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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers


General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical, and physical properties requirements that are vital to the metal service industry and material converter businesses.

sheet metal  steel grade standard size sheet that is an inch thick. Furthermore, end item variants must be handled under the same item number, but with a multiplicity of variations listed as attributes. Customarily, a generic ERP system cannot make such accommodations. It requires each order (or even worse, each order line item) to be treated as a new product or item number, creating redundant work, and item nomenclature glut and delays, to the dismay of customers and an enterprise''s employees. As a result, the Read More

Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge


Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

sheet metal  starting item (such as sheet metal or a coil) and the finished item (an assortment of cut and converted items) are the same item in the customer''s mind, and the system has to follow that logic. There has to be the flexibility for the user to determine what constitutes a separate item number (for example, a mild steel grade, a mild steel grade standard size sheet, or a mild steel grade standard size sheet that is an inch thick), whereas the end item variants can be handled under the same item number, but Read More

Vero Software


Vero Software is a world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries.

sheet metal  the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries. Read More

Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPOE


On the heels of recent tuck-in acquisitions, Dassault Systèmes has made yet another industry-specific acquisition, again for an undisclosed amount. This time it's SIMPOE, a France-based provider of plastic injection molding manufacturing simulation software. The acquisition of SIMPOE will expand Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE umbrella platform and its SIMULIA, CATIA, and

sheet metal  expertise in composites and sheet metal. Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

sheet metal  casting, injection molding, and sheet metal fabrication. Geometric DFX should benefit manufacturing companies in domains such as automotive, consumer durables, aerospace, high-tech, medical equipment, and contract electronics manufacturing. As the kernel used in Dassault Systèmes'' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, delivering offerings such as CATIA Mechanical Design , SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual , and SIMULIA Results Explorer , Geometric recognized CGM as a modeler that has proven itself in leading-edge Read More

Error Proofing with RFID


Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative.

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ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

sheet metal  include income statement, balance sheet, current ratio, inventory turns, days of sales outstanding (DSO), cash flow, customer service, customer returns, competitive analysis, sales forecast performance, item analysis, and cost variance reporting. Last but not least, eConfigure a Web-based sales configuration solution is also a key module in ERP Plus. Product Strategy Because rewriting ERP Plus'' current client/server architecture, so it becomes .NET-compliant will do little to serve Verticent''s market, Read More

Productivity for Software Estimators


Presently, software estimation is considered to be an art rather than a science. At the heart of this perception is the lack of understanding of the concept of "productivity." This article attempts to provide insight into the concept of productivity.

sheet metal  and 7) delivering the sheet for the next operation. If multiple holes are punched, per hole time comes down, as set-up activities are one-time activities. Therefore, if we look at coding a unit, for example, the activities to be carried out could be 1) receive the instructions; 2) study the design document; 3) code the unit; 4) test and debug the unit for functionality; 5) test and debug the unit for unintended usage; 6) delete the trash code from the unit; 7) regression-test the unit; and 8) release Read More

Data Sheet: Supplier Connection


Coordinating all shipping processes—from inbound to outbound freight—can be a logistics headache in a global economy—especially if you don’t make the most of all a transportation management system (TMS) has to offer. One director of logistics found that a web-based TMS solution resulted in a 10 percent decrease in the number of carriers, with a 15 percent increase in carrier load factors. Learn more about the benefits.

sheet metal  Sheet: Supplier Connection Coordinating all shipping processes—from inbound to outbound freight—can be a logistics headache in a global economy—especially if you don’t make the most of all a transportation management system (TMS) has to offer. One director of logistics found that a web-based TMS solution resulted in a 10 percent decrease in the number of carriers, with a 15 percent increase in carrier load factors. Learn more about the benefits. Read More

Verticent


Founded in 1992, Verticent provides enterprise software to the metal service center, metal fabrication, metal distribution, milling, and configure-to-order (CTO) industries. The company's offering includes customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), e-business, and business intelligence (BI) solutions for small-to-medium manufacturers and distributors. Verticent also provides solutions for specific vertical industries, including an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the metals industry. Verticent is headquartered in Tampa, Florida (US).

sheet metal  Founded in 1992, Verticent provides enterprise software to the metal service center, metal fabrication, metal distribution, milling, and configure-to-order (CTO) industries. The company''s offering includes customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), e-business, and business intelligence (BI) solutions for small-to-medium manufacturers and distributors. Verticent also provides solutions for specific vertical industries, including an enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

Software-as-a-service Overview


The software-as-a-service platform enables users to access software applications anytime, from anywhere, via an Internet browser. A SaaS business model enables companies to purchase business software on a monthly subscription basis, and eliminate the need for servers or on-staff support personnel. This fact sheet gives you a quick run-down of what SaaS is, what kind of company it’s best suited for, and why.

sheet metal  support personnel. This fact sheet gives you a quick run-down of what SaaS is, what kind of company it’s best suited for, and why. Read More

Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage


Manufacturers face a challenging environment with scarce credit, pricing pressures, and increasing costs. Critical to success is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that aligns operations and production with finance—allowing manufacturers to deliver quality products at competitive prices. Discover the key areas necessary for creating value and profitability through real-time monitoring of financial conditions.

sheet metal  the organization uses stand-alone spreadsheet systems to track purchasing, receiving, shipping, accounts payable, collections and other areas. With stand-alone and manually intensive systems, the challenges include tedious tracking and maintenance of physical documents like invoices; lack of visibility into financial record-keeping such as tracking payables and receivables; a high likelihood of introducing error via duplicate data-entry; and other issues. For example, if a manufacturer has a contractual Read More

Word Association


I have a danish on my desk that I want to eat. Actually, it's half a danish... almond, homemade with butter. But first, this week's white paper topic: ecommerce. I'm actually going to direct you to a datasheet by AppFinity on e-commerce solutions. This does require registration, but it's worth it. Not necessarily for the datasheet alone, but to access other white papers. I know, white papers

sheet metal  timely manner. The data sheet by AppFinity lays out a couple of other points that need to be considered when looking at an ecommerce solution. Here''s a little tidbit (tidbit. timbit. bad press ): white papers, modeled after government documents, were adapted by the private sector in the 1990s as a messaging tool. Read More

ProfitKey’s Rapid Response ERP Solution for Project-based Manufacturing Is Now TEC Certified


TEC is pleased to announce that Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) software from ProfitKey International, a developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for manufacturing, has been TEC certified for online evaluation in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center. An in-depth demonstration of its capabilities was conducted in order to evaluate how RRM holds up to industry benchmarks. We saw the system

sheet metal  Rapid Response ERP Solution for Project-based Manufacturing Is Now TEC Certified TEC is pleased to announce that Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) software from ProfitKey International, a developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for manufacturing, has been TEC certified for online evaluation in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center . An in-depth demonstration of its capabilities was conducted in order to evaluate how RRM holds up to industry benchmarks. We saw the system in real time Read More

Mr Price Selects JustEnough Software


JustEnough Software Corporation, a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, recently announced that Mr Price Group, a retailer of apparel, homeware, and sportsware, has selected JustEnough’s Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning, Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Allocation, and Replenishment modules. One of the

sheet metal  , Miladys , and Sheet Street . JustEnough’s integrated planning solution should allow Mr Price’s merchant teams to plan, assort, buy, and merchandise product on one platform, as part of its IT infrastructure update. In general, JustEnough’s mobile- and cloud-enabled broad demand management solution suite can help businesses forecast their customer demand, plan their assortments, allocations, and inventory, shape their demand, and then execute on those plans. Still, some companies might go for Read More