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Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

manufacturing plant  Management Techniques The entire manufacturing process of an integrated steel plant cannot be covered by a single manufacturing system. Some of the steps in the process come under flow manufacturing, some under process manufacturing, and final products fall under mill industry. So the steel industry is a mixed-mode manufacturing environment as a whole. This greatly affects the techniques to measure, manage, and control each intermediate product at each stage of production. Some of the techniques include Read More

ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments
The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for fu...
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Build a Competitive Edge for Manufacturing Plant Operations
Competitive pressures and increasing customer demands are driving most manufacturers to produce goods ever faster, at lower cost, and in compliance with more

manufacturing plant  a Competitive Edge for Manufacturing Plant Operations Competitive pressures and increasing customer demands are driving most manufacturers to produce goods ever faster, at lower cost, and in compliance with more exacting quality, regulatory, and market requirements. However, technology can help manufacturers meet these challenges, increase operational efficiency, and step ahead of competitors with more proactive planning, greater shared visibility, and more profitable responses to change. Read More
SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards
Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decisionmaking to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. However

manufacturing plant  processes – and enable manufacturing to work at the speed of the business – you need to give plant managers, quality inspectors, and production and maintenance supervisors the ability to identify and resolve problems rapidly, as they arise, and to monitor, measure, and improve manufacturing performance over time. In short, adaptiveness depends on being able to push decision making to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. At many companies, the various systems used for enterprise 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 plant  rework, and warranty costs: Manufacturing cycle time (start of plant production to completion of primary product) All Plants U.S. Canada Current year (hours) (N) 623 546 77 Median 20 20 24 Average 140 144 108 75th Percentile 5 5 8 25th Percentile 60/td> 60 73   All Plants U.S. Canada Three years ago (hours) (N) 598 526 72 Median 24 24 24 Average 168 173 132 75th Percentile 7 7 8 25th Percentile 80 80 88   All Plants U.S. Canada Three-year % change (N) 597 525 72 Median -20% -20% -20% Average -16% -15% 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 plant  . Executive Summary Every manufacturing plant needs to operate as efficiently as possible within the limits of its budget. In the past, reaching this seemingly simple goal was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites because of the lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. Plants were forced to fly blind, resulting in less-than-optimal production output and inventory levels. The reason for this discrepancy? Most plant information systems were designed to run a plant, and 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 plant  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
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center.

manufacturing plant  (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) 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
Manufacturing and Distribution Overview
Distribution and manufacturing solutions can help improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, and respond to the changing market. The MAS 500 distribution

manufacturing plant  Distribution Overview Distribution and manufacturing solutions can help improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, and respond to the changing market. The MAS 500 distribution solution is a suite of modules that provides capabilities for tracking, managing, and replenishing. The MAS 500 manufacturing suite provides streamlined integration of routings and bills of material. Read More
Line Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing
You have convinced upper management that flow manufacturing will enable your company to leapfrog the competition. You have appointed a flow process leader, and

manufacturing plant  Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing You have convinced upper management that flow manufacturing will enable your company to leapfrog the competition. You have appointed a flow process leader, and selected a line for your flow pilot. Now it’s time to physically perform your first line implementation. The big question is, what exactly do you need to do to make the transition from discrete to flow? Read More
Ramco Enterprise Series - Discrete Manufacturing
The Ramco Discrete Production (DP) application is a manufacturing, planning, and control solution. Ramco DP was designed to address enterprise manufacturing

manufacturing plant  Enterprise Series - Discrete Manufacturing The Ramco Discrete Production (DP) application is a manufacturing, planning, and control solution. Ramco DP was designed to address enterprise manufacturing requirements, ranging from production planning to scheduling and execution. It addresses the made-to-stock and made-to-order manufacturing environments, with the ability to handle ordinary configure-to-order requirements. While most organizations can benefit from DP applications, those enterprises with Read More
ISA-95 Enables Manufacturing Analytics
Manufacturing analytics is fundamental to enabling an enterprise to run at peak performance. For management to achieve this condition, it needs to have an

manufacturing plant  95 Enables Manufacturing Analytics Manufacturing analytics is fundamental to enabling an enterprise to run at peak performance. For management to achieve this condition, it needs to have an underlying data collection and management system that looks to the total enterprise. Data collected at the packaging line must be available and compatible with financial and operational data, so that maximum value can be achieved. Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

manufacturing plant  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book Read More
IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report
The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the

manufacturing plant  EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the Enterprise Resource Planning 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 Read More
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP

manufacturing plant  SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) 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
Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise
Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six

manufacturing plant  Sigma Enterprise Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive replenishment. Read More

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