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What’s Happening on Your Shop Floor?
While many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, their solutions do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks.

shop floor automations  provides an extremely strong Shop Floor Control System (also known as Manufacturing Execution System (MES)). Many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, but they do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks. Source: Plex Systems Resources Related to What's Happening on Your Shop Floor? : Shop Floor (Wikipedia) Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) (Wikipedia) What's Happening on Your Shop Floor? Shop Floor is also known as : Shop Floor Management , Shop Read More
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Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data

shop floor automations  the Shop Floor to the ERP System Plex Online provides an extremely strong Shop Floor Control System (also known as Manufacturing Execution System (MES)). Many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, but they do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks. Source: Plex Systems Resources Related to What's Happening on Your Shop Floor? : Shop Floor (Wikipedia) Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) (Wikipedia) Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System Shop Read More
Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III
Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices

shop floor automations  MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another chronic problem is how to foster plant workers’ acceptance Read More
Workforce Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?
Today’s manufacturers must be able to promptly cater to customer fluctuations in demand and maintain profitability. With agile workforces, companies have a real

shop floor automations  Missing Link on the Shop Floor? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently produced an in-depth series of blog posts on workforce management (WFM) platforms ( Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction)  discussing the importance of flexibly managing labor based on fluctuating demand and seasonal requirements. And last year, TEC published Labor Management Systems: Optimizing Worker Productivity While Reducing Labor Costs , which looked at how labor management systems (LMSs) can 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

shop floor automations  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
HR Tech 2013 Interview: Frank Moreno, Director, Product Marketing, Kronos Inc.
HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Frank Moreno, Director of Product Marketing at Kronos, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology® Conference

shop floor automations  Tech 2013 Interview: Frank Moreno, Director, Product Marketing, Kronos Inc. HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Frank Moreno, Director of Product Marketing at Kronos, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. Listen and find out how customers are responding to Kronos’ Workforce Central 7, what’s in store for the company’s cloud services offering, and whether Kronos has any plans to grow into a full-fledged HCM suite. 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

shop floor automations  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
ScheduleSoft: What about Workforce Management on the Shop Floor?
My recent article entitled “Workforce Scheduling @ Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?” analyzed the importance of manufacturing workforce

shop floor automations  Workforce Management on the Shop Floor? My recent article entitled “Workforce Scheduling & Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?” analyzed the importance of manufacturing workforce scheduling & optimization solutions and stated that many manufacturing enterprises still use rudimentary tools and practices (if that) to manage their labor. The article stated that most manufacturing organizations do not yet understand the strategic value that workforce scheduling could provide to them. Often, Read More
Teradata 2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Ed White, General Manager, Teradata Cloud Solutions
BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Ed White, General Manager for Teradata Cloud Solutions, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference

shop floor automations  2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Ed White, General Manager, Teradata Cloud Solutions BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Ed White, General Manager for Teradata Cloud Solutions, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference. Listen and find out about Teradata’s new cloud solution, how the company is rounding out its big data ecosystem with Aster and Hadoop, and how Teradata customers are managing their migration to the cloud. Read More
PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry
PeopleSoft and Bradley Ward will integrate their products in an alliance aimed at the food processing industry. The completed solution will let companies' link

shop floor automations  be refreshed with new shop floor level data. There are at least two major obstacles to surmount in sharing data between the shop floor and management level in a meaningful way. The first concerns proper time synchronization. Though plant floor measurement devices, such as tank level gauges and pressure sensors, usually produce continuous readings, it is rarely practical to pipe this information directly to planning systems. ERP systems cannot create plans instantaneously, relying instead on batch Read More
CAXA V5 PLM
CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include

shop floor automations  design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized using industry-specific templates. Read More
What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

shop floor automations  systems that participate in shop floor control, including programmed logic controllers and process control computers for direct and supervisory control of manufacturing equipment; process information systems that gather historical performance information, then generate reports; graphical displays; and alarms that inform operations personnel what is going on in the plant currently and a very short history into the past. Quality control information is also gathered and a laboratory information management Read More
Sales 2.0: Faster Sales in a Sluggish Economy
The Internet offers a wealth of information for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on

shop floor automations  for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on salespeople for information. But sales managers can use Sales 2.0 to tap into these new buying habits to instantly interact with prospects and provide personalized service. Find out how Sales 2.0 can help you instantly view and serve prospects entering your online store. Read More
How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn
Too often, manufacturers implement technology for financial reporting, but overlook efficiencies that can generate cash flow and reduce costs on the shop floor.

shop floor automations  frustration level of our shop employees. By providing our employees an efficient method for obtaining, maintaining, and tracking tools and equipment, the CheckMate Tool Tracking System has effectively helped lower our operating costs, confirmed Thomas Hortman, Project Manager for AAI Services Corp., a Division of Textron Systems. While technology won't cure the credit crunch manufacturers are facing, automated processes that improve cash flow and keep lenders in the loop, demonstrating that the business Read More

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