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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.

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), 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 Read More

WorkWise Role-Based ERP Certification Report


Role-Based ERP (RB-ERP) by WorkWise is now TEC certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for discrete manufacturing solution space. The RB-ERP solution supports multiple discrete manufacturing processes including engineer to order, configure to order, make to order, and make to stock. The RB-ERP customer base spans many manufacturing verticals, including vehicle product manufacturing; equipment manufacturing; metal forming, stamping, and assembly; build-to-order; and plastics manufacturing.

RB-ERP is accessed via workbenches that are customizable to match the user’s job function and role within the organization. The workbenches are not just a user interface layer, but are built on top of an application framework. The workbench designs make it possible for users to navigate and work across a broad range of operations quickly and efficiently.

There are a number of other tools and modules that stand out in the RB-ERP solution. For example, the RB-ERP mobile metrics tool, which provides mobile access to more than 200 pre-calculated metrics. And the product configurator within RB-ERP, which is much more powerful than the configurator tools normally delivered with an ERP system in this price range.

According to TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm, although outside of the Midwest, WorkWise RB-ERP and the Oncontact CRM solutions are not very well known, "this well-kept secret needs to be let out so that manufacturers know there is a very capable and cost-effective alternative to the well-known job shop and mid-market manufacturing ERP solutions."

Find out why in the Role-Based ERP TEC certification report, including key product differentiators, a detailed look at support of processes and new functionality with the latest version of the RB-ERP, and detailed functionality graphs comparing the product to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for ERP solutions for discrete manufacturing.

metal stamping  product manufacturing; equipment manufacturing; metal forming, stamping, and assembly; build-to-order; and plastics manufacturing. RB-ERP is accessed via workbenches that are customizable to match the user’s job function and role within the organization. The workbenches are not just a user interface layer, but are built on top of an application framework. The workbench designs make it possible for users to navigate and work across a broad range of operations quickly and efficiently. There are a number 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, was sold by Apax Partners to Francisco Partners and Accel Partners, it was not too surprising to hear about the early 2013 appointment of technology industry veteran Jason Blessing as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Such

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

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 Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

metal stamping  found place within many metal fabricators in a make-to-order (MTO), configure-to-order (CTO), and make-to-stock (MTS) environments. This may very well help Verticent to secure its position in the competitive ERP landscape. For additional information on Verticent''s background see The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider . Part two of the The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider series. Basically, Verticent''s solution, ERP Plus , provides tools that metal Read More

Company Makes Good On B2B Collaboration


Logility recently announced financial results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2000 and seemingly escaped the market turmoil that pummeled other enterprise applications vendors.

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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 stamping  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

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 is also changing its marketing approach, starting with clearer worldwide prominence and unequivocal identity.

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

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 stamping  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

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

3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market


Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic. Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known

metal stamping  Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic . Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data. It also produces 3D metrology and inspection software that compares and verifies the measurements of an actual physical product with its design. This acquisition fits well with the portfolio and offerings of 3D Systems, which is well known for its 3D content-to-print 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 stamping  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

Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1


In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor” and asked about my availability for a briefing once the acquisition was closed. After consultation with TEC’s free and open source software (FOSS) buff Josh

metal stamping  leadership (e.g., Axis in metal cutting centers, DTR in plastics and injection molding, etc.). Conversely, Infor has a much larger number of  IBM System i (formerly AS/400 )  and UNIX-based “ERP collector items” (not to call them technological “toxic assets”). Second Major Message: Compiere Was a Cloud-platform Buy, Stupid First off, Consona and Tognoni are still trying to figure out how best to deal with the business logic part of the Compiere open-source initiative, and they are committed to Read More