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Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant


Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and mill manufacturing, meaning that such a plant is effectively a mixed-mode manufacturer. Software systems for these manufacturers' diverse needs are of critical importance. Learn about specific software capabilities you should be looking for.

sand casting  Software for an Integrated Steel Plant An integrated steel plant is huge by any measurement. Capacity is generally more than 1 million tonnes per annum, and in many big plants, it is more than 10 million tonnes per annum. The raw materials that are consumed are also in huge quantities, be it coal (coking coal or non-coking coal depending on technology used for iron making), iron ore, limestone, dolomite, or any other raw material. Properties of these raw materials vary greatly. Despite the Read More

CRM: Creating a Credible Business Case and Positioning It with the CEO Part Two: Linking CRM with Organizational Direction


An effective business case must link CRM with achieving organizational objectives; but this step is just the beginning. Credibility implies that the document clearly delineates assumptions regarding cause and effect plus the mechanism that will be used to assess results and declare success.

sand casting  will be built on sand, and will lack a solid foundation. The obvious question then is how to get the CEO engaged in the process early? There is a very simple way of demonstrating the value of CRM to the CEO. Once convinced that the operational strategy makes sense, the CEO must assess his or her appetite for making CRM operational. If the answer is no, then perhaps a functional deployment may be practical but otherwise, it is better to avoid the inevitable. CRM as an Operational Strategy The applications Read More

Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback


Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs are just a few Internet services that make up the new growing digital world called social media. Many companies have seen the influence these new sites can have on their organizations for both good and bad. All companies should ask themselves, "How can we tap into the power of this new method of communication to improve our business and the experiences we provide our customers?"

sand casting  site, and within hours thousands had viewed the clip. In the past, this might have been a minor issue, but because of the reach of social media, the company’s CEO was compelled to record a message and post it on YouTube in an attempt to stop brand erosion. As social media increases in popularity, more individuals are telling those in their SM networks about their service experiences. Some companies wrongly assume that SM is merely used by teenagers and young college students. However, Facebook reports Read More

Acta Technology Helps Add Business Intelligence Capabilities to Major ERP Vendors


Sand Technology Systems International Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT), a provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced today that it is partnering with Acta Technology, Inc. (Acta) to provide "guaranteed and cost-effective" BI results for users of SAP R/3. Both Sand and Acta will be featuring the Nucleus RapidMarts as preferred solutions for the increasing numbers of customers seeking effective ways to handle BI applications with SAP.

sand casting  Quebec--December 14, 1999 - Sand Technology Systems International Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT), a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced today that it is partnering with Acta Technology, Inc. (Acta) to provide guaranteed and cost-effective BI results for users of SAP R/3. Acta is a leading provider of data warehousing solutions for both internal decision support and business-to-business eCommerce. SAP R/3 is the widely implemented ERP (enterprise resource planning) system from SAP Read More

Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take


It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least in the realm of business-to-consumers (B2C) commerce. According to Forrester, 63 percent of online retailers will make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way. As consumers and

sand casting  to say about kicking sand into the faces of the perennial  “Big 3 ERP Giants”:  multi-billion-dollar SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft? The success of such campaigns depends on what level in the business organization they are targeting. Vice presidents and higher executives are so buried with just trying to track/return emails and are tied up in both in-person and virtual meetings that they have no time for checking out this marketing gimmick. It also depends on what level of the sales process we are in. Read More

Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies


The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the recent easing of fuel prices and whose management actions go no further than attempts to mitigate the immediate impact of fuel price increases will end up at a serious disadvantage in the market. Find out how your company can find opportunity in changing fuel markets.

sand casting  their heads in the sand. The upward trend is clear, and emerging economies such as China, India, and Vietnam will continue to increase the demand for fuel. Every company in the industrial equipment industry and supply chain is facing similar challenges, choices, and opportunities. The companies that will thrive in the coming months and years will be those that are able to: Identify market opportunities at an early stage. Work with customers to define current and future needs. Make decisions on accurate Read More

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?


On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market

sand casting  and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger Read More

Case Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA


German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities.

sand casting  Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities. Read More

NetBIOS Firewall


How many times do you hear network administrators scream at the top of their voice, "I have spent millions of dollars buying expensive and the best antivirus software solutions and yet every two months, when a new virus strikes, I have my entire network go down!" This is a common complaint you will get to hear from one and all network administrators, primarily because most security vendors today concentrate more on a "reactive" approach to stop virus attacks, than a “preventive” approach!

sand casting  achieved is systems getting sand- boxed and remaining safe from any future intrusions. Filtering remote file activity just above the file system and below the SMB server also means that this method is independent of the transport protocol being used between two hosts on the network. Remember that the worm could use NetBeui, NetBT or TCP/IP to copy itself to your system. By using this method you can stop worrying about what protocol the worm would try and use next. Example of a good software Good Read More

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

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Mining & Quarrying


Mining is the extraction from the earth of materials used in different human activities (industry, trade, energy production, etc.). There are four major types of materials: precious metals and minerals (gold, diamonds, silver, etc.); materials used to produce energy (coal, uranium, etc.); base metals (copper, iron, etc.); and building materials (stone, sand, gravel) extracted from quarries, which are open-pit mines. There are two major types of activities specific to the mining industry: exploration, which involves the search for materials; and extraction, which is the activity of getting those materials out of the earth.

sand casting  and building materials (stone, sand, gravel) extracted from quarries, which are open-pit mines. There are two major types of activities specific to the mining industry: exploration, which involves the search for materials; and extraction, which is the activity of getting those materials out of the earth. Read More

"Star Search"-Talent Management Made Simple


One of the biggest challenges businesses face today in the area of human resources is the recruitment and retention of skilled talent. Combining a talent management strategy with an integrated talent management system can help ensure you have the right people in place to meet your organization’s needs.

sand casting  Star Search -Talent Management Made Simple Originally published - June 13, 2008 So, what is talent management, anyway? When I think of talent, I think of musical and artistic talent: stage performers, actors, and singers. I think of Star Search , Canadian Idol, and America’s Got Talent . When I think of talent management, I think of talent agencies and talent scouts. But talent management reaches far beyond Hollywood’s casting couch and the doors of Motown’s recording studios. Talent management is Read More

Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean


There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise make its supply chain lean. In this article, we will touch on these simple measures—measures that any company can take.

sand casting  on a foundation of sand. If you can increase demand forecast accuracy, you can decrease your inventory and increase your level of customer service at the same time. Unfortunately, most companies divide responsibility for the demand forecast among multiple departments. Sometimes, the process is owned by the sales department, and they tend to be too optimistic, because optimism is in their nature and they want to avoid disappointing a customer by being out stock. At the end of the day, no one is Read More

Content as a Service: a New Model for E-learning Content Delivery


How can a company ensure that users are taking the “right” course if they do not identify and understand their strategy for content delivery? Can content be hastily rounded up and integrated with the organization's learning management system (LMS)? On the surface, this appears to handle the situation, but this is far from the case. Find out why content-as-a-service is a superior solution for effective online training.

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Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost


Evaluating the cost of outsourcing can be challenging because most organizations cannot fully estimate the financial impact of such a decision.

sand casting  and change. Company Profile Sand Pharmaceuticals is a pioneer and world leader in discovering new treatments for debilitating diseases and medical conditions. The company employees 3,000 personnel and has an IT staff of 40, with five dedicated to managing information security. Sand Pharmaceuticals has implemented firewalls and is now deploying intrusion detection system (IDS) technology. For maximum protection of the company, its security staff has deployed three firewalls and also needs network-based Read More