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Manufacturing in the Cloud
Cloud services will be a leading driver of productivity for manufacturers over the next decade. Businesses focused on reducing costs and improving the quality

manufacturing businesses  improving the quality of manufacturing solutions will increasingly turn to the cloud for SaaS solutions. Read this white paper by president and CEO of inKumo, Inc., and find out how this new era of technology will dramatically improve productivity and cost savings in the industry. Read More...
Cloud ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations
There is no shortage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But

manufacturing businesses  software across various industries, manufacturing businesses still express a lot of skepticism, uncertainty, and concern about the applicability of cloud software to their business. Despite the rush for the cloud with other types of business software, such as customer relationship management (CRM), human resources management (HRM), and project and process management (PPM), there are valid reasons for manufacturing companies to avoid off-premise ERP systems. Some of these issues are to do with the nature Read More...
SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing

manufacturing businesses  ing the Manufacturing Opportunity The Need for New Delivery Models Recently ordained the topic du jour , it is now apparent that software as a service (SaaS)—also known as on-demand, hosted delivery—models of enterprise applications are not the passing fads that the Y2K or dot-com phenomena of the late 1990s were. The rationale thereof, however, depends on whom one asks for an opinion (that is, whether the opinion comes from someone of the burgeoning SaaS camp or from the traditional and still 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

manufacturing businesses  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...
Cloud ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations
There is no shortage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But

manufacturing businesses  Server platform preferences of manufacturing businesses *Totals may exceed 100% as multiple server platforms may have been selected. Cloud and hosted solutions demonstrate stable growth—in the manufacturing sector the level of interest more than doubled since 2007, from 9.4% to 19.4% of all respondents in 2011. In fact, all other platforms showed a decline in interest. However, the preference for SaaS and hosted solutions together is a fraction—only one-fifth of all respondents in 2011—of that for Read More...
ERP in Manufacturing AXIS
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business

manufacturing businesses  in Manufacturing AXIS Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective. Read More...
Selecting ERP for Your Defense Manufacturing Business
In this white paper, how the unique characteristics of a defense manufacturing operation lead to separate and distinct needs in the area of enterprise software

manufacturing businesses  ERP for Your Defense Manufacturing Business In this white paper, how the unique characteristics of a defense manufacturing operation lead to separate and distinct needs in the area of enterprise software is discussed, including enterprise resources planning (ERP) and software for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and maintenance activities. Read More...
From Accounting to ERP: A Road Map for Growing Small Businesses
To find out what you need to know about ERP systems for growing small or midsized businesses, download your copy of from accounting to erp: a road ...

manufacturing businesses  Accounting to ERP: A Road Map for Growing Small Businesses You may have hit a wall without knowing it. Your business may be getting too big to continue growing with stand-alone desktop applications like spreadsheets, contact managers, and basic accounting software. If you''re having trouble eliminating business process bottlenecks, increasing productivity, or improving customer service, it could be time for you to leave your desktop applications behind— and graduate to an enterprise software solution Read More...
Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

manufacturing businesses  Metal Manufacturing The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing is TEC Certified for online evaluation enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP

manufacturing businesses  Enterprise Process Manufacturing for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing is TEC Certified for online evaluation enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and in-dept Read More...
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP

manufacturing businesses  for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. BE Read More...
SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400
SynQuest, Inc. with help from IBM makes good on its promise to deliver an AS/400-based version of its manufacturing software.

manufacturing businesses  Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 S. McVey - April 18th, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. recently shipped its supply chain management software for IBM AS/400e servers to a division of Chesapeake Corporation, a $1.2 billion provider of specialty packaging and merchandising services. Following a port begun last November, SynQuest Manufacturing Manager software for the AS/400 includes advanced planning and scheduling capabilities that are Read More...
Manufacturing Strategy: An Adaptive Perspective
Adaptive manufacturing enables companies to produce goods efficiently and manage variability proactively. However, it must be managed as an end-to-end, closed

manufacturing businesses  An Adaptive Perspective Adaptive manufacturing enables companies to produce goods efficiently and manage variability proactively. However, it must be managed as an end-to-end, closed-loop process with tight linkages between manufacturing applications, adjacent enterprise applications, and—most importantly—the technology behind these applications. Such integrated networks enable the process visibility and collaboration capabilities that, ultimately, are the key to building an adaptive manufacturing Read More...
SAP Manufacturing
Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume

manufacturing businesses  Manufacturing Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

manufacturing businesses  Manufacturing In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. Read More...

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