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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 be aware of the fact that the automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS’ Automotive solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and

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

PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the major (blockbuster of a sort) announcements at PTC’s PlanetPTC Live 2011 annual user conference, which was held in mid-June 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. These announcements were as follows: General availability (GA) of nine PTC Creo 1.0 design applications. Showcasing the Windchill 10.0 product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. The acquisition

die casting  to move faster or die. While intellectual property (IP) protection is important, the current speed of innovation (whereby old items become quickly obsolete) reduces the risk. Of course, these companies do not want their IP to be made public ever, but their designs have a very short shelf life anyway. I have always felt that the public cloud is not necessarily appropriate for everyone. If you are talking about a high volume of products that are easy to mimic, these companies should resist going to the publ 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 enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

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

Moxie Software: Handling “Big Knowledge”


As NASA's space shuttle program comes to an end and several baby boomers retire,  it can be unsettling to realize that the knowledge that sent the first man to the moon might be lost forever. But this scenario is occurring quietly all over corporate America. As boomers—one third of America's workforce—are entering their golden years, millions of dollars' worth of irreplaceable knowledge will be

die casting  doesn''t want knowledge to die on the vine, or walk out the door when employees retire. Moxie wants to help that knowledge bubble up so it can be quickly and easily harnessed, stored, shared, and made actionable (see the  video for illustration ). Read More

Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

die casting  That Wretched ERP Finally Die? Possibly, But Only the Acronym! , ERP Getting a New Breath of Fresh Air in Europe , and Wrong ERP Demise Predictions Have (Only Partly) Created Skills Shortage ). The federal market opportunity comes as no surprise either given that it has long been the segment with a low penetration of off-the-shelf integrated applications. During the salad days of economic boom and federal surplus, agencies, contrary to their private sector counterparts, have not had many qualms about Read More

What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

die casting  planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It''s been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation Systems , with the Infor Optima PLM product as a result). Also, many articles have meanwhile been written on our web site about Infor''s collection/arsenal of once all but deceased ERP products, such as: Infor ERP Read More

Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or an enterprise asset management (EAM) is a useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

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

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 benefits. Still, Web-based systems may not be the answer for every business.

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

Why Enterprise Application Search Is Crucial to Your ERP System


Enterprise applications become easier to use with the addition of powerful search capabilities. There is a distinction to be made, however, between stand-alone search tools and true enterprise application search that is built into and tightly integrated within an application.

die casting  operation, or a rotary die cutter for your printing and converting company. Searching within Your Own Systems The ability to find things on the Web using powerful search tools like Google and AltaVista is a tremendous time-saver. Similar time-saving and efficiencies can also be achieved by expediting the search for information within your company''s own systems—specifically, within an enterprise application. An enterprise application is in some ways similar to the public Internet, as it connects Read More

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

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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 chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the

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

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

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Implementation Acceleration Using Integration


webMethods, Inc. has released a set of Packaged Integrations — pre-built software solutions that can be used to rapidly automate common cross-application business processes. The company claims Packaged Integrations make it possible to accelerate implementation by up to 80 percent and reduce implementation costs by up to 70%.

die casting  the keep up or die syndrome has set in with a vengeance. User Recommendations Taking the pre-packaged vertical application approach and the ability to rapidly automate common cross-application business processes will have strong appeal to many companies, especially when they can use faster return on investment as justification for the purchase. Potential customers in other vertical markets who need a quick solution may want to consider whether they have sufficient domain expertise to partner with webMet 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 Business-to-Business platform and Internet exchange applications. This is yet another entry by an EAI vendor into the ever more crowded B2B market space.

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

Mining Diamonds, Finding Gold


A man leaves his farm in search of the richest diamond mine in the world only to die penniless when, all along, unknown to him, his own land was rich with the jewels he longed to find. That’s the fable at the heart of AXA Equitable’s ongoing successful marketing program called Mining Diamonds. And the customer intelligence behind the program? SAS. Read the full story now.

die casting  the world only to die penniless when, all along, unknown to him, his own land was rich with the jewels he longed to find. That’s the fable at the heart of AXA Equitable’s ongoing successful marketing program called Mining Diamonds. And the customer intelligence behind the program? SAS. Read the full story now. Read More