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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...

One of the biggest challenges businesses face today in the area of human resources is the recruitment and retention of skilled talent. Combining a talent

iron casting  strategy throughout their global environment. In order to stay competitive and maintain an effective and stable workforce, organizations have to change their hiring, retention, and workforce management strategies throughout the global enterprise. This will help them to keep their candidate pipeline full for future growth. To this end, a talent management strategy can be invaluable in developing a unified corporate philosophy for attracting and retaining much-needed talent across the globe. What Systems Read More...
Supplier Parks - Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that

iron casting  example of vertical integration. Iron ore came in one side and autos came out the other end. Contrast that with the development of virtually integrated supply chains during the 80''s and 90''s: thousands of suppliers dispersed across the globe, each with their own role in the production of a single product. But this is also changing. I had a back-to-the-future experience during a recent tour of Ford''s first North American supplier park, scheduled to start production next year. Located mile from Ford''s 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...
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...
Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

iron casting  industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, and the need to constantly employ new technologies to Read More...
Ironware International Selects abas USA for ERP
Founded in 1980, abas has lately been coming out of its “dark horse” and “best kept secret” stature to become a fiercely competitive provider of cost-effective

iron casting  Pierre Picard''s stylish handforged iron lighting and furniture. Before abas USA , the company was running transactions for multiple locations using spreadsheets to track inventory and production, which would result in duplicate data entry. abas Business Software is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and e-Business application designed specifically for manufacturers in the assemble-to-order (ATO), make-to-order (MTO), and engineer-to-order (ETO) environment. Operating on LINUX, Unix, and Microsoft Read More...
Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is evolving, but due to pressures to meet financial reporting requirements, there’s still a strong pull toward

iron casting  today''s highly competitive business environment, it''s more important than ever to create a strategic advantage. High-performing finance teams and strategic CFOs can help create shareholder value, boost business performance, and help the organization better manage risk. Source : Infor Resources Related to Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO : Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Wikipedia) Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO Business Leader is also known as : Chief Fi Read More...
Voting Technology: An Evaluation of Requirements and Solutions
The issues created by the use of punch card ballots, an obsolete technology, during the recent US Presidential election are similar to the ones that businesses

iron casting  Technology: An Evaluation of Requirements and Solutions Introduction Technological change impacts politics as well as business. The recent United States Presidential election sheds light on problems that can arise from the use of punch card ballots, an obsolete technology. Some observers are suggesting high-tech alternatives such as the Internet, while others viscerally distrust computer technology and would eschew it altogether. These issues are similar to the ones that businesses confront every 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...
Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs are just a few Internet services that make up the new growing digital world called social media. Many companies have seen

iron casting  Media and Customer Experience Feedback Enterprise feedback management (EFM) is a term used to describe a company''s goal of consolidating and managing feedback from all sources. Source : Mindshare Technologies Resources Related to Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback : Social Media (Wikipedia) Customer Experience (Wikipedia) Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback Social Media is also known as : Social Media Applications , Social Media Articles , Social Media Basics , Social Media 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

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...
TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011
It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011

iron casting  well. IBM acquiring Cast Iron Systems and Dell acquiring Boomi testify to the latter point. Considering quote-to-order (Q2O) e-commerce vendors, their next frontier is verticalization and much of their functionality is likely to be subsumed by ERP, CRM and/or PLM vendors. However Q2O vendors may extend their staying power by harnessing business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics to discern, for example, which product variants/options are the most profitable, what sells (and will sell) best in Read More...
How to Overcome the Limits of Enterprise Software
Is your enterprise software really making you more competitive? After all, for years you’ve had to make expensive trade-offs between application dependability

iron casting  type of software-based application environment - the application fabric - is successfully and cost-effectively meeting the requirements of today''s most demanding applications. By delivering high-levels of scalability and reliability across a virtualized fabric of commodity-class computers, application fabrics are eliminating the onceaccepted trade-offs among application scalability, dependability, manageability and affordability. This fabric-based approach to application deployment and management repres Read More...

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