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5 Cost Estimating Myths Busted!
This paper debunks 5 myths surrounding cost estimating for manufacturing, based on years of input—talking with thousands of estimating managers, customer

cost estimating for manufacturing  Cost Estimating Myths Busted! This paper debunks 5 myths surrounding cost estimating for manufacturing, based on years of input—talking with thousands of estimating managers, customer surveys, trainings, and on-going feedback. We expose these myths and offer improvement opportunities that can save your business. Overpriced quotations may be forcing your customers to seek out your competition. Read More
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ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

cost estimating for manufacturing  environments, the time and cost of changeover to produce different products is high, as are the costs of inventory, planning, and expediting. The focus is thus on efficient scheduling of production lines rather than on managing individual orders, while minimal necessary reporting points are used to determine average or standard costs, occasionally variances to standard costs. Consequently, goods are pushed through production at levels determined by (often inaccurate) scheduling and forecasting tools commo Read More
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

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How to Choose a Manufacturing System
If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean

cost estimating for manufacturing  about one percent. Reduced cost of goods through improved purchasing With better forecasting, you'll be able to plan your buying to avoid peak pricing, rush charges, and small orders. Based on our customers' experiences, and depending on the products you buy, component costs can be reduced by 10 percent or more, rush charges can be cut as much as 90 percent, and shipping costs can be lowered by 10 percent to 50 percent or more. Lower costs may also result in improved payment history for your company's Read More
Whirlpool Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Whirlpool Corporation, a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating

cost estimating for manufacturing  to automate its product cost estimating processes , drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing can make better informed decisions that drive costs out of product pre- and post-production. The idea is for discrete manufacturers to launch products at cost targets, Read More
Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

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Customer Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing
The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a

cost estimating for manufacturing  even months—which means extra costs. Purchasing can also be affected if production does not know which raw materials are needed and in what quantities because sales cannot tell production how much to produce. How to Make Them Work Together? What you should NOT DO is tell both of them they’re your favorite child (department), as the woman who wrote this article did. Having a favorite will probably happen anyway, but you should act as if there were no difference. This way, neither team will have an Read More
Double Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services
IT systems company Cap Gemini has been dropped from some large contracts and is being sued for allegedly refusing to perform on another.

cost estimating for manufacturing  percent on the estimated cost of the project to hire a third party firm to monitor compliance with development schedules, delivery standards, and overall quality every step of the way. This way, if the project has a serious problem you may be able to negotiate coverage of some of these costs with your chosen vendor, especially if the vendor appears vulnerable to staff loss as a result of your evaluation. Read More
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

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Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

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Top 6 Enterprise Software Trends to Watch for in 2008-And What It all Means for You
You may still be feeling a little woozy from showing 2007 out the door. Make sure you’re not caught off-guard by 2008, with the top 6 trends you should watch

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SAP for Media-The Solution Portfolio for Newspaper and Magazine Publishers
The news certainly isn’t what it used to be. Today, rising costs, stagnating circulation figures, and falling advertising sales characterize the newspaper

cost estimating for manufacturing  to be. Today, rising costs, stagnating circulation figures, and falling advertising sales characterize the newspaper market. There is hardly any capacity for new magazines, while new media and changed consumer habits are fragmenting the market. Consequently, gaining the loyalty of your customers and increasing your company’s attractiveness is crucial—now more than ever. 0 Read More
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
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

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Managing Enterprise Information: Architecting for Survival and Positioning for Success in Tough Times
Today, businesses must work smarter, not just harder@and to do it, they must use information to compete. With growing demands on data resources, companies need

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ERP for Distribution: See for Yourself How the Competition Stacks Up
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the TEC Vendor Challenge—ERP for Distribution. The Vendor Challenge event is for distributors

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