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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

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

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

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...
Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations
Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value

iron casting  not detrimental to the environment. In many cases, customers will pay slightly more for better quality, more dependable service, and the right technology and innovation that will help them to improve their own costs and efficiencies. Continuous measurement and improvement For many companies, measuring their business performance is the last step they take when launching a new business improvement initiative. Unfortunately, not reassessing the business metrics can be just as debilitating as not reassessing Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

iron casting  and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger Read More...
They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)
The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia @ Montenegro) for personal reasons

iron casting  having been behind the Iron Curtain, had an enviable tradition of both local entrepreneurs and state-owned enterprises developing their own software applications from scratch, even at a time when the term ERP had not even been coined yet. Thus in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the market was dominated by the software products of many domestic companies, such as former (now defunct) SDC-CIP’s Mozaikus (a.k.a. Comand 2000 ) product, former Digit’s Hefis product, meanwhile renamed into FIS (Financial & Read More...
What Are Your Competitors Telling You? A Case Study: SAP''s New Advertising Campaign
SAP has a new marketing campaign. What does this mean for competitors, prospective buyers, and business-to-business marketing professionals? This case study

iron casting  Are Your Competitors Telling You? A Case Study: SAP''s New Advertising Campaign Overview You need to pay close attention to your competitors'' marketing campaigns, and not just to stay on top of their positioning strategies. Detecting a change signals the need to thoroughly re-evaluate the competitor and to consider how that change may affect you. Such a change could indicate a management change at your competitor, a new company strategy, a change in target market, pressure from other competitors, or 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

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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

iron casting  assembly, quality, serviceability, environment, or reliability. It is essential to incorporate DFX guidelines early in product development to reduce defects, minimize rework, eliminate waste, shorten time to market, and save costs. Customary methods involved time consuming and costly manual checks. The various manufacturing processes currently supported include assembly, machining, casting, injection molding, and sheet metal fabrication. Geometric DFX should benefit manufacturing companies in Read More...
Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 2
In part 1 of this blog post series, we took a look at a major player in the field service management (FSM) market ServiceMax. In what follows is a recent

iron casting  ISVs such as IBM/Cast Iron , Dell/Boomi , Jitterbit , USDM , and Axeda extend our solution. We don’t have any specific ERP alliances, as we compete with most of them for field service, but we integrate with the customer’s ERP system of choice on just about every deployment. Deepening our partner relationships and extending this network is a key priority for our current fiscal year, as we know, that we can’t sustain our triple digit growth without the help of this community! TEC: Which products, 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

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...
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

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...
7 Tips for Hiring Great Consultants
Back in April, I wrote about a consulting firm whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client.The secret to the firm’s success, it turned

iron casting  door, it’s the work environment that you create that keeps them there. John Kohos, president of Montreal-based Guardian Microsystems says that he presents his company “. . . almost as a club with employees (and customers) as ‘members’. It’s an attractive culture for serious people who enjoy what they do. A place where they can laugh together while they ‘own’ the tasks that they do.” That idea of ownership is worth highlighting. Smart, talented people bring good ideas to the table. Giving 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

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...

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