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 oracle lean manufacturing concepts

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

oracle lean manufacturing concepts  lean specialists. However, although Oracle has been striving to promote lean manufacturing principles throughout many enterprise-wide functions (e.g., procurement or product development), at this stage, their most notable native software modules for lean manufacturing have a particular emphasis on leveling production and pull-based execution. These modules include Line Design and Balancing (including Graphical Line Designer and Mixed Model Map ), which is in tune with value stream mapping (VSM); Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry


Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

oracle lean manufacturing concepts  manufacturing support (for example, Oracle, American Software , QAD , Baan/SSA Global , SoftBrands , SAP, Factory Logic , Cincom , CellFusion , Invistics , DTAKT Systems , Pelion Systems , Portico , etc.), given the JCIT''s technology, combined with PeopleSoft''s existing product lines, should help its user organizations become lean, both in production plants and their supply chains, and thereby be responsive to frequent changes in production mix and volume while still reducing operational costs. As 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

oracle lean manufacturing concepts  ; A Substitute for Oracle BI Applications ; A data historian (like e.g., the OSIsoft PI or Wonderware Historian products); or A pure middleware solution (it performs some integration, but is an application suite after all). A SaaSy ERP + MES Example Plexus Systems deserves attention for offering broad and deep software as a service (SaaS) offering , with a zero-client footprint (i.e., web browser only) and subscription-based pricing. Contrary to ingrained beliefs that SaaS solutions are only suited for Read More

Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain


Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

oracle lean manufacturing concepts  vendors like SAP , Oracle , and Microsoft have built SCV and SCEM capabilities within their platforms. Traditional supply chain execution vendors like Manhattan Associates , RedPrairie , Provia , Irista , and HighJump Software have built integrated bolt-ons for SCV and SCEM. Other vendors specializing in edge data and event solutions are Savi Technologies and GlobeRanger . Finally, SeeCommerce has products focused on SCV, SCEM, and KPIs. Vertically-oriented IT Infrastructures and Lean A Read More

Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource planning product, and DemandStream for lean automation.

oracle lean manufacturing concepts  several database platforms (i.e., Oracle , IBM Informix , and Microsoft SQL2000 ) and server platforms (i.e., HP-UX , Sun Solaris , IBM AIX , and Microsoft 2000 Windows Server ), that might, therefore, be most suitable for larger midsize manufacturers. In fact, the evolution application is referred to as a platform neutral application, because it is available on most common enterprise platforms, and its user interface (UI) runs in a zero client mode, so that any browser-enabled device can access and work Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

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Improved Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance


Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers do not have the insight to improve planning, forecasting, production scheduling, supply chain management, and more. This paper highlights the strategic importance of real-time manufacturing data, and how cloud ERP is uniquely suited to deliver company-wide visibility into operations.

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Process Manufacturing (ERP)


The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today's leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While during the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-Business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.  

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TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer's Guide


The TEC ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide was developed to provide unique perspectives on the state of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution market for manufacturers. Discrete manufacturers face a number of business challenges in the 21st century, including the traditional challenges of planning and managing production, managing costs, and staying compliant with regulations, and newer challenges related to the ability to support customizable and complex products and global markets, and hiring qualified staff.

How are manufacturers and vendors dealing with these changing requirements for manufacturing ERP? Read on to find out. In addition to a functionality comparison of manufacturing ERP products currently on the market, the TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide includes the results of TEC’s ERP trends survey (showing some surprising trends and stats), a discussion about how ERP vendors are differentiating themselves these days with elements enhancing user experience, and a special section dedicated to configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions and their growing importance to discrete manufacturers. Case studies and thought leadership from leading vendors in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space are also included as examples of recent successful ERP implementations and upgrades. Download the free guide now for TEC's expert analyst insight into manufacturing ERP trends, functionality comparisons, and vendor differentiation.

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Meeting Process Manufacturing Challenges Through More Potent Functionality


The process manufacturing market remains one of the most competitive and dynamic segments of manufacturing. Process manufacturers must evolve to meet the challenges of changing market demands, the increasing commoditization of products, and the volatility of pricing in energy and raw materials.

A powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with detailed functionality should help process manufacturers manage active ingredients throughout their operations by enabling them to buy raw materials and cost goods more precisely; scale formulas up or down, automatically; track lot inheritance; and define product sequencing, which is evaluated based on multiple characteristics, to reduce downtime and changeover costs in the production schedule.

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Lean Manufacturing


In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization.

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Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 4: Challenges and User Recommendations


Only time will tell whether Oracle will have used these slower economic times to get its act together and to position itself for a much-needed surge of new projects in the future. The market should regard Oracle's new mindset evolution as well as its new customer placating moves favorably, despite inevitable controversy.

oracle lean manufacturing concepts  Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 4: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Thus, Oracle''s belated humility in terms of increasing its products'' openness is commendable, although long overdue and not coming from the bottom of its heart, but it could help it succeed in obtaining more projects much more than other utopian initiatives to capture new customers. One of these, the assertion that Oracle would replace all existing applications with its 11i for free, including all software, Read More

Oracle Enterprise Asset Management


Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) optimizes availability and utilization of assets. Oracle's products help companies manage inventory, equipment, and skilled personnel as well as match these resources to asset maintenance demands.

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ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility


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