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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

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

PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available


PTC announces the availability of version 19 of its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software PTC Creo Elements/Direct. P.J. brings you the details from the PTC Live Global 2014 conference.

sheet metal  3D concept–design capabilities, new sheet metal capabilities, and more scalable data management are other major features. See a comparison table of features from versions 14 to 19.   It is worth noting that PTC has two direct modeling CAD products—the former CoCreate is now called Creo Elements/Direct, while the more recent product is simply called PTC Creo Direct . The reason PTC has two direct modeling tools is that CoCreate has its own data model, which is different from that of Creo Parametric Read More

Fabcon: Small Beginnings. Big Success


Learn how Fabcon, once a small manufacturing company and now the premier sheet metal shop in Southern California catapulted its 55 percent on-time rate in 1993 to a 97 percent on-time rate a year later through business vertical integration and the help of Global Shop Solutions enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

sheet metal  and now the premier sheet metal shop in Southern California catapulted its 55 percent on-time rate in 1993 to a 97 percent on-time rate a year later through business vertical integration and the help of Global Shop Solutions enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Read More

TIBCO Introduces TIBCO Cloud Bus


Earlier this month, TIBCO announced the launch of its new Integration Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) called TIBCO Cloud Bus. The new subscription-based integration platform will enable users to undergo extensive and complex integration projects, and migrate applications and workload to the cloud, at, as TIBCO states, lower costs and with drastically lesser deployment times. According to TIBCO

sheet metal  Introduces TIBCO Cloud Bus Earlier this month, TIBCO announced the launch of its new Integration Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) called TIBCO Cloud Bus. The new subscription-based integration platform will enable users to undergo extensive and complex integration projects, and migrate applications and workload to the cloud, at, as TIBCO states, lower costs and with drastically lesser deployment times. According to TIBCO, the Cloud Bus enables users to have the freedom to start their projects within 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

New Mobile Apps and Platform Support for Windows 8 from SAP


The co-located SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in Madrid was the place for SAP to annnounce its plans to deliver six new mobile applications for the recent release of Microsoft's Windows operating system, as well as forthcoming support for Windows 8 apps development within the SAP Mobile Platform. The Windows 8 apps are planned to be available for download from both Windows and SAP Stores. The

sheet metal  Assistant SAP Customer Financial Fact Sheet SAP GRC Policy Survey Stay tuned for more on these business apps. Read More

Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.


Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

sheet metal  Vogel Manufacturing Co. Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting. 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

WorkWise Role-Based ERP Certification Report


Role-Based ERP (RB-ERP) by WorkWise is now TEC certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for discrete manufacturing solution space. The RB-ERP solution supports multiple discrete manufacturing processes including engineer to order, configure to order, make to order, and make to stock. The RB-ERP customer base spans many manufacturing verticals, including vehicle product manufacturing; equipment manufacturing; metal forming, stamping, and assembly; build-to-order; and plastics manufacturing.

RB-ERP is accessed via workbenches that are customizable to match the user’s job function and role within the organization. The workbenches are not just a user interface layer, but are built on top of an application framework. The workbench designs make it possible for users to navigate and work across a broad range of operations quickly and efficiently.

There are a number of other tools and modules that stand out in the RB-ERP solution. For example, the RB-ERP mobile metrics tool, which provides mobile access to more than 200 pre-calculated metrics. And the product configurator within RB-ERP, which is much more powerful than the configurator tools normally delivered with an ERP system in this price range.

According to TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm, although outside of the Midwest, WorkWise RB-ERP and the Oncontact CRM solutions are not very well known, "this well-kept secret needs to be let out so that manufacturers know there is a very capable and cost-effective alternative to the well-known job shop and mid-market manufacturing ERP solutions."

Find out why in the Role-Based ERP TEC certification report, including key product differentiators, a detailed look at support of processes and new functionality with the latest version of the RB-ERP, and detailed functionality graphs comparing the product to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for ERP solutions for discrete manufacturing.

sheet metal  Role-Based ERP Certification Report Role-Based ERP (RB-ERP) by WorkWise is now TEC certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for discrete manufacturing solution space. The RB-ERP solution supports multiple discrete manufacturing processes including engineer to order, configure to order, make to order, and make to stock. The RB-ERP customer base spans many manufacturing verticals, including vehicle product manufacturing; equipment manufacturing; metal forming, stamping, and assembly; 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

Xperia Executiv Solution Series


The Xperia EXECUTIV Solution Series takes an evolutionary step beyond helping your company run business better, by providing a flexible, targeted approach to solving the most critical issues impacting companies today. Years of customer-driven development have produced an extensive base of functionalities, proven to provide exceptional value and to enable companies to optimize operations and maintain profitability. Xperia matches the exact set of functionalities required to meet a company's most pressing business and technical needs. Morevoer, when needed, it is possible to extend the solution's capabilities to provide even greater value using web technology. Xperia offers a full suite of applications that will run a business seamlessly. The solutions include all aspects of customer service, such as order entry, inventory allocation, credits, returns, invoicing, sales-rep commissions, and quotas. Xperia is a full production suite of applications for the importer as well as the domestic manufacturer; it includes component inventory; purchasing; bill of material (BOM) with product specifications and full cost sheet analysis; planning capabilities (automatic forecasts as well as manual); work-order issue, tracking, and receiving; container creation; vessels; bill of lading; customs; and container tracking and receiving. All the systems are integrated with the financials and create automatic feeds. Xperia offers accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and letter of credit system as part of the financials. Additional system features include e-mail spooled file capabilities, history, security, and business-to-business (B2B) applications.  

sheet metal  specifications and full cost sheet analysis; planning capabilities (automatic forecasts as well as manual); work-order issue, tracking, and receiving; container creation; vessels; bill of lading; customs; and container tracking and receiving. All the systems are integrated with the financials and create automatic feeds. Xperia offers accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and letter of credit system as part of the financials. Additional system features include e-mail spooled file Read More

Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting: Enabling the Corporate Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor


The first role of the corporate controller has been to ensure corporate financial controls and—as a distant second—make strategic business contributions. But the installation of on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting software meant that controllers’ roles now involve financial software know-how. To achieve financial transformation, controllers need guidance and practical strategies. Learn more.

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