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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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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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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

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

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

How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?


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metal stamping  equipment separates the various metal and plastic fractions, which are then sold to smelters or plastics recyclers. As environmental concerns have grown, legislation such as the Basel Convention is being enacted globally to ensure that as much as 70 percent of PC components are recyclable. How Do Green Practices Relate to IT Project Management? In most IT projects’ charters, there is no area that deals specifically with environmental concerns. However, this does not mean that the astute and 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

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Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge


Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

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How the Mining Industry Benefits from ERP Systems


Integrated enterprise resource planning software normalizes the reporting requirements for a mining company’s various departments. This article loosely shows the parallels between the operations in a mining company and those of a manufacturer whose product is sold on store shelves.

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IFS


Founded in 1983, IFS (OMX STO: IFS) provides component-based enterprise applications, developed using open standards, for mid-sized and large organizations. The IFS Applications software is installed in over 60 countries in about 20 languages. IFS has more than 2,600 employees worldwide and over 800,000 users across the following vertical sectors: aerospace and defense automotive construction, engineering, and service management energy and utilities oil and gas high tech, including life sciences industrial manufacturing process industries, including chemicals, food and beverage, metal, and pulp and paper

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Fabcon: Small Beginnings. Big Success


Learn how Fabcon, once a small manufacturing company and now the premier sheet metal shop in Southern California catapulted its 55 percent on-time rate in 1993 to a 97 percent on-time rate a year later through business vertical integration and the help of Global Shop Solutions enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

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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 stock inventory due to dimensional issues, and include that unsatisfied demand in its reorder messages.

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Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPOE


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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.

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