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10 Pitfalls to Avoid when Selecting a CMMS/EAM
As you look for ways to get the most out of your existing operating assets, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system

dow chemical kpi  Monday morning. By drilling down on this measure, you have instant access to the asset history showing a backlog of work orders that were generated over the weekend. In a further drill-down to analyze condition trends, you discover that the condition of the asset group seems to be deteriorating prematurely for a given manufacturer, and is thus triggering PM job tasks earlier than expected. By checking your notifications and alerts on your dashboard, you notice that these work orders were flagged as

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Process Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today's leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While during the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-Business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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dow chemical kpi  Dupont de Nemours or Dow Chemical, and Extricity to build additional vertical Internet marketplaces for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. User Recommendations Aspen Technology should occupy a prominent role in enterprise software selections for process manufacturers, especially those who produce chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and refined oil products. For supply chain management, Aspen is the only vendor that can offer deep functionality for the process industries with the added capability to Read More

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SAP ERP: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


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WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


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Staying Competitive in the Changing Chemical Manufacturing Marketplace




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Schedule / Plan / Operate


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Issues and Competitive Strategies For the Chemical Industry


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