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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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Plex Systems Replaces Seven Silo Applications At CCI


I recently read an article about the implementation and go-live experience of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution at a relatively small metal-forming manufacturing company called Clips and Clamps Industries (CCI). This Plymouth, Michigan–based family-owned company is a metal stamping supplier to the automotive industry and produces a variety of custom-made items for its industrial

metal forming  family-owned company is a metal stamping supplier to the automotive industry and produces a variety of custom-made items for its industrial customers. The business flow therefore involves many processes for engineer-to-order manufacturing, such as project management, engineering, prototype creation, and so on. A few specific things about this ERP implementation project caught my attention. First, the newly implemented cloud-based Plex Online ERP software from Plex Systems  has replaced seven disparate Read More

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metal forming  this combined campus, sheet metal and other raw materials are trucked into one side and finished autos roll out the other end sound familiar? Figure 2 - Ford''s Chicago Supplier Park But this is very different than the Rouge-style vertical integration of the past. 11 suppliers are co-located on one campus, forming a physically integrated plant, with different sections run by each different supplier 2 . Bodies stamped out by Tower Automotive and Sanderson Industries pass through a huge door to have Read More

O'Brien Steel Deploys Invera’s STRATIX ERP


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Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


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Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPOE


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SAP ERP: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


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NetSuite Finds Cloud Manufacturing Following Down Under


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