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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 fu...
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Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.
Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

metal stamping  Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting. Read More...
Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 1
Plex Manufacturing Cloud is an integrated manufacturing software solution for managing the manufacturing process (including specific lean manufacturing needs

metal stamping  “only” a bunch of metal stamping and fabrication manufacturers in the automotive industry, any new product’s functional requirements were easily handled by Plex employees who all came from the auto industry and knew it inside out. Thus, for a long time there was no need for Plex to invest in software product management. The continually-evolving community-based product development model worked well for both the vendor and its customers: Plex would charge the customer that insisted on some new Read More...
The Change of Guard at Plex Systems
Given that in mid-2012 Plex Systems, the first software company to build a full-fledged cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution

metal stamping  600 companies) in the metal stamping, fabrication, auto suppliers, and food industries, but has been struggling with cracking the life sciences because of the validation requirement (certifying and freezing processes is hard in a multitenant cloud with the vendor continually adding new functionality). What other industries can the company tackle to expand that needs native quality management system (QMS) and manufacturing execution system (MES) capabilities? Plex Systems’ QMS is strong, particularly Read More...
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

metal stamping  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

metal stamping  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...
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

metal stamping  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...
SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and

metal stamping  oil and gas, high-tech, metal centers , and industrial manufacturing. But although the ability to use pricing applications to profitably match supply to demand (while taking costs, on-hand inventory, and capacity into consideration) is a critical need across all those verticals, penetrating a new vertical is not an easy task. It requires a deep domain expertise to develop viable proofs of concept for first customers, an intimate knowledge of industry-oriented pricing and activity-based costing (ABC) Read More...
SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?
Announced over two years ago, SAP''s Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is geared toward the supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head

metal stamping  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...
Midwest Spring Manufacturing Company
Learn how Mid-West Spring Mfg. Co., a spring manufacturing and stamping wire forming company, improved inventory accuracy by nearly 100 percent, streamlined

metal stamping  Spring Manufacturing Company Learn how Mid-West Spring Mfg. Co., a spring manufacturing and stamping wire forming company, improved inventory accuracy by nearly 100 percent, streamlined operations, enhanced customer service, and improved intelligent analysis. Read More...
SYSPRO - Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification Part Two: Market Impact
With its latest moves, SYSPRO seems to have braced itself well for the bigger brethren’s onslaught. The latest brand unification move may prove that the company

metal stamping  targeted at the Plastics, Metal, Rubber, Paper and Lumber industries that need to maximize yields, minimize waste and, where possible, return remnants to inventory. Rather than purchasing standard size items, customers would preferably order materials that are cut to specific measurements. However, custom cutting typically leads to the creation of remnants (off-cuts) during the cutting process, which many suppliers consider as waste, since they cannot justify the time and cumbersome effort necessary to Read More...
GlassCell Isofab: Integrating Processes to Improve Visibility and Control
GlassCell Isofab Inc. offers diverse products, from glass fiber to mineral fiber and sound-deadening metal, and operates eight distribution and manufacturing

metal stamping  mineral fiber and sound-deadening metal, and operates eight distribution and manufacturing facilities in Canada. After a merger, the company decided to standardize and unify its business processes. See how this SAP® Business All-in-One solution helped GlassCell get an integrated view of the business and more easily scale and adapt to meet changing needs. Read More...
Aptean—Ready To Leap Forward
What has Aptean been up to in the 2 years since its creation (from the merger of CDC Software and Consona)? The vendor has been making ''software that works,'' as

metal stamping  invest in solutions for metal manufacturing. Aptean is providing more details in not only the industry verticals it caters to, but also on their subsegments wherein its solutions have a strong presence. In any case, we await the overall message, which is obviously still being formulated. To stay competitive in ERP for discrete manufacturing, Aptean offers a product configurator that started out as a stand-alone application, but was later acquired by one of Aptean’s predecessor SMB manufacturing Read More...
Getting a More Exact Picture of, well, Exact Software Americas - Part 2
Part 1 of this series talked about my long-standing coverage of Exact Holding, and in particular about my recent update briefing with the Exact Americas

metal stamping  mold makers, and sheet metal processors. It has been in the market for over two decades and is installed in thousands of active sites, which are machine shops (job shops) and make-to-order (MTO) manufacturers typically with up to 50 employees, with about US$10 million in revenues, and with up to 10 users. These low volume and high mix manufacturing environments place a high priority on the ability to track their actual cost and labor. There seems to be a renaissance of sorts of small manufacturers in the Read More...
Cut-to-size/shape Industries
The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in

metal stamping  vendors that cater to metal service centers and related material converting places (involving, for example, paper, textiles, plastics, and so on) have also expanded the applicability of their enterprise software to address the specialized requirements of a group of cut-to-shape plastics and similar suppliers that have traditionally been ignored. (Metal service centers perform operations like cutting, slitting, painting, galvanizing, anodizing, and the like—see The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Read More...

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