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DTR Industries Selects IFS Applications
While many might have been aware of IFS’ prowess in asset and project intensive industries as well as in field service management (FSM) of late, many might not

die casting  metal stamping, welding, aluminum die casting, painting, rubber curing, rubber extruding, plastic injection, and assembly operations. DTR’s main customers include Honda, Nissan , and Toyota. DTR is headquartered in Bluffton, OH, and operates other facilities in Midway, TN; Novi, MI; and Chihuahua, Mexico. DTR is a subsidiary of Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd. , and IFS Applications has been successfully implemented across other companies in the Tokai group. The blend of process and discrete manufacturing Read More
Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

die casting  blue, collapse, and eventually die. If you deprive global economies of credit financing a similar process occurs. The recent economic outlook published by the International Monetary Fund on November 6 stated that …world output is projected to expand by 2.2 percent in 2009, down by some ¾ percentage point of GDP relative to the projections in the October WEO. In advanced economies, output is forecast to contract on a full-year basis in 2009, the first such fall in the postwar period. In emerging 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

die casting  the wear on a die needs to be measured or the cycle time determined. PdM data: Vibration, lubrication, infrared, and other predictive data can be collected via portable units on a periodic basis and dumped into the CMMS. Alternatively, data can be pulled on a regular basis using permanently affixed shop-floor data collection systems. Condition monitoring data: SFDC systems can pick up PdM information and collect production data, such as production count, number, and type of rejects, etc. This data can be Read More
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

die casting  and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger Read More
Selecting a PLM Vendor
PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be

die casting  enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made products. Hence, the enterprises that consider product development a core competency should investigate Read More
Channels to the Hearts and Minds--On-line 2005
The physical, e and wireless world continues to grow! The e channel for shoppers continues to grow, with so many nay-sayers and doubters. You''d think this issue

die casting  think this issue would die, with more and more shoppers buying from far flung vendors: Boston to the Nanga Tribes for buying original crafts; Dallas to Huangshan City, China, etc. In spite of nasty spam, more activities go on-line—games, travel, research, etc. On-line is now part of the total life experience. The challenge will be to make it even better for users; build capacity (again), making the various channels (wireless, cellular, fiber to the home, etc.) work well together. First, on-line is now Read More
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

die casting  Software for an Integrated Steel Plant An integrated steel plant is huge by any measurement. Capacity is generally more than 1 million tonnes per annum, and in many big plants, it is more than 10 million tonnes per annum. The raw materials that are consumed are also in huge quantities, be it coal (coking coal or non-coking coal depending on technology used for iron making), iron ore, limestone, dolomite, or any other raw material. Properties of these raw materials vary greatly. Despite the Read More
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

die casting  claiming that they are die-hard open source as part of the DNA of the company, thus SugarCRM expresses its genes by gradually pushing its commercial development efforts back into its open source solution. Second, it will have to manage partner and user contributions wisely. Some professional open source developers have noted that poorly managed open source projects can become overrun with code taking the project into the wrong direction and thus killing its momentum. In this regard, one step SugarCRM is Read More
Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband
Razorfish is positioned to expand, but at what price? Razorfish faces challenges in organization, image, and perceived capabilities. How well Razorfish

die casting  in terms of grow, die, or be acquired. Internationalization is going to accelerate, and cross-fertilization of knowledge from one continent to the next is going to play an increasing role in the success of a DBSP. As well, as the need to provide services over cultural divides expands, having an international presence can only help. Razorfish will expand, revenues will expand, but investors are going to pay the price for a while as the cost of the expansion eats the revenues. Razorfish will likely acquire Read More
Software Selection for Organizations: Are We Becoming Too Web-biased?
Web-based software has come of age: it is more robust and stable, and combined with the increased speed of the Internet, businesses have reaped tremendous

die casting  its own set of die-hard adherents. The browser in a Web-based software dictates the user interface (UI), and different browsers may handle the UI differently. Sometimes, the UI may work on some browsers and not others. One feature common to all browsers is their vulnerability to attack from malware. Therefore, the browsers listed above are continuously being upgraded and patched. These actions have an impact on Web-based software: every time a browser is patched or upgraded, the software needs change. Read More
Geac Awakens On Its Deathbed - Part 2: Geac''s Response
While Geac’s balance sheet was boosted by recent events, a more positive sign is the company’s intent to become a true software-developing vendor, not simply a

die casting  By Acquisitions; Will It Die By An Acquisition? Read More
“E.T.O. Phone Home”: Using Discrete ERP in an ETO Environment Will Leave You with an Out-of-this-world Experience
A brief journey of what functionality ERP engineer-to-order systems must support.Just like the mythical character in the film E.T., who was far from home in

die casting  printing presses; machine tools; die tools and molds; etc. Due to the complex nature of the production, the ETO system has to be able to support integration to a computer-aided design (CAD) system in order to support the specific engineering tolerances and changes in both confuguration and design capabilities. One of the challenges inherent in the ETO environment is that standard discrete ERP systems cannot adequately plan for the fluctuations in market demand and, by extension, the reduced capacity use i Read More
Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?
While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been

die casting  By Acquisitions; Will It Die By An Acquisition? and Epicor Delivers On Milestones, But Its Situation Remains Bleak ), the moves of NavisionDamgaard''s direct competitors, Great Plains and MAPIS, have gone with smaller hiccups only (for more information, see MAPICS, Inc. to Acquire Pivotpoint, Expanding e-business Offerings for Mid-Sized Manufacturing Establishments , and Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains'' Insatiable Appetite? ). While we believe that this merger will by synergistic in the long Read More
How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic

die casting  book entitled “Iterate or Die: Agile Consulting for 21st Century Business Success, authors Eric Berridge and Michael Kirven, co-founders of Bluewolf , reveal the fallacies of conventional business consulting and introduce Agile Consulting , a bold consulting policy pledge built around the so-called “Bluewolf Laws of Consulting Economics.” Bluewolf is possibly the world''s largest provider of consulting services for Cloud Computing, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and SaaS solutions. With Read More
ECAD/MCAD Collaboration Solutions: Integrating Mechanical and Electrical Product Design
Electro-mechanical design continues to gain importance, as the majority of today’s products have both electrical and mechanical components and systems

die casting  Software | Pro/Engineer Progressive Die | Pro/Engineer Reverse Engineering | Pro/Engineer Rights Management Extension | Pro/Engineer Routed Systems Designer | Pro/Engineer Spark Analysis Extension | Pro/Engineer Tolerance Analysis Extension | Pro/Engineer Tool Design | Pro/Concept | Pro/Toolmakergranite Interoperability Kernel | Pro/Toolkit Customization API | Pro/Engineer Interface for Catia II with Atb | CAD Systems | Pro/Engineer Interface for I-Deas | Pro/Engineer Interface for JT | Pro/Engineer Inter Read More
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