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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.

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems or similar IT packages have become widely used in businesses of all sizes and types. From my understanding, small and family businesses or companies are the only ones yet to join the mainstream trend of implementing ERP software, although the vast majority of medium and lower-medium-sized companies have already performed an implementation at least once

metal bending  project for a midsize metal manufacturer): in the middle of the project, we converted existing bills of materials (BOMs), BOM routings, and hour tariffs into the new system and realized that the products’ new lead times exceeded real ones twice or more. Thanks to adequate project planning, we had some time to fix the data immediately by dedicating engineers and analysts full-time for a few months and accordingly modifying the implementation plan; but even in this case, the project was delayed for two Read More

Every Angle for SAP: A Product Note


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metal bending  the customer base horizontally, metal fabrication and metal transforming are among the most common business areas of its clients. Also of interest to many potential clients is that the vendor recognizes the Lean manufacturing philosophy, so since 2009 its software offers lean manufacturing tools and allows for lean transformation by enabling continuous business process improvements. It will be interesting to see how RRM compares to its industry competitors. More on the product background, highlights, Read More

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MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 by UXC Eclipse Is Now TEC Certified


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 11, 2012


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