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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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Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant


Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and mill manufacturing, meaning that such a plant is effectively a mixed-mode manufacturer. Software systems for these manufacturers' diverse needs are of critical importance. Learn about specific software capabilities you should be looking for.

steel casting  is produced. This liquid steel is either sent to a continuous casting plant, or it is poured into molds and cools to make steel ingots. If sent to a continuous casting plant, the liquid steel is poured into the top of a mold whose bottom end is open and water-cooled. During passage through the mold, the liquid steel solidifies and takes the shape of the bottom end of the mold, generally forming a slab or a bloom. This solidified steel is continuously removed from the bottom of the mold at the same rate Read More

Case Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA


German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities.

steel casting  Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities. Read More

Software Works, Inc


Overview Software Works, Inc (SWI) is an ERP/CRM solutions supplier delivering a range of ERP Products from major ERP suppliers, lementation consulting services, software development, and ERP value-added products that fit the needs of customers. With expertise in Software Services, Technology Services, and Business Intelligence, SWI customers receive a full service solution – a solution that works. Doing business for nearly a decade, SWI has delivered results to hundreds of customers in a variety of industries, industries such as food/beverage, biotech, chemicals, steel, and pharmaceuticals. SWI industry expertise and long history of project experience in financials, distribution, and manufacturing (process and discreet) are key components in SWI delivering solutions that work. Software Services This business unit provides customers with ERP/CRM implementations, integration, project management, training and solution support, and value-added development of enhancements and products for your ERP/CRM solution. SWI Software Services also provide packaged product solutions for automating data intensive transaction processes with products such as wireless bar coding (via a thin-device configuration) and automated payment processing. Technology Managed Services This business unit provides services such as corporate/site infrastructure analysis, security/risk assessment, network, OS and hardware health, and future growth requirements assessment. Database Management Services are available to assure failure recovery, maximum performance and uptime. Business Intelligence SWI specializes in the Business Intelligence delivery and integration of end-user, ad-hoc query, reporting and analytics - deploying the worlds leading BI products from Business Objects. With extensive ERP/CRM experience, SWI specializes in helping companies get the most from their ERP/CRM investment. The SWI slogan, Putting Intelligence to Work is what we do with the Business Object product suite, SWI has helped a host of companies such as Barr Laboratories, Nioxin, and Boars Head to leverage their ERP/CRM enterprise data into information that makes people smarter.

steel casting  as food/beverage, biotech, chemicals, steel, and pharmaceuticals. SWI industry expertise and long history of project experience in financials, distribution, and manufacturing (process and discreet) are key components in SWI delivering solutions that work. Software Services This business unit provides customers with ERP/CRM implementations, integration, project management, training and solution support, and value-added development of enhancements and products for your ERP/CRM solution. SWI Software Read More

Intentia’s Growing Pains


In May Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Earlier, in April, Intentia reported results of its first quarter in 2000.

steel casting  and Beverage; Paper; Pharmaceuticals; Steel; Wholesale and Retail. Potential clients in North America, however, should conduct thorough research on industry expertise and reference sites of a regional Intentia office or an affiliate service provider when Intentia is included in the selection process. We also encourage existing and potential users to familiarize themselves with the company''s ambitious new products offerings and their availability (e.g., Java-based platform independent Movex NextGen Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements


Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?

steel casting  (an American Institute of Steel Construction [AISC] and International Standards Organization [ISO] 9001-2000 qualified fabrication facility) of steel poles for the nation''s wireless communications, electric utility, and lighting industries, located in West Hazelton, PA. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company , which selected Relevant''s Illustrated Parts Breakdown ( IPB ) database system as the standard across all Lockheed facilities, including Ft. Worth, TX, Marietta, GA, and Palmdale, CA. As a matter of Read More

Synalloy Extends Its Deacom ERP Solution to Another Division


Deacom, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution developer, announced yesterday that its client Synalloy has decided to expand its Deacom ERP system to another division. Being a holding company, Synalloy operates five separate business units mainly related to the production of steel, alloys metal, plastic pipes manufacturing, and some specific chemical solutions. One of the business

steel casting  to the production of steel, alloys metal, plastic pipes manufacturing, and some specific chemical solutions. One of the business divisions has been a client of Deacom for years, and I would guess that the division has a great deal of experience both with the software and with the vendor. So when Synalloy recently acquired a new company (it''s not named in Deacom’s press release, but all indications point to tank and vessel manufacturer Palmer of Texas), the issue of implementing a new ERP software was Read More

