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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

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

What Are Your Competitors Telling You? A Case Study: SAP's New Advertising Campaign


SAP has a new marketing campaign. What does this mean for competitors, prospective buyers, and business-to-business marketing professionals? This case study explains why it's important to dig deeper when a company of interest to you changes its marketing campaign.

die casting  of telling this new audience that it now has several new products; the informed buyer might quickly get turned off and leave the site. So, what is going on at SAP? As outsiders, we cannot be certain, perhaps nothing is going on, but my guess is that once SAP had some compelling numbers to weave into a claim, it decided to apply them across the board—to enterprise, mid-market, and small businesses. Indeed, SAP''s TV and Internet ads claim that any size of business can get a big payback by implementing an 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 of supply chain management requirements, including customizable electronic data interchange functions, warehousing, distribution, and traceability features.

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

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

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. BEGINLYX� Read More

A Short Guide to Wikis


What’s all this hype about wikis anyway? According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle, wikis are descending from the crest of a hype wave and coasting into areas where real business value can be recognized. Why? Because their ability to allow corporate users to collaborate on any number of internal projects in an online environment where everyone is given an equal voice is not only empowering, but speeds the process of innovation.

die casting  existing processes. “Adapt or Die!” becomes the mantra of the day for consultants, analysts, and reporters. Their words become the start gun, signaling the time has come for millions of dollars to be spent ripping up legacy systems and replacing them with the next new thing. “Hurry up,” they insist, “before the next, next new thing comes along!” This familiar run-up of initial enthusiasm for a new technology, usually followed by a longer period of disillusionment, is what Gartner Group has ref 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

CMOs Thriving in the Age of Big Data


CRM analyst Raluca Druta interviews TEC’s marketing specialist.Recently, the task of selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software tools appears to reside in the front yard of the chief marketing officer (CMO). Is this a natural evolution of the CMO’s job responsibilities?It makes sense. The CMO is responsible for making the most of the data that passes through the CRM system. But to

die casting  now, marketers live and die by the numbers. They have to measure and test everything. But knowing what to measure and how to test isn’t easy. These are definitely technical skills, and marketing departments are always looking for people who are comfortable with data. Consequently, the CMOs have to be more technical in order to direct what their departments are doing. The flipside here is that marketing software has gotten much easier to use and customize. With improved wizards, drag-and-drop features, 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

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

Embracing IT Innovation to Gain the Competitive Edge


To stay competitive, companies need to change—and they need to embrace change. Companies in the supply chain need to look for new and better ways of retaining their competitive edge. A key factor in successfully overcoming this challenge is your IT infrastructure. Managing out the complexity in IT systems means your IT spend will be directed towards increased productivity, not system upkeep and maintenance. Find out how.

die casting  but eventually you will die Companies in the supply chain need to look for new and better ways of performing to retain the competitive edge. It is a never-ending battle of needing to reduce lead-times and inventory, while improving customer service, inventory accuracy, process efficiency, control, security and governance. A key factor in the success of this challenge is the IT infra structure. You must ask yourself - Is your IT infrastructure really giving you the support that your business needs? Is it 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 after the recent acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep and Frontstep's extended-ERP product line on a Microsoft .NET-based technology platform. While another acquisition of an ERP competitor is not very likely, MAPICS seems to have rather opted for lateral acquisitions of strategic extension products, starting with the MAGIK! PLM product.

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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 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.

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

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. They are not suitable for use on the shop floor. Fortunately, today’s integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can provide the shop floor control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionality that manufacturers need. Find out more.

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