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RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Two: Market Impact
It is becoming increasingly important for supply chain execution (SCE) suppliers to have global implementation and service capabilities, while multinational

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments
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 fu...
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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

material flow symbols  hours, machine hours, or material costs). Leveled Production Leveled production , known in Japanese as heijunka , involves producing products in a specific uniform cycle to overcome the queuing and line stoppage problems associated with traditional manufacturing and to match the planned rate of end product sales. Leveled production means that production cycle times at individual work stations or production cells are coordinated based on the customer demand, so that work moves continuously and smoothly Read More...
ADVANTA-TMB
AdvantaTMB is an ERP informatics solution that supports the information flow of enterprise functions in an integral way for planning, organizing, controlling

material flow symbols  TMB AdvantaTMB is an ERP informatics solution that supports the information flow of enterprise functions in an integral way for planning, organizing, controlling, and evaluating the operative processes of procurement, inventory, production, services, sales, and accounting. The solution supports the administration and control of machinery and equipment, including transportation and preventative and corrective maintenance. The solution interface is available in English and Spanish. Read More...
Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

material flow symbols  key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing. In the graphs that follow, each circle or dot represents a vendor option. The size of the dot indicates how a particular vendor performed overall. High-level criteria that contributed to the overall ranking were corporate viability, strategy, services and support capabilities, product functionality, and technology. Though Read More...
Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth
For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion

material flow symbols  PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making—and ultimately increases company profitability. Read More...
Flowring Technology Corp.
Flowring has devoted to BPM total solutions for years. The complete solution underlying the process-orientated information system leads enterprises operation

material flow symbols  business process consulting company,business process flow,business process improvement software,business process modeling,business process modeling software,business process performance,business process solution,flowring technolgy corp.,process improvement tools,product information software,software process integration Read More...
Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing
Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t

material flow symbols  to exe- cute the material flow process internally. Some manufacturers have gone further and used Kanban to execute the production process as well. What is new is having the software tools available to turn what was essentially a completely manual and purely visual process into one that takes full advantage of the latest technologies to help in both the setup and execution of a Kanban management system. What's also different is using software and technology together to turn what was in reality very much Read More...
10 Secrets Every Software Buyer Should Know: A Guide for Engineer-to-order and Project-based Manufacturers
The requirements of the engineer-to-order (ETO) environment create special challenges for capital equipment manufacturers. Traditional material requirements

material flow symbols  capital equipment manufacturers. Traditional material requirements planning (MRP) techniques don’t account for these manufacturers’ needs. Before you invest in manufacturing software, you should carefully consider 10 questions to ensure that software vendors are focused on your business and can deliver the solution you need. Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

material flow symbols  (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is increasingly viewed as a principal lever for improving business value and has been touted as the key tenet of long-term business viability. It is difficult to refute General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s observation a Read More...
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

material flow symbols  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More...
APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

material flow symbols  four important concepts for material managers: leveling production, flow, pull systems, and interval to determine lot sizes within production. Even though all four concepts are crucial in today’s economy, in my opinion it will be beneficial if each concept can be integrated within the software already used by organizations. This will bring the concepts, processes, and technology under one umbrella. Bill talked about how leveling production can be achieved for small to large manufacturing organizations. Read More...
Why your ERP Solution must have Integrated Business Process Modeling!
Unfortunately, many enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are “hard wired” to naturally flow with someone else’s assumptions about how your enterprise

material flow symbols  your ERP Solution must have Integrated Business Process Modeling! Unfortunately, many enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are “hard wired” to naturally flow with someone else’s assumptions about how your enterprise works. If an ERP system doesn’t suit the needs of your business you will find yourself looking for a new ERP solution sooner. By following some practical suggestions, you can chart a winning course in selecting your next generation of integrated enterprise application and Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

material flow symbols  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Ray Tucker, CFO of the $1.3 B adhesives manufacture H.B. Fuller, finds, We can't really understand all of the benefits that will come from electronically enabling our business. We know that as we standardize on technologies we will grow our business. The benefits will probably come from places we don't expect to see them . Tucker states that the problem with financial analysis Read More...
RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)
RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from

material flow symbols  of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. RedPrairie was founded in 1975 as McHugh Freeman & Associates , a consulting and systems development firm offering general warehouse management solutions, with the first packaged systems appearing in the mid-1980s. RedPrairie’s flagship warehouse management system (WMS) has undergone extensive development over the years to become today’s industry-leading Warehouse Management (WM) . In the 1990s RedPrairie was the first WMS vendor to add Read More...
How to Avoid Becoming Another CMMS Implementation Failure Statistic
Anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. However, by evaluating the company's business process flow, having proper

material flow symbols  the time to get material together. The Acceptance of Change The truth should never be hidden from users. Telling users that the new CMMS system will not have a major impact on their day-to-day activities is just asking for trouble. Users need to understand that there will be a transition process, the way they currently do things will change and sometimes it will be painful (at least in the short-term). In unionized environments the acceptance of change is crucial and sometimes difficult to embrace. CMMS Read More...

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