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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...
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...
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...
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...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

manufacturing businesses  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
CDC Ross ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
CDC Ross ERP is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The

manufacturing businesses  Ross ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report CDC Ross ERP is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) 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...
Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features
This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you

manufacturing businesses  Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features By Anne Le Bris and Melissa Vaes, with contributions from TEC analyst data   So, you’re a discrete manufacturer looking for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This reference guide, based on TEC’s Discrete ERP Request for Proposal (RFP) Template, provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you to determine which ERP features are a Read More...
Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing
Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help

manufacturing businesses  Product Development in Process Manufacturing P.J. Jakovljevic - February 5, 2010 Originally Published - March 10, 2007 As seen in such articles as Product Life Cycle Management in Process or Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer , what the process manufacturing industry lacks in glamour, it certainly makes up for in complexity. Traditionally, manufacturing is divided into two categories: process and discrete (if one is not counting hybrid, mixed-mode environments). Many differences exist between the 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...
ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report
Find out in the aberdeen report, ERP in manufacturing 2009.

manufacturing businesses  in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report It''s no surprise. According to a recent survey of over 435 manufacturers, the number one enterprise resource planning (ERP) business driver is the need to cut costs. But what are the other major business challenges shaping ERP strategies in 2009? Are manufacturers turning to point solutions or integrated ERP modules to achieve their goals? And which ERP practices are best-in-class manufacturers employing? Find out in the Aberdeen report , ERP in Manufacturing Read More...
Improved Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance
Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers

manufacturing businesses  Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers do not have the insight to improve planning, forecasting, production scheduling, supply chain management, and more. This paper highlights the strategic importance of real-time manufacturing data, and how cloud ERP is uniquely suited to deliver company-wide visibility into operations. 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...
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...

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