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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Real-time Collaborative Manufacturing


To effectively serve their customers, operations managers need to have visibility as well as control of the delivery and quality of their outsourced components. And because supply chain management is such a critical part of the manufacturing process, it’s important to have the right tools to optimize performance. Find out how real-time collaborative manufacturing is now helping to solve some key manufacturing problems.

real time manufacturing  time Collaborative Manufacturing To effectively serve their customers, operations managers need to have visibility as well as control of the delivery and quality of their outsourced components. And because supply chain management is such a critical part of the manufacturing process, it’s important to have the right tools to optimize performance. Find out how real-time collaborative manufacturing is now helping to solve some key manufacturing problems. Read More

SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards


Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decision making to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. However, manufacturing intelligence dashboards aggregate content from the full range of manufacturing systems into a single view of operations. These role-specific dashboards thus enable employees to manage manufacturing performance, and respond quickly to changes.

real time manufacturing  quickly and proactively with realtime exception detection and alerts that highlight critical situations and automated workflows that let employees trigger the right responses to issues as they arise Increase productivity and efficiency by giving employees easy access to aggregated, targeted data from multiple, heterogeneous systems in a user-friendly format, configured to their specific needs Keep improving manufacturing processes over time with the ability to track KPIs; perform root-cause analyses; and Read More

PeopleSoft Manufacturing - This Time For Sure?!


PeopleSoft claims that its next major release, PeopleSoft 8, which is due in a few weeks time, will allay persistent perceptions that PeopleSoft is still not a full-fledged player in manufacturing.

real time manufacturing  manufacturing functionality is for real, bundled with CRM capabilities from its recent purchase of Vantive and with traditionally strong analytic applications developed in house, PeopleSoft may turn out to be a serious contender in future manufacturing and material management software selections. User Recommendations PeopleSoft remains a very strong contender in enterprise application selection processes within the following industries: utilities, service providers, financial institutions, public sector, Read More

SAP Manufacturing


Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.

real time manufacturing  enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. Read More

Achieving Compliant Manufacturing Excellence through Real-time Performance Management and Continuous Improvement


Life sciences manufacturers face new pressure on operations from many directions, including market needs, compliance requirements, and the transition to new IT technology. Many companies recognize that improving performance demands better sync with the plant floor and more accessible data. A real-time performance management solution can help drive excellence in manufacturing performance via better integration. Learn how.

real time manufacturing  Compliant Manufacturing Excellence through Real-time Performance Management and Continuous Improvement Life sciences manufacturers face new pressure on operations from many directions, including market needs, compliance requirements, and the transition to new IT technology. Many companies recognize that improving performance demands better sync with the plant floor and more accessible data. A real-time performance management solution can help drive excellence in manufacturing performance via better integr Read More

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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Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface


Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric control (CNC) machine look and feel has traditionally been not that appealing to other roles in a manufacturing company. Now the vendor has embarked on embellishing its UI in earnest.

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Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Discrete Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Petrochemical Manufacturing


Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies:
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Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer


This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

real time manufacturing  first thing that you realize is that measurements are different. To be able to work with a formula, you need a flexible unit of measure (UOM) conversion engine running under the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software covers. Furthermore, you must be able to specify your own conversion rules to account for the unique requirements of your business. Proportions of ingredients in a formula also highlight the need for another feature, namely scalability. Recalling that line about the Army cook who can Read More

Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features


This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you determine which ERP features are a high priority for your organization, and which features are a lower priority.

real time manufacturing  Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features By Anne Le Bris and Melissa Vaes, with contributions from TEC analyst data   So, you’re a discrete manufacturer looking for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This reference guide, based on TEC’s Discrete ERP Request for Proposal (RFP) Template, provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you to determine which ERP features are a Read More

Manufacturing in the Cloud


Cloud services will be a leading driver of productivity for manufacturers over the next decade. Businesses focused on reducing costs and improving the quality of manufacturing solutions will increasingly turn to the cloud for SaaS solutions. Read this white paper by president and CEO of inKumo, Inc., and find out how this new era of technology will dramatically improve productivity and cost savings in the industry.

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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary


For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

real time manufacturing  competitors (both perceived and real) are driving many manufacturers to invest in new technologies, implement best practices and become more productive. This Executive Summary also shows that despite these pressures, North American manufacturers continue to be bullish about their prospects. The Executive Summary presents the combined data from this year''s two surveys in tables and charts, as well as highlighting the research findings for plants within each country. MPI offers perspectives on the results, Read More