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Mobile ERP: Connecting Workers, Machines, Systems & Data on the Shop Floor & in the Warehouse
Mobile technology is a game changer across all segments of society right now—and the food industry is no exception. Having access to transactional data and

shop floor workers  & Data on the Shop Floor & in the Warehouse Mobile technology is a game changer across all segments of society right now—and the food industry is no exception. Having access to transactional data and real-time metrics at the very locations where this information is needed is today a reality. If your company is investigating an investment in ERP, a review of this kind of on-site, real-time functionality, with every vendor you meet, is critical in today’s working environment. Read More...
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A U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial machinery turned to TEC for help selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
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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 workers  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...
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 workers  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...
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 workers  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...
Vald’or Apparel Selects NGC’s PLM, ERP, and Shop Floor Solutions
Vald’or Apparel, a private-label and branded apparel manufacturer, recently selected NGC’s product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP

shop floor workers  NGC’s PLM, ERP, and Shop Floor Solutions Vald’or Apparel , a private-label and branded apparel manufacturer, recently selected NGC ’s product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control modules to improve efficiency and collaboration at its global operations. The company is headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, with an office and factory in Jordan and an additional factory opening in Haiti this year.   Vald’or selected NGC’s software to replace its Read More...
Enterprise Authentication: Increasing Security without Breaking the Bank
As the number of remote and mobile workers grows, new security practices highlight the need for strong authentication. Today, passwords aren’t enough protection

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Plex Systems Goes Mobile (and More) at PowerPlex 2014
Plex Systems’ Plex Manufacturing Cloud offering has long had mobile capabilities on ruggedized devices on the shop floor. Most recently, though, at its

shop floor workers  ruggedized devices on the shop floor. Most recently, though, at its PowerPlex 2014 conference, the vendor announced new mobile business intelligence (BI) capabilities , enabling manufacturing professionals to access and share role-based enterprise and plant-level analytic dashboards from virtually any mobile device.   Delivered in 2013 and available on iOS and Android devices, SmartPlex Mobile provides the relevant info to business and operations leaders with insight, communication, and control for all Read More...
Is Selling Software in China Really as Hard as It Seems?
You’re a North American software vendor. You’re considering setting up shop in China.  You know that the risks are formidable, but so are the potential rewards.

shop floor workers  You’re considering setting up shop in China.  You know that the risks are formidable, but so are the potential rewards. Among the risks: intellectual property piracy issues, cultural adaptation challenges, currency restrictions, and governmental censorship (see The cost of doing business in China: Privacy for an excellent post on the Chinese government’s practice of monitoring Skype traffic). However, the potential rewards are substantial, from a business perspective. A guide to doing business in Read More...
What Do Modern Knowledge Workers Need?
In many service industries, such as financial, insurance, utilities, healthcare, government, and others, case management is the lifeblood of the business. These

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SAP NetWeaver Background, Direction, and User Recommendations
SAP is using NetWeaver to reach to the shop floor by aggregating and presenting information to users, thus empowering them to improve manufacturing performance.

shop floor workers  Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor ). To that end, over a year ago, the giant created the Production to Business (P2B) Interoperability Initiative to address customer interest in furthering the adoption of P2B standards, and concurrently created the SAP Interoperability Certification Initiative to address business-to-business (B2B) and application-to-application (A2A) standards. Recently, SAP has combined both initiatives within the SAP Independent Vendor Network (IVN) for Business Collaboration Read More...
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 workers  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...
Creating Innovation Breakthroughs in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing and Machine Assembly
Industrial equipment manufacturers have historically embraced shop floor improvements as a way of increasing efficiency and maintaining profitability. But in

shop floor workers  manufacturers have historically embraced shop floor improvements as a way of increasing efficiency and maintaining profitability. But in today’s radically altered industrial environment, there is a clear imperative to look beyond the shop floor. To hold down costs and compete against other low-cost companies, manufacturers must find areas of improvement in all aspects of business. Read More...
Enterprise Knowledge Workers: Understanding Risks and Opportunities
To do their jobs, knowledge workers use the gamut of media and technologies. However, although the proliferation of new means to locate and access data has

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Marcam Solutions: Shifting its Focus to MES
The envisioned integration with Wonderware's FactorySuite 2000 will allow Protean users to solve shop floor problems with all production data collected and made

shop floor workers  Protean users to solve shop floor problems with all production data collected and made instantly available. Vendor Challenges Marcam has struggled financially for over four years, (see Fig. 1 - Marcam Solutions Inc. - Annual Results Chart) and the trend of decreased revenues and loss reporting continued throughout 1999 (see Fig. 2 - Marcam Solutions Inc. - Quarterly Results Charts), leading to the Company's acquisition for the price less than a half of its annual revenue ($60 million). Marcam is confined 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 workers  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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