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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing) Software Evaluation Report

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) for services Software Evaluation Report is appropriate for organizations in service-oriented industries. It consists of enterprise-wide integrated information systems that manage the operations, services, and resources of non-manufacturing organizations. 

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Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing


All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of enterprise systems is that they can handle considerably more information than can be accommodated manually.

information lean manufacturing  can handle considerably more information than any lean team could possibly accommodate manually. As a manufacturer''s lean program develops, software becomes imperative for successful program execution and management. Achieving the lean metric goals of the factory requires access to the right information at the right time, and enterprise systems typically provide much of this access. Additionally, it is not always practical to have teams in such close proximity that the visual handoff of information is Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

information lean manufacturing  speed the flow of information across their extended supply chain. Supply Visualization QAD MFG/PRO Lean Manufacturing functions operate in conjunction with QAD Supply Visualization ( SV ), a software module with kanban functionality, which provides secure, real time access to inventory data for suppliers in order to better synchronize inventory with demand. SV facilitates VMI, a method through which the supplier is responsible for maintaining agreed upon inventory levels, by sending minimum or maximum Read More

Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor


Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by bringing lean to their front-office operations. Here are a few tips on lean office operations.

information lean manufacturing  workflow can ensure that information vital to successful product or project delivery is not lost. A lean front office—like a lean shop floor operation—often needs to encompass not just internal departments, but outside vendors as well. Just as shop floor lean practices can extend beyond the walls of an organization through practices including vendor-managed inventory and vendor portals, a lean front-office program can do the same thing—encompass contract management with engineers, contractors and Read More

Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain


Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative benefits of real time information and reduced inventory, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities.

information lean manufacturing  products. Real consumer demand information was hidden in components of the supply chain and not visible in any actionable format. Manufacturing based on consumer demand has not been the priority but instead the focus has been on asset utilization, production efficiencies, and cost cutting. Fragmented IT applications did not help integrate and synchronize business processes from customer demand back to manufacturing schedule execution for profitably meeting demand. But this is changing as leading Read More

Lean Manufacturing: Part 1


With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why.

information lean manufacturing  understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. Read More

Discrete Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX)


Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Large Machinery from To-Increase will help you streamline processes so you can: Integrate your business applications with product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) & computer-aided design (CAD). Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing

information lean manufacturing  Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX) Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Read More

Information Mapping Case Study


Educational institutions have plenty to manage without having to make up for the deficiencies of inadequate learning management systems (LMS). Information Mapping, Inc. decided to switch from its old system to SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System. The result: more efficient scheduling, integrated data management, better tracking of registration and cancellation, and an increase in seminar attendance.

information lean manufacturing  learning management systems (LMS). Information Mapping, Inc. decided to switch from its old system to SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System. The result: more efficient scheduling, integrated data management, better tracking of registration and cancellation, and an increase in seminar attendance. Read More

Manufacturing Agility through MES Excellence


Manufacturing agility is increasingly important in today's world of fluctuating demand, short product cycles, and constant change. Successful manufacturers embrace change as an opportunity to proactively outmaneuver the competition and gain market share. Read about this kind of agility and the ability to change while controlling costs and quality.

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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.

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Information Security in Law Firms


For advocacy firms, safeguarding client information is of paramount importance. One key concern for these law firms is the presence of vulnerabilities in their networks due to the general lack of user awareness in information security issues. While there are a number of solutions on the market to combat threats, MicroWorld’s suite of security solutions provide highly advanced protection that businesses can rely on.

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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary


For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


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Primary Metal Manufacturing


The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, and the need to constantly employ new technologies to bring high-quality products to market. Manufacturers in this industry also require large amounts of ore and energy for their manufacturing processes.

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Plex Manufacturing Cloud ERP—Running Your Business from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor


Plex Systems was one of the earliest adopters of the cloud deployment model for software delivery. Plex Systems’ flagship product, Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly Plex Online), is a SaaS ERP solution that extends beyond the boundaries of typical ERP software for manufacturers to provide a comprehensive “shop floor to top floor” coverage. Find out what this means for its customers in this spotlight report from TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm.

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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 developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

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