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TEC Helps K-Tron Select New ERP Solution
K-Tron is a leading global supplier of feeders, pneumatic conveying components and bulk material handling systems. K-Tron needed help with deciding upon a new

k tron  Helps K-Tron Select New ERP Solution K-Tron is a leading global supplier of feeders, pneumatic conveying components and bulk material handling systems. K-Tron needed help with deciding upon a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace its outdated legacy system after representatives from the company’s five sites proved unable to agree on a single set of requirements for the new system. TEC helped K-Tron through this and other roadblocks, with the end result being that K-Tron was able

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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer


Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling TEC that they need a clearer picture of outsourcing, its potential benefits, and common pitfalls. They want examples of different types of outsourcing and advice on whether outsourcing is right for them. This primer addresses these questions.

k tron  describe recommendations for firms looking to outsource and describe recommendations for outsourcing providers. An Outsourcing Anecdote A CEO sits in his office one day, and begins to wonder about his company . . . His number one competitor sells its products and services for lower prices than his company, is able to provide 24-hour customer service, and lately has been offering a slew of innovative new products. The CEO has read his competitor's annual report, and noted that they were profitable again Read More

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k tron  That’s Worth a Closer Look Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers are hardly uncommon, but by now the market has become accustomed to witnessing either “mega-mergers” or those involving at least one participant with a global presence. Thus, not many heads turned in April 2007 when two low-profile (or even obscure) vendors from Canada and the UK respectively announced their merger to create a more notable international ERP entity, if not a true force in Read More

Case Study: B&K Corporation


B&K Corporation engineers and manufactures test and assembly systems for automotive and other components. But B&K didn’t have the infrastructure and systems support for effective engineering controls and documentation—manual and paper-based processes meant data was often three weeks old. Find out how B&K decreased costs and improved customer service with a new automated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

k tron  Study: B&K Corporation B&K Corporation engineers and manufactures test and assembly systems for automotive and other components. But B&K didn’t have the infrastructure and systems support for effective engineering controls and documentation—manual and paper-based processes meant data was often three weeks old. Find out how B&K decreased costs and improved customer service with a new automated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More

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Intranets: A World of Possibilities


An intranet precisely built can thoroughly simplify work processes and provide a repository of all internal, electronic data. It empowers employees and reduces the waste that paper-based documents create

k tron  of Possibilities Introduction Most banks have plans for the Internet. Even though few derive a quantifiable profit from investing in an Internet program, inertia in this electronic era may equal eventual extinction. The Internet is one of the most ballyhooed innovations of the past couple of decades, and has spawned hundreds of new technologies for the banking industry. One of these is a practical tool that few banks have seized onto: an intranet . Paper-based documents lie at the root of the problem. Read More

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The term 'PC Server' encompasses a wide range of computing hardware features and functionality. So, how can the entire range be subdivided into more manageable groups? This note discusses one way of separating them, and the functional characteristics associated with each group.

k tron  You Categorize Servers? R. Krause - September 5, 2000 Overview In the world of Wintel-based Servers (a/k/a PC Servers), the types of machines offered are as varied as the applications for which they are used. Although it is risky to apply terms too broadly, we can break the server market into six segments, and provide a guide to the features and characteristics of each. (There are other ways the market can be segmented - we have chosen this because it more accessible to the general user.) In general, Read More

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