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Differing Plastics Flavors
There is no one process used when manufacturing plastic products, since manufacturing methods depend on the final product. Indeed, products range from injection

injection blow molding  extrusion extrusion blow molding injection blow molding stretch blow molding thermoformed plastics Injection Molding As an injection molder, a user enterprise may have both process and discrete manufacturing requirements, and one of many complexities of an injection molding operation lies within monitoring costs. Namely, an enterprise may produce biomedical devices, optics, computer components, consumer electronics, automotive parts, or other injection molded products. But the bills of manufacture (which

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The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers


General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers, even those which are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the tricky requirements that are vital to the plastics industry and related so-called mill or material converter businesses.

injection blow molding  employ processes such as injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, transfer molding, reaction injection molding, compression molding, vacuum forming, and extrusion. For more information on these vendors and their solutions, see SYSPRO—Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification , IQMS Prospers by Helping Enterprises Work Smarter , and Made2Manage Systems One Year After : Re-energized and Growing . For instance, DTR Plastics ERP has been developed in close partnership with about 200 Read More

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

injection blow molding  distribution; •    plastics manufacturers (injection molding, blow molding, plastic films, vacuum forming, rubber, or foam) and metal stamping, hydro-forming, welding, machining, extrusion, casting, and wire producers; •    users running IBM legacy systems, such as BPCS, MAPICS, PRMS, JD Edwards, etc.; •    small plants of large businesses that use tier-one ERP systems at the parent company and that have a mandate to start operations within limited time frames or other circumstances where Read More

Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users


The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges. Although little overlap exists between the companies’ product lines, customers should verify that pre-merger support and service contracts are honored.

injection blow molding  monitoring systems for plastics injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, metal stamping, and other industries. The ProHelp EPM real-time production and process monitoring system is a Microsoft Windows–based system that uses the Microsoft SQL Server database. The system monitors every cycle of every connected machine in a processing plant, and alerts users to critical changes in process conditions, such as speeds, temperatures, or pressures, so that the process can be corrected before bad parts are Read More

Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? (Part 1)


Over the last few years I have produced a number of articles and blog entries on two once-independent and occasionally competing products: Agresso Business World (ABW) and CODA Financials. Since early 2008, these two products and their related owner companies have become siblings within the Unit 4 Agresso parent. Unit 4 Agresso is a Netherlands-based business software company that has grown

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The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business


In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being big doesn't mean being slow, as these Behemoths have demonstrated – once they tuned in to the new market realities.

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Zemeter Scheduler Enables Mozzarella Fresca to Optimize Time-sensitive Manufacturing Schedule


For cheese producer Mozzarella Fresca, producing multiple products was a scheduling challenge, and it needed a solution that could do more than Excel-based tools. The Zemeter Scheduler solution was able to add 15 percent capacity by optimizing scheduling processes. In fact, from molding to packaging, Zemeter Scheduler increased efficiency without Mozzarella Fresca needing to invest in new equipment.

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Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©


Six Sigma Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producibility. I don't like the Six Sigma metric. As you'll see, it fails to pass many of the empirical tests for "good" metrics. In particular, it's neither simple to understand nor, in most applications, an effective proxy for customer satisfaction. And, its definition is ambiguous and therefore easily gamed because th

injection blow molding  When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!© Six Sigma (6s) Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producability (Df p ), so that these specification limits lie at more than six standard Read More

How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference" was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in

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Solving Enterprise Problems: The Fully-integrated Solution of IQMS


Though superficially, IQMS, a small, quiet ERP provider, may be similar to its competitors, by offering fully-integrated applications and services that are typically expected from larger tier one vendors, IQMS has truly differentiated itself in the market.

injection blow molding  manufacturing, particularly for the injection plastics molding/extruding and rubber industries, this Paso Robles, California (US) company has other notable features. In particular, what may be true distinguishing is that IQMS offers applications and services typically expected from much larger, tier one vendors—often going beyond. Namely, the product is so complete that it does not involve third-party products (other than some reporting facilities). Its natively-built features go beyond the customer Read More

Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource planning product, and DemandStream for lean automation.

injection blow molding  Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side Introduction Besides the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One solutions (see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over ), SoftBrands Manufacturing 's core products include another extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) product named evolution (formerly Aremis Enterprise ), as well as DemandStream , a lean enterprise automation software system. For details on SoftBrands' recent history, see Read More

SYSPRO - Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


SYSPRO remains a stalwart vendor within the mid-market accounting, manufacturing, and distribution software markets. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for small and medium-sized companies with a justifiable return on investment (ROI), and SYSPRO seems to have a fair shot. Moreover, with its global coverage, multi-national product’s capabilities, suitability to diverse manufacturing environments, as well as with its cross-platform support and excellent service & support track, the vendor seems poised to give run for the money to almost any contender.

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Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also introduced the FUD (fear, uncertainty @ doubt) notion about how appropriate these solutions might be in a down market. It appeared that at least the service sector (including spare parts pricing) remains largely impervious to the economic

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Security Snafu at NetBank


Online internet bank NetBank suffered an embarrassing security exposure late last week when a customer discovered he had access to more funds and information than his own.

injection blow molding  Snafu at NetBank Event Summary NetBank (Nasdaq: NTBK ), an Atlanta based internet bank, suffered a major credibility blow last week when a customer named Mahesh Rao reported that he had been inadvertently given access to another customer's account, transaction history, social security number, and funds. Rao had to call NetBank five times before the problem was resolved. According to Tom Cable, Chief Technology Officer of NetBank, the problem occurred due to human error. NetBank is an FDIC insured Read More

IQMS Prospers by Helping Enterprises Work Smarter


IQMS has certainly succeeded in helping hundreds of midsized plastic processors and other repetitive manufacturers increase their "collective intelligence quotient" through the fully functional EnterpriseIQ. IQMS has expanded throughout Europe and Asia, and believes with its service policy, it can continue to expand in the fiercely competitive global market.

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