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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

To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)


The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner. Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing

iron casting  suite , and  Cast Iron Systems . Sonoa Systems provides analytics, management, and IT governance solutions for cloud services and application programming interfaces (APIs ). PaaS The Hosting, Please! This brings us to the discussion about choosing the technology stack  (with the following technical layers: application, deployment platform, and infrastructure) in a do-it-yourself (DIY) or other fashion. Namely, as ZDNet’s blogger and SaaS connoisseur Phil Wainewright explains well in his recent blog Read More

How the Mining Industry Benefits from ERP Systems


Integrated enterprise resource planning software normalizes the reporting requirements for a mining company’s various departments. This article loosely shows the parallels between the operations in a mining company and those of a manufacturer whose product is sold on store shelves.

iron casting  groups. In the extraction environment, analysis is performed to determine decline (the angle of a tunnel or the angle of the walls) at an open pit. This ongoing work allows for maximizing safety while ensuring the lowest cost of excavation possible as the dig expands. Too sharp an angle increases risk of collapse, whereas too shallow an angle cuts into the available area for excavation. At a working mine, consumables and spare machinery parts are inventoried. Geologists now active in the quality control ( 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 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

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

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

iron casting  contract or repetitive manufacturing environments. Detailed module and functionality information at http://vs.technologyevaluation.com/software/46-383-idealprofile/Discrete-Manufacturing-ERP/Consona-Intuitive-ERP/ideal_customer.html . Made2Manage SCM: Part of the Made2Manage ERP solution, the SCM module provides effective management of supply chain processes by synchronizing product demand with production capacity, optimizing assets and workforce usage while maximizing throughput.The Made2Manage ERP Read More

Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 3


Cloud computing is allowing small to medium businesses (SMBs) to gain access to premium enterprise solutions without the traditional price tag of hardware and software licenses. This third and final part of a guide to cloud assets for SMBs reviews various types of cloud configurations and the ramifications of these setups for your organizations, and also considers some of the challenges of public cloud solutions.

iron casting  You will need to iron out the fine points with each of your vendors as separate entities, but you must also clarify what is expected of them in relation to your other vendors (planned downtime for maintenance, data recovery, etc.). The advantages may seem somewhat lesser when the various challenges are stacked up against them. The important point to understand is that the overall challenges of running an IT infrastructure are very much the same regardless of how your solutions are deployed. Your vendors 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 “chief bean counter” responsibilities. But CFOs can find opportunities to become true business leaders. With help from technology, five key strategies can enable the CFO to have a significant impact on the direction and success of the business. Learn more.

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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 based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

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

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


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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

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

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 out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be

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

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. Those several days spent in my homeland in late October/early November (whereby I missed my beloved Boston Red Sox’ winning the MLB World Series ’07 Championship, darn it!) I at least used this time to also learn about the enterprise

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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 the influence these new sites can have on their organizations for both good and bad. All companies should ask themselves, "How can we tap into the power of this new method of communication to improve our business and the experiences we provide our customers?"

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 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