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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


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integrated resource planning scm  and buffer management with integrated visualization tools. These capabilities aim at helping automate and streamline supply chain communication so that companies can better understand real customer demand and calibrate production to take advantage of advanced manufacturing techniques, such as continuous flow, pull replenishment, and supply visualization. A more detailed description of the solution''s capabilities follows. Kanban One of QAD MFG/PRO Lean Manufacturing''s more recent functions is improved Read More

Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach


SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster).

integrated resource planning scm  information from this level, integrated with ERP data (and analyzed and presented in the form of key performance indicators [KPIs] in job and role-based portals), gives a level of management support and increase in personal productivity that has not been available so easily before. SSI users often cite the great ability to manipulate the front end to suit their individual personalized needs (for senior executives, managers, occasional users, frequent users, shop-floor users, and so on) without touching Read More

Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


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Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating ERP criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of the several major ERP vendors: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, System Software Associates (SSA),Geac Computers, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS), QAD, MAPICS, Symix Systems, Great Plains, and Lawson Software.

integrated resource planning scm  demanding that they be integrated into their ERP backbone. Users'' visions of ERP are evolving from tactical to strategic. Consequently, during the last few years, the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its above-mentioned adjacent markets. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, ERP systems will include customer and supplier-centric processes as well. The major ERP vendors have been busy developing, acquiring, or bundling new functionality so that Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor


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Integrate Business Planning for Dynamics NAV


Developed based on the role-tailored integrated business planning model (RTIBPM), the Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated business planning system automates much of the planning process. This white paper explores the history of integrated business planning (IBP), and discusses software solutions like Microsoft Dynamics NAV that can help your company improve performance planning.

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Sage Abra HRMS 10.0 for Human Resource Management Certification Report


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Advanced Planning Optimization and LeadTime Technology


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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


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Case Study: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)


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All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same


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