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Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.
: SAP Manufacturing SAP Manufacturing Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. SAP Manufacturing
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CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM » The TEC Blog
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM » The TEC Blog TEC Blog TEC Home About TEC Contact Us About the Bloggers Follow TEC on Twitter RSS Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more about TEC s
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Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.
: Lean Manufacturing: A Primer Lean Manufacturing: A Primer P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2006 Read Comments Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Manufacturing System. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean you need a system tailored to your needs. And with so many available solutions, you could spend months looking at demos, and still not find it. However, you can start by asking yourself eight simple questions.
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The Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing
Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you transform engineering from organizational bottleneck to a corporate asset?
: The Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing The Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing Source: Cimnet Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you
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High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations
It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success.
: High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term
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Case Study: Process Manufacturing
With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and overall profitability. A key element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price management solution the company chose.
: Case Study: Process Manufacturing Case Study: Process Manufacturing Source: Vendavo Document Type: Case Study Description: With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and overall profitability. A key element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price
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ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report
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: ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report It s no surprise. According to a recent survey of over 435 manufacturers, the number one enterprise resource planning (ERP) business driver is the need to cut costs. But what are the other major business challenges shaping ERP strategies in 2009? Are manufacturers turning to point solutions or integrated ERP modules to achieve their goals? And which ERP practices are best-in-class manufacturers employing? Find out
Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.
Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.
: Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co. Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co. Source: Epicor Document Type: Case Study Description: Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting. Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co. style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Related Industries: Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Related Keywords: Reporting,
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A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production requirements. However, market ambiguity and functional overlap with enterprise resource planning systems obscure what an MES can bring to an enterprise.
: What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems? What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems? P.J. Jakovljevic - March 7, 2008 Read Comments Plant execution software systems have many different scopes, forms, and formats, and they mean different things to different folks. Although plant execution software is used widely in a number of industries, it is rarely described similarly, and its functions are hardly ever identical. An execution system used at an electronics discrete manufacturing facility is similar only
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: Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing - March 16, 2009 Read Comments P.J. Jakovljevic Originally Published - March 10, 2007 As seen in such articles as Product Life Cycle Management in Process or Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer , what the process manufacturing industry lacks in glamour, it certainly makes up for in complexity. Traditionally, manufacturing is divided into two categories: process and discrete (if one is
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