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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 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.

iron casting  & 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

Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant


Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and mill manufacturing, meaning that such a plant is effectively a mixed-mode manufacturer. Software systems for these manufacturers' diverse needs are of critical importance. Learn about specific software capabilities you should be looking for.

iron casting  iron is produced. This iron is sent to steel-melting plants, where after further refining, liquid steel is produced. This liquid steel is either sent to a continuous casting plant, or it is poured into molds and cools to make steel ingots. If sent to a continuous casting plant, the liquid steel is poured into the top of a mold whose bottom end is open and water-cooled. During passage through the mold, the liquid steel solidifies and takes the shape of the bottom end of the mold, generally forming a slab Read More

Off-loading Some Green Compliance Burdens: Can Enterprise Applications Meet the Challenge?


The European Union’s WEEE Directive requires electronics manufacturers of member states to manage and pay for electrical and electronics waste recycling. Yet some prospective business service providers are waiting for the legislation and market to mature before offering their solutions.

iron casting  help the recycling company iron out collection inefficiencies in the short term, while on the other hand, it could affect product design in the long term for the manufacturer. One could imagine how useful feedback from the recycling facility could be, even if it is something as simple as a list of products that create the highest costs because they are hard to take apart. Still, despite their existing solutions'' fit, some private marketplace auction services providers have made the strategic decision to d Read More

Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management


SAP has developed some crucial themes as it moves forward with their PLM vision and solution strategy. Product development lifecycles are shrinking, and managing the innovation process is becoming a broader requirement of manufacturers and retailers alike.

iron casting  while early adopters'' deployments iron out the kinks. SAP''s focus on PLM innovation and productivity will be fully appreciated only when complete. As the IT market evolves, enterprises need to challenge, reexamine, and recalibrate their PLM and supply chain strategies. Read More

Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape event. Grape Escape has become a June fixture over past several years, right after the high traveling season to major vendors’ events subsides and before everyone takes their summer vacations. It is a signature event that showcases the intimate analyst relationships (AR) and

iron casting  Tailored to users’ personal environment And leveraging users’ appropriate role to interact with the module and processes Additionally, SYSPRO Workflow Services (SWS) enables the creation and management of workflow processes by streamlining processes and promoting collaboration between roles.  Some features here include the following: An in-process workflow engine Design capability to orchestrate personalized workflow scenarios A set of workflow controls run by a rules engine Tracking and notification Read More

How to Select an ERP System When You’re Dead


When Nietzsche declared in 1882 that “God is dead,” I’ll bet he had no idea that ERP system vendors were already queuing up to fill the gap. He just wasn’t the practical, forward-thinking kind, that was his problem (Nietzsche, I mean, not God). Now, in heaven, they take the long view. So when they started casting around for a replacement to their legacy system, they took the time to conduct

iron casting  to show them your environment Perform reference checks Issue an RFP to your shortlist Analyze RFP responses Conduct product demos Perform user trials Assess implementation proposal Conduct a TCO analysis (pricing) Analyze market data Visit reference company sites Quantify the subjective assessment Revisit your analysis Make your selection Phase Four: Post-selection Negotiate the contract Obtain executive approval Notify rejected vendors Handle disputes Notify the winning vendor Sign the contract Plan for Read More

Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

iron casting  automotive giant also owned iron ore mines, steel mills, and a fleet of ships, as well as the manufacturing plants and showrooms that built and distributed the cars bearing his name. The primary benefit of vertical integration is control, since a department or wholly owned subsidiary with no independent presence in the marketplace cannot, for example, deal with competitors to sell its components or services at a higher price. Its operations should, theoretically, be completely visible to the parent compan Read More

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 be aware of the fact that the automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS’ Automotive solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and

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IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus


IBM has just released benchmark results for its mid-range Unix server, the RS/6000 M80, showing it to be a top performer in transaction processing and Web serving.

iron casting  in a networked office environment, the M80 also outperformed Sun Microsystems offerings on the SPECsfs97 .v2 benchmark, becoming the world''s most powerful 8-way general purpose system for file-serving. Market Impact IBM''s 1999 strategy (primarily for the Netfinity line, but also for the RS/6000) was to turn out systems with high performance numbers, but not necessarily the best in price/performance. For 2000, however, the new mantra is price/performance. This is a good thing for both IBM and customers. Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

iron casting  the case of big iron pricing solutions). This is a software as a service (SaaS) platform that works out of the box. But the vendor does work with a number of smaller firms such as Value Management Advisors who support customers in the following ways: Build value models and value propositions Conduct market research to validate value models and value propositions Build segment, product or industry specific value driver libraries and data libraries Coach on pricing strategy Provide training on value-based Read More

TEC Research Analyst Round Table: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


Software-as-a-service (SaaS): friend or foe? SaaS—also known as on-demand or hosted applications—is becoming more and more popular in a number of enterprise application areas and quickly changing the minds of many a skeptic. SaaS is changing the way organizations pay for, implement, and run their software applications. Unlike traditional applications, which are paid for up front and installed on

iron casting  readers may turn an iron ear if they hear it again. This is a joke of course, but it reflects the reality of SaaS—it’s significant and continual. There is a question that comes to mind, though: Is a company that needs a new ERP system—or any other business application—able to distinguish SaaS vendors’ various sales and marketing efforts? There is no single universal answer to this question because it depends on many factors that are unique to each company and its particular conditions such as Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics "Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business

iron casting  operate in a multi-modal environment while providing added services to their customers. By engaging with a full platform, Panalpina will be able to significantly reduce the hurdles of data transfer between integrated systems. — Philippe Reney, TEC SCM Analyst See the TEC profile for RedPrairie Compare SCM software now Buy a detailed report on RedPrairie E2e functionality by clicking here British retailer B&Q goes live with SAP Forecasting and Replenishment Industry tags: Retail This an excellent case o Read More

Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics


One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

iron casting  Working with suppliers to iron out some of these process flaws is the first step in gaining control over inbound shipments. Retailers have tried changing the freight payment terms from pre-paid to collect, but this may harm the overall supplier relationship. Instead, working in a collaborative mode with the supplier, to gain control over inbound shipments is the way to go. If this not done, the cost savings achieved by gaining control over inbound shipments would be offset somewhere else on the supplier Read More

RFID Implementation: Moving Forward through the Four Phases


Implementation of a radio frequency identification system is best approached in four phases to ensure its success. Discussed here are the second and third phases, which deal with testing and validation, and the importance of setting up a pilot implementation.

iron casting  Work with partners to iron out any incompatibilities, label types, protocol, etc.     6. Subject the system to load testing, and use a quantity as per usual operations. Introduce incremental amounts of data, product, and collection to the system.     7. Measure results to test the viability of tag data on a larger scale (that is, on the entire ERP platform and throughout the business process).     8. Work with partners to eliminate errors.     9. Integrate the data between the ERP application and Read More