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The 2007 Microsoft® Office System in Manufacturing
This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee

global manufacturing trends 2008  In today's rapidly evolving global economy, the manufacturing industry2 faces unique challenges in maintaining quality, growth, and innovation while constantly reducing costs within ever-tightening product life cycles. While trying to balance these opposing needs, manufacturers also must deal with new complexities in the modern marketplace, including: Global economic uncertainties. Future-oriented manufacturing executives must consider the long-term competitive structure of their company, its position Read More...
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Successful Manufacturing in a Competitive Market
Order-driven manufacturers@those who engineer-to-order (ETO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and make-to-order (MTO)@face numerous challenges. To stay competitive

global manufacturing trends 2008  but internationally as well. Global competition is increasing the pricing pressure felt by all manufacturers. Customer expectations continue to increase. They demand the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost, and they want their orders when they need them. Internal pressures from company stakeholders include reducing costs and increasing profitability. The continuing challenge is to do more with less. That means that business processes need to be analyzed and improved whenever possible. Read More...
Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter

global manufacturing trends 2008  problem. Changes in the global supply chain hit hard when lead times for critical materials went from a few days to at least 30 days - and sometimes as much as 120 days - for cleaning product and industrial chemical supplier CPAC, Inc. This wake-up call motivated CPAC to get better control of inventory information and integrate business information from forecasting to manufacturing and distribution with Infor ERP Syteline. The lexibility that the system gave us was critical in allowing us to react to Read More...
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

global manufacturing trends 2008  be competitive in the global market, businesses must enhance their green manufacturing initiatives to strive for operational efficiency. So, how are organizations doing this? There are several ways, but one of the best ways to start is with the product itself. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) LCA is a tool used to identify and measure direct and indirect environmental, energy, and resource impacts associated with a product, process, or service. It is a method used for checking the facts about the Read More...
Global Business Community Management
With more manufacturing being outsourced, and suppliers located farther afield than ever, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the

global manufacturing trends 2008  in today's more dispersed global business communities. Consequently, companies require a new set of tactics and, equally important, a new set of capabilities to enable those tactics. The new landscape provides numerous benefits, but simplifying supply chain operations is not one of them; quite the opposite. Today, manufacturing that was formerly performed in-house is being outsourced. In addition, suppliers of both these newly outsourced goods and, for both retailers and manufacturers, of the products Read More...
SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards
Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decisionmaking to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. However

global manufacturing trends 2008  | Development Intelligence | Global Intelligence | Industry Intelligence | Innovation Intelligence | Integration Intelligence | Interoperability Manufacturing Intelligence | Inventory Management | Key Performance Indicator | Lean Manufacturing Implementation | Lean Manufacturing ppt | Lean Manufacturing Process | Lean Manufacturing Software | Lean Manufacturing Techniques | Management Dashboards | Management Intelligence | Managing Intelligence | Manufacturing Accounting Software | Manufacturing Read More...
InSIST Global
InSIST Global is a software engineering firm that specializes in business information management systems. Our business management platform is designed to

global manufacturing trends 2008  Global InSIST Global is a software engineering firm that specializes in business information management systems. Our business management platform is designed to provide a robust, low cost, scalable, and flexible platform for your business; allowing you to adapt and grow with minimal or no reinvestment cost. Read More...
OneCall Global, Inc.
OneCall Global provides cloud-based solutions and analysis. Specialties of OneCall include wireless management and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy.

global manufacturing trends 2008  Global, Inc. OneCall Global provides cloud-based solutions and analysis. Specialties of OneCall include wireless management and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. Read More...
Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features
This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you

global manufacturing trends 2008  Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features By Anne Le Bris and Melissa Vaes, with contributions from TEC analyst data   So, you’re a discrete manufacturer looking for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This reference guide, based on TEC’s Discrete ERP Request for Proposal (RFP) Template, provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you to determine which ERP features are a Read More...
Improving the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes
Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe.

global manufacturing trends 2008  the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a simple concept, but it promises manufacturers big gains in efficiency and profitability. OEE tells you how well your equipment and assembly lines are performing against full potential. One hundred percent means no downtime, no low cycles—and no defects. Learn more about OEE in OEE: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processe . You'll discover a simple and practical program that c Read More...
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

global manufacturing trends 2008  Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction Introduction Traditionally, manufacturing is categorized by two methods: process and discrete. Many differences exist, but most can be grouped into two areas: those derived from material issues and those derived from production issues. Process materials are different than discrete materials. Process materials are powder, liquids or gases; they must be confined; and they are more difficult to accurately measure. Process materials Read More...
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

global manufacturing trends 2008  scope of operations is global etc. It is very clear that static scheduling systems no longer serve the purpose for today's manufacturing sector. Thus, in comes the need for dynamic manufacturing scheduling systems, which can take care of these dynamic and turbulent conditions. Components of dynamic manufacturing scheduling systems If you are buying a manufacturing scheduling system, make sure that you understand what kind of functionality it will provide. You should also make sure that it fulfills your Read More...
Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

global manufacturing trends 2008  500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Discrete Manufacturing ERP 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 Read More...
Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

global manufacturing trends 2008  Manufacturing Software: A Primer Introduction Process manufacturing has unique requirements differentiating it from other types of manufacturing. When selecting software for the process industry, special attention and emphasis should be placed on these requirements to ensure that a company can operate at optimal levels, consistent with how it does business and not with how the software lets the company do business. Be aware of both large software vendors, who try to be all things to all companies, a Read More...
ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report
Find out in the aberdeen report, ERP in manufacturing 2009.

global manufacturing trends 2008  difficult markets and intense global competition, ERP can be a source of competitive differentiation. Find out how best-in-class companies are leveraging its ERP systems to achieve competitive advantage. Download your PDF copy of ERP in Manufacturing 2009 .   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Special Offer Files 2009 Read More...

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