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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...
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...
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...
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...
Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

manufacturing businesses  Manufacturing Software: A Primer Introduction Process manufacturing has unique requirements differentiating it from other types of manufacturing. When selecting software for the process industry, special attention and emphasis should be placed on these requirements to ensure that a company can operate at optimal levels, consistent with how it does business and not with how the software lets the company do business. Be aware of both large software vendors, who try to be all things to all companies, Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global''s solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

manufacturing businesses  Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing How Are Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Addressing Lean Manufacturing? Given the current massive interest in lean manufacturing, the time has come for prominent enterprise systems providers to communicate their views and experience in lean manufacturing, and the range of solutions and tools that they offer to support organizations with a lean manufacturing philosophy. What follows are some notable examples of vendors that support many lean tools and Read More...
Plex Online for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report (2012)
Plex Online is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The

manufacturing businesses  Online for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report (2012) Plex Online is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete 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...
Case Study: Trinity Manufacturing


manufacturing businesses  Study: Trinity Manufacturing Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

manufacturing businesses  (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode 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...
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing solutions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP

manufacturing businesses  for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing solutions in the enterprise resource planning (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...
Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems
The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost

manufacturing businesses  Manufacturing Scheduling Systems Introduction All manufacturing planning and scheduling systems can be broadly grouped into two kinds: static and dynamic . While static systems cannot deal with changing conditions prevalent on shop floors, dynamic systems are able to deal with them to varying degrees, depending on the system''s inherent capabilities. Static scheduling systems can be deployed at manufacturing sites where orders are repetitive and there are minimal variations among the products and Read More...
A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA
In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But

manufacturing businesses  Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Enter SAP Manufacturing: powerful software that integrates manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise – and the only comprehensive solution for managing manufacturing operations. Source :SAP Resources Related to A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA : Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Read More...
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

manufacturing businesses  for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and production departments within a manufacturing company, mentioned some customer relationship management (CRM) vendors that seem to have adapted their products for the manufacturing industry, and I also promised I would get back to you with more information on these products. Why do Manufacturing Companies Need a Read More...
ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)
TEC@s new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn@t have many

manufacturing businesses  for Manufacturing (SMB) TEC''s new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn''t have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn''t want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and Read More...

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