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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

The 5 Biggest Challenges When Implementing ERP for the First Time


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

Why I Like Vanilla


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes time to upgrade your system. There are good reasons for keeping it simple, and understanding what your business requirements really are. Hugh R. Alley recounts his experience with ERP gone wrong and argues the merits of plain old vanilla, right out of the box.

metal bending  industries; heat tracking in metal distribution, complete traceability in food and aviation, and so on. But even these are now handled natively by the many different specialized software offerings. I think there is some hubris in people’s belief that they’re special, different, unique. Often what that means is that the firm has grown up with unusual or obscure processes. In reality, those processes aren’t essential to what the organization does, but they have become identified as such. Choosing Read More

Logility: Voyager in B2B Collaborative Commerce


Logility has achieved an impressive 33% total revenue growth over the past five years, demonstrating that it can still compete effectively in a B2B software market dominated by much larger players. It sells its supply chain management and Internet-based solutions to mid market companies primarily within the process manufacturing industries, such as food & beverage, chemicals, but also consumer packaged goods, apparel, and retail. Logility claims to be happy with its current rate of growth but is aggressively targeting the application hosting market.

metal bending  or MIMI (for chemicals, metal industry, food & beverage) may prove better when extensive customization is in order. Small to mid market companies evaluating application service providers should ask Logility for a reference from its small, but growing, list of clients who use hosted Voyager products. Read More

SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?


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metal bending  tech (EHT), consumer products, metal and paper, automotive, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries. APO promises broad functionality, real-time access to transaction data and seamless integration with SAP R/3. Although the first companies to acquire the new package will likely be current R/3 users, SAP plans to offer APO as a stand-alone supply chain management (SCM) application that can be integrated to legacy and third party ERP systems. Table 2 lists some of the major shortcomings of R/3 and Read More

Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development


Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent learning program across all 20 geographical locations. Murray Metals Group chose SumTotal® Learning Management to act as a central learning management resource, thereby successfully establishing a learning and development capability within the organization. See how.

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Quoting and Costing for Multiple Units of Measure


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metal bending  blown film processors, and metal stampers. This helps users leverage production and process monitoring solutions to export part information and production schedules to each machine interface unit. Some potential benefits thereof would be the ability to analyze for downtime and rejects; monitor machines in real time to defuse problems before they adversely affect quality and productivity; and schedule preventative machine maintenance. Other benefits include the ability to automate production reporting, Read More

TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


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metal bending  distributor and supplier of metal products has never used an ERP application before, but business realities required online tracking of international trade operations. This is why the company selected and implemented Epicor ERP, which is capable of making such operations transparent, and easing money transfers and other multi-currency and multi-country transactions. It''s worth noting that Epicor ERP was selected against nine competing solutions. —Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst TEC profile for Read More

IFS


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Lean Manufacturer: TigerStop


Based in Vancouver, Washington (US), TigerStop LLC is the global leader in stop/gauge and pusher systems designed to improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes in the plastics, woodworking, and metal industries. Having experienced business-jeopardizing technical issues with the company’s initial customer relationship management (CRM) system, TigerStop went to the market in search of a viable CRM system.

metal bending  the plastics, woodworking, and metal industries. Having experienced business-jeopardizing technical issues with the company’s initial customer relationship management (CRM) system, TigerStop went to the market in search of a viable CRM system. Read More

Solarsoft Tropos ERP Is Now TEC Certified


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metal bending  cosmetics, and mills and metal processing businesses, as well as businesses with both process and discrete manufacturing requirements can use the system for managing their everyday activities. It is also worth noting that lean manufacturing is the company’s fourth most important software sector. Specific components of manufacturing-focused Tropos ERP include its ability to work with co-products and by-products with proper tracking of associated costs, as well as deal with recipes and formulas, and Read More

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ProfitKey’s Rapid Response ERP Solution for Project-based Manufacturing Is Now TEC Certified


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