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SAP Manufacturing
Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: SAP Manufacturing SAP Manufacturing Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. SAP Manufacturing
10/19/2006 11:11:00 AM

Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary. Papers and Other Package to Use In Your System for Manufacturing. For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

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12/3/2007 3:11:00 PM

Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Over-processing . Poor process design can lead to producing better products or services than a customer needs or is willing to pay for. In other words, over-processing is adding gratuitous features that are not value-adding in the eye of the customer. Motion . Unnecessary movement activities of people, product, or equipment do not add value to a process. For instance, workers walking back and forth from the work area to the supply area, moving around unneeded equipment, or performing redundant motions
2/13/2006

How to Choose a Manufacturing System
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Manufacturing System. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean you need a system tailored to your needs. And with so many available solutions, you could spend months looking at demos, and still not find it. However, you can start by asking yourself eight simple questions.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: whether or not they design products for companies like yours. What is the R&D budget for the software supplier as a percentage of sales? A company that s not putting at least 10 percent of sales revenue back into product development can t possibly keep pace with technology. You want to buy software from a supplier that s serious about having great products today and tomorrow. Does the supplier offer frequent updates and an upgrade path? Good software suppliers update their software frequently, making new
12/8/2006 12:51:00 PM

Aligning a Manufacturing Vision with Processes through Mixed-mode ERP » The TEC Blog
trying to integrate product design and engineering changes, as well as when trying to integrate quality management systems (such as six sigma) and manufacturing philosophies (such as lean manufacturing techniques) with traditional manufacturing methods. Manufacturers are increasingly finding that one size may not fit all when it comes to implementing ERP solutions across their manufacturing landscape. Enter the Mixed-mode ERP Solution Software vendors have heeded the call of the manufacturing industry by

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: ERP, eto, Mixed mode, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
09-09-2008

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Can an ERP system help in green supply chain management? Find out in this comprehensive report. Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but other gas emissions, discharges to waterways, landfills, and product life cycle impacts. How can enterprise software help?

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: truck more effectively? Product design is only one area where environmental footprint management in ERP is important for decision support. But perhaps a more critical area for environmental decision support in ERP software is risk management.  An enterprise application ought to be able to help you evaluate the risks from an environmental standpoint when it comes to getting involved with a particular supplier—or even the risk of working with an internal supplier like a different location or subsidiary.
4/19/2010 10:37:00 AM

Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid
For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract manufacturers (CMs). But despite the significant benefits that outsourcing provides, there are also risks and challenges involved that OEMs must consider. Learn about the seven common pitfalls to avoid, and how they can impact your manufacturing outsourcing success.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid Source: Arena Solutions Document Type: White Paper Description: For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract manufacturers (CMs). But despite the significant benefits that outsourcing provides, there are also risks and challenges involved that OEMs must consider. Learn about the seven common
11/13/2007 3:54:00 PM

Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Strem Chemicals, which manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals, implemented ProcessPro’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS). The solution helped them streamline their processes and reduce operational costs, by reducing their overall shipping errors, eliminating the label planning function, and eliminating the dual recording of a majority of their inventory transactions.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Strem Chemicals, Inc. Strem Chemicals, Inc. Source: ProcessPro Software Document Type: Case Study Description: Strem Chemicals, which manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals, implemented ProcessPro’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS). The solution helped them streamline their processes and reduce operational costs, by reducing their overall shipping errors, eliminating the label planning function, and eliminating the dual recording of a majority of their inventory transactions. Strem
4/29/2005 9:33:00 AM

Dealing with Chaos: Four Steps to Manufacturing Success
Many manufacturers and distributors have embraced the lean philosophy. But the tight controls necessary for success with Lean can leave companies vulnerable to supply disruptions, production problems, quality issues, and abrupt changes in demand. Learn how making your manufacturing operations and supply chain flexible can help reduce operational costs, increase cash flow, increase company value, and grow your business.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Dealing with Chaos: Four Steps to Manufacturing Success Dealing with Chaos: Four Steps to Manufacturing Success Source: Infor Document Type: White Paper Description: Many manufacturers and distributors have embraced the lean philosophy. But the tight controls necessary for success with Lean can leave companies vulnerable to supply disruptions, production problems, quality issues, and abrupt changes in demand. Learn how making your manufacturing operations and supply chain flexible can help reduce
2/8/2010 11:03:00 AM

Cloud ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations
TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev explores the main reasons why manufacturers are staying away from the cloud and overturns them. There is no shortage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But while cloud solutions are routine for many businesses, TEC data shows that they are not in wide use among manufacturing companies. TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev explores the main reasons why manufacturers are staying away from the cloud and overturns them.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: software systems are often designed with functionality to help ensure compliance. Cloud ERP vendors aren’t always able to support the requirements for specific regulations because of the nature of the deployment method or its technical limitations. For instance, some compliance activities may require dedicated servers, but cloud solutions generally rely on shared server power. Certain compliance legislation may even require information storage and processing to be internal. Security concerns. Despite
2/20/2012 3:22:00 PM

ERP in Manufacturing AXIS
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: ERP in Manufacturing AXIS ERP in Manufacturing AXIS Source: Plex Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and
4/4/2011 4:28:00 PM


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