Al Majdouie Group


With rapid expansion underway, Saudi Arabia-based logistics provider Al Majdouie Group’s custom-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) systems just couldn’t keep up. When the company began looking for a replacement solution to satisfy all of its requirements, Al Majdouie turned to TEC. Learn how TEC’s methodology helped Al Majdouie evaluate three tier-one ERP solutions, quickly and impartially.

steel casting  many industries, including automotive, steel manufacturing, and food and beverage manufacturing, as well as offering travel, real estate, logistics, and distribution services. Al Majdouie also operates retail bakeries and cafés across Saudi Arabia.   Geography:   The head office is located in Dammam (Saudi Arabia), with other offices and factories for each of its industries and services throughout Saudi Arabia; associate offices are located in North America, Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and Read More

IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure?


IBM has decided to take on Sun in the Internet infrastructure arena. What do they bring to the table? And who will win the war of words?

steel casting  This is not a steel cage match , but it does make for interesting reading. Market Impact On the hardware side, IBM has made a point of going after Sun, especially in the Web infrastructure area. First it was the RS/6000 S80 blowing the doors off of Sun''s E10000 Starfire performance on the TPC-C benchmark, especially when price/performance is included in the equation. Then it was IBM''s trumpeting the sales figures exceeding those of Sun''s Starfire . Although Sun is trying to minimize the impact (what Read More

SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


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steel casting  pharmaceuticals, electronics, food and steel stock holdings via third-party add-ons and resellers'' functional additions. Small and mid-size batch process manufacturers should look at Best Mid-Market Division''s BatchMasterPFW, a recently acquired comprehensive process manufacturing package. While we believe that the above intra-company merger should be synergistic in the long run, some outstanding integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are always to be expected. Consequently, until Read More

SCM Software for Mills


Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to the needs of customers in these industries. But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

steel casting  cutting, surface treatment etc. Steel, other metals, paper, packaging material, textiles, and some other similar products manufacturing industry segments constitute the mill industry. Each of these industry segments may have a different set of unique requirements but all of them share some common operational and business similarities. For example, a typical order may consist of product names, weight, material grade, width, surface treatment, length, roll or coil inner core diameter, roll or coil outer Read More

Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing sector. While the software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, the article concurred with Frank Scavo’s recent assertion that, for the time being, there is only one true SaaS enterprise resource

steel casting  material (e.g., bundle of steel, box of parts, gaylord of resin, engine block, etc.) gets a unique label, often a barcode. When a worker goes to record production at a work center, they or Plex Online identifies the specific material/parts being consumed. Plex Online then depletes the source material and creates an electronic link between the input and output. This happens at every operation, including the shipping step. If it is determined that there is a problem with a given source material/part, the Read More

Business Intelligence for Process Industries


The IT investments that have allowed firms in process industries to increase the efficiency of their operations and supply chains have also created vast stores of data. Unfortunately, many companies are still unable redeploy that data to drive innovation. Learn how the next generation of business intelligence (BI) tools can help your company gain a competitive advantage by harnessing the information IT systems generate.

steel casting  part of the ThyssenKrupp steel group. Rasselsteins 2,400 employees turn out about 1.4 million tons of packaging steel yearly, serving over 400 customers in 80 countries. Says Denker: “We use BI extensively for planning purposes, and our planning process is very tightly integrated with our sales team and financial profit analysis. Our division decided to run one plant instead of two, so we have been at near-capacity for over five years, but we manage what products we produce when and for what profit Read More

Epicor ERP 10: ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Competitor Analysis Report


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.

steel casting  the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. Read More

Transenterprises - The Emerging Business Model of the Twenty First Century


During the last two decades, many of the old vertically integrated enterprise/empires have splintered into numerous core-competency-focused firms, loosely bound into the so-called virtual extended enterprises.

steel casting  integrated plant/campus with raw steel coming in one end, and finished autos out the other. This is physically very similar to the massive, vertically integrated automotive plants of the early twentieth century, but with a very different ownership and governance, because the assets are owned by many different firms. Suppliers invest hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment, and commit to decade long leases. The OEM takes on massive switching-cost risks. In some cases, suppliers have agreed to common Read More