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   Friday January 16, 2009 | Spotlight on | Issue 2535
State of the Market in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Manufacturing execution systems (MES) offer a dazzling array of benefits including reduced labor and capital costs, superior compliance and warranty management, higher production throughput, better on-time delivery rates, improved customer service, reduced levels of work-in-progress (WIP) inventory, and better detection and elimination of production bottlenecks. Today's feature report offers you a detailed look at MES systems, including the current state of the MES marketplace, all the planning, execution, and visibility benefits MES offers, and the solutions available from major MES software vendors.

In a weak economy, manufacturers serving the big-box retail giants can end up getting caught in a vicious squeeze. Here's a look at the major difficulties facing the manufacturing and retail distribution industry, as well some of the ways in which the industry can fight back.

Today's feature white paper offers you a guided tour through workflow automation, also known as business process management (BPM), including a look at several key BPM vendors.

Read the report: State of the MES Software Marketplace

Read the blog post: How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry

Read the white paper: It's About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)

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Inovis Paths out of the Compliance Quagmire: Plugging a Multi-billion-dollar Hole
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Microsoft Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Product Guide
Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer
InsideCRM How to Choose the Right Hosted CRM Solution for You
Emanio EDI: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying EDI Integration
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