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Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries
Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a

bom workbench  Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries S. McVey - April 23, 2001 Introduction What the process manufacturing industry lacks in glamour it makes up for in complexity. Software companies have for decades used technology to automate business processes found in discrete manufacturing, becoming giants by selling their products to the Dells , GMs , and Toshibas of the world. In discrete

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Comprehensive RFI/RFP Template

ore PLM for both discrete and process industries (Engineering Change Management, Data Vaulting, BOM Management, Recipe Management, Product Cost Estimation, etc.), Product Development and Portfolio Management, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Ideation & Requirements Management, Service Data Management, Regulatory and Compliance, and Application Technology 

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Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach


SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster).

bom workbench  the automatic alignment of BOM levels in the process model (where the defined process operations and stages are associated ingredients and intermediate products), and the booking of intermediates is optional. Know and Nurture Thy Company Once industrial expertise has been established at the company level, the SSI claims that TROPOS is highly parameterized and uses standard integration tools and application designer toolset for user self-sufficiency. Integration is provided via the TROPOS Network Read More

Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

bom workbench  BOM (EBOM) and manufacturing BOM (MBOM). Along similar lines will be the Visual Assembly workbench for routing operations management (with visual support to assemble and create routings [working plans]) and the BOM Redlining capability for easier collaboration on planned changes (by documenting changes directly inside the BOM UI) and visual identification of proposed changes. Figure 2. Other enhancements planned for future release are harmonized status and release management for key PLM objects (to Read More

Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky


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bom workbench  standard bill of material [BOM], but quantified as percentages of single whiskies or vatted whiskies rather than in absolute units of measure [UOMs]). The TROPOS Whisky Workbench module (developed jointly with its G&J Greenall customer a while ago, and which has since been commercialized) provides all the information on the bulk stocks available and, significantly, the standard cost of the blend. Therefore, if the actual cost is a bit high, the blender can try various alternatives to lower the cost Read More

Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante


While Frontstep has been tenaciously delivering a broad umbrella of products all under the ".NET roof", much work still remains for the company to counteract the onslaught by Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts and to return to its erstwhile glory.

bom workbench  deployment, bills of material (BOM) workbench (i.e., material and routing information combined in a visual manner), operation sequencing, and flexible business process management (BPM) should position Frontstep well going forward. While on the technology front one can imply Frontstep is conveniently piggybacking on Microsoft's push of its technology into mid-market enterprises, Frontstep nevertheless remains a visionary vendor in terms of functional requirements of the mid-market, by providing extended Read More

Proplanner Process Engineering & Management Suite


Proplanner provides solutions that help industrial, manufacturing, and process engineers bring new and modified products to production. Proplanner provides an integrated suite of applications for discrete manufacturing process engineering, management, visualization, and collaboration. Application modules include mixed model line balancing, shop floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing management, BOM management, product/process charting (including value stream maps), manufactured costing, FMEAs, ergonomic assessment, and product/process reconciliation. Proplanner can be deployed via the Internet, on an in-house Intranet or client-server solution, and customers can purchase the software or subscribe.  

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Benefits of a Single Database Solution: Improved Enterprise Quality Management from IQMS


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ERP and PLM: Defining Their Roles and Creating a Collaborative Environment for Success


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Blue Link ERP


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TradeStone Software Leaps Ahead With Its First Acquisition


During the recent TradeStone STARS 2014 user conference, TradeStone Software CEO Sue Welch announced that the company has made its first acquisition ever—Leap Ahead Solutions, a U.K.-based startup.

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Discrete ERP 101


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How to Alienate Your Reader: Jargon, Buzzwords, Lingo, and Gobbledygook


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Repcon Pricing & Quoting


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