Business Systems

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So-called best-of-breed software solutions may not always actually be the best. Sometimes less heralded niche products more closely aligned with a company's requirements make a better choice. Learn how Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products, LLC used a feature-rich, enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to get a highly efficient system for its over 15,000 products.
Related to Business Systems: Discrete Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Solarsoft Business Systems, Management of Companies and Enterprises
Easy-to-use business systems such as QuickBooks are designed for small businesses and handle accounting, payroll, and purchasing.
Related to Business Systems: Accounting and Financial Management, Best Practices, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Business Process Management, Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data Management and Analysis, Database Management System (DBMS), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)/Balanced Scorecard, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Solutions Architecture, Management Practices, Marketing Automation, Office Application and Automation, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Software Selection, Statistical Data Analysis, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Systems Integration, Technology Tools and Methods, Oracle | Hyperion, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services, Finance and Insurance, Health Care and Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, Public Administration, Retail Trade
Lincolnshire pie and sausage producer George Adams Pork Products is looking to its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to underpin future growth through tighter control of the production process. Learn how it implemented SSI?s TROPOS system across its supply chain and received more accurate forecasting, improved production planning and process control, and enhanced yields, costs, and profitability.
Related to Business Systems: Market Research, Solarsoft Business Systems, Food Manufacturing, Management of Companies and Enterprises
This case study shows how Morrison Bowmore Distillers (MBD), a fast growing Scotch whisky industry, used SSI?s Tropos enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to future-proof its business and replace its inadequate system and packaged software application. Learn how it saved hundreds of thousands on inventory and headcount, and enhanced financial management and its ability to support expansion.
Related to Business Systems: Market Research, Solarsoft Business Systems, Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
In this paper we have taken ten key areas of influence in the evolution of business practices, we look at the changes that have taken place in those areas, and then look at the way ERP systems have to support those areas. In many cases, the requirements today are very different from the requirements ten years ago. Every company's requirements will be different, but the following ten areas seek to highlight the areas of business change which have implications for the ERP system choice, from which a specific and detailed requirements checklist can be drawn up. At the end of the paper, there is a functional checklist that can referred to each of the sections.
Related to Business Systems: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Solarsoft Business Systems
The process of implementing a new enterprise solution is incredibly complex. This process can send your organization down a long road of beneficial?and sometimes painful?change. The good news, though, is that if the implementation is done right the first time, you won?t have to travel that road again. The key question: how do you do it right?
Related to Business Systems: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Consona/Relevant Business Systems, Accommodation and Food Services, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, Construction, Educational Services, Finance and Insurance, Health Care and Social Assistance, Information, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Manufacturing, Mining, Other Services (except Public Administration), Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, Public Administration, Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, Retail Trade, Transportation and Warehousing, Utilities, Wholesale Trade
For many years, business intelligence (BI) has proven to be invaluable for enhancing database information in the retail and banking sectors. But to be truly useful in the manufacturing sector, the manufacturing environment?s existing technology information structure needs to continually inform the BI system. This can now be accomplished more efficiently by embedding BI into the enterprise software itself.
Related to Business Systems: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Consona/Relevant Business Systems, Apparel Manufacturing, Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing, Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing, Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing, Primary Metal Manufacturing, Printing and Related Support Activities, Textile Mills, Textile Product Mills, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Wood Product Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Related to Business Systems: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Consona/Relevant Business Systems, Manufacturing
Most project-oriented businesses are faced with poorly designed, archaic computer systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This can limit the information provided to project managers for project reporting. However, properly designed work breakdown structure (WBS) systems give cost and general accounting the ability to rely on a simpler chart of accounts, while providing more project management flexibility.
Related to Business Systems: Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Project Management, Consona/Relevant Business Systems, Information, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Whether you?re familiar with the world of accounting or not, understanding the basic concepts and principles of accounting functions can give you an essential edge in the competitive manufacturing sector. This in-depth guide, complete with glossary, takes you through the step-by-step process of cost accounting for manufacturers?from prototype manufacturing, shipping, and full production, through to financial reports.
Related to Business Systems: Accounting and Financial Management, Project Accounting, Consona/Relevant Business Systems, Manufacturing
The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques. Formerly called C/SCSC (Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria) by the contract industry, an understanding of WBS basics is essential for any US contractor wishing to be selected for new major systems contracts over a certain funding threshold.
Related to Business Systems: Accounting and Financial Management, Project Management, Consona/Relevant Business Systems, Manufacturing, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
As a world class supplier of metal stampings, automated assemblies, lamination stamp?ings, and die castings, Orchid International?s products can be found in virtually every home or automobile. Its challenge was to find a way?with an IT staff of three people?to run five manufacturing facilities operating varying manufacturing processes as a tier-one and tier-two supplier to demanding customers in a variety of industries.
Related to Business Systems: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Solarsoft Business Systems, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Kempe, a provider of innovative engineering solutions and services for a variety of industries, was using separate systems to manage the financial and operation aspects of the business. These systems were out of date and made accurate financial reporting almost impossible. With the help of a value-added reseller (VAR), Kepme implemented a centralized, integrated solution that stores information in real time. Learn more.
Related to Business Systems: Accounting and Financial Management, Data Management and Analysis, Distribution and Warehousing, Operations Planning, Project Management, Software Selection, DynamicFit Business Solutions, Manufacturing
Best-in-class process companies provide visibility into manufacturing operations while using real-time interoperability between manufacturing systems and business systems.
Related to Business Systems: Business Performance Management (BPM), Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Performance Measurement, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), Process Manufacturing, Statistical Data Analysis, Infor
World-class companies are succeeding by marketing innovative products, scaling up and outsourcing production, expanding into new geographic areas, implementing more efficient business systems, and focusing on ever-closer relationships with suppliers, partners, and customers.
Related to Business Systems: Accounting and Financial Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), IBS, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
 
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