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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 planning and control  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

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Discrete 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 associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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The Challenges of Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems


While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.

manufacturing planning and control  and systems to manage manufacturing as it occurs, and then reporting aggregated actual results to the planning level. Product-centric versus Process-centric A major role of the plant execution system is to collect and pool data from real-time processes, which are sent to enterprise applications at the planning level. These may include ERP and supply chain management (SCM). However, the reality is that enterprise applications are product-centric; plant-level applications are process- and asset-centric. 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 between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) can help both sides leverage the supply chain to manage change. Find out about a solution that can help you create a successful collaboration strategy that optimizes your supply chain.

manufacturing planning and control  1997, one of Lucent's manufacturing locations in Massachusetts needed a new system for what-if analysis and inventory management, and RapidResponse was the application selected. At the same time, Sforza says, Lucent also implemented some tailored solutions to do forecast acceptance and priority allocation and distribution. Four years later, a Lucent plant in Brazil chose RapidResponse for the same purpose'what-if analysis and inventory management. At that time we made a very good strategic decision, Read More

Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing


The new independent company will certainly benefit from having control of its own financial destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and objectives rather than being a small part of the much larger entities needs and objectives.

manufacturing planning and control  Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Featured Author - William Sheppard - June 26, 2002 Event Summary May 30, 2002 was a busy day for Agilisys . The buyout from SCT to form Agilisys was closed and they announced their new name. Formerly a division of SCT, Agilisys is now a stand-alone, private company. Agilisys was formed under ownership by Golden Gate Capital, Parallax Capital Partners and management see iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity ). Jim Schaper will be the company's new president and Read More

MISys Manufacturing


A modular system, the first level of MISys Manufacturing provides the basic functionality common to all manufacturing firms' needs. Additional MISys modules include serial/lot tracking, bin tracking, manufacturing orders, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), shop floor control, capacity planning, and more.  

manufacturing planning and control  serial/lot tracking, bin tracking, manufacturing orders, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), shop floor control, capacity planning, and more. Read More

Collaborative Demand Planning


In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

manufacturing planning and control  Demand Planning In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More

Succession Planning: Rise of the Talent Ecosystem


Succession planning is not a silo. To take advantage of new opportunities, avoid the looming talent crisis, and mitigate the risk of untimely departures, companies must extend succession planning across their organizations and fully integrate it into their broader talent ecosystems. Know how this can best be achieved by leveraging a single talent management platform coupled with a strong focus on process and strategy.

manufacturing planning and control  Planning: Rise of the Talent Ecosystem Succession planning is not a silo. To take advantage of new opportunities, avoid the looming talent crisis, and mitigate the risk of untimely departures, companies must extend succession planning across their organizations and fully integrate it into their broader talent ecosystems. Know how this can best be achieved by leveraging a single talent management platform coupled with a strong focus on process and strategy. Read More

Case Study: Proxy Manufacturing




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Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit - September 9/10, Boston MA


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Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v. 9.05 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report


The Epicor product Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

manufacturing planning and control  for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report The Epicor product Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System


The features available in today’s sales and operations planning (SOP) systems make these systems indispensable assets for an organization. Reporting tools and graphical representations are just a couple of these key features. Find out what else to look for in an SOP system.

manufacturing planning and control  to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System Sales and operations planning (SOP) is one of the more critical functions an organization must undertake, as its effects span across various departments, and have the potential to directly influence the organization’s profits. A successful SOP department harmonizes the different beats of each division into an agreeable melody. It is definitely a challenge to find an effective tool that can merge the data from different systems to create a coherent Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction


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manufacturing planning and control  together sales, marketing, finance, manufacturing, and logistics to continuously, and successfully, meet customer demand. One that allows you to better synchronize supply and demand so you can avoid serious supply chain problems. Find out how a more effective S&OP process can take your company to the next level of supply chain efficiency and market success. Download your PDF copy of Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction today. For assistance, please contact customer Read More

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Integrate Business Planning for Dynamics NAV


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manufacturing planning and control  the overall level of manufacturing output (production plan) and other activities to best satisfy the current planned levels of sales (sales plan and/or forecasts), while meeting general business objectives of profitability, productivity, competitive customer lead times, etc., as expressed in the overall business plan. In most cases this does not include the financial plan, capital plan and other company strategic goals. IBP is the evolutionary extension of the Sales & Operations Planning concepts. IBP Read More

How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System


Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for.

manufacturing planning and control  to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for. Read More