Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?
on dimensions such as laser wavelength, voltage, etc. Thus, New Wave uses Relevant's Model Configurator capabilities to create orders for stock and custom products, starting right at order entry, and is now discussing plans to integrate forecasting and master production schedule (MPS) with the configuration process. Further, on November 17, Relevant announced that Dexter Research , a Dexter, MI-based supplier of heat, light, and toxicity sensors to the automotive, medical, industrial, consumer, and