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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

Software Selection Slagging


Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC

die casting  Selection Slagging Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I''d recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC recommend (more on that later as we''re preparing to publish our internal guide). 180 Sy Read More

The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems


Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what customers want so that they can configure, produce, and deliver products and services faster and more cost-effectively.

die casting  (MTS) fashion will never die out completely. However, those manufacturers will be forced to compete on price and on their supply chain effectiveness (particularly on delivery processes), with increasingly thinning margins. And this is where we will begin our discussion on quote-to-order systems (Q2O). But first, we need to understand the effects of global competition and consumer demand, and the affect they have the production cycle. In an MTS production environment, products can be and usually are finish 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

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 confront every day when dealing with technological change. It is therefore instructive to examine voting technology issues in the way that most businesses would approach an important information technology decision.

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

Do Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS?


Despite rapid industrialization in China and other developing countries, most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) are found in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. These systems have made extraordinary productivity gains possible in the West. However, Chinese manufacturers require a new generation of MES and WMS capabilities to boost their productivity.

die casting  The days of government subsidies and quota-driven mass production of inferior goods are over. Inefficient state-owned enterprises and collectives are under pressure to adapt, or die. In response, most are abandoning mass production of standard (or substandard) products, implementing TQM to improve quality, laying off older workers with poor skills, and closing down their least-efficient operations to become profitable. Costs of imported material are rising, and spot shortages are developing. China is now 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 molding and plastic extrusion, to extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, stretch blow molding, and thermoformed plastics.

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

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

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 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions designed specifically for the packaging industry. Epicor AVP industry-specific capabilities for folding carton manufacturers including costing calculations to for managing different cartons

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

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, Inovis, and GXS. While the latter two merged under GXS in the mid 2000s, Sterling Commerce is now a part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative. Now, OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM)software, has announced

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

How to Select an ERP System When You’re Dead


When Nietzsche declared in 1882 that “God is dead,” I’ll bet he had no idea that ERP system vendors were already queuing up to fill the gap. He just wasn’t the practical, forward-thinking kind, that was his problem (Nietzsche, I mean, not God). Now, in heaven, they take the long view. So when they started casting around for a replacement to their legacy system, they took the time to conduct

die casting  to Select an ERP System When You’re Dead When Nietzsche declared in 1882 that “ God is dead ,” I’ll bet he had no idea that ERP system vendors were already queuing up to fill the gap. He just wasn’t the practical, forward-thinking kind, that was his problem (Nietzsche, I mean, not God). Now, in heaven, they take the long view. So when they started casting around for a replacement to their legacy system, they took the time to conduct a thorough software evaluation process. Which meant, of Read More

Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus


Building on its current Linux position, Dell will start shipping Linux-based systems that use file management software from developer Eazel.

die casting  make Linux more masses-friendly . Die-hard Windows users will, of course, not care one whit about this alliance. 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

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 mill manufacturing, meaning that such a plant is effectively a mixed-mode manufacturer. Software systems for these manufacturers' diverse needs are of critical importance. Learn about specific software capabilities you should be looking for.

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

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 devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more significant intra-market activity. The latest one was the merger between Navision Software and Damgaard.

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