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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 eto  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...
Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software

make to order operation eto  product modeling? Can they make decisions to facilitate conflict resolution? Action: Define the right tasks for the right people to accomplish the project''s objectives. The project team''s prime responsibilities are to develop a feasible project budget and schedule, paying special attention to the product modeling effort; and to design, test and implement configurable product models and related processes that meet the company''s strategic vision. Moreover, acting as proactive change agents and Read More...
Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA''s savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and

make to order operation eto  application''s aggregation features often make the budgeting and planning process quicker, more dependable, and more predictable, giving financial professionals more time to analyze and consider their overall budget before making decisions crucial to the organization''s mid-term plans. Another analytic module worth mentioning is the CODA Collaborative Scorecard , which helps user organizations link corporate goals through group objectives and individual performance. Designed to be deployed to every desktop Read More...
The Blurry Line between ERP and PLM in Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturing
Engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing needs a high level of integration between ERP and PLM systems. This article points out that ERP and PLM solutions are

make to order operation eto  processes, they have to make sure that the design department knows what can be made on the shop floor and that the production side always works on the up-to-date design specifications that reflect correct customer requirements. Meeting Delivery Time One of the major responsibilities that product/project managers at ETO manufacturers have is to ensure that the product can be delivered on time. Although one delivery delay may result in only one unhappy customer, for some ETO manufacturers, this customer Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

make to order operation eto  missing functions that may make it extremely difficult if not impossible for the application software to run the physical business. For more details, see Find The Software''s Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure . To that end, there are a number of possible potential showstoppers or ETO fatal flaws. These include close engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing collaboration and management to collapse product lifecycles; project management and scheduling capability; the ability to compare actual and estimated Read More...
Data Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Data mining and predictive analysis applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has

make to order operation eto  applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has been slow due to their lack of business intelligence (BI) functionality, proactive information distribution, robust security, and other necessities. Now there’s an integrated enterprise BI system that can deliver data mining and predictive analysis. Learn more. Read More...
How to Use Projects to Master Asset Management
IFS co-founder Ulf Stern and senior advisor Anders Wilhelmsson discuss how project management functionality that is tightly integrated with enterprise asset

make to order operation eto  to Use Projects to Master Asset Management IFS co-founder Ulf Stern and senior advisor Anders Wilhelmsson discuss how project management functionality that is tightly integrated with enterprise asset management (EAM) and asset lifecycle management (ALM) tools is essential to executives of asset-intensive industries. Lacking this integration, valuable asset data is lost and asset utilization cannot be maximized. Read More...
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

make to order operation eto  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist. Read More...
The Prescription to Buying an EMR Solution to Improve Patient Care and Staff Productivity
Purchasing an electronic medical record (EMR) system is a daunting task, as there are many software vendors who cater to this niche industry. That’s why it’s

make to order operation eto  Prescription to Buying an EMR Solution to Improve Patient Care and Staff Productivity Purchasing an electronic medical record (EMR) system is a daunting task, as there are many software vendors who cater to this niche industry. That’s why it’s essential for you to know what kind of functional requirements your practice or hospital will require to run your daily operational needs. You also need to forecast that whichever system you choose (whether on-demand or on-premise), the software will allow Read More...
Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM
While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications

make to order operation eto  package, AutoCAD still often makes the top three ranking. All told, Autodesk claims over three million users worldwide on its products. On the other hand, one is not to dispute Microsoft''s dominance on desktops, with a great deal of market share in the OS and database platforms in the segment. Thus, Autodesk should be able to add long-needed EDM capabilities to MBS ERP products (Autodesk Vault software abstracts engineering data and metadata and avails it to the users outside engineering departments, Read More...
To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question
Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP

make to order operation eto  ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question To ERP , or not to ERP , that is the question: Whether ''tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous ERP vendors , Or to take arms against a cloud of component solutions …   Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP system’s functionality, the words of the Bard of Avon (updated for the present day) might be Read More...
SAP Invited to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety
The White House invited SAP to demonstrate the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to

make to order operation eto  public safety. Recall Plus makes public safety information available to the public in a timely fashion, ensuring that consumers are advised about potential health hazards for their children. Read More...
Autodesk and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data
Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The

make to order operation eto  and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The focus of the Autodesk PLM 360 offering (bolstered by Jitterbit’s data integration) is to connect and orchestrate data transfers between systems. On the other hand, the focus of Inforbix is to index and mash up data across the systems for further discovery and analysis. In other words, Read More...
IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to
In general VPNs are ill suited to building multi-company extranets, for any situation that extends across organizational boundaries, or where there is

make to order operation eto  in WAN costs. Web-enablement makes sense for some situations, but corporations that rely on homegrown or other legacy applications are often leery of costly recoding projects that don''t directly contribute to the bottom line. This has led to the emergence of a passel of proxy-based remote access solutions designed to offload the effort of exporting applications. Unfortunately, these solutions merely provide secure access to already-webified applications and at best a few widely used office automation Read More...

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