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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

plant floor  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. Read More...
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The Business Value of Plant Floor Visibility
Best-in-class manufacturers are driven to improve plant floor data management by the need to enhance performance improvement program effectiveness, as well as

plant floor  Business Value of Plant Floor Visibility Best-in-class manufacturers are driven to improve plant floor data management by the need to enhance performance improvement program effectiveness, as well as operational performance visibility. Up to two-thirds of these manufacturers address these pressures through technology. If you want to lead the pack—instead of getting buried under it—read this white paper to find out which technologies are right for you. Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor
Because production systems on the shop floor are typically not synchronized and integrated with the planning ones, there is a lack of timely and accurate

plant floor  current knowledge from the plant or warehouse level processes themselves, and not a best guess as to what was scheduled or what should have happened. SAP has seen that in most of its customers' environments, production systems on the shop floor are not synchronized and integrated with their enterprise-level counterparts. Thus, there is a lack of timely and accurate information, and business processes are disconnected. Consequently, production personnel in these environments have been spending a huge Read More...
Process Manufacturing Excellence: Strategies for the Plant Floor and Beyond
A decade ago, process manufacturing excellence was defined by long runs, high capacity utilization, and low production costs. Today, excellence is determined by

plant floor  Excellence: Strategies for the Plant Floor and Beyond A decade ago, process manufacturing excellence was defined by long runs, high capacity utilization, and low production costs. Today, excellence is determined by a company’s ability to respond to customer and market demand. In this report, Aberdeen and Ross explore winning strategies leveraged by world class manufacturers to achieve process manufacturing excellence. Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Gains Connectivity through Acquisition of Plant Intelligence Provider
SAP has gained connectivity to virtually any source on the plant floor and analytical functionality through its acquisition of Lighthammer's products for plant

plant floor  Manufacturing Execution Systems ). Plant floor applications are generally very different from each other, though even their vendors deliver somewhat generic solutions, since continuous flows, discrete piece production rates, temperatures, pressures, and other manufacturing process parameters are common across many manufacturing applications. Still, owing to a dearth of standardized plant-level processes, bundled with a raft of manufacturing styles and industry-specific regulatory compliance (and Read More...
Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?
The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing

plant floor  enhanced connectivity between the plant floor and the enterprise by acquiring Lighthammer Software Development Corporation ( http://www.lighthammer.com ), a privately-held supplier of enterprise manufacturing intelligence and collaborative manufacturing software, based in Exton, Pennsylvania (US). Lighthammer and SAP shared a vision of adaptive business networks (ABN), as illustrated by their longstanding partnership, during which Lighthammer was a premier SAP Powered by NetWeaver and SAP xApps Read More...
Enterprise Mobility for Dummies
In the unwired enterprise, mobile devices connect the boardroom to the shop floor to the consumer across the supply chain. They empower people and companies

plant floor  Mobility for Dummies In the unwired enterprise, mobile devices connect the boardroom to the shop floor to the consumer across the supply chain. They empower people and companies that employ them. This friendly guide looks at how your enterprise can manage and leverage this technology to ensure your organization is productive and secure. Understand the key aspects of enterprise mobility and know how you can boost your bottom line through mobility. Read More...
Teradata 2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Ed White, General Manager, Teradata Cloud Solutions
BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Ed White, General Manager for Teradata Cloud Solutions, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference

plant floor  2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Ed White, General Manager, Teradata Cloud Solutions BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Ed White, General Manager for Teradata Cloud Solutions, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference. Listen and find out about Teradata’s new cloud solution, how the company is rounding out its big data ecosystem with Aster and Hadoop, and how Teradata customers are managing their migration to the cloud. Read More...
Operational Intelligence: Aligning Plant and Corporate IT
In many business areas, including sales, marketing, and finance, traditional business intelligence tools are providing executives with real-time visibility and

plant floor  Intelligence: Aligning Plant and Corporate IT In many business areas, including sales, marketing, and finance, traditional business intelligence tools are providing executives with real-time visibility and analytics. Not so for manufacturing. Download this report to find out how best-in-class manufacturers can unlock the value of real-time manufacturing data by bringing together corporate and plant IT environments with new technology enablers and system architectures. Read More...
Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Spending money to save money makes sense in the context of large capital assets, including facilities, fleet, plant equipment, and even computers. A lack of

plant floor  assets, including facilities, fleet, plant equipment, and even computers. A lack of preventative maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies. Aging assets and reactive maintenance can be financial drains. A complete preventative maintenance program consisting of better business practices and simple tools such as computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) or enterprise asset management (EAM), can help companies realize immediate savings and boost profits. Read More...
Discussing the S&OP State of Affairs with Logility’s Karin Bursa
My recent exhaustive series of articles on sales @ operations planning (S@OP) entitled “APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S@OP Coming of Age?” and the

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The Challenges of Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems
While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application

plant floor  Though vital for effective plant floor management, plant-level execution systems have rarely taken “front and center” on the enterprise solution stage. Management has often treated production support needs such as manufacturing execution systems (MES) as a necessary, but very low, priority. However, the detriment of information silos resulting from poor data-sharing has long been felt, and now the push to demolish information silos is occurring on the manufacturing floor. As a result, enterprises are Read More...
Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?
Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only

plant floor  enterprise applications and the plant floor with appropriate drill-downs to contextualize and understand the impact of specific manufacturing events. These products are applied to critical plant processes, and monitor production and provide the input required for calculating key metrics, such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). In order to increase OEE, data generated by equipment in a production line is acquired and aggregated (preferably in automatically, see The Why of Data Collection ). Read More...
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post series talked about my attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a

plant floor  2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post series  talked about my  attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October.  I attended only a few education sessions, as my visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably Read More...

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