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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
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diagram 0 example  IT/manufacturing framework. See the diagram below for the different application layers within a steel manufacturing company; this diagram is very similar to a diagram contained in a document produced by IBM Global Business Services (see page 9), which I have modified slightly for the purposes of this blog post. [click thumbnail to enlarge image] Integration of ERP with other business processes is key for the success of steel manufacturing organizations. Here’s an example of a typical process flow in a

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or an enterprise asset management (EAM) is a useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

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Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships


If good partnerships seem to be a rarity, true and lasting relationships that benefit both parties are downright unique. How to avoid a Barney relationship and create a partnership that really works!

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The Retail Industry: Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through Vendor Compliance - An Andersen Point Of View


The arrival of the new economy has brought significant changes to the existing business landscape. In particular, the retail industry is quickly learning the value of developing strategic working relationships with vendor partners to improve supply chain efficiency.

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Living And Thriving With Channel Master Customers


Channel master business is good. Everyone likes increased volume. But the impact of this business can be bad for the bottom line. How can manufacturers meet the demands of the channel master and preserve their business?

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Must-read Harvard Business Review Spotlight on Smart, Connected Products


There have been few IT trends that have taken hold as quickly as the Internet of Things, or IoT. In this post, TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at how a recent Harvard Business Review report on managing the Internet of Things sees this new technology trend, and tells us why the report is a "must-read" for the whole executive team.

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Plex Systems Partners with Insequence Corporation


Plex Systems, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly Plex Online), has announced its collaboration with Insequence Coporation, provider of manufacturing sequencing technology. The joint capabilities should improve the process of delivering components to the manufacturing supply chain in an efficient fashion. Managing the

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A Road Map to Data Migration Success


Many significant business initiatives and large IT projects depend upon a successful data migration. But when migrated data is transformed for new uses, project teams encounter some very specific management and technical challenges. Minimizing the risk of these tricky migrations requires effective planning and scoping. Read up on the issues unique to data migration projects, and find out how to best approach them.

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Case Study: STOPA Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG


A prime example of excellence in manufacturing, STOPA, a company located in southern Germany, used innovation, modern technology, and an IT-based reorganization of internal and external company processes to make a once unprofitable business area highly profitable again. Learn how STOPA turned its business around, and how it was able to bring outsourced jobs back to Germany—creating new jobs in the process.

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Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


A sales configurator needs to be able to "decipher" products' specifications from a rule-based, constructed catalog number. Part number users should query vendors to determine whether their enterprise solutions cater to the needs of industrial automation manufacturers.

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Evaluating Financial Management Software: Is It Time for a Change?


Before you decide if you need to update your financial management software, you should ask some questions about five key areas of your operations. For example, does your current system generate the types of reports you need? And does it allow your processes to support your policies? Evaluate all the challenges you face with your current financial management software—and find out how you can overcome them with an upgrade.

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