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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...
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 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...
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...
Epicor CMS
Epicor''s flagship ERP software for discrete manufacturing, iVP is designed for intensive supply chains. iVP helps eliminate shipping errors, tighten

metal stamping  CMS Epicor''s flagship ERP software for discrete manufacturing, iVP is designed for intensive supply chains. iVP helps eliminate shipping errors, tighten inventory accuracy, and strengthen enterprise-wide control and supplier management. iVP is designed for single-plant to enterprise-level discrete manufacturers in plastics and rubber, stamping and forge, automotive supply chains, and general manufacturing. Solarsoft iVP helps you collaborate with trading partners, optimize internal processes, and Read More...
Solarsoft Tropos ERP Is Now TEC Certified
In addition to the recently certified iVP software, the Solarsoft applications that have been certified by TEC now include Tropos ERP. The certification process

metal stamping  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...
SynQuest Posts Mixed Results
Still warm from an August IPO, SynQuest finds its revenues growing to new heights while its bottom line remains submerged.

metal stamping  licenses with Alcoa, Atlantic Metal Products, ABB Vetco Gray, Mikron Industries, and Latasa, not to mention repeat business from existing SynQuest customers Ford Motor Company, Space Imaging, United Dominion, Plasti-Line, Dietal, and Wolverine. SynQuest was one of the first vendors to integrate advanced planning and scheduling capabilities with manufacturing execution. SynQuest Manufacturing Manager is an attractive candidate for mid-market companies that rely on precise synchronization around production Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 11, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSJeanswest selects Manhattan Associates Industry tags: Fashion/retail

metal stamping  Partners Industry tags: automotive, metal forming, A&D, food & beverage, hi-tech While Plex has been growing well and profitably, it apparently wasn’t good enough (or in any case, it wasn''t growing at the stellar rates of, say, SuccesFactors, Workday, and NetSuite) for a successful IPO (as initially desired). But this change of ownership should not change Plex much in the short-to-medium term. Apax had held its share of the company for six years, which is about the end of a typical lifecycle for a Read More...
RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of

metal stamping  RFID signals (such as metal and liquid products, or cold storage), are just a few. Although many vendors have demonstrated success in reading multiple tags in close proximity (so called stacking ), the misread rate or collision of tags is still a potential problem in real-world situations. So too is interference—from metal racks, liquid items, door-frames, fork-lift trucks, and so on—which requires careful positioning and failsafe testing of tags and readers alike, especially while read-ranges of Read More...
DTR Industries Selects IFS Applications
While many might have been aware of IFS’ prowess in asset and project intensive industries as well as in field service management (FSM) of late, many might not

metal stamping  that include rubber mixing, metal stamping, welding, aluminum die casting, painting, rubber curing, rubber extruding, plastic injection, and assembly operations. DTR’s main customers include Honda, Nissan , and Toyota. DTR is headquartered in Bluffton, OH, and operates other facilities in Midway, TN; Novi, MI; and Chihuahua, Mexico. DTR is a subsidiary of Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd. , and IFS Applications has been successfully implemented across other companies in the Tokai group. The blend of Read More...
Six Game Changers about SaaS
For many manufacturers, implementing on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems involves delays, unexpected costs, and unsatisfying results. But over

metal stamping  Game Changers about SaaS Plex Online utilizes the software as a service (SaaS) model to deliver full-blown manufacturing ERP software functions in an on-demand model. Plex online is a web-based ERP solution, requiring only a web browser to access all of the analysis and management functions of a full-featured manufacturing ERP system, designed to meet the requirements of all departments within a quality-driven manufacturer, shop floor to top floor. No hardware or software installations are required. S Read More...
Business Solutions of the Future
The future is tomorrow’s present. Many have tried to predict it using silly or scientific methods, from chiromancy (palm reading), aleuromancy (fortune cookies)

metal stamping  on a piece of metal called a hard drive. Even more things can happen in a hundred years: we went from chariots to planes and from the telegraph to the BlackBerry in a century. But trends in the evolution of technology and science can change. Also, it will probably take us a while to accommodate all the amazing discoveries of the last couple of centuries, and this could slow down the development of future technologies. As you have probably noticed, there are more questions than answers in this blog. That Read More...

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