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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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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 mrp  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
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 mrp  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
Profitable-to-promise: A New Exciting Era
Any manufacturing business is faced with promising accurate delivery dates for customer orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has to ensure that every

make to order operation mrp  will be able to make decisions whether you will like to accept or reject the order. Sometimes urgent orders come and you will want to determine if shifting or canceling other, not-so-important orders will affect your bottom line. If raw material availability, machine capacity, and production lead time are known at the time of order taking, then it is possible to give a definite delivery date to the customer. This is known as capable-to-promise. If we can also provide information about customer, Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

make to order operation mrp  and use flow to make one product family, which necessitates ERP, MRP, or APS (advanced planning and scheduling) for the rest of the business. While lean/flow manufacturing leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, the traditional approaches better coordinates secondary, back-office systems like accounting and human resources (HR) management. Moreover, flow should be a company-wide strategy that does not only impact manufacturing. Thus, many prospects will be more amenable to the flow Read More
Symix Sytems: Shifting SME''s Focus to Their Customers
Symix is regarded as the originator of the extended ERP concept (CSRP), which has proven to be so attractive to mid-market enterprises that two other leading

make to order operation mrp  offer application outsourcing to make Symix attractive to smaller, resource constrained smaller enterprises. Explore other investment opportunities in order to both financially strengthen the Company and expand its distribution channel. A good example is the arrangement Symix has made with Mitsui & Co., who currently holds a 13% stake in Symix'' Asian distribution operation. Remain committed to new product features and the introduction of additional enhancements (See Vendor Challenges) and to enhancing Read More
GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

make to order operation mrp  Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be? Event Summary General Electric Information Services (GEIS, a division of General Electric (NYSE: GE),) will become a holding company managing two new business units. GE Systems Services takes over the current infrastructure operations, including data centers, networks, and help desks. The other new company, GE Global Exchange Services, has four divisions that will focus on Internet Data Exchange, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Read More
End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow
To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that

make to order operation mrp  to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources? 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 mrp  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
NetSuite First to Add HCM to Its Cloud ERP
Some experts have long questioned whether the notion of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is complete if it doesn’t cover human resources (HR). Addressing this

make to order operation mrp  First to Add HCM to Its Cloud ERP Some experts have long questioned whether the notion of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is complete if it doesn’t cover human resources (HR). Addressing this, NetSuite recently  announced a definitive agreement to acquire TribeHR , a provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) solutions . The idea is to create the first integrated cloud ERP and HCM software suite for small to medium businesses (SMBs). The proposed acquisition would create a single Read More
Top 10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud
Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus

make to order operation mrp  10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus on what’s important: making customers happy. Here are 10 reasons why they have made the switch and why you need to take your field service organization to the cloud . . . or get left behind. Download the white paper and find out. Read More
Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community
Through the release of Lynx’s Messenger Technology code to the ‘Open-Source’ community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating

make to order operation mrp  kindly to companies who make their software code available for re-tooling, testing, and engineering, and often implementation and use. This news release really only appeals to Linux messaging developers and companies positioned on the Linux fence. Read More
How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market

make to order operation mrp  to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client l Read More
Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.
According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data

make to order operation mrp  using that output to make tactical and strategic decisions. This step has the potential to improve the decision-making process, if you have the right set of tools and the right people—data geeks. These organizations are typically medium-sized companies with smaller budgets, rather than big corporations, but with a huge workforce potential and a budget to acquire at least some, if not all, of the complete and complex set of BI and analytics features. Analysis and data visualization tools as well as Read More
PeopleSoft: Giving Fervent Hope To The Market And Jitters To The Competition. Part 1: The News
PeopleSoft is seeking to make bigger strides in the CRM, SCM and B2B software markets with its recent spate of product releases. While Wall Street praises the

make to order operation mrp  PeopleSoft is seeking to make bigger strides in the CRM, SCM and B2B software markets with its recent spate of product releases. The rhetoric and hype aside, the fact is that PeopleSoft has become a fearsome enterprise applications provider. PeopleSoft has joined the elite group of vendors that can deliver a majority of the components of a complete e-business framework. If one considers all aspects of a CRM or SCM evaluation, PeopleSoft has earned the license to be evaluated along with market leaders. Read More
Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: Moving from Your Document-centric Enterprise 1.0 to the People-centric World of Enterprise 2.0
It would be a mistake to think that Web 2.0 is all about technology—and similarly so for Enterprise 2.0. But it would also be a mistake to dismiss the

make to order operation mrp  Collaboration to the Next Level: Moving from Your Document-centric Enterprise 1.0 to the People-centric World of Enterprise 2.0 It would be a mistake to think that Web 2.0 is all about technology—and similarly so for Enterprise 2.0. But it would also be a mistake to dismiss the technology altogether. The selection and implementation of enterprise social software solutions and real-time collaboration solutions requires careful thought, consideration, and planning. Find out more, in this IBM white Read More

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