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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

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

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...
The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor
CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) may not be a huge global player, but its enterprise resource planning solutions address a wide spectrum

steel casting  an activity) of lots, steel coils, plastic resins, and subassemblies, making the system also suitable for some esoteric industry segments (see The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers and Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge ). Pervasive serialization logically integrates the supply chain, physical inventory management, quality recording, production reporting, release management, and customer service operations, since managers can, on a single screen, visually assimilate all Read More...
Integration of MES with Planning and Scheduling Solutions
To respond to an ever-changing environment, steel manufacturers are making investments to improve their systems. But over time, these modification dollars can

steel casting  to an ever-changing environment, steel manufacturers are making investments to improve their systems. But over time, these modification dollars can add up! With an integrated and collaborative approach—combining the capabilities of a manufacturing execution system (MES) with the advantages of an advanced planning and schedule (APS) solution—manufacturers can realize considerable benefits without the added cost. Read More...
The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning
Among the promises of collaboration are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and

steel casting  is an ingot of steel, a crate of detergent, or a box of microchips; and getting it to the customer with routine good performance is important to building a trust. Some companies embark on collaborative planning implementations thinking that all they need to ensure is that data are plugged into the proper places and the Internet will take care of the rest. Painful months spent tracking down bad and missing data are the consequence of a premature move to collaboration. Real-time communication of wide Read More...
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

steel casting  This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the relief offered through supply chain software. This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One defined the Challenge faced by wholesale distributors. Part Two discussed the Critical Objectives in meeting this challenge. This part covers meeting the objectives with Supply Chain Management Software. Meeting the Objectives with Supply Chain Management Read More...
Cogep
Cogep is a consulting firm specialized in the management of strategic assets for both public and private organizations since 1989. We provide in-depth expertise

steel casting  Production equipment: mines and steel, pulp and paper plants, saw mills, agri-food sector, manufacturers, water and waste treatment plants, petrochemical plants, etc. Building sector: government and municipal buildings, private buildings, shopping centres, office buildings, hospitals, etc. Transportation: truck, bus, train or taxi fleets, municipal service vehicles, specialized heavy equipment, etc. Technological equipment: computing equipment, computerized amusement systems, production robots, Read More...
Voting Technology: An Evaluation of Requirements and Solutions
The issues created by the use of punch card ballots, an obsolete technology, during the recent US Presidential election are similar to the ones that businesses

steel casting  Technology: An Evaluation of Requirements and Solutions Introduction Technological change impacts politics as well as business. The recent United States Presidential election sheds light on problems that can arise from the use of punch card ballots, an obsolete technology. Some observers are suggesting high-tech alternatives such as the Internet, while others viscerally distrust computer technology and would eschew it altogether. These issues are similar to the ones that businesses confront every Read More...
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling

steel casting  or mined raw materials (steel, crops, rubber) and converted that raw material into finished products, and then shipped the finished goods on company owned trucks to company owned retail stores for sale to the public. They were self-insured, did their own taxes, employed their own lawyers, and designed and constructed buildings without assistance from other firms. In short, they outsourced very little. But specialization, especially of services, led to contracting, which eventually led to outsourcing. The Read More...
SAP Business ByDesign: 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

steel casting  the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. Read More...
SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
The company must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst

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...
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

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...
Global IT Evaluator Teams Up with Leading, National Consultancy to Help Businesses Compare Software Better
Access Enterprise Solutions (AES) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance that will provide customer-centric, locally

steel casting  delivery; aircraft engine manufacturing; steel and metals production; K-12 education; the public sector; and publishing. Jason Seibert, managing director and COO for AES ( www.aesit.com ) indicates “the consultancy-based model for software and technology assessments allows for practical and pragmatic software evaluations and recommendations to our clients. We are excited to apply our extensive ERP experience using the eBestMatch decision support tools for our customers to select the correct Read More...
IQMS Case Study: Edlund Company Gains Visibility and Control with EnterpriseIQ
For over eighty years, the Edlund Company has been a leading supplier of stainless steel appliances and equipment to the food service industry—a highly

steel casting  leading supplier of stainless steel appliances and equipment to the food service industry—a highly competitive sector with lean operating margins. In 2003, to uphold quality standards and gain tighter control over its manufacturing process and customer service functions, Edlund decided to replace its material requirements planning (MRP) software system. BEGINLYX 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)

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...

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