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Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes
Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

manufacturing processes  the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a simple concept, but it promises manufacturers big gains in efficiency and profitability. OEE tells you how well your equipment and assembly lines are performing against full potential. One hundred percent means no downtime, no low cycles—and no defects. Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You'll discover a simple and practical program that can help

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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Overall Equipment Effectiveness: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes


Manufacturers looking to optimize production processes are turning to overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) measurement and analysis in order to reduce lost production time and improve performance. OEE sheds light on the percentage of production time that is truly productive, using the latest advances in sophisticated measurement and analysis tools. Discover how OEE can help you increase efficiency and profitability.

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Win More Business with Fewer Sales Resources: Reconfigure Discrete Manufacturing Sales Processes to Thrive


If you’re a sales executive at a discrete manufacturer, there’s a good chance you’ll soon face a perfect storm of significantly greater sales opportunities that must be pursued by a smaller, less experienced sales team. At many discrete manufacturers, there are experienced sales professionals who will be retiring soon and, unless provisions are made, will take considerable institutional knowledge with them.

But sales executives who see the problems on the horizon early enough and act quickly and strategically can create new business opportunities out of this adversity. This paper explores the applicable trends and presents promising strategies available to sales executives at discrete manufacturers.

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Discrete Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX)


Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Large Machinery from To-Increase will help you streamline processes so you can: Integrate your business applications with product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) & computer-aided design (CAD). Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing

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Aligning a Manufacturing Vision with Processes through Mixed-mode ERP


Manufacturing organizations are under pressure to anticipate customer requirements and to quickly respond to an increasing array of changing market demands. Such organizations are meeting these challenges by implementing a variety of production strategies across multiple product lines. In doing so, they aim to maintain market share through growth and acquisition of companies that will complement

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Apriso Comes Closer to Paperless Manufacturing


Recently, Apriso announced general availability of FlexNet 9.6, its next generation manufacturing software platform that offers much more than traditional manufacturing execution systems (MES) in terms of digital manufacturing. Namely, FlexNet 9.6 more readily supports conversion to paperless manufacturing environments, whereby enhanced role-based electronic work instructions (eWI) can more easily

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ERP Software Review: Aptean Ross ERP for Process Manufacturing


This enterprise resource management (ERP) software review report examines the ERP software by Aptean and its support for process manufacturing processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Ross ERP by Aptean for ERP functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Financials
  • Human Resources
  • Process Manufacturing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Sales Management

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the ERP software based on a demonstration provided by Aptean. The review identifies the features of Ross ERP that distinguish it from other ERP solutions, including its manufacturing process management tool TraceExpress and its customizable desktop allowing for a focus on the individual job function data relevant to the user. RossERP also provides ERP support through its inventory management capabilities, and its document management system via SharePoint which aids in administrative organization through its document upload and modification capacity. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Ross ERP achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Ross ERP, a TEC analyst has assessed the ERP software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Ross ERP is a strong ERP system for process manufacturing.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Ross ERP can help businesses achieve their ERP objectives.

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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.

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The Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing


Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you transform engineering from organizational bottleneck to a corporate asset?

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Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface


Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric control (CNC) machine look and feel has traditionally been not that appealing to other roles in a manufacturing company. Now the vendor has embarked on embellishing its UI in earnest.

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Process Manufacturing Excellence: Strategies for the Plant Floor and Beyond


A decade ago, process manufacturing excellence was defined by long runs, high capacity utilization, and low production costs. Today, excellence is determined by a company’s ability to respond to customer and market demand. In this report, Aberdeen and Ross explore winning strategies leveraged by world class manufacturers to achieve process manufacturing excellence.

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