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The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects
Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments RFI/RFP Template

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What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?


A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production requirements. However, market ambiguity and functional overlap with enterprise resource planning systems obscure what an MES can bring to an enterprise.

material detailed templates samples  of the WIP. The Material Movement Management module schedules and manages the movement of material, either manually or automatically. Through such modules, an MES application can deliver a proven, reasonably justified, closed-loop system for highly complex manufacturing environments that have high product mix; real-time, event-driven conditional workflows; and heavy ADC requirements (such as for lot/serial tracking). Peripheral MES Functions What may be a critical flaw of the MES vendor community is its f Read More

What Good Is Information If Nobody Sees It?


Keeping detailed historical information is a great idea in theory, but how can it be merged with current data to enable split-second decisions? Two companies partner to solve a significant problem in e-commerce.

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Managing Customer Returns and RMAs


There are common and unique variations to returned material authorizations (RMAs) that can compound a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Identifying RMA variations enables a company to determine what needs to be simplified and what needs to be modeled in an ERP system.

material detailed templates samples  Returns and RMAs Returned material is a significant issue in some manufacturing and distribution companies. Each step in the returned material authorization (RMA) process typically involves variations, and the compounding effect of these variations in a multistep process can quickly lead to extremely complex business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system functionality. A key issue is whether standard ERP functionality can be simple, yet robust enough to handle common variations. A Read More

How Food Manufacturers Can Protect Margins in Uncertain Times


As raw material and energy costs skyrocket, it is essential that food processors understand and control the costs of production. Unfortunately, many food manufacturers rely on inventory procedures that are peppered with disconnected technologies and inefficient manual processes. Find out how you can avoid the five problems caused by poorly controlled inventory and how to protect your margins in an uncertain market.

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Epicor ERP 10: ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Competitor Analysis Report


The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills.

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Logility Works with AdapChain to Accelerate Supply Chain and Enterprise Integration


Logility recently announced the culmination of work they have been doing with supply chain consultant AdapChain to simplify the SCM to ERP integration process. AdapChain and Logility have developed templates designed to accelerate the integration of Logility Voyager to major ERP systems, with specific integrations created for SAP, Oracle, and Infor. Logility and AdapChain, a certified SAP

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Sopheon Accolade provides automation capabilities, collaboration, workflow and best practices templates across all innovation management, new product development (NPD) and product portfolio management (PPM) processes. The fully integrated solution supports all processes and constituencies involved in the entire product and/or service lifecycle. Starting with Innovation Planner for strategic innovation planning to connect initiatives with business objectives and identify opportunities and gaps. Vision Strategist provides advanced strategic roadmapping automation capabilities to connect innovation strategies with market, product / service and technology planning. Once the strategic plans are defined, Idea Lab provides idea and concept development (ideation) using campaigns, communities, open innovation, collaboration and other methods to produce high-value ideas and validated concepts as initiatives. Process Manager provides innovation process and project automation and execution for developing the initiatives using Stage-Gate®, Agile, PACE®, DoD 5000 modeling, Lean Six Sigma, phase-gate, DFSS and other processes / methodologies. Innovation process accelerators and collaborative workflow facilitate productive and cost-effective NPD/PPM processes. Portfolio Center provides advanced top-down and bottom-up product portfolio management including advanced optimization, portfolio classes, accelerators and resource / capacity planning. The product is modular, enabling companies start in the functional area of immediate need and expand to additional functionality as their solution implementation matures. Extensive analytics are included across all areas of the solution. Integration with Microsoft Project and SharePoint integration is also available.

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Best Practices Managing Mobile Telecom Services for 2010


This report was drawn from a series of six webinars that Comview commissioned from the fall of 2009 to spring 2010. The material presented here is like a “greatest hits.” It includes some of the most popular best practices for managing mobile telecom services. It also includes significant new additions. The new material comes from updated survey data on enterprise mobility practices and recent industry developments.

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Throw Away Your Financial Statements: Managing by Metrics


Analyzing static, detailed financial statements has been the modus operandi for hundreds of years. Because many business management systems can isolate and create graphics of key performance indicators (KPI), businesses should now concentrate on KPIs, which influence profitability.

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CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Two: The CMMS Industry and ERP


The implementation of an enterprise level system is a tumultuous event with far reaching consequences throughout an organization. Therefore we can see the implementation process as a means of taking the quantum leap in maintenance management techniques.

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Sage ERP X3 Version 6: A Sneak Peek


We recently got a sneak peek of the new version of Sage ERP X3 that is scheduled to be released in October 2009. We were given a detailed demonstration of some of its core functional changes and advancements and we have summarized our findings differently. Gabriel Gheorghiu’s Take on Version 6There are features that are new to X3 and quite rare for an enterprise resource planning

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Organic Supply Chain Management: Issues and Answers for Process Manufacturers of Natural Products (Meats, Agricultural and Chemicals)


Organic supply chain (OSC) companies that dissemble organic raw material (beef, pork, poultry, and agricultural products), have very specific requirements that generic process ERP systems cannot address, and ERP vendors have not taken the time to develop a solution with the flexibility to manage the variability needed by an OSC company. This paper presents the unique issues and requirements found in this special market.

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Data Quality Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach


To realize the benefits of their investments in enterprise computing systems, organizations must have a detailed understanding of the quality of their data—how to clean it and how to keep it clean. Those organizations that approach this issue strategically will be successful. But what goes into a data quality strategy? This paper from Business Objects, an SAP company, explores the strategy in the context of data quality.

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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various aspects of a project, as well as reduce planning time, document activities, and promote communication throughout the engagement cycle.

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