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Manufacturing Systems with an IQ: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 1
Some time in mid-2005 TEC published a six part article on IQMS, a relatively small and obscure enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor based in Paso Robles

lean manufacturing class oracle  companies tend to embrace lean manufacturing  (and overall lean business ) principles and thus require low-maintenance and cost-effective (but fully functional) ERP systems. To that end, perpetual licensing provides the rights to all future upgrades and includes database licensing too. Master of Its Own Destiny (and Its Own Domain) Being privately held and not burdened with the stifling demands of private equity firms, venture funds, or public shareholders has proven to be a blessing for IQMS. Namely, Read More...
A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

lean manufacturing class oracle  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena ). The developed code was footnoted with references to the fathers of TOC, Goldratt and Schragenheim. The solution looks deceptively simple, but many people actually take a while to get it (learn and understand) because it appears to be counterintuitive at first. Basically, the target customer for this solution is someone who has pulled out half his or her hair trying to program the shop with a complex finite scheduler, only to find that the system Read More...
PeopleSoft''s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 2: User Recommendations
Having stashed almost $1.7 billion in cash, PeopleSoft’s thirst does not seem to be quenched by the recent buy-back of Momentum Business Applications, an R&D

lean manufacturing class oracle  with the exception of lean/flow manufacturing, and its algorithm-based supply chain planning (SCP) software inherited with the erstwhile Red Pepper acquisition. To that end, as the company is apparently keen to change the competitive landscape, and having a huge pile of cash, expect more aggressive PeopleSoft''s moves both on the acquisition and joint ventures fronts in order to provide a strong solution for manufacturing. Acquisition Speculation The devil lies in the fact that there are many areas within Read More...
These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1
Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self

lean manufacturing class oracle  “Maximizing CRM Effectiveness During Lean Times,”  authored by  Oracle CRM Why? Well, when I read them, many things therein rang true to me from my own research and findings (e.g., the ongoing success of Salesforce.com, Oracle CRM, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, RightNow, Sage CRM, SugarCRM , and SAP CRM as well as ongoing TEC’s end-users’ inquiries), even though I was cognizant of Microsoft and Oracle intentionally touting their “astute CRM features” in respective documents. The fact Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

lean manufacturing class oracle  meet the objectives of lean manufacturing, one needs to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of both not meeting business objectives and any extra cost due to the need for unplanned or even emergency repairs. One must also understand the cost of maintenance for the asset, and comparing these produces a few alternative maintenance strategies. Namely, if both the cost of failure and the cost of maintenance are low, one can justifiably use the strategy of simply fixing the asset when it breaks down. If the Read More...
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

lean manufacturing class oracle  to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones'' 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The following are the five main elements of enabling a lean approach. Define value Map Read More...
Is Oracle Becoming Invincible?
On June 20, Oracle Corporation, the leading provider of database and enterprise software applications, announced its fiscal 2000 results, claiming that it has

lean manufacturing class oracle  Oracle Becoming Invincible? Is Oracle Becoming Invincible? P.J. Jakovljevic - July 26, 2000 Event Summary According to the press release on June 20, Oracle Corporation announced that in its fiscal fourth quarter adjusted net income increased 76% to $926 million, or $0.31 per share, while revenue grew to $3.4 billion. This compares to $2.9 billion in revenue, $527 million in adjusted net income, and $0.18 per share in Q4 1999. Fiscal year 2000 adjusted net income increased 61% to $2.1 billion, or $0.69 Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

lean manufacturing class oracle  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface
Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric

lean manufacturing class oracle  Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems ’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric control (CNC) machine look and feel has traditionally been not that appealing to other roles in a manufacturing company. Over the last year or so, with contracted help from EPAM Systems developers in Belarus and user interface (UI) design suggestions from Two Rivers Consulting , the vendor has Read More...
Case Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy


lean manufacturing class oracle  Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy Read More...
Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features
This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you

lean manufacturing class oracle  Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features By Anne Le Bris and Melissa Vaes, with contributions from TEC analyst data   So, you’re a discrete manufacturer looking for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This reference guide, based on TEC’s Discrete ERP Request for Proposal (RFP) Template, provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you to determine which ERP features are a Read More...
Oracle Adds Compendium to Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud
Oracle has announced the acquisition of Compendium, a cloud-based content marketing platform provider, to augment the capabilities of its Eloqua Marketing Cloud

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Petrochemical Manufacturing
Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are

lean manufacturing class oracle  Manufacturing Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies: companies that refine oil and other raw materials and convert them into basic chemicals such as ethylene; and companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, Read More...
Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start
The all-in-one manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories:materials management; production planning ...

lean manufacturing class oracle  Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start Are you in a hurry to make your manufacturing operation more efficient and competitive? With SAP''s Business All-in-One Fast-start Program, you can find everything you need to get started today and to build for the future. The All-in-One manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories: materials management production planning and control sales and distribution logistics, product lifecycle management (PLM), and quality Read More...

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