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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

aps and lean manufacturing  supply chain visibility, and APS optimization. The PeopleSoft industrial products offering handles mixed-mode manufacturing dealing with make-to-order (MTO), private label, custom-made, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and catalog-standard components, whereas its utilities suite focuses more on the web-based solutions and analytics for distributed asset management and optimization. Even with all this functionality, the vendor had not invested as much in the people and execution as it had in for Read More...
ERP System for Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
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Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness
Companies relying on manual implementation and support for lean and world class methodologies risk losing corporate consciousness. Avoid the pitfalls of lost

aps and lean manufacturing  and relevance of ERP APS is weakened or severed entirely. To add to the dilemma, the detailed granular information needed to do many of the tasks for lean-out processes may not be supported by legacy IT applications. Consider a process where fifteen components are assembled today at a work station by one person. As processes are leaned-out and rationalized, it may be discovered that many products should be built on a cell or line that has more people and a mix of equipment to assemble a large variety of Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

aps and lean manufacturing  these experts, ERP and APS systems force companies to make runners in  economic order quantities (EOQs) , and hence, the companies should not use them. Instead, these companies would be better served by implementing the abovementioned VPC concepts based on pull systems such as kanbans, combined with the company’s ability to make every part every interval (EPEI) in cyclical schedules (period batch control). The next part of this series will analyze whether the lean concepts are the answer for every Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

aps and lean manufacturing  series will analyze how APS relates to ERP, lean manufacturing, and MES. In the meantime, please send us your comments, opinions, etc. We would certainly be interested in your experiences with these software categories and your best practices. Read More...
PeopleSoft Manufacturing - This Time For Sure?!
PeopleSoft claims that its next major release, PeopleSoft 8, which is due in a few weeks time, will allay persistent perceptions that PeopleSoft is still not a

aps and lean manufacturing  the embedded Red Pepper APS planning engine. What may also help PeopleSoft in its particular endeavor is the change in both the business applications climate and users' mindset. The times when features and functions (bells and whistles) were the order winners are over. The new selections battles are fought on the outskirts of ERP, in the CRM and the supply chain management arenas, with very sharp vertical focus. Assuming the above-mentioned new manufacturing functionality is for real, bundled with CRM Read More...
Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes
Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

aps and lean manufacturing  the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a simple concept, but it promises manufacturers big gains in efficiency and profitability. OEE tells you how well your equipment and assembly lines are performing against full potential. One hundred percent means no downtime, no low cycles—and no defects. Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You'll discover a simple and practical program that c Read More...
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP

aps and lean manufacturing  Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. 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 Read More...
Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

aps and lean manufacturing  advanced planning and scheduling (APS), computer maintenance management systems (CMMS), electronic data interchange (EDI), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), and radio frequency (RF) are just a few. While the number of interfaces required for process manufacturing is not necessarily greater than those for discrete, the same cannot be said for the degree of complexity. Consequently, it is critical that you can comprehend, at least at a conceptual level, the data model Read More...
Bar Codes in the Manufacturing Process
Today’s business software packages depend on real-time data collection to provide information crucial to the entire manufacturing operation. As more companies

aps and lean manufacturing  Codes in the Manufacturing Process Today’s business software packages depend on real-time data collection to provide information crucial to the entire manufacturing operation. As more companies turn to enterprise-wide software for process improvement and cost reduction, there is a significant opportunity to enhance these systems by adding bar coding and radio-frequency identification (RFID) applications throughout manufacturing facilities. Find out more. Read More...
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing

aps and lean manufacturing  Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 This is an excerpt from the book Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com . Reprinted with kind permission of the publishers. Introduction An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The SCM system supports development and consensus for the demand plan, integrates Read More...
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP

aps and lean manufacturing  ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. 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 Read More...
Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface
Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric

aps and lean manufacturing  Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems ’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric control (CNC) machine look and feel has traditionally been not that appealing to other roles in a manufacturing company. Over the last year or so, with contracted help from EPAM Systems developers in Belarus and user interface (UI) design suggestions from Two Rivers Consulting , the vendor has Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing
Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield

aps and lean manufacturing  Enterprise Process Manufacturing Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield; ISA S88 compliant model definition; and trial formulation and new product development. It also features and accommodates user-designed document templates, multiple pack sizes, master production schedule, material requirements planning, rough-cut capacity planning, and production order lifecycle management. Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

aps and lean manufacturing  Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. 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 Read More...

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