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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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Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer


This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

basic metal manufacturing  it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. You cannot put the juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. Process manufacturing is common in the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and biotechnology industries. In process manufacturing, we talk about ingredients, not parts; formulas, not bill Read More

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series explained IQMS’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in manufacturing. IQMS attributes its continued success to its strategy of being the single source for virtually everything a target customer might need, including software development, sales and implementation services, training, and customer service and technical support

basic metal manufacturing  to go for a basic core ERP package, and can decide on optional modules to extend the enterprise as business and demands grow. Therefore, of the more than 20,000 concurrent user licenses, below is the breakdown of licenses per modules: Over 10,000 concurrent core ERP system user licenses, Over 3,600 concurrent customer relationship management (CRM ) user licenses, Over 3,300 concurrent shop floor system licenses, Over 3,000 concurrent wireless warehouse management system (WMS ) licenses. In addition, IQMS Read More

Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage


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basic metal manufacturing  even in the most basic of information, the cost to produce a product. Keeping an eye on profit margins has everything to do with maintaining accurate costing and bidding data. As an example, a tier two supplier uses an integrated ERP system to track actual production costs on the shop floor, drawing upon that data for the quoting process. Actual cost to bid directly impacts the company''s profitability. When actual cost is lower than the bid proposed to the customer, companies risk losing business to a l Read More

Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration


Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means survival for today's manufacturers. Learn about the complementary nature of enterprise resource planning (ERP), value chain exceleration, and quick response manufacturing (QRM).

basic metal manufacturing  response manufacturing alters the basic structure of the organization?s work in critical processes to minimize the unproductive consumption of time. Quick response manufacturing espouses a relentless emphasis on lead-time reduction. It responds to customers? needs by rapidly designing and manufacturing products customized to those needs, and reducing lead-times in every aspect of a company by eliminating NVA waste (Stalk and Hout, 1990 and Suri, 1998). The goal of QRM is to get the right product to the ri Read More

The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers


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ERP in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy


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ERP for Food Manufacturing


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Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP)


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