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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...
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...
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S''s, visual controls, standardized

die casting  the single-minute exchange of die ( SMED ) concept of setup times of less than ten minutes, which was developed by Shigeo Shingo in 1970 at Toyota. Pull System A pull system is another key characteristic of lean, demand-driven manufacturing, since the ultimate goal here is to have the flow of materials controlled by replacing only what has been actually consumed. Pull systems, also known as kanban (coming from the Japanese words kan , which means card , and ban which means signal ), ensure that producti 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

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...
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

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...
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...
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...
Wrong ERP Demise Predictions Have (Only Partly) Created Skills Shortage
With so much frenzy surrounding e-business and CRM applications, ERP may be a far cry from its halcyon days. However, ERP implementation skills are still in

die casting  That Wretched ERP Finally Die? Possibly, But Only the Acronym! , ERP Getting a New Breath of Fresh Air in Europe , and Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies ) and have strongly opposed the theory of ERP obsolescence touted by many at that time. With all the recent attention being paid to e-commerce and CRM, some may feel that ERP is a pass technology. ERP, however, remains as necessary as ever. Nonetheless it does need to evolve to thrive in the Internet age. The fact remains that the majority of 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...
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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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

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...
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...
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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What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?
Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are

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