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Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II
Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant (

shop floor automation  MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ( blue collar trenches ) and the enterprise ( white collar ivory tower ). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that would help manufacturers close the gap between the shop fl

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Infor Introduces Infor Factory Track for Manufacturing Process Automation


Infor has announced a new suite of cloud-based solutions for comprehensive manufacturing process automation—Infor Factory Track. The solution suite is built to provide manufacturers across all industries a set of solutions to improve operational efficiencies across the warehouse and on the shop floor.

shop floor automation  and barcode scanners, whereas Shop Floor forms are meant for tablet or shop floor terminals. The suite initially consists of three modules—Warehouse Mobility (data collection), Time Track (labor and attendance), and Shop Floor (work center automation). Warehouse mobility handles warehouse data collection to improve and simplify inventory management. Time Track automates labor and attendance tracking with easy extracts to feed payroll applications. Shop Floor then picks up on the shop floor to automate 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.

shop floor automation  of real-time alerts on shop floor exceptions, workflows to resolve them, and relevant key performance indicators for production processes. Manufacturing intelligence dashboards offered in the SAP® Manufacturing solution provide configurable role-based entry pages that deliver the visibility production personnel need to be responsive to exceptions and changes in demand or supply, deliver superior performance, and run manufacturing at the speed of business. Working Smarter on the Shop Floor To thrive in a Read More

Real-time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP)


As a demand-driven manufacturer, you know how crucial up-to-date information is. But when shop floor data is collected with pen and paper, then transferred manually to multiple databases that aren’t always connected, you risk having your data uploaded after it’s needed. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can ease data integration. But first, separate the myths from the facts of bridging ERP and the shop floor.

shop floor automation  time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP) Real-time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP) If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IQMS has lead the innovation between ERP software and shop floor equipment with solutions like our wireless RealTime Machine Monitoring which automatically delivers critical production data to the ERP system. Source: IQMS Resources Related to Real-time Shop Floor Integration : Read More

Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor


Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by bringing lean to their front-office operations. Here are a few tips on lean office operations.

shop floor automation  Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor Originally published - June 25, 2007 It would be hard to find a successful manufacturer anywhere in the world that is not using some elements of lean manufacturing to streamline its operation. Some companies have formal lean programs, employing individuals with black belts in Six Sigma (a system of practices for measuring defects and improving quality, and a methodology to reduce defect levels, with Black Belts being the professionals who can explain these Read More

IT Service Delivery: From Basic Automation through to Managed Services


Service companies that want to thrive need to find a better way to deliver services and run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should be the immediate goal of any company that aims to stay in business as market pressures increase. Looking beyond basic automation, becoming a managed services provider (MSP) should be the long-term goal. Discover ways to ensure your service company's survival in today’s competitive IT services market.

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing) for Industrial Automation


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shop floor automation  Shop to Mind Shop: Businesses Look for More from Third-party Consultants Quocirca's primary aim is to provide market insight and knowledge to technology vendors and service providers, enabling them to more effectively develop, market and sell products to businesses of all sizes across multiple geographies. Source : Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to Body Shop to Mind Shop: Businesses Look for More from Third-party Consultants : Third-Party (Wikipedia) Consultant (Wikipedia) Body Shop to Mind Shop: Read More

Sales Force Automation, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Training: A Fusion of Methodology and Technology


Many organizations find it challenging to adopt sales force automation and customer relationship management solutions. Formal sales training and the related reinforcement tools can make the difference. We examine the key challenges and propose some solutions.

shop floor automation  the need to build workshops, exercises, and classroom experiences that demonstrate the value of the CRM or SFA tools to the sales force, through live examples. To the Point There may be many reasons for ineffective use of CRM or SFA solutions by a sales force. However, sales training programs can be catalysts for optimizing the CRM or SFA investment. It is vital to carefully analyze the sales person's selling methodology, the implied methodology of the tools, and the capacity of a sales vendor to either Read More

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Global Shop Solutions


Global Shop Solutions provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for on-time delivery, shop floor management, lean manufacturing, shorter delivery times, and costing and pricing. Founded in 1976, privately-held Global Shop Solutions helps manage the vital day-to-day business aspects of job shops, make-to-stock, make-to-order, and mixed-mode manufacturers and distributors. More than14,000 users in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia are able to derive increased profitability and productivity by using Global Shop’s integrated applications. Global Shop customers enjoy low total cost of ownership (TCO). Global Shop Solutions software is written for the Microsoft Windows environment.

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