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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...
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...
Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)
Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their

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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...
Will Servigistics Click on More Service Cylinders? - Part 1
The old adage “he who lives by the sword will die by the sword” might have been best witnessed in the life and demise of erstwhile public software company Click

die casting  by the sword will die by the sword” might have been best witnessed in the life and demise of erstwhile public software company Click Commerce  based in Chicago, Illinois (US). With its roots in the partner relationship management (PRM) or demand channel (chain) management (DCM ) space, the company had first gobbled up a number of struggling PRM/DCM peers in the early 2000s. These mergers coincided with a time when there was a growing realization that the niche PRM market was not sustainable on its 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...
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

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...
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...
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

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...
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...
Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word
With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open

die casting  that sound enterprise applications die hard, even if at the expense of being technologically backward—especially those that feature solid vertical functionality that does the job and that have large install bases worldwide. What is meant by backward here is technology that has monolithic code on two-tier client/server architectures, if not even more outdated than that (see Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture ). In most cases, loyal and conservative customers 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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Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or

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...
Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs are just a few Internet services that make up the new growing digital world called social media. Many companies have seen

die casting  negative experience while the audience is still small. Recommendation 2: Establish a Presence   (2a): (Contribute to the community) In order to participate in social media you will need to establish a formal presence for your company in the global social network. This is easily done by setting up company accounts with key SM websites. We recommend that you start by creating a Facebook fan site and a Twitter account for your company. (Your Mindshare account manager can assist you in getting started with t Read More...

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