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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...
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...
OpenText Acquires GXS: Will Content and Process Management Enrich EDI?
A decade ago or so, there were three leading enterprise data interchange (EDI) and business-to-business (B2B) network integration providers: Sterling Commerce

die casting  into OpenText, it might die a slow death. I share Lora Cecere’s concerns . Since many GXS users were its original investors, they may now consider evaluating other solutions, especially if they sense some poor execution at OpenText, which could really accelerate the death march. It is likely that Datalliance, Descartes, E2open, Elemica, Exostar, GT Nexus, iTradeNetworks ( Roper Industries ), TradeShift, SPS Commerce , and others will start marketing their differentiations and spread some FUD (fear, unc Read More...
My PLM Video Playlist on YouTube
A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We''ll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of

die casting  for Individuals— Integrate or Die? . These videos are in my playlist at the moment. I’m hoping it will grow in the future. If you have your favorite PLM videos, please don’t hesitate to share them with us. 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...
Wrong ERP Demise Predictions Have (Only Partly) Created Skills Shortage
With so much frenzy surrounding e-business and CRM applications, ERP may be a far cry from its halcyon days. However, ERP implementation skills are still in

die casting  That Wretched ERP Finally Die? Possibly, But Only the Acronym! , ERP Getting a New Breath of Fresh Air in Europe , and Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies ) and have strongly opposed the theory of ERP obsolescence touted by many at that time. With all the recent attention being paid to e-commerce and CRM, some may feel that ERP is a pass technology. ERP, however, remains as necessary as ever. Nonetheless it does need to evolve to thrive in the Internet age. The fact remains that the majority of Read More...
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part One: Recent Events and Market Impact
The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul

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Why Service Matters: Enterprise Solutions, Market Differentiation, and IQMS
While IQMS resembles many of its peers from the lower-end of the enterprise applications market, IQMS can tout its comprehensive one-source delivery and

die casting  on formulas, not BOM; ingredients, not discrete parts; bulk manufacturing, not pieces; and pack recipes, not packages. For more peculiarities of process manufacturing, see previously published TEC articles, such as Processing Manufacturing Software: A Primer , Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements and What Makes Process Process? . EnterpriseIQ tackles both situations, although it uses a BOM to describe a process . Namely, by changing units of measures (UOM) and the way the rate of 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...
Turmoil in CPU-Land
Intel announces a recall of the barely-shipping 1.13 GHz Pentium III, and AMD announces the head of its PC processor unit is ''leaving to pursue other interests''

die casting  and the furor will die down before long. But, this latest problem, combined with other recent issues (ref. TEC NA Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium'' ? ), indicate to us that there are still underlying problems in the company. We have hinted before that CEO Craig Barrett might want to look into the situation more closely; we reiterate that suggestion. Frankly, we''d be a little surprised if he hadn''t already started kickin'' some tail . All of this provides yet another opportunity for AMD to succeed at 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...
Rice Packaging Solutions Selects Epicor AVP for Packaging Manufacturers
Rice Package Solutions has selected the Epicor AVP solution to replace its legacy accounting and homegrown solutions. The Epicor AVP solution is one of the few

die casting  tooling, materials, artwork, and die availability. Epicor''s $155 million acquisition of Solarsoft in the fall of 2012 brought Epicor AVP into the fold. The acquisition was aimed at increasing Epicor’s strengths in key vertical industries and strengthening its manufacturing and distribution segments. Epicor hasn’t lost any momentum with Epicor AVP for packaging manufactures and continues to win against other solutions in this very focused vertical market. Take a detailed look at discrete manufacturing 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...
What’s Happening on Your Shop Floor?
While many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, their solutions do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks.

die casting  capability for stampers, multi-part die forgers, injection molders, and other manufacturing processes. CAD Integration Many manufacturers benefit from a special feature within your CAD system to number and name each dimension on the part drawing. Then, whenever the drawing is saved, it synchronizes the dimensions and their tolerances to the part specification list, which in turn drives the control plan, checksheet, and data collection systems. The CAD integration subsystem saves you from having to type 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...

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