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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

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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

Leading Solution Provider to Steel Manufacturers Gets Acquired-Why?


When one company acquires another, who benefits? It seems PSI’s recent acquisition of AIS will benefit both—as well as their clients and the steel industry as a whole. The combined solution offering will address APS, MES, SCM, and more.

metal bending  the SteelPlanner product, VAI Metal Technologies acquired AIS Belgium in 2000 to include the state-of-the-art APS optimization capability. As the company evolved in 2004, AIS branched off, first from MCE AG and then from VAI to become a more independent provider of MES and SCM IT solutions. AIS was taken over by Riverside in 2006, with the aim of better positioning itself financially in the steel industry market space. In August 2009, PSI acquired AIS to further its offerings in the steel industry. The Read More

Infor VISUAL—Offering Optimal Data Visualization to SMB Manufacturers


Infor VISUAL is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) product that is 21 years in the making. Read this post by TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and find out what makes VISUAL a very attractive application to its target audience of small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses.

metal bending  for Infor VISUAL are metal industry, industrial machinery and equipment, plastic industry, services, aerospace & defense, automotive and special vehicles, hi-tech and electronics, general discrete manufacturing, and fashion manufacturing.   Overall, Infor VISUAL has more than 5,000 customer sites worldwide, including multiple sites. The product is available in 7 languages in more than 30 countries across the world; however, the key countries for Infor VISUAL are the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Mexico, and Read More

Cut-to-size/shape Industries


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The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers


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RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


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Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPOE


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Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact


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