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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  customers put up with cost increases? These and many other insights await inside Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary. We hope you find the data from the IW/MPI Census and the Canada Manufacturing Study useful in meeting the challenges that face your organization. John R. Brandt CEO Manufacturing Performance Institute Plant Profile A total of 943 combined manufacturing plants participated in the IW/MPI 2006 Census of Manufacturers (798 plants) and the 2006 Canada Manufacturing Study (145 plants). Profile Read More...
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E-Business Sell Side Success at H.B. Fuller
Chemical company H.B. Fuller has leveraged the Internet to increase their ability to sell.

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  calls at an estimated cost of over $8 per. HBF NA expects 30-40% of orders to be placed online, without the involvement of sales or customer service representatives, resulting in annual savings in the first year sufficient to fully cover the installation costs of a standard eStoreFront. Before the new system, sales personnel spent approximately 20-25% of their time following up on customer questions, status inquiries, etc. resulting in foregone sales opportunities. It is estimated that providing product Read More...
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
As supply chains continue to grow in size and complexity, companies are focusing more of their energies on managing supply chain risk. While the topic is

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  such methods on efficiency, cost savings, and stronger relationships is undeniable, but at what cost? Supply chain risk management will help organizations answer such questions. Companies with enterprise software and integrated supply chain management capabilities will have an advantage, with better access to the information they need, thanks to enterprise-wide data and process interconnectivity Profiling The Demand Side Companies can follow the same process in examining the demand side of the equation. Read More...
Atrion User Conference Highlights Need for Regulatory Compliance in PLM
The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. At the

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  their products. This reduced cost provides benefits in increased margins or increased competitive pricing if the savings are passed along to the customers. Again, compliance is critical to achieving the benefits. If product designs are developed that violate regulatory rules, the product may have to be modified to comply after it has been released to the market. Alternatively, the design may result in significant additional cost to ensure compliance in the form of additional pollution control equipment Read More...
Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations
Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  dollars per year. These cost reductions go directly to the company's bottom line. Another factor, not always measured in financial reports but perhaps equally important to society as a whole, is CO2 emissions. Future regulatory schemes, such as carbon cap or cap-and-trade programs, may make it possible for Mohawk to monetize these savings eventually. But even today, such impressive environmental initiatives improve the company's brand outside the traditional selling channels. Essentially, we didn't used Read More...
SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  necessarily a cheaper total cost of ownership (TCO) option in the long run, they seem much less expensive and less capital-intensive in the short term, and they are easier to get up and running. In other words, a SaaS deployment may not be an eventual lower TCO value proposition, but it does allow for more predictable expenditures for users, who in turn can avoid overpaying for unneeded capacity, since there is no need to buy any hardware or underlying IT infrastructure. In addition, SaaS applications hav 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

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ERP Manufacturing Suite
INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  you need it. Material costs, the unassembled pieces, the outsourced, work center, labor time, everything is taken into account to give you an accurate price for your finished goods. Coordination between sales quotations, production schedules and shipping, INDUSTRIOS has it covered. Know if something will be late before it is. Avoid having to reorganize shipment dates, ordering last minute materials so production isn’t further delayed, or any unforeseen costs. Read More...
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  COMPLEXITY, PRICES, AND COMPETITION Cost reductions from outsourcing have come at the price of increased complexity in the supply chain. As a result, today's brand owners often ind themselves hampered in their ability to respond to the volatile, expensive-to-fulill customer demands created by constantly changing consumer preferences. Not only is the EMS side of the supply chain threatened by increased pricing pressures'despite industry expectations that these pressures would ease with the recovery of the Read More...
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing solutions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP

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The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date?
Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date? Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t whether an ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? How quickly can adjustments be made, and what stresses do such changes place on the organization. To answer these questions, this paper provides results from a survey of senior finance executives. Read More...
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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IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report
The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the

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Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems
The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost

cost savings ideas manufacturing plants  high. Dynamic Stock Out Cost Setting Stock out costs are the result of either insufficient raw or WIP materials, high service levels, or more order quantities than capacity. While shortages of raw and WIP materials can be avoided through better materials management, service levels can be adjusted to keep a low stock outs. Again a dynamic manufacturing scheduling system can keep a desired balance between service levels, and optimizes the level for resources and level of stock outs. Fast Processing to Gener Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

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