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Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

design for manufacturing  EMS companies have added design capabilities to their internal manufacturing. Research shows a convergence between the growth of these two supply solutions as well as their percentages of revenue. Another challenge occurs when markets sometimes spontaneously revise their supply solutions. Barnhart cites Wal-Mart's decision to stop using OEMs to fulill its low-end notebook requirements'and instead to start buying directly from Taiwanese ODMs. Such wrenching events are painful at best to the company losing Read More...
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 or...
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Italian Men's Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations
Canali, word-famous Italian men's clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well

design for manufacturing  Men's Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations Canali, word-famous Italian men's clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well, as the company has decided to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software application that would serve the entire region. All Canali's factories are in Italy (and the fact that it has not moved its manufacturing operations to Read More...
Manufacturing
Manufacturing consists of a variety of production approaches ranging from discrete, process, mixed-mode, and engineer-to-order to make-to-order, etc. In this

design for manufacturing  delivery, or innovative product design to stay ahead of the competition—they must move beyond these attributes. As manufacturing industries mature, the rules of the game change. Manufacturers are confronted with increasing globalization, more competition within specific industries, and constant changes in customers demand and expectations. Read More...
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

design for manufacturing  really needs and then design and create products accordingly. Traditionally, manufacturing business processes do not include the customer in all stages; but this is about to change. Also, there needs to be an ongoing flow of communication between sales, production, and customers. Usually, enterprise resource planning (ERP) or CRM systems provide reliable collaboration in one direction only: either sales with production (in an ERP product) or sales with customers (in CRM solutions). Both ways, the informat Read More...
Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing
Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t

design for manufacturing  Process re-engineering utilizing line design tools Guided selling through knowledge-based product configuration applications Using rules-based demand-sequencing, demand-smoothing and demand-promising applications to manage demand Execution of the supply chain utilizing electronic Kanban techniques By combining technology with changes to our operating philosophy, we are taking many of the necessary steps to make our manufacturing environment as flexible, agile and responsive as possible and as inevitably Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

design for manufacturing  include the definition and design of work cells, supermarkets for floor stock areas, and a reduction in bottlenecks. The pilot project uses kanbans for manufacturing and visual coordination tools, and typically supports tracking of floor stock inventory and an order-based approach to costing. A supplier has been identified for each purchased item (along with quality at the source initiatives), but purchasing kanbans are not typically used because suppliers are not ready for this type of coordination. Read More...
Predictive Service Excellence for Printers: An Overview of Remote Service Platforms for Printer and Copier Devices
Networked printers and multifunction peripherals often require a high level of support and manual intervention. Secure remote monitoring platforms reduce device

design for manufacturing  Service Excellence for Printers: An Overview of Remote Service Platforms for Printer and Copier Devices Networked printers and multifunction peripherals often require a high level of support and manual intervention. Secure remote monitoring platforms reduce device downtime by automating service alerts and meter reading, and providing proactive toner replenishment. Users benefit from improved device uptime, and manufacturers and their service partners can build proactive service relationships Read More...
On-Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption
Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance

design for manufacturing  Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.” Read More...
Charting a Better Course for Your Business: Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System
A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you

design for manufacturing  a Better Course for Your Business: Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you maximize resources with streamlined processes, and be nimble enough to help you navigate the changing currents of today’s business environment. Download this white paper to make sure you have the facts straight about what to look for—and what to Read More...
Commsoft Technologies Fidelio (v.6) for ERP for Distribution Certification Report
The Commsoft Technologies product Fidelio is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the ERP

design for manufacturing  Technologies Fidelio (v.6) for ERP for Distribution Certification Report The Commsoft Technologies product Fidelio is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and Read More...
Five BI Success Factors for the Midsize Organization: Tactical Guidelines for Effective BI Deployment
Midsize businesses feel the most pressure to boost revenue and increase profits@and have smaller margins for error. Achieving your goals requires making smart

design for manufacturing  BI Success Factors for the Midsize Organization: Tactical Guidelines for Effective BI Deployment Midsize businesses feel the most pressure to boost revenue and increase profits—and have smaller margins for error. Achieving your goals requires making smart, timely decisions that are backed by solid data. With a business intelligence (BI) solution, you can make timely informed decisions and improve productivity, while maximizing value and return. Find out about the five success factors for Read More...
Supply Chain Management for SMEs - A Boon for Achieving Distinction
The competitive drivers of the twenty-first century are time and service (responsiveness and flexibility). Many small and medium enterprises (SME) have

design for manufacturing  Chain Management for SMEs - A Boon for Achieving Distinction The competitive drivers of the twenty-first century are time and service (responsiveness and flexibility). Many small and medium enterprises (SME) have implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) as one of the technology tools to improve their performance. This whitepaper on supply chain management (SCM) for SMEs highlight the crucial role and importance of supply chains to SMEs, and distinguishes the different roles of ERP and SCM. Read More...
Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

design for manufacturing  Green building and infrastructure design Energy efficiency in homes and commercial buildings. Household carbonemission calculators, for example, enable consumers to estimate their carbon emissions. In addition, these devices can provide recommendations on how to reduce emission totals. Businesses can take a proactive approach as well. Many companies now actively participate in international committees working on global standards for calculating environmental impact. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative Read More...
Sunrise Technologies' Apparel & Footwear Template for Microsoft Dynamics AX: ERP for Fashion Certification Report 2011
Sunrise Technologies' Apparel & Footwear Template for Microsoft Dynamics AX is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for

design for manufacturing  Technologies' Apparel & Footwear Template for Microsoft Dynamics AX: ERP for Fashion Certification Report 2011 Sunrise Technologies' Apparel & Footwear Template for Microsoft Dynamics AX is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for fashion packages in TEC's ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report Read More...
TEC Vendor Challenge (ERP for Distribution) - Not Just for Distributors
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), with partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain, will be hosting the TEC Vendor Challenge, “ERP

design for manufacturing  Vendor Challenge (ERP for Distribution) - Not Just for Distributors Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), with partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain, will be hosting the TEC Vendor Challenge, “ERP for Distribution” in Montreal, Canada on September 18–19, 2013. To see more about the event logistics and get up-to-date information on the Vendor Challenge, visit the event site here . For such an event, it’s always difficult to capture the breadth of the event offerings Read More...

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