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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...
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...
Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations
Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value

die casting  a whole new target audience of buyers from all age groups and demographics. Through its ability to introduce its own innovation, Nintendo now outsells the Sony and Microsoft products combined. And in spite of Nintendo''s extended absence from the competition, it was rewarded for its ability to eventually provide critical new innovation. Microsoft, although plagued by some early quality issues, was able to capitalize on time to market. Therefore, innovation and time to market became the most significant cri Read More...
Talarian and NextSet Team for B2B Solutions
NextSet Software has formed an alliance with EAI vendor Talarian Corporation to incorporate Talarian SmartSockets middleware technology into NextSet’s Evolution

die casting  the keep up or die syndrome has set in with a vengeance. This development coincides with announcements by webMethods , Tibco , and other leading EAI vendors regarding product releases along the same lines. User Recommendations Companies considering creating business-to-business trading exchanges should include the Talarian/NextSet solution on a long list of candidates. The vendors appear to understand that the customer''s environment is likely to be non-transactional, unreliable (stateless) and low-perfo Read More...
The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor
CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) may not be a huge global player, but its enterprise resource planning solutions address a wide spectrum

die casting  industry, suppliers live and die by EDI, strict OEM-imposed bar code labeling, and advanced serialized container management requirements. Embedded EDI Goes a Long Way Despite some promise of standardization, EDI has to be customized and flexible for each trading partner, which is not an easy feat. To that end, both CMS ERP products (now known as Solarsoft CMSi5 and Solarsoft CMSm5 ) support EDI transaction sets for thousands of companies, including all major automotive OEMs and retail chains, 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...
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...
New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)
New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is

die casting  it''s simple: invest or die. Craig Barrett, CEO, Intel Business 2.0, January/February 2004 What''s Going Wrong? In order for a product launch to be successful, many different factors have to come together in just the right way. If one is wrong, it''s likely the whole launch will fail. For example: The product has to meet the customer''s requirements it has to do the job. Increasingly, it has to meet the customer''s aspirations it has to feel right. The manufacturer''s reputation for quality, reliability, a Read More...
Differing Plastics Flavors
There is no one process used when manufacturing plastic products, since manufacturing methods depend on the final product. Indeed, products range from injection

die casting  for out-of-service tools or dies, with an auxiliary equipment conflict evaluator. It is thus no small wonder that only a handful of plastics-oriented ERP systems have been designed to manage such high production rates and repeatable processes, including single- and multi-cavity molds, family molds, mold or machine matching, inter-level scheduling challenges, and inter-branch (facility) scheduling. Scheduling of multiple unique part numbers in a single cycle on a single machine is another fatal flaw. For Read More...
Case Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA
German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety

die casting  Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities. Read More...
Voting Technology: An Evaluation of Requirements and Solutions
The issues created by the use of punch card ballots, an obsolete technology, during the recent US Presidential election are similar to the ones that businesses

die casting  and Europe, pursued advanced studies in Economics and Geography, and was a market research consultant for the first 8 years of his career. He was Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) in 1986 by the American Production and Inventory Control Society. You can contact Mr. Nones through the CIM Vision website: www.cimvision.com 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...
7 Tips for Hiring Great Consultants
Back in April, I wrote about a consulting firm whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client.The secret to the firm’s success, it turned

die casting  Tips for Hiring Great Consultants Back in April,  I wrote about a consulting firm  whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be hard to find. So hard that some of our readers began to wonder how, if Read More...
Beyond Boundaries: A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration
The current global economic instability means firms have to quickly adapt to business conditions. This uncertainty may increase companies’ reliance on business

die casting  relationships—business or otherwise—live and die by how well those involved communicate, and our survey results back up this view. Some 93% of those surveyed say communication between partners has at least a moderate impact on the success of alliances, and fully 60% of the respondents say it has a substantial impact. (See Figure 5, next page.) Common strategic objectives also appear high on the list; these are the only two selections for which the percentage of respondents saying these issues have a Read More...
Geac Decomposes To Survive
Geac, a struggling Canadian enterprise applications vendor has not found its white knight. It will, for the time being, have to sell parts of its business in

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