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Critical Components of an E-PLM System
E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning

example bill of quantities  immediately upon release. For example, several PLM vendors support the tracing of part serial numbers critical to meeting regulatory requirements in the A&D industry. In the product life cycle, workflow differs at various stages of a product's life. In addition, different information technology (IT) systems will integrate with an e-PLM application for development, manufacturing, and MRO activities. The capability to automate the workflow of tasks for the people that need it and to seamlessly pass data

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An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges


Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing requires from an ERP solution, including business intelligence capabilities.

example bill of quantities  the item (counting). An example is toothpaste, where the finished good is sold by the pallet, case, or individual package. The ERP system must allow manufacturing processes to batch products in order to achieve product consistency (two examples are textiles, with dye lots and finishing, and bakeries, with oven scheduling, and aerospace, with electroplating, etc.). That some factors are out of the control of process manufacturing vendors is exemplified by the retail industry. In this industry, the Read More

Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management


For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be successful, manufacturers must look toward adopting a lean mentality. While lean techniques are more easily applied to some manufacturing styles than others, new software tools are now able to deliver the benefits of lean to both high-mix and low-volume operations.

example bill of quantities  to finished good. The example shows that there are 610 seconds of actual processing work on the component, but that it takes a total of 25 days for the component to travel through the entire process from end to end. Is this unusual? Not really. In most enterprises the processing time rarely makes up more than 5 percent of the total lead-time. Taking a Closer Look at the Value Stream Map The value stream map can be further explained by examining a specific step, Sew . Information for the Sew step is Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

example bill of quantities  Herstal is a good example of a company that understands PLM's value and necessity. 4.2 Schneider Schneider Electric is one of the world's largest manufacturers of equipment for electrical power distribution, and for industrial control and automation. The company, with its headquarters just outside of Paris, France, helps power utilities distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automotive and water-treatment industries; builds infrastructure for airports, road and rail networks, and port Read More

The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor


CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) may not be a huge global player, but its enterprise resource planning solutions address a wide spectrum of supply chain management requirements, including customizable electronic data interchange functions, warehousing, distribution, and traceability features.

example bill of quantities  discrete manufacturing environments (for example, automotive suppliers, consumer goods producers, metal stamping shops, plastic molders, etc.) have increasingly powerful customers demanding on-time delivery, perfect order accuracy (see The Perfect Order—Inside-Out or Outside-In? ), and comprehensive traceability. All these requirements must be met by these suppliers, with less expensive internal IT and staff. Through their inexpensive (less resource-intensive) and yet functional ERP solutions, these Read More

Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal


Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company's margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper hole in which your company will ultimately bury itself.

example bill of quantities  within your timeframe, for example. Understand, I would much rather provide other concessions that don't cost my company money and don't educate my customer that whenever I am going to ask them for an order, I am going to give up part of my margin and commission. But I do live in the real world and understand that for my clients, pricing concessions are sometimes required to get the deal signed. When you haven't done an adequate job of selling the unique business value your product or service will Read More

Dynamic Best Practices of Vulnerability Management


Vulnerability management, the discovery of vulnerabilities and assessment of the risk to the network, is a critical part of both the security and business landscape that any company’s security team needs to understand and implement for long-term success. But companies that rely totally on signature-based defenses can be helpless against many threats. Find out how to reduce risks by identifying and eliminating weaknesses.

example bill of quantities  variety of reasons. For example, they may be borne in application code, reintroduced via new system installations, or come from computing devices added to the network that did not meet the latest security level. Scan configurations of new equipment to be sure they do not reintroduce old vulnerabilities to the network. Be sure processes for deploying new equipment require scans for vulnerabilities after all software is installed and configured. Be alert for vulnerabilities that may be lurking in Read More

Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

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The Seven Types of Power Problems


Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is that there is no standardized way to describe power problems. Learn more about common power disturbances, what can cause them, and how to safeguard your critical equipment—all described in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard terms.

example bill of quantities  laptop has seen an example of this. When the laptop is plugged in it is powered from the wall receptacle and a trickle of energy is passed to the laptops internal battery to charge it. When the laptop is unplugged the battery instantly takes over providing continued power to the laptop. Recent advances in switch technology have allowed for standby energy storage systems to be utilized in less than a half cycle. The term sustained interruption, describes a situation in a commercial utility system where Read More

Types of Video Conferencing


The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) video conferencing is on the rise, and there are a range of platforms and devices businesses use to communicate, with a growing number of protocols that make each of these interoperable. Read this detailed guide on several types of VoIP video conferencing solutions.

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

example bill of quantities  annual costs, along with example calculations for a $100,000 (USD) ERP software package. The one-time and ongoing annual costs for hardware are not included in the example. In many cases, the use of de facto standard hardware means that a firm already has the hardware for an ERP system. The example shown in figure 3.4 indicates an estimated $300,000 (USD) for one time costs and $65,000 (USD) for annual costs related to an ERP system. OnGoing Annual Costs Software . Ongoing software costs should include Read More

CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report


CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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