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State of the MES Software Marketplace


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 2: Financial Metrics


If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities or competencies required to drive those metrics must include controlling supply chain costs, managing supply chain cycle time, and optimizing responsiveness to the marketplace.

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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena


Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

reduced wip inventory  lots, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and work-in-process (WIP), and higher quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by high volume, repetitive manufacturers. Read More

Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers


The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing production planning and scheduling software for any textile mill is a real challenge even for seasoned industry experts. This article focuses on some of the unique challenges posed to master requirement planning and master production scheduling (MRP / MPS) software vendors by the textile industry.

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ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye


By recently undertaking a number of both prudent and bold initiatives, ACCPAC International, still largely considered an accounting solutions provider, may have gotten the wherewithal to be reckoned with by all earnest enterprise mid-market contenders.

reduced wip inventory  the potential for significantly reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) in managing their accounting systems. This concludes Part One of a four-part note. Part Two will continue detailing recent ACCPAC announcements. Part Three will discuss the Market Impact. Part Four will cover Challenges and make User Recommendations. Read More

Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works


Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all secondary in relation to what lies at the heart of any supply chain: INVENTORY. Although firms have invested significantly in ERP and MRP systems in the last decade, overall inventory levels within the extended supply chain remain relatively unchanged.

reduced wip inventory  Improved product mix. Dynamically reduced safety stock and therefore holding costs. Lost sales reduced. Slow moving items treated accordingly. Exception management and event management. Lead time is critical and is better understood, with business managed better accordingly. Other savings that organizations make, which are more complex to measure, but never-the-less can make a significant contribution include but are nor limited to automated functions that some software solutions will execute and leave Read More

ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends


ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?

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Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and inventory management of your enterprise using it. The white paper takes aid of a case study on how FicusSoft has developed and successfully implemented RFID integrated asset tracking and inventory management solutions for a reputed manufacturer of ultra-sensitive instruments used in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

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Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization


Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI). However, many companies implementing an ERP solution don’t add a dedicated inventory optimization module. Learn how inventory optimization can offer companies huge potential to maximize the value of IT investments—and keep inventory levels at the right balance.

reduced wip inventory  functionality will result in reduced working capital and increased customer service. It can also result in reduced transaction costs through automating processes. Automation decreases transaction costs while giving your company more time to spend on the transaction and items that are most important for business. Inventory optimization is a win-win implementation for any company that has not adopted it. How can IBS help? So how can IBS help companies optimize inventory with as little effort as possible? Read More

Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?


In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to

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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts


The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these challenges, heavy investments have been made in extensive spare ad replacement parts networks.

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Case Study: Ralco Industries


Automotive supplier Ralco Industries was having inventory trouble. The lack of accurate data from its systems was causing a number of expensive issues—quality problems, scrap, overtime, expedited shipments, etc. Learn how implementing a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helped Ralco dramatically reduce inventory costs and achieve return on investment (ROI) in just over one year.

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Achieving Effective Inventory Management with Dynamics GP and RockySoft


Looking for a way to maximize the productivity and profitability of your inventory investment? Although good inventory management software is one key to an effective inventory management program, it must be implemented by a team that thoroughly understands the distributor’s needs and challenges. Learn about two solutions that, when combined, can lead you toward the goal of achieving effective inventory management.

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Fixed Asset Inventory: A Guide to Getting Started


Implementing a fixed asset inventory solution and performing proper accounting of assets can save time and money, reduce theft, improve planning and budgeting, eliminate “ghost assets,” and help an organization recover after a natural disaster. However, the importance of tracking and managing fixed assets such as land, buildings, transportation, and manufacturing equipment is often overlooked. This white paper discusses best practices for fixed asset inventory management and suggests tips for implementing a successful inventory process, including how to create an asset inventory process, implement a label and scanning solution for tracking of assets, establish an accurate baseline of fixed assets, and design a “go-forward” strategy for maintaining an asset inventory.

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