Maintaining profitability was a major challenge for Tampa Tile because of the complexities of providing the construction industry with long-lead products, many of which are imported from Europe and South America. Its old enterprise resource planning (ERP) system no longer met its needs, so Tampa Tile looked for a new system that offered event management capabilities, in addition to inventory management. Learn more.
Related to South America: Distribution and Warehousing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Analysis and Planning, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Event Management, Infor
Achieving operational excellence is fundamental for Yanacocha, the largest gold producer in South America. In 1999, Yanacocha decided it needed an online system linking its principal management areas (operations, maintenance, logistics, finance, and human resources), in order to optimize efficiency in administering its assets. It turned to Mincom Ellipse as its corporate management system, allowing standardization of its operations worldwide.
Related to South America: Enterprise Asset Management, Mincom, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Mining, Support Activities for Mining
Following several acquisitions, Colombia-based ceramics manufacturer Corona found itself with multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage. To find a single ERP solution that was suitable for all of its facilities, and would integrate with its existing business software, Corona turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Learn how TEC?s selection methodology helped Corona choose the right ERP software.
Related to South America: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Decision Making, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers, Industry Independent, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Manufacturing
As a supplier to Wal-Mart, appliance manufacturer Haier America was required to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system. To satisfy this requirement and to keep costs to a minimum, Haier needed a solution that would seamlessly integrate with its current enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. That?s why it turned to a custom-designed modification package. But was it enough for Wal-Mart?
Related to South America: Data Management and Analysis, Discrete Manufacturing, Electronic Distribution and Storage, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Manufacturing Management, Networking, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tracking, Security, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Tracking, Transportation Management System (TMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), VAI, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores, Retail Trade, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
If you?re a small business owner considering enterprise resource planning (ERP), you undoubtedly have numerous questions. Should you choose an on-premise, on-demand, or open-source system? Should you manage the selection and implementation process yourself, or rely on outside consultants? These questions?and many others?are addressed in this guide. Download it, and begin the process of improving the way you run your business.
Related to South America: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers
Companies performing a software evaluation and comparison want assurance that the products they?re evaluating do what the vendors say they do. Solutions certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) and bearing the TEC Certified logo were analyst-verified for accuracy. Learn about a TEC Certified ERP system for distribution and discrete manufacturing that might offer the modules and functionality you need.
Related to South America: Decision Making, Discrete Manufacturing, Distribution and Warehousing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Hosting Services, Manufacturing Management, Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers, Manufacturing
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it?s hard to know which resources are credible?much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why.
Related to South America: Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Production Planning, ProcessPro software, Manufacturing
Part one of the ?Lean Simplified? series looked at manufacturing wastes, lean principles, and the benefits of lean manufacturing. Here, in Part two, you?ll be taken through the action stage of lean practices: implementing lean. Understand the ?5S? program toward implementing lean and begin laying the foundation of a discipline that is necessary for effective implementation of more complicated lean tools such as kanban.
Related to South America: Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Management Practices, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, ProcessPro Software
Growth?whether organic or acquisitive?is challenging executives today from a strategic as well as an operational perspective. Studies estimate that 50 to 80 percent of deals fail to reach their projected results. Discover the challenges inherent in three common growth models, and find out how to implement a solid, flexible, and adaptive foundation that can support your company?s corporate growth strategies.
Related to South America: Business Process Management, Change Management, Decision Making, Enterprise Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Management Practices, Operations Planning, Project and Process Management, Software Asset Management, Strategy, Technology Tools and Methods, SAP
Many of today?s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.
Related to South America: CAD/CAM System, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), PTC
Today?s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to increase inventory visibility while driving down inventory costs. Learn how these kinds of inventory management initiatives can help your company strengthen customer relationships, bargain for better terms with suppliers, and generate more profitable growth.
Related to South America: Distribution and Warehousing, Warehouse Management System (WMS), Infor, Warehousing and Storage
Typically, the cost of feature-rich and scalable business phone systems prevents small businesses from purchasing these powerful tools in the initial stages of their growth. Thus, new companies generally choose standard business phone lines from their local phone company along with multi-line phones. With voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology, however, small businesses now have a cost-effective, feature-rich alternative.
Related to South America: IP Telephony/Voice over IP (VoIP), Telephony, Packet8, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of accounting software in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.
Related to South America: Accounts Payable (A/P), Accounts Receivable (A/R), Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, General Ledger, Inventory Management, Job Costing, Manufacturing Management, Payroll and Personnel Accounting, Technology Evaluation Centers
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use?and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.
Related to South America: Demand Management, Discrete Manufacturing, Forcasting and Planning, Forecasting, Process Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Demand Solutions
Globalizing your market reach presents technology and business challenges to profitable growth. Your supply chain strategy for globalization should include an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provides you with visibility into key performance indicators (KPIs). Find out why standardizing an automated ERP system across multiple sites can result in a 66 percent reduction in total time from delivery to order.
Related to South America: Collaborative Planning and Scheduling (CPS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Global Logistics Solution (GLS), International Trade Logistics (ITL), Order Management, Production and Supply Planning, Profit Optimization, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP