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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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Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.


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

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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), with functionality for: engineering and design; financing and accounting; electronic data interchange (EDI) and orders; materials and inventory purchasing; receiving and tracking; shop floor production and control; process

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 feature 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 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 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

Case Study: Ralco Industries


For manufacturers, business success can be influenced by a strong quality management system. This case study looks at how metal stamping manufacturer Ralco Industries uses the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to automate quality.

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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 be aware of the fact that the automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS’ Automotive solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and

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 process Read More

Every Angle for SAP: A Product Note


Hundreds—even thousands—of transactions could represent a great challenge when trying to analyze data and obtain results. Every Angle is a tool that can deliver SAP data analysis from every angle.

metal stamping  from aerospace and defense, metal products, pharmaceuticals to telecommunications.     Figure 3.   Angles automatically return many logical fields into the display area. Additional fields can be added with a simple drag-and-drop, and removed or repositioned with a drag-and-release.   Recently, TEC had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Mark Knowles, vice president (VP) of Sales and Marketing of Enterprise Management Consulting Services Inc. (exclusive resellers of Every Angle for North America). This Read More

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 stamping  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

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.

metal stamping  RFID signals (such as metal and liquid products, cold storage). 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—all which require the careful positioning and failsafe testing of tags and readers alike, especially while read-ranges of 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 volumes. It also introduced SignalDemand, Inc., which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers. SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management

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

NetSuite Finds Cloud Manufacturing Following Down Under


NetSuite has announced that several Australian manufacturers are turning to its cloud manufacturing solution for building and expanding their businesses. Australian manufacturers enjoy the benefits of a solid cloud manufacturing solution that provides capabilities to more efficiently manufacture, forecast, price, track, and schedule products, with a focus on design and a single platform for both

metal stamping  60 years been supplying metal working machinery equipment to the manufacturing and engineering sectors within Australia and New Zealand. The company is using NetSuite OneWorld in eight different currencies in two countries for financials, inventory management, fulfillment, customer relationship management (CRM), process workflow, project costing, and reporting, as well as other core processes. As part of the solution, Headland even developed its own service management system, NextService Software , Read More

UNIT4’s Renewed Focus on the User


Netherlands-based enterprise software player UNIT4 recently announced several changes to the company's offerings and a revamped set of strategic directions. TEC ERP analyst Aleksey Osintsev looks at how UNIT4 is bringing a fresh approach to people-centric application building with efforts such as increased user-focused and forward-looking capabilities and the introduction of the new UNIT4 People Platform.

metal stamping  Renewed Focus on the User Recently UNIT4 ’s CEO Jose Duarte and global head of product marketing Ton Dobbe held a press conference where they announced a few important changes to the company’s offerings.   UNIT4, a Netherlands-based player in the enterprise software market that delivers multiple applications to its predominantly service-centered customers, is a significant global player, employing more than 4,000 professionals in 25 countries and boasting an impressive 525 million Euro 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

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 division. My post concluded with the vendor’s intent to go back to its local roots and push its well respected North American manufacturing and distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) products, especially Exact Macola ERP.

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