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As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Three: Radio Frequency Identification Opportunities Abound and Summary
We may soon find radio frequency identification (RFID) tags routinely associated with common products. However, in order for RFID to achieve its full potential,

documentation on hardware asset tracking  Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act mandates to support recalls Manufacturing efficiency improvement that is used to identify the next manufacturing process operation (such as paint this vehicle forest green ) Tracking of finished goods to improve visibility and reduce shrinkage Anti-theft immobilization integral to key operation Asset tracking—tool crib check-in, check-out automation, and tool tracking Examples Goodyear RFID tagging of individual tires to comply with the

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor


What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.

documentation on hardware asset tracking  and partner licenses, updates, documentation, support, and other things. They can also share operational metrics, browses, reports, and processes with one another, strengthening the value of their investment and relationships. Presently, the QAD store is operational for internal use only. However, QAD expects to launch the site publicly in early 2012. TEC: Which products, regions, and verticals have been most active as of late? What do you foresee in the 12 to 18 months—more of the same or not? QAD: Read More

Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program


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documentation on hardware asset tracking  the detailed guides and documentation that allow for quick deployment. As an option prior to implementation, you or your implementation service provider can use the configuration tool in SAP Business All-in-One to select only the precise subset of business processes you need, helping to facilitate a rapid, straightforward implementation. Predictable and Proven Using decades of experience with midsize manufacturers, SAP has preconfigured and preinstalled the functionality most relevant to your operations. Read More

The Need for Vulnerability Management


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Mid-Market Strategy: International Enterprise Solutions


Adonix marks its strategy with two catchwords: "growth" and "independence". It has carefully assessed and added acquisitions to broaden Adonix X3 suite's functional scope, licenses and services; and continues nurture internal development with its own resources.

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Tips for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment


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Asset Management: The Changing Landscape of Predictive Maintenance


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On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


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BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction


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documentation on hardware asset tracking  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP solution to a remotely hosted, on-demand ERP system. The company was searching for a solution Read More

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