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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small to midsize discrete manufacturers that has never been merged with another peer product. After the protracted bankruptcy saga of its former parent company, HALO Technology Holdings, ProfitKey was recently bought out by Phoenix Asset

wip make to order operation  are work in progress (WIP), completed, or in a quality vault (or quarantine, if you will), or whether the operation is down for whatever reason, etc. The system provides the manufacturing personnel with the net new exception report by day to act upon swiftly. In a nutshell, the ERP-MES integration simply works like the good old Volkswagen “Beetle” car. Also impressive is the Quality Provenance feature that resides throughout the entire system, and has less to do with some kind of built-in (hard Read More

Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It


Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).

wip make to order operation  monitor work in process (WIP); integration layer , which, logically, links an organization''s diverse business applications; and user interface (UI), which enables people to interact with the process engine. There is an ingrained belief that BPM is the enabler of agility; flexibility; increased competitiveness; compliance; actionable information sharing and collaboration; and workflow execution. To satisfy these assumptions, BPM software should be event-driven, since it is triggered by internal and Read More

Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints


The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in order to meet market demand.

wip make to order operation  since large piles of WIP are very noticeable, and every plant supervisor should know intimately the sore spot or bottleneck within the plant. Exploit the constraint. One has to maximize the possible amount of work going though the constraint, while ensuring that there is an uninterrupted flow of work coming into the constraint, so that it never has to wait for work (i.e., an inventory buffer is kept in front of the bottleneck to ensure that it is never idle). Subordinate everything else to the 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. While credit won’t cure the credit crunch manufacturers are facing, automated processes that improve cash flow and keep lenders in the loop can go a long way in convincing lenders that their risk is low. Find out more about how automated systems can help you.

wip make to order operation  Work in Process (WIP): WIP software is a subset of Job Costing, and tracks a specific work order through the production process. It will tell your scheduler and production manager the stage of each work order in the production process at any moment. Inventory Control: An Inventory Control software package will account for your stock parts and tell you when you need to reorder. It can issue parts to a work order or job and confirm that the correct items have been pulled. It will keep track of finished Read More

Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language


As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

wip make to order operation  personnel. work in process (WIP) : A good or goods in various stages of completion throughout the plant, including all material from raw material that has been released for initial processing up to completely processed material awaiting final inspection and acceptance as finished goods inventory. Many accounting systems also include the value of semi-finished stock and components in this category. World Wide Web (WWW) (A): A set of software, protocols, hypertext conventions, and multimedia techniques Read More

A Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise


In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Aiming to help users with their BI software selection efforts, this research series explores the complete Microsoft BI product stack, describing the outstanding features of each of Microsoft’s BI offerings. The first part of this series describes the development of the Microsoft BI product landscape and provides insight into Microsoft’s set of enterprise BI solutions.

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Putting “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses


In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t.

wip make to order operation  “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t. Read More

How to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors


Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you. This white paper explores what agile commerce is all about, the benefits of an agile commerce strategy, as well as the steps organizations should take to shape an agile commerce environment.

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6 Reasons to Switch to Cloud-based Expense Management


Many businesses have begun to realize the extent of the benefits offered to them by automated expense management. These programs—which allow expense information to be stored digitally and expense reports to be generated automatically—are about to become standard across all sectors of industry. Here are six ways cloud-based expense management can benefit companies.

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Take HR to the Next Level: Engage Your Employees to Drive Better Business Value


Human resources (HR) professionals know how critical people are to business success. But what’s more elusive is how to unlock the true potential of people. This discussion focuses on the interrelated topics of people, work and culture, and some new approaches to optimizing all three.

Workforce science analytics can help determine what talent to recruit and hire and also how to deploy, develop, and engage them and help them be successful. Social cooperation tools can help employees connect with one another, learn from one another, and collaborate with customers and business partners to get their work done with better results. By cultivating an engaging culture that’s aligned with business strategies, organizations can enable employees to increase their efficiency, productivity, and agility. In short, companies are starting to use talent analytics and social collaboration tools to take an employee-centric strategic results that yields better business results.

Moderated by Barbara Lombardo, Partner and North America Talent & Change Practice Leader, IBM Global Business Services, this discussion features Tony Coe, Director of Culture Research and Consulting, IBM Smarter Workforce; Chris Broderick, Director of Workforce Analytics and Consulting, IBM Corporation; and Doug Grant, Director of Total Rewards and Organizational Analytics, Johnson & Johnson.

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5 DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night (And How To Get Back To Sleep)


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The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP


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