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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...
The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers
What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive

die casting  or between the semiconductor die-and-carrier within integrated circuit Flip Chip packages. Manufacturers'' strategies for compliance as it relates to these substances rest heavily on an enterprise-wide approach to data collection throughout the sourcing, supply chain, and traceability of production lots or in the case of semiconductors, foundry yields, throughout a global supply chain. There is also the critical need for showing component replacement at any point in the supply chain, production, or servici 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

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...
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...
Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between
Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is

die casting  waned but did not die a silent death, and it is, therefore, still possible to find organizations that prefer to build their applications. When asked why they prefer this route, the answer most commonly given is, When we surveyed the market, we did not find a packaged solution that met all of our business requirements or could integrate to the existing systems. The key advantage of the build option is that organizations can create applications that match 100 percent of the nuances particular to their Read More...
Vendor Viability (Size) vs. Customer Intimacy
After almost a decade of following the enterprise applications market via insightful, sometimes exhaustive (and exhausting) free research articles (which will

die casting  with large install bases die hard), but has typically meant customers'' anxiety, some changes in the product direction (i.e., usually increased service & support feels for fewer benefits), and so on. That is usually the case, while at the extremes, a few products have been stabilized (or killed if you will) on the one hand, while only a few lucky ones have even been reinvigorated by the new owner, on the other extreme. In any case, as every change is painful, the ideal situation for the user Read More...
Is Kenandy Turning into a Manufacturing Workday?
In anticipation of the upcoming Dreamforce 2013 mega conference by salesforce.com, we recently had an intro briefing with Kenandy’s top brass. The new company’s

die casting  ERP products will likely die off as a result of Kenandy’s entrance. Related Reading: Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 2 (July 2013) In Conversation with Rootstock Management (January 2013) Cloud ERP Wars Intensifying in Full Force(.com) (May 2012) Read More...
How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic

die casting  book entitled “Iterate or Die: Agile Consulting for 21st Century Business Success, authors Eric Berridge and Michael Kirven, co-founders of Bluewolf , reveal the fallacies of conventional business consulting and introduce Agile Consulting , a bold consulting policy pledge built around the so-called “Bluewolf Laws of Consulting Economics.” Bluewolf is possibly the world''s largest provider of consulting services for Cloud Computing, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and SaaS solutions. With Read More...
“E.T.O. Phone Home”: Using Discrete ERP in an ETO Environment Will Leave You with an Out-of-this-world Experience
A brief journey of what functionality ERP engineer-to-order systems must support.Just like the mythical character in the film E.T., who was far from home in

die casting  printing presses; machine tools; die tools and molds; etc. Due to the complex nature of the production, the ETO system has to be able to support integration to a computer-aided design (CAD) system in order to support the specific engineering tolerances and changes in both confuguration and design capabilities. One of the challenges inherent in the ETO environment is that standard discrete ERP systems cannot adequately plan for the fluctuations in market demand and, by extension, the reduced capacity use i 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

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Selecting a PLM Vendor
PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be

die casting  enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made products. Hence, the enterprises that consider product development a core competency should investigate 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

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...
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...
Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is evolving, but due to pressures to meet financial reporting requirements, there’s still a strong pull toward

die casting  Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO In today''s highly competitive business environment, it''s more important than ever to create a strategic advantage. High-performing finance teams and strategic CFOs can help create shareholder value, boost business performance, and help the organization better manage risk. Source : Infor Resources Related to Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO : Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Wikipedia) Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Read More...
CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a

die casting  if the patient will die otherwise. If you suffer from the aforementioned issue of PLM process immaturity, there is likely no ROI in switching systems. One overall PLM process offering from a single supplier with tight integration to all of the PLM functionalities and departmental applications is not a reality for most companies. Not unlike in the ERP realm, the material resource planning (MRP) concept was relatively straightforward (as is PDM within PLM). MRP II, ERP, extended-ERP, and whatever broader Read More...

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