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Benefits of a Single Database Solution: Improved Enterprise Quality Management from IQMS
IQMS appears to be raising the competitive bar for quality management among its ERP competition with a single database software solution and seamless ERP

bill of materials database  the creation of a bill of material (BOM), which defines how items are manufactured, and includes prescribed raw materials, tools, production times, packaging, work center types, instructions, etc. Then, the Quotation module allows users to examine costs and profit margins on new or existing manufacturing configurations. The structure is similar to that of BOM, but users can run unlimited what-if scenarios and, when satisfied, they can fairly easily roll over a satisfactory quote to a BOM without

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor


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bill of materials database  third party) signs the bill of lading (B/L) at the supplier's dock, in order to eliminate the risk of tainting the supplier's ratings (scorecard) for any new business with that customer in the future. In the automotive industry, suppliers live and die by EDI, strict OEM-imposed bar code labeling, and advanced serialized container management requirements. Embedded EDI Goes a Long Way Despite some promise of standardization, EDI has to be customized and flexible for each trading partner, which is not an Read More

State of the MES Software Marketplace


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

bill of materials database  set of part numbers, bill of material, and routings. SYSPRO’s planning bills, phantom parts and sub-contract operations makes assembling products to customer specifications straightforward. As we develop new products, the Work In Progress module helps us keep track of hours and expenses incurred in our R&D jobs, and provides us with documentary evidence to benefit from government programs, adds Eckardt. With its business continuing to experience significant growth, ODG is investigating other features Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP


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bill of materials database  on high value items. Bill comparisons can be used to highlight differences between products or between revisions of the same product such as to identify upgrade kit requirements. ERP systems support custom product configurations. Rules-based configurators reduce the need for expert assistance from engineers, and ensure sales personnel (or even customers) can develop timely accurate configurations. Cost estimates and pricing for custom product configurations can also be quickly calculated. Effects on Read More

The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes


Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering and manufacturing groups as they strive to win business and streamline end-to-end processes. But by capturing engineering knowledge and using it to automate key business processes, manufacturers can increase sales bid and win rates, decrease internal operating expenses, and shorten lead times.

bill of materials database  ordered from a Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM) estimate rather than after engineering is completed-leading to either excess inventory or shortages Inability to rapidly change thousands of drawings and routings leaves new manufacturing assets underused for too long “Whether you call it lean manufacturing, quick response manufacturing, speed to market or something else, performance and profit improvement in a customer manufacturing environment boils down to cutting lead time.” Vincent Bozzone, Read More

The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses


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bill of materials database  with well over $1.2 billion (USD) in revenues, nearly 4.5 million users and more than 20,000 reselling and software development partners. If one is to juxtapose these against the MBS' $800 million (USD) or so in revenues, over only 300,000 customers, and over 8,000 partners, any debate about who the current SME leader is, should cease for now. Sage still has the largest channel and market share in almost all SME categories (e.g., entry level accounting products, small business solutions, contact Read More

IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7


IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support for customer relationship management (CRM), and an incubator program for e-business applications to help emerging companies get up and running on the Web.

bill of materials database  Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 M. Reed and A. Turner -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In the April announcement IBM stated that this reinforced its commitment to data management leadership and introduced DB2 Universal Database Version 7 - the most powerful solution of its kind in the industry, and, in most cases, at a third the price of Oracle. IBM continues to invest in new hiring programs, product development, and Read More

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Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective


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Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities


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bill of materials database  of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities Event Summary On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, allegedly enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics. Lawson made the announcement at the National Retail Federation Read More

New Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative


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bill of materials database  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they Read More

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