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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

global manufacturing trends  to head up its global manufacturing division. Ptak was the past president of APICS, high-profile manufacturing expert with a number of acclaimed published works, and the co-author of the bestselling book Necessary but Not Sufficient (with another recognized theory of constraints [TOC] guru E. Goldratt),. At its recent PeopleSoft Connect US and European user conferences, PeopleSoft repeatedly pointed out that it has been very serious about the manufacturing industry. In hindsight, Ptak's hiring followed up 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  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...
Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II
Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and

global manufacturing trends  state of their existing global supply chains, which often have immature, inefficient processes, as opposed to taking on new, expensive initiatives such as manufacturing network redesign.  GTM software implementations and related process redesign are relatively low cost, easily deployed projects, with tangible impact, compared to long-term infrastructure projects; Government security programs such as the US 10+2 program, will force companies to either adopt GTM solutions or experience a deterioration of Read More...
From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy
Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software

global manufacturing trends  navigate through the complex global manufacturing environment. SCM software maps five processes into one solution: planning, sourcing (obtaining materials), producing, delivering, and returning final products if defective. These processes help to track and manage the goods throughout their entire life cycles. In addition, ERP solutions are used to manage the entire operations of an organization, not only a product's life cycle. This gives users the broad capability to manage operations and use the SCM fun Read More...
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  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 wit Read More...
SAP Manufacturing
Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume

global manufacturing trends  Manufacturing Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Series - Discrete Manufacturing
The Ramco Discrete Production (DP) application is a manufacturing, planning, and control solution. Ramco DP was designed to address enterprise manufacturing

global manufacturing trends  Enterprise Series - Discrete Manufacturing The Ramco Discrete Production (DP) application is a manufacturing, planning, and control solution. Ramco DP was designed to address enterprise manufacturing requirements, ranging from production planning to scheduling and execution. It addresses the made-to-stock and made-to-order manufacturing environments, with the ability to handle ordinary configure-to-order requirements. While most organizations can benefit from DP applications, those enterprises with Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

global manufacturing trends  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. 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  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...
Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.
Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

global manufacturing trends  Vogel Manufacturing Co. Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting. Read More...
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center.

global manufacturing trends  ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the 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 analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More...
What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

global manufacturing trends  Are Manufacturing Execution Systems? Originally published - November 29th, 2005 Revised and updated March 5th, 2008 Plant execution software systems have many different scopes, forms, and formats, and they mean different things to different folks. Although plant execution software is used widely in a number of industries, it is rarely described similarly, and its functions are hardly ever identical. An execution system used at an electronics discrete manufacturing facility is similar only in concept Read More...
Lean Manufacturing
In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in

global manufacturing trends  Manufacturing In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization. Read More...
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP

global manufacturing trends  ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the 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 analysis, and in-depth Read More...
ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility
Find out in ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility.

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