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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

Supplier Parks - Back to the Future


As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that merge virtual integration with elements of the older vertically integrated enterprise. This has profound consequences, in particular for suppliers to OEMs.

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

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

metal forming  rubber, or foam) and metal stamping, hydro-forming, welding, machining, extrusion, casting, and wire producers; •    users running IBM legacy systems, such as BPCS, MAPICS, PRMS, JD Edwards, etc.; •    small plants of large businesses that use tier-one ERP systems at the parent company and that have a mandate to start operations within limited time frames or other circumstances where large ERP system implementation may be too expensive or too complex. iVP software can be especially beneficial Read More

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 forming  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

Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPOE


On the heels of recent tuck-in acquisitions, Dassault Systèmes has made yet another industry-specific acquisition, again for an undisclosed amount. This time it's SIMPOE, a France-based provider of plastic injection molding manufacturing simulation software. The acquisition of SIMPOE will expand Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE umbrella platform and its SIMULIA, CATIA, and

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Error Proofing with RFID


Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative.

metal forming  use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative. Read More

Case Study: Increasing Productivity with Advanced Planning and Scheduling


Helsinki (Finland)-based Rautaruukki Oyj is a leading supplier of metal-based components, systems, and integrated systems to the construction and mechanical engineering industries. The company has a wide portfolio of metal products and services, with operations in over 20 countries. Find out how the company found a solution to manage inventory, manufacturing productivity, and delivery performance.

metal forming  a wide portfolio of metal products and services, with operations in over 20 countries. Find out how the company found a solution to manage inventory, manufacturing productivity, and delivery performance. 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 forming  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

PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available


PTC announces the availability of version 19 of its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software PTC Creo Elements/Direct. P.J. brings you the details from the PTC Live Global 2014 conference.

metal forming  concept–design capabilities, new sheet metal capabilities, and more scalable data management are other major features. See a comparison table of features from versions 14 to 19.   It is worth noting that PTC has two direct modeling CAD products—the former CoCreate is now called Creo Elements/Direct, while the more recent product is simply called PTC Creo Direct . The reason PTC has two direct modeling tools is that CoCreate has its own data model, which is different from that of Creo Parametric Read More

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


The mixed-mode manufacturing ERP knowledge base addresses diverse criteria for multiple types of production environments and strategies. Companies that need to switch production without interrupting their operations may seek both discrete and process manufacturing requirements of their ERP solution. These may include mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions, as well as functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing.

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Case Study: Marwood Metal Fabrication


This case study looks at how Marwood Metal Fabrication implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

metal forming  Study: Marwood Metal Fabrication This case study looks at how Marwood Metal Fabrication implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. Read More

IC-TAG Solutions Introduces RFID JumpStart Kit


IC-Tag Solutions has introduced an radio frequency identification (RFID) Jumpstart Kit called the “IC-DEMO.” IC-DEMO is a complete RFID demo system that allows users to determine how RFID will work in their environment. The kit allows users to become familiar with RFID and test or develop applications. The IC-DEMO Jumpstart Kit comes with a collection of tags that span a variety of types, forms

metal forming  Alien Technology) which includes on-metal and low-cost tags. All that’s needed to configure and test the solution is IC-DEMO and a laptop. Tag selection is a critical part of any RFID application. The kit allows engineers to set up a working demo and test the impacts of temperature, power, and an assortment of environmental factors easily and at a very low cost. IC-Tag Solutions, Inc. is a credited manufacturer of customizable, pressure-sensitive labels and tags, specializing in passive RFID. The Read More

Pronto Xi Dimensions: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


The mixed-mode manufacturing ERP knowledge base addresses diverse criteria for multiple types of production environments and strategies. Companies that need to switch production without interrupting their operations may seek both discrete and process manufacturing requirements of their ERP solution. These may include mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions, as well as functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing.

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Dynamics NAV: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


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