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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

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 “chief bean counter” responsibilities. But CFOs can find opportunities to become true business leaders. With help from technology, five key strategies can enable the CFO to have a significant impact on the direction and success of the business. Learn more.

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

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

Geac Awakens On Its Deathbed - Part 2: Geac's Response


While Geac’s balance sheet was boosted by recent events, a more positive sign is the company’s intent to become a true software-developing vendor, not simply a software collector and dealer.

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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 chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) is Sandra “Sandy” Kurtzig, an enterprise software industry pioneer who founded former ASK Computer Systems with the veteran enterprise resource planning (ERP) product ManMan in 1972, and helped

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

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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Implementation Acceleration Using Integration


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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

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

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die casting  Many Napkins Have to Die Needlessly? A Case for Business Architecture IT Management Issue Whether designing a new information system, assessing the impact of a purchased package, planning for integration with an application service provider, performing due diligence for a merger or acquisition, or identifying opportunities for cost reduction, the question is: What is the necessary and appropriate information technology architecture. The perfect architecture is functional, simple and clearly understood. 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

Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program


It’s not easy for manufacturing companies to improve operating efficiency while responding to market changes. Improving productivity across business processes requires visibility, speed, and automation. The SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program can tailor SAP manufacturing software to your needs and roll it out quickly—and, it can be adapted to changing requirements. Find out how it can grow with your company.

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Beyond Boundaries: A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration


The current global economic instability means firms have to quickly adapt to business conditions. This uncertainty may increase companies’ reliance on business alliances to provide as-needed skills, services, and products. To optimize these alliances, finance should enter the discussion as early as possible. Find out where finance’s true value lies when realigning strategic objectives to include business collaboration.

die casting  relationships—business or otherwise—live and die by how well those involved communicate, and our survey results back up this view. Some 93% of those surveyed say communication between partners has at least a moderate impact on the success of alliances, and fully 60% of the respondents say it has a substantial impact. (See Figure 5, next page.) Common strategic objectives also appear high on the list; these are the only two selections for which the percentage of respondents saying these issues have a 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

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

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