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Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

lean manufacturing pros cons  of adoption of the lean manufacturing model. Although the lean manufacturing model was invented in the beginning of the 20th century by Henry Ford and has greatly evolved in the second half of the century largely through its adoption by Toyota—where the lean model is known as the Toyota Production System [TPS])—it is still not widely accepted by businesses. Reasons for this are rooted in fundamental differences between the lean methods and approaches and traditional management. The potential Read More...
ERP System for Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
A U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial machinery turned to TEC for help selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
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CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises in a

lean manufacturing pros cons  an increased acceptance of lean manufacturing practices, transactions become mostly about  backflush accounting  and order releases to control workload. ERP requirements are not that complex in this case, and are mainly focused on (lean) accounting. ERP systems, Microsoft tools (i.e., Access, Excel, Project , etc.), and/or homegrown PDM systems are best when volumes and product complexity are low. Indeed, with one simple product release a month, do you really need a full-fledged PLM suite? A PLM Read More...
Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Three: 2000s--Back to the Future
A typical ERP system indeed now offers broad functional coverage nearing the best-of-breed capabilities; vertical industry extensions; a strong technical

lean manufacturing pros cons  depicted earlier. Thus, the lean , flow or demand-pull manufacturing support philosophy has lately been getting an increased interest, given the ERP systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized MRP problems like complex multilevel BOMs, infinite capacity, inefficient workflows, and unnecessary (for example, no value-adding) transactions, activities and data collections, which have not been amenable to mass-customization but rather to traditional Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

lean manufacturing pros cons  Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) 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 Read More...
SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400
SynQuest, Inc. with help from IBM makes good on its promise to deliver an AS/400-based version of its manufacturing software.

lean manufacturing pros cons  Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 S. McVey - April 18th, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. recently shipped its supply chain management software for IBM AS/400e servers to a division of Chesapeake Corporation, a $1.2 billion provider of specialty packaging and merchandising services. Following a port begun last November, SynQuest Manufacturing Manager software for the AS/400 includes advanced planning and scheduling capabilities that are Read More...
ERP for Food Manufacturing
Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing

lean manufacturing pros cons  for Food Manufacturing Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing consumer tastes. This white paper examines the food industry’s issues, and explains how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution can help with controlling costs, managing inventory, and meeting government regulations, and outlines some of the key functionality food manufacturers should look for when Read More...
MISys Manufacturing
A modular system, the first level of MISys Manufacturing provides the basic functionality common to all manufacturing firms' needs. Additional MISys modules

lean manufacturing pros cons  Manufacturing A modular system, the first level of MISys Manufacturing provides the basic functionality common to all manufacturing firms' needs. Additional MISys modules include serial/lot tracking, bin tracking, manufacturing orders, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), shop floor control, capacity planning, and more. Read More...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

lean manufacturing pros cons  Manufacturing (ERP) The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes Read More...
Improved Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance
Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers

lean manufacturing pros cons  Data Visibility Drives Manufacturing Performance Getting the right information, at the right time, to the right decision maker is essential for the success of manufacturing companies. Without it, manufacturers do not have the insight to improve planning, forecasting, production scheduling, supply chain management, and more. This paper highlights the strategic importance of real-time manufacturing data, and how cloud ERP is uniquely suited to deliver company-wide visibility into operations. Read More...
ERP in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy
This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92

lean manufacturing pros cons  in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92% of manufacturers have implemented ERP. Still, recent data finds that a successful ERP implementation goes well beyond just putting it into place. ERP, and the organization itself, should be constantly moving forward. Successful manufacturers tailor ERP in reaction to business change and needs Read More...
IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report
The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the

lean manufacturing pros cons  EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the Enterprise Resource Planning 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 Read More...
Bar Codes in the Manufacturing Process
Today’s business software packages depend on real-time data collection to provide information crucial to the entire manufacturing operation. As more companies

lean manufacturing pros cons  Codes in the Manufacturing Process Today’s business software packages depend on real-time data collection to provide information crucial to the entire manufacturing operation. As more companies turn to enterprise-wide software for process improvement and cost reduction, there is a significant opportunity to enhance these systems by adding bar coding and radio-frequency identification (RFID) applications throughout manufacturing facilities. Find out more. Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing
Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield

lean manufacturing pros cons  Enterprise Process Manufacturing Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield; ISA S88 compliant model definition; and trial formulation and new product development. It also features and accommodates user-designed document templates, multiple pack sizes, master production schedule, material requirements planning, rough-cut capacity planning, and production order lifecycle management. Read More...
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean

lean manufacturing pros cons  , Manufacturing executives , lean manufacturing , manufacturing engineering , manufacturing process , manufacturing facilities , Manufacturing Industry , Manufacturing design , Manufacturing production , Manufacturing automation , Manufacturing integration . Welcome! For more than 25 years Sage Software has been helping companies across the globe choose and implement lasting software solutions. Of the hundreds of thousands of companies who use Sage Software solutions, each one had to decide which system Read More...
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP

lean manufacturing pros cons  Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing 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 Read More...

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