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Electronics and High-tech Components


The electronics and high-tech components industry goes through changes and innovations on just about a daily basis. Today’s advances in design become tomorrow’s new products. Throughout the industry, the underlying issue that drives profitability is time-to-market for new products. With this issue also comes the need for near-to-perfect supply chain visibly (in order to respond to changes in demand), and the need to react to price changes (in order to remain competitive).

electronics and high tech components  and High-tech Components The electronics and high-tech components industry goes through changes and innovations on just about a daily basis. Today’s advances in design become tomorrow’s new products. Throughout the industry, the underlying issue that drives profitability is time-to-market for new products. With this issue also comes the need for near-to-perfect supply chain visibly (in order to respond to changes in demand), and the need to react to price changes (in order to remain competitive). Read More

Overcoming Challenges in Collaborative Manufacturing Relationships


Manufacturers today must respond quickly to ever-changing customer demands—while keeping costs low and efficiency high. How can original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) effectively manage the demand-driven supply chain? A solution that increases your visibility of inventory planning and management throughout the supply chain can help reduce your response time. Learn more about the benefits.

electronics and high tech components  leading global provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and offers a full range of integrated supply chain solutions. Solectron''s 57,000 employees serve the world''s most innovative companies in industries that rely on high-tech electronics. The company''s integrated collaborative design, lean manufacturing, and post-manufacturing services offer customers such as Teradyne competitive outsourcing advantages, including access to advanced manufacturing technologies, shorter product time-to-market, Read More

Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing


A U.S.-based manufacturer of high-tech components was looking for a fully integrated Engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The new system was intended to replace a patchwork of off-the-shelf and in-house systems—including an unstable accounting system—and consolidate disparate databases and reports.

To find the right solution, the company turned to TEC for a software evaluation and selection project.

Starting with a list of seven qualified solutions, TEC issued requests for information (RFIs) to each of the vendors. Based on the RFI responses, the company was able to compare the seven solutions and develop a shortlist of the four most promising ones for in-depth evaluation.

TEC also helped the company collect market data, and prepare scripts for formal demonstration session—a key component of the final selection process.



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Critical Components of an E-PLM System


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electronics and high tech components  such as high tech electronics and aerospace and defense (A&D), the practice of outsourcing for both design and production is becoming ubiquitous. In addition, the demand for tailored products with greater functionality and complexity, coupled with a faster moving Internet world, are driving the need for shorter development cycles. Needs Change at Each Product Life Cycle Stage A critical component of an e-PLM system is recognizing that as a product progresses through its various stages, part information Read More

i2 Technologies Lives Life In The Fast Lane


i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $751 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 105% average growth rate over the last five years. Fueled by a powerful sales and marketing machine and aggressive strategies for corporate development and acquisition, i2 will maintain its lead through the end of 2000 and beyond.

electronics and high tech components  is confined to the electronics and high tech industry (57%). Its low penetration into other industry segments conflicts with its stated objectives, especially in the case of automotive (see Figure 3). i2 has made a host of acquisitions over the last several years and has supplemented acquired products with those developed internally and in collaboration with partners. In response to this growth, i2 has reorganized its business units around new product categories but more needs to be done to simplify the Read More

Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?


Components such as applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on built-in security features. But passwords and privileges are hardly enough, considering that many users have elevated privileges and fail to follow established corporate procedures.

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Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities


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A Sure Bet: Implementing High Availability Internet


Internet access is now mission-critical for many enterprises. Yet the unpredictable nature of Internet bandwidth can put important applications at risk. For converged networks with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and data running at the same time, redundancy is a must-have, as IT managers strive to achieve the same levels of reliability phone users have come to expect.

electronics and high tech components  Sure Bet: Implementing High Availability Internet Internet access is now mission-critical for many enterprises. Yet the unpredictable nature of Internet bandwidth can put important applications at risk. For converged networks with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and data running at the same time, redundancy is a must-have, as IT managers strive to achieve the same levels of reliability phone users have come to expect. Read More

FlexiFinancials Suite, FlexiPortal and Remote Office Components


Flexi develops the FlexiFinancials suite of enterprise financial accounting software, which is geared primarily to the banking, insurance, and financial services industries. Flexi also provides implementation and support services for FlexiFinancials. Flexi’s accounting capabilities help companies streamline their business processes and the product’s technology allows for seamless integration with their current applications through powerful and flexible APIs using Web services or COM+. Flexi's applications provide the flexibility to operate on various database platforms including Oracle and MS SQL Server. The fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) accounting suite includes modules for general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, purchasing, and projects. Flexi products also have built-in capabilities to help address internal security regulations and external compliance issues such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).      

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Commerce One Goes High, Wide and PeopleSoft


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Case Study: Electronics Manufacturer Doubles Production and Market Share, Drives 20 Percent Efficiency Improvement


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High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations


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