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Exact MAX ERP Can Now Go Anywhere
Exact, a provider of manufacturing and distribution solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) , has released MAX Anywhere. It is a Web-based

materials max  for sales order processing, Materials for inventory transactions, and Shop Floor for shop order processing. In addition to having the customary viewing screens, the Web application allows users to enter quotes and conduct material and shop transactions, such as receiving purchase orders, shipping sales orders, posting scrap, and more. All transactions are conducted via a secure connection directly to MAX.   MAX Anywhere is developed in HTML5 and has been compatibility tested. Since it is browser based,

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies


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materials max  built from common raw materials replenished on the basis of min/max quantities. See www.Softbrands.com for additional information about using their Demand Stream product for Kanban coordination. See www.entegrate.com for additional information about their Lean Enterprise product. See www.oliverwight.com for additional information about their sales and operations planning tool. Executive Summary The ability to run the company from the top requires a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process that Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios


The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand, the item's primary source of supply, and the production strategy for manufactured items. Consideration of these factors can be illustrated with several common scenarios.

materials max  a mechanism to ship materials to the site. In this case, the shipment transactions do not generate an invoice, since billing will be handled through project invoicing capabilities (such as a time and materials basis). Scenario #7: Multisite Environment and a Distribution Network There are two basic variations for coordinating material movements between warehouses in a multisite operation. One variation employs transfer orders to coordinate movements between sites in the same company, and the other Read More

A&D Power Connector Manufacturer Selects IQMS


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materials max  Access database, an obsolete materials requirements planning (MRP) system, and numerous spreadsheets to track quality, Rebling Power Connectors was arduously entering production data multiple times across its disparate systems to comply with strict ISO 9001, AS9100, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Thus, in addition to ERP and MES capabilities, Rebling Power Connectors plans to take advantage of EnterpriseIQ’s document control and quality process management tools, Read More

Taking a Lesson from Big-box Retailers: The World's Distribution Pros


The proliferation of “big box” retail outlets across the suburban landscape has been part of the retail environment for more than a decade. As population target demographics have shifted away from urban centers into suburban areas, retail organizations have capitalized on this trend. This blog post will examine how retailers have adopted a business model that presents unique

materials max  solution: planning, sourcing (obtaining materials), producing, delivering, and returning final products if defective. These processes help to track and manage the goods throughout their entire life cycles. In addition, ERP solutions are used to manage the entire operations of an organization, not only a product's life cycle. This gives users the broad capability to manage operations and use the SCM functionality to manage the movement of goods, whether components or finished product. IT Has Provided 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 are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear

materials max  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 are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear what the experts are saying. Recently, I had the privilege of Read More

eRPortal Software Group


The eRPortal Software Group provides high performance, Web-enabled, enterprise asset management, maintenance management, and materials tracking software solutions for managing strategic assets and operations.

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Petrochemical Manufacturing


Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies:
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  • companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, paints, fertilizers, polyester, etc.


materials max  oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies: companies that refine oil and other raw materials and convert them into basic chemicals such as ethylene; and companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, paints, fertilizers, polyester, etc. Read More

Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems


The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost importance that a manufacturing scheduling system can take care of these dynamic conditions.

materials max  and Multilevel Bill of Materials New products are introduced constantly and some old products are discontinued. For this reason, the bill of material (BOM) component should be dynamic and should be able to incorporate new products. BOM should also be multilevel so that WIP materials at different process stages can be represented conveniently and accurately. Dynamic Process Definitions Suppose a system is defined for only a fixed number of process steps and the manufacturing site incorporates a new Read More

New Era of Networks Gets Blinded By the NEON


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materials max  no new products or materials with the NEON trade name. In addition, New Era of Networks has 60 days to retrieve from existing customers any documentation or manuals with the NEON name. These materials can be substituted with materials not bearing the name NEON. Judge Elliott also instructed that New Era of Networks must eliminate the use of the NEON name from existing product code over the next six months. Our purpose in this suit from the very beginning was to alleviate confusion in the marketplace, Read More

APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy


The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being

materials max  divided into three parts: materials with future requirements materials with no current requirements, but that have been used in the past materials with no requirements In the presentation, Gossard explained in detail the different classifications of inventory. The classifications can range from active to excess, and everything in between. He also explained that IQR is a ratio of inventory based on active inventory dollars to total inventory dollars. In my opinion, if the inventory is managed according to Read More

What Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers?


My attendance of Siemens’ two-day product lifecycle management (PLM) analyst summit in the late summer of 2011 was like trying to drink from a fire hose. Even without the plant automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) discussion (which was also included in the 2010 event), there was an abundance of products and related information, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around the main

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How Charismatic Is Your ERP System?


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materials max  Charismatic Is Your ERP System? While conducting “research” for another project, I stumbled across Max Weber’s notion of classification of authority , which was news to me, as is most serious Western thought. According to Weber, there are three types of authority: 1. Charismatic 2. Traditional 3. Legal Weber defined charismatic authority as being derived primarily from, well, charisma, or personal magnetism. Examples of leaders that embody charismatic authority include Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Read More

SYSPRO ERP Choice of The Brewer Company


The Brewer Company, a leading manufacturer of roofing and pavement maintenance materials, opted for SYSPRO ERP to help the move the company forward. The concise press release does not give any indication how thorough the ERP selection process was here. The selection steps were as follows: Preliminary 90–120-minute phone conversations were conducted with the 13 candidate ERP vendors.

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