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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 further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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O'Brien Steel Deploys Invera’s STRATIX ERP


O’Brien Steel, a carbon general line metals steel service center, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) software specialist. O’Brien Steel implemented critical metal industry features.

metal bending  center, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Inver a, a metal industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) software specialist. STRATIX was implemented at O''Brien Steel and the division Wausau Steel, a recently acquired company.   For more than 30 years, Invera has been providing enterprise software for steel and metal service centers, metal distribution, steel stockholder, and metal processing industry. The company’s metal industry software products STRATIX and eSTELPLAN are used 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 fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

metal bending  20.4% 20.1% 22.1% Fabricated metal product manufacturing 12.8% 13.2% 11.0% Transportation equipment manufacturing 9.8% 8.3% 17.9% Chemical manufacturing 7.2% 8.0% 2.8% Computer and electronic product manufacturing 7.2% 7.6% 4.8% Miscellaneous manufacturing 6.4% 7.1% 2.1% Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing 5.3% 4.8% 8.3% Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 5.2% 4.9% 6.9% Primary metal manufacturing 5.2% 5.5% 3.5% Food manufacturing 3.5% 3.8% 2.1% Printing and related Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

metal bending  injection molding, and sheet metal fabrication. Geometric DFX should benefit manufacturing companies in domains such as automotive, consumer durables, aerospace, high-tech, medical equipment, and contract electronics manufacturing. As the kernel used in Dassault Systèmes'' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, delivering offerings such as CATIA Mechanical Design , SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual , and SIMULIA Results Explorer , Geometric recognized CGM as a modeler that has proven itself in leading-edge applications. Read More

Exact Macola 10 ERP Is Here


Exact announces the advent of Exact Macola 10, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for small and medium manufacturing and distribution businesses.

metal bending  automotive, food and beverage, metal fabrication, electronics manufacturing, and other industries. The solution ties in consolidated financials, inventory, tracked orders and costs, workflow, document storage, and customer relationship management (CRM). The core of the product is all native Exact. The vendor has partnerships with third parties such as WiSys for warehousing and Datamasons for electronic data interchange (EDI), which provide add-on solutions for Exact Macola 10.   The big enhancement for Read More

Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive


Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this year’s conference were: 1) Procurement/sourcing and business networks as strategic platforms for innovation; 2) Enabling the business of tomorrow today; and 3) Focusing on business outcomes.

metal bending  holes and openings into metal cases for its trendy consumer electronics products. As another example, sourcing and procurement were crucial in ensuring the production of the cheap Tata Car in the Indian market.   Sourcing and procurement is also about protecting the company’s brand—think of using fair trade suppliers, non-conflict minerals, minority owned suppliers, and other socially responsible ways of doing business. Corporate social responsibility (CSR), or the lack thereof, in these days of Read More

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metal bending  bulk commodity or precious metal) as well as by the type of mining. Obviously, the operation techniques and functional requirements of mining companies can be different, but the majority of mining companies can be supported by MinePoint ERP. The MinePoint ERP product is versatile and scalable enough to be used by mining companies at any stage of their lifecycle, from exploration through construction, production, and even mine rehabilitation. In fact, the stage of the company’s projects defines many Read More

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Every Angle for SAP: A Product Note


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Infor VISUAL—Offering Optimal Data Visualization to SMB Manufacturers


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Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


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