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Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

make to order operation erp  efficient on products that make sense to manufacture in large quantities and to be responsive to products that are best handled as special orders. An enterprise application ought to offer tools that allow production to become pull-based, facilitating processes like kanban . Strong kanban functionality will allow companies to pull products through their supply chain, thus leaning the supply chain, minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. Read More...
One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 1
My recent series of tutorial articles entitled “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla @ Charybdis” and “The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal)

make to order operation erp  Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 1 My recent series of tutorial articles entitled  “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis”  and  “The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains”  have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. Along similar lines was the series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service) entitled  “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Read More...
Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data

make to order operation erp  floor. Integrated ERP systems make plant floor activities more visible to all employees. In fact, Kors Engineering has found that most companies learn more about their systems the first day they bring their equipment online than they''ve known after decades of operation. Plex Online has the industry''s most comprehensive quality management and supply chain management functionalities. It has the capabilities needed by medical device manufacturers to manage problem controls, cost recoveries, traceability, Read More...
Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?
In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and

make to order operation erp  correct part number''s order, make the item, and deliver it. The typical catalog number for the control switch described above would look like this: 800T-A1. This means that the order consists of seven alphanumeric characters (instead of several lengthy sentences) that unequivocally identify the part. Another ability that sets WebSource CPQ apart from most peer products is that the above mentioned B510 example can be confused with a 480-volt, 51-horsepower contactor. However, the system should also be Read More...
The Challenge to Achieve Perfect Order Management
Superior order management can provide you with a competitive edge across the board. To move closer to order perfection and a truly loyal customer base, you must

make to order operation erp  final quotation. Pricing Functionality Make sure you have the pricing processes and technology capabilities that enable you to execute pricing strategies tailored to each customer and/or sales channel based on your selected criteria. Pricing rules and data must be maintained centrally, accessible by field sales and telesales professionals. In addition to price lists, your application should be able to handle pricing for promotions, specific customers, and contracts. Contract Management An integrated Read More...
ERP in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy
Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have

make to order operation erp  in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance. Read More...
Infor ERP XA
Infor provides business solutions thousands of customers in nearly seventy countries and nineteen languages. The Infor ERP XA (eXtended Advantage) family of

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ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process
To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization''s needs and characteristics , visit TEC''s process ERP evaluation center.

make to order operation erp  this example: Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. You cannot put the juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. In addition, process manufacturing is scalable. If a formula calls for 1,000 pounds of cake flour, but you only have 500 pounds, you can still bake Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System
Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results

make to order operation erp  inventories because manufacturers can make and buy only what is needed. Demands rather than demand insensitive order points drive time phased plans. Deliveries can be coordinated to actual need dates; orders for unneeded material can be postponed or canceled. The bills of material ensure matched sets are obtained rather than too much of one component and not enough of another. Planned changes in the bills also prevent inventory build up of obsolete materials. With fewer part shortages and realistic Read More...
Practical Guide to ERP for Recipe/Formula-based Manufacturers
Understanding the features, functions, and architecture of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system best suited to your type of manufacturing will help you

make to order operation erp  Guide to ERP for Recipe/Formula-based Manufacturers Understanding the features, functions, and architecture of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system best suited to your type of manufacturing will help you reevaluate your existing systems or replace your existing spreadsheet-based processes. This practical ERP guide for process manufacturers examines the functional capabilities of a process-oriented ERP system versus that of a discrete manufacturing-oriented ERP application. Read More...
Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) for Distributors ERP Certification Report
Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distributors in the ERP

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From Idea to Delivery: Take a Holistic, End-to-End Approach to Bringing Products to Market
The longstanding silos within organizations may be ready for busting, and the right IT strategy can facilitate the collaboration needed to break them down, even

make to order operation erp  Idea to Delivery: Take a Holistic, End-to-End Approach to Bringing Products to Market The longstanding silos within organizations may be ready for busting, and the right IT strategy can facilitate the collaboration needed to break them down, even extending to suppliers, customers, and partners, integrating all processes from idea to delivery. This paper features an interview with SAP’s heads of solution marketing for product lifecycle management and for supply chain management about the idea-to-deliv Read More...
The ERP Ecosystem
Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different

make to order operation erp  all other efforts that make the delivery of a software package possible), the adopting organization would have to build its own system from scratch at much greater cost. The adopting organization is the financial source for the whole ecosystem. Without this party, the whole ERP industry would not exist. Consulting services are the bridge between the other two parties. The existence of consulting is the result of a division of labor, which allows every party to focus on what it does the best. If we look Read More...
Five Steps to Better Sales Performance: How to Coach Your Sales Team to Higher Performance
A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This

make to order operation erp  Steps to Better Sales Performance: How to Coach Your Sales Team to Higher Performance A giant gap exists in most organizations between the highest performing sales reps and everyone else. Much depends on the critical role of sales managers. This paper reveals the proven methods the best sales managers rely on to close the sales performance gap between average performers and all-stars. Read more about the key sales performance behaviors you can put into practice to transform your sales teams. Read More...
ERP Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 2: ERP Key Success Factors
ERP systems, in fact, are devised to operate by codifying a set of business processes and employees have to learn the whys, wheres and whos of the business

make to order operation erp  must be correct to make the system capable to control the business. Other information must be similarly accurate (for more information, see Business Basics: Unscrubbed Data Is Poisonous Data ). Another example of bad discipline would be the continuation of physically conducting business while circumventing the system. Often, there is an instinctive middle management urge to, for example, hastily ship goods to customers in order to preserve future sales, without necessarily logging it through the system. Read More...

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