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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized

machine transcription  and startup yield losses. Machine breakdown is a critical issue for the shop floor, as in a lean environment one machine going down can stop the entire production line or flow. Accordingly, TPM and other advanced enterprise asset management (EAM) options increase equipment reliability, and thus improve availability, reduce downtime, reduce product scrap (and wasted time managing that scrap), and increase machine tolerances (and consequently quality). As a further aid, diagnostics management features can

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The Challenges of Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems


While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.

machine transcription  a numerically controlled (NC) machine tool that makes a specific threaded hole from a stored part program; measuring and adjusting an oven temperature on a minute-by-minute basis; changing a machine load schedule because materials failed quality requirements; or turning valves on or off to deliver a liquid in a product recipe. Detailed inventory information or specified variances of each manufacturing operation are typical too. Moreover, these systems operate in an on-line transaction processing (OLTP) Read More

Oracle Releases In-Memory Cost Management Add-on for Oracle EBS


The in-memory arms race continues in full force. Having recently delivered high-performance Value Chain Planning solutions, Oracle has introduced Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for the Oracle E-Business Suite to help organizations address their strategic cost management objectives. Existing tools are often unable to perform complex cost analysis on the ever-expanding volume of cost data within

machine transcription  includes Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine  to manage the large and complex data sets central to in-memory applications, the new Oracle In-Memory Applications enable near real-time insight into all aspects of cost management. Expanding Oracle’s existing cost management solutions, Oracle In-Memory Cost Management enables organizations to quickly view, analyze, and visualize the impact of cost changes. Organizations can now also analyze data to optimize operational Read More

What’s New in Siemens PLM Tecnomatix 10.1


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machine transcription  PLM solution and the machine controllers. With Shop Floor Control, machine operators can access production data from PLM and PLM users can access up-to-date shop floor data. New Features in Release 10.1 Here are some of the new features recently released in 10.1: The New Advanced Assembly Planning product aims to increase collaboration for product planning across the plant or across multiple plants. New functionality for the Process Simulate Human tool allows companies to measure metabolic energy Read More

SCM Software for Mills


Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to the needs of customers in these industries. But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

machine transcription  lot of wasted time. Machine setup for a different width product: If the machine is set for different width each time an order is processed, then a lot of time may be waste as machine is being setup time. Changes in orders: There are many times when one order consists of many lines because many products can be a part of the same order. Whenever there is a change in an order, there is the chance of making an error when deciding if a new line should be added or if an existing line needs to be updated. Read More

Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix


BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

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abas ERP Partners for Quality Management Software


abas-USA and Pickert & Partner GmbH recently announced a new partnership, which will integrate the Pickert RQM quality management system (QMS) with abas ERP. The integration of these enterprise systems aims to support quality standards through most production-related processes across the entire value chain from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to machine controls.

machine transcription  planning (ERP) system to machine controls.   Pickert & Partner GmbH was founded in 1981 and has successfully completed more than 1,500 projects to date. The company is focused on implementing the requirements of VDA, FDA, and ISO for production-related IT systems. Its quality management is certified according to ISO 9001:2008. In close coordination with its customer base, the company develops and maintains comprehensive standard software for production management via manufacturing execution system Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture


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W4 S.A.


W4 is a European provider of business process management (BPM) solutions and model-driven engineering (MDE) with an established base of more than 300 customers worldwide. W4's goal is to reconcile man and machine, and to value the human aspect of collaborative work between the different stakeholders by making them the central players in business growth. W4 relies on a network of partnerships around the world to assist customers in their international development.

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Employee and Manager Self-Service: A Virtual Chameleon in the Workplace


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Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information


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Quoting and Costing for Multiple Units of Measure


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PrettyPark Virus Litters Cyberspace


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Dell Jumps Into Internet PC Arena


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