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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 at 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

Intentia’s Intents To Be More Fashionable


Intentia remains solid, with both a new product portfolio and an increase in license revenue. The company, which is unimpeded by the current economic slump, finally seems to be realizing that it needs to achieve stronger global brand recognition well beyond its esoteric apparel/fashion vertical stronghold.

steel casting  service & rental, and steel. European enterprises that run on the iSeries server are the best candidates to benefit from deploying Movex. However, many companies from different geographic regions running on other platforms and within the above industries may benefit from allowing Intentia to give the other vendors in the selection a run for their money. However, while the above-mentioned performance benchmarks are trustworthy, one should rely more on performance in a real-world environment. Therefore, Read More

EXEControl


The EXEControl enterprise resource planning (ERP) system encompasses business functions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, rental companies, and service companies, and is the flagship product of EXEControl Global Solutions. The company focuses its expertise on manufacturing, distribution, retail, rental, service, and general accounting systems. EXEControl helps clients improve their business processes in a range of businesses, from cemeteries to steel, seafood distribution to paper conversion, and jewelry manufacturing to airplane parts distribution.

steel casting  businesses, from cemeteries to steel, seafood distribution to paper conversion, and jewelry manufacturing to airplane parts distribution. 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

The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?


TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information about ERP systems and how they relate to steel industry requirements (note: you can always consult our Vendor Showcase to find out more about specific software vendors). An ERP system is typically considered to be a company’s IT

steel casting  Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway? TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information about ERP systems and how they relate to steel industry requirements (note: you can always consult our Vendor Showcase to find out more about specific software vendors). An ERP system is typically considered to be a company’s IT data backbone application, and helps integrate Read More

The SaaS Advantage


More providers of traditional software solutions are moving to software-as-a-service (SaaS) models that meet today’s competitive needs for agility and real-time information, without requiring manufacturers to make a large up-front financial outlay. Confidence continues to increase thanks to pioneering SaaS providers who are able to point to a history of successful implementation. Learn more about the benefits of SaaS.

steel casting  with solid concrete and steel, using the same techniques as a bank vault. It is built to withstand high winds, tornadoes, snow storms, and other natural disasters, as well as burglary and other physical attacks. It has been designed and constructed with the most advanced principles and techniques. But what happens if a fire, earthquake, flood or other disaster impacts that center? Again, there is a backup. In this case, Plex has a second data center located in Asheville, North Carolina, more than 500 Read More

"Star Search"-Talent Management Made Simple


One of the biggest challenges businesses face today in the area of human resources is the recruitment and retention of skilled talent. Combining a talent management strategy with an integrated talent management system can help ensure you have the right people in place to meet your organization’s needs.

steel casting  Star Search -Talent Management Made Simple Originally published - June 13, 2008 So, what is talent management, anyway? When I think of talent, I think of musical and artistic talent: stage performers, actors, and singers. I think of Star Search , Canadian Idol, and America’s Got Talent . When I think of talent management, I think of talent agencies and talent scouts. But talent management reaches far beyond Hollywood’s casting couch and the doors of Motown’s recording studios. Talent management is Read More

O'Brien Steel Deploys Invera’s STRATIX ERP


O’Brien Steel, a carbon general line metals steel service center, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) software specialist. O’Brien Steel implemented critical metal industry features.

steel casting  Brien Steel Deploys Invera’s STRATIX ERP O’Brien Steel, a carbon general line metals steel service center, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Inver a, a metal industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) software specialist. STRATIX was implemented at O''Brien Steel and the division Wausau Steel, a recently acquired company.   For more than 30 years, Invera has been providing enterprise software for steel and metal service centers, metal distribution, steel stockholder, and 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

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

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

Governance of Federated Business Models


During the last twenty years, businesses migrated from vertical integration to a virtual model, outsourcing all their non-core functions. This has created challenges in aligning the strategies and activities of all these functions dispersed across the supply chain, each in separate legal entities. The next phase of evolution to emerge is the "dynamic federation", or federated supply chain which is governed differently than both vertical and virtual businesses.

steel casting  coordinating the procurement of steel across all their tiers. Or they may bring together multiple tiers of suppliers into a supplier park , and facilitate the physical co-location and integration in one facility. In aerospace, a major manufacturer of jet engines plays a very active role selecting and aligning suppliers several tiers back in the supply chain, based on the specific competencies of the suppliers (e.g., supplier X is best at machining tungsten steel with this specific chemistry ) and Read More

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.

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