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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

It Takes More Than a Fast CPU to Rule the Web


Compaq Computer Corporation, desperate to get some kind of high-end UNIX benefit from its ill-conceived acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp., has announced its massive, 32-CPU capable GS series of Alpha systems. But, as was the case with Digital, Compaq marketing seems overly concerned with CPU - not system - performance.

iron casting  e-business applications and customer environments. With over 200 systems already sold, Compaq anticipates $1 billion in revenue from AlphaServer GS series sales during 2000 and expects to double its UNIX market share within target markets in the next three to four years. Today''s announcement is another significant step in Compaq''s strategy to deliver the best Internet infrastructure to our customers, said Michael Capellas, Compaq President and Chief Executive Officer. With more and more companies 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

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

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

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


The first part of this blog series described the opportunity for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand enterprise applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. But before any vendor can embark on delivering a SaaS offering, it must understand several misconceptions about SaaS. Part two then analyzed the first two of the top five SaaS assumptions that Gartner recently

iron casting  (e.g., Accenture , Cast Iron Systems , or Bluewolf  have lately become Salesforce.com’s notable SI and consulting partners). Today’s SaaS projects go far beyond early on-demand  sales force automation (SFA ) implementations consisting of merely importing contacts, accounts, leads, etc., and then going live. More and more implementations consist of implementing several SaaS offerings at once. For example, Webcom’s WebSource CPQ on-demand product configurator is rarely deployed on its own, while Read More

Software Selection Slagging


Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC

iron casting  Selection Slagging Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I''d recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC recommend (more on that later as we''re preparing to publish our internal guide). 180 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 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

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

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

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

Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins


One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins, an internationally-renowned speaker and expert on performance improvement systems. Please take a minute to read this interesting and informative interview with one of the gurus in the business performance and analytics spaces. Gary

iron casting  systems. There is an iron law of economics that the better the decisions, then the better the results—and hence continuous organizational improvement will follow, financial or otherwise. There is another obstacle. The IT function often acts as a wall between the data and its users. Experienced analysts do not use BI to search for a diamond in a coal mine or to flog the data—until it confesses the truth. Instead, they first speculate that two or more things are related or that some underlying behavior 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

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

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 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for midmarket manufacturers and distributors. Most recently, Ironware International Inc. has chosen abas Business Software as its new ERP provider. Ironware was founded in 1988 by Karin Eaton to

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