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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  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...
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  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...
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

manufacturing businesses  the leading resource for manufacturing operations knowledge. IndustryWeek Penton Media Inc. 1300 East 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114-1503 Phone: 216-696-7000 Fax: 216-696-7670 www.industryweek.com About Infor Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing
Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield

manufacturing businesses  Enterprise Process Manufacturing Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield; ISA S88 compliant model definition; and trial formulation and new product development. It also features and accommodates user-designed document templates, multiple pack sizes, master production schedule, material requirements planning, rough-cut capacity planning, and production order lifecycle management. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

manufacturing businesses  interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows, Read More...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

manufacturing businesses  Manufacturing (ERP) The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes Read More...
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S''s, visual controls, standardized

manufacturing businesses  and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S''s The first practice 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...
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

manufacturing businesses  for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-Win Proposition for OEMs and CMs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Kinaxis has gained significant recognition in the marketplace for its focus on delivering a real-time supply chain that drives operations performance management in manufacturing and demand management. Source: Kinaxis Resources Related to Outsourced Manufacturing : Read More...
Ability 585 for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report
Ability 585 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The

manufacturing businesses  585 for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report Ability 585 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) 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. Read More...
Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help

manufacturing businesses  Mode Manufacturing (ERP) The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business Read More...
ERP for Food Manufacturing
Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing

manufacturing businesses  for Food Manufacturing Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing consumer tastes. This white paper examines the food industry’s issues, and explains how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution can help with controlling costs, managing inventory, and meeting government regulations, and outlines some of the key functionality food manufacturers should look for when Read More...

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