new technologies to bring high-quality products to market. Read More