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Real-time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP)
As a demand-driven manufacturer, you know how crucial up-to-date information is. But when shop floor data is collected with pen and paper, then transferred

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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.

mrp shop floor apps  the Dynamics GP’s own MRP capabilities and its lesser interest in promoting a third-party add-on solution. What About Exact Synergy? The final product to discuss in this post is  the Exact Synergy global collaborative platform . I have always admired the product but have also felt that it was unfortunately a bit ahead of its time (see Part 1 ). Indeed, Exact has long struggled with how to position it, given that the product has had basic CRM, human resources (HR), enterprise portal, and project Read More

Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor


What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.

mrp shop floor apps  loop Manufacturing Resource Planning [MRP II]) and the ISO 9001 standards. Nowadays, QAD software is used at over 5,500 manufacturing sites in more than 90 countries. QAD's main product suite is now called QAD Enterprise Applications (prior to 2007 its name was MFG/PRO), with year designations to denote versions. For example, QAD EA 2011.0 is for the first version of 2011 and QAD EA 2011.1 for the second. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, QAD had a total revenue of $220.0 million (USD) and Read More

Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com


One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com’s Force.com platform. But looks might be somewhat deceiving here—while the products might be brand new and hosted on the latest cloud architectures, their owners and founders have been around the ERP block a few times before. Take

mrp shop floor apps  items. material requirements planning (MRP) and available to promise (ATP) – a planning engine that balances demand and supply for the organization based on rules established by the organization. purchase order management – support for purchase of either “direct” materials used in the production of the company’s products and “indirect” materials or services required for operation of the business. The module includes a requisitioning and approval capability to insure enforcement of company Read More

Workforce Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?


Today’s manufacturers must be able to promptly cater to customer fluctuations in demand and maintain profitability. With agile workforces, companies have a real-time supply chain and produce/deliver only what is required at the best possible cost. Learn about the challenges facing manufacturing companies, as well as the benefits of implementing a workforce managing system that offers automated workforce scheduling and optimization.

mrp shop floor apps  Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently produced an in-depth series of blog posts on workforce management (WFM) platforms ( Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction)  discussing the importance of flexibly managing labor based on fluctuating demand and seasonal requirements. And last year, TEC published Labor Management Systems: Optimizing Worker Productivity While Reducing Labor Costs , which looked at Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II


Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ("blue collar trenches") and the enterprise ("white collar ivory tower"). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that

mrp shop floor apps  MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ( blue collar trenches ) and the enterprise ( white collar ivory tower ). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that would help manufacturers close the gap between the shop Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4


Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, and my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the

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Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data collected from the shop floor to the top floor is key to reducing costs, streamlining operations, and improving customer satisfaction. Learn how integrated ERP brings manufacturers improved quality, increased production throughput, less scrap, and other benefits.

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The Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor


For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor.

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ScheduleSoft: What about Workforce Management on the Shop Floor?


My recent article entitled “Workforce Scheduling @ Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?” analyzed the importance of manufacturing workforce scheduling @ optimization solutions and stated that many manufacturing enterprises still use rudimentary tools and practices (if that) to manage their labor. The article stated that most manufacturing organizations do not

mrp shop floor apps  What about Workforce Management on the Shop Floor? My recent article entitled “Workforce Scheduling & Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?” analyzed the importance of manufacturing workforce scheduling & optimization solutions and stated that many manufacturing enterprises still use rudimentary tools and practices (if that) to manage their labor. The article stated that most manufacturing organizations do not yet understand the strategic value that workforce scheduling could Read More

Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1


Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large user conference, a vendor’s staffer asked me why I wasn’t already using an iPad tablet computer. That question cracked me up, since I still use an Apple’s discontinued iBook notebook (besides the fact that I might only

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CAXA V5 PLM


CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized using industry-specific templates.    

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Preactor: Predict and React on the Shop Floor


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