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What Could Process Manufacturers Do Better in PLM?
Part 1 of my recent blog series, Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set, established that the product lifecycle

outsourced manufacturers  BLX is thus OakBarrel’s outsourced software development and general and administrative (G&A) services provider. Some collaborative OakBarrel applications (e.g., collaborative specifications) will only be available as a hybrid SaaS solution. Since many companies are still uncomfortable about cloud computing, the vendor will support on-premise solutions. The first two generally available (GA) products by OakBarrel, Material SpecSafe and Recipe Builder , are slated for this fall. Depending on the

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CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software


While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class of products, which typically includes front-office applications for sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, and field service/call center management.

outsourced manufacturers  staff. The combination of outsourced manufacturing with increasingly common configure-to-order (CTO) or build-to-order (BTO) production environments is further making unit-level data management an increasingly high priority for contract manufacturers and the companies that retain them. Winning enterprise applications will demonstrate deep industry functionality and tight integration with best-of-bread bolt-on' products in a particular vertical. Software that combines industry-specific functionality with Read More

Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers


Cincom’s latest CRM product release offers a compelling value proposition for many ‘to order’ manufacturing enterprises. While it is a product that may raise the bar in its target markets, the competitive offering is not exactly a pushover.

outsourced manufacturers  staff. The combination of outsourced manufacturing with increasingly common configure-to-order (CTO) or build-to-order (BTO) production environments is further making unit-level data management an increasingly high priority for contract manufacturers and the companies that retain them. Cincom seems to have responded to many nitty-gritty's of the above industries, since it has long developed sharp vertical engineer-to-order (ETO) complex manufacturing functionality, long before most of its peers had Read More

Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships


Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) can help both sides leverage the supply chain to manage change. Find out about a solution that can help you create a successful collaboration strategy that optimizes your supply chain.

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Response Management: Enabling a Demand-driven Supply Network


Customer and commercial demands are changing the way manufacturers manage their positions in the supply chain. The financial impact on a company that is unable to respond to change can be crippling, especially in a global market. Learn about the benefits of using a response management process, so you can access live data from multiple systems across various locations—for more intelligent and empowered decision making.

outsourced manufacturers  survive in today's highly outsourced environment, companies must follow an outsourced competency model in which they focus on business functions that truly give them competitive advantage and ofload the rest as much as possible. As a result, enterprises have evolved into business ecosystems comprising myriad specialized trading partners working towards sets of common goals. The success or failure of this network of highly interdependent companies relies on how effectively trading partners, suppliers, Read More

United States 2009/2010 Manufacturers: Executive Summary


Get insight into manufacturing production metrics and best practices in the US, and benchmark your operations to better understand how to improve in today’s difficult economic climate. The Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) presents its findings, comparing and contrasting the responses of plants that rate themselves closest to—and furthest from—world-class status. See how your manufacturing facility stacks up.

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Innovative, Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy


To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations, consumer buying patterns, and the needs of retail, restaurant, and industrial foodservice customers. Know the three major challenges facing F&B manufacturers today and what they need to do to streamline their operations for greater efficiencies and waste reduction in order to survive.

outsourced manufacturers  Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations, consumer buying patterns, and the needs of retail, restaurant, and industrial foodservice customers. Know the three major challenges facing F&B manufacturers today and what they need to do to streamline their operations for greater efficiencies and waste Read More

ERP Implementation Best Practices: Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model


In this tough economic climate, manufacturers worldwide are reevaluating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance. This paper highlights the five advantages of on-demand ERP systems, commonly referred to as software as a service (SaaS). Find out how manufacturers can benefit from the leading SaaS-based ERP system.

outsourced manufacturers  Implementation Best Practices: Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model In this tough economic climate, manufacturers worldwide are reevaluating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance. This paper highlights the five advantages of on-demand ERP systems, commonly referred to as software as a service (SaaS). Find out how manufacturers can benefit from the leading SaaS-based ERP system. Read More

Infor Automotive for Aftermarket Manufacturers


More older vehicles on the road globally means more vehicles are going to need service parts around the world. Whether you manufacture or re-manufacture replacement parts, service parts, or body parts, you need to be able to introduce new, higher-value products faster, and reach and manage new markets quicker. This document from Infor looks at the Infor Automative for Aftermarket Manufacturers software.

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Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends


The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing maturity of the manufacturing profession, and by the evolving development of commercially available software packages. This is an excerpt from the book, Maximizing Your ERP System.

outsourced manufacturers  Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends ERP and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Individual standalone IT applications for structured tasks have been reasonably easy to justify and implement in a specific functional area. Some examples are a computer aided design (CAD) system in design engineering, a statistical process control (SPC) application in quality management, and an automated material handling system in distribution. Efforts to link these stand-alone applications Read More

Attribute-based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers


As manufacturing becomes a global process, advances in demand management software have given rise to attribute-based demand management software. In the process manufacturing environment, this software can help manufacturers deal with complex manufacturing processes and increase overall customer satisfaction.

outsourced manufacturers  based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers Originally published - February 11, 2008 Today, manufacturing is a global activity. As supply chain management (SCM) becomes more prevalent in this industry, process manufacturers need to know what raw materials, or ingredients, are available in inventory and when they are needed, since sourcing these ingredients is a complex process. Demand management (DM) software has been developed so that it can be integrated within the supply Read More

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II


Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested "winning strategies" by JDA Software Group Inc. that manufacturers (especially of consumer goods) could instantly deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate (malaise). I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and former employees of JDA Software and former

outsourced manufacturers  Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested winning strategies by JDA Software Group Inc. that manufacturers (especially of consumer goods) could instantly deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate (malaise). I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and former employees of JDA Software  and former Manugistics (now part of JDA), the appropriate current JDA Read More

Growth and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers


Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges.

outsourced manufacturers  and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges. Read More

Attribute-based Planning: A Differentiation Strategy for Manufacturers


Companies face stiff competition driving products toward commoditization, resulting in prices being squeezed. To fight this trend, sales and marketing want to offer more products. The downside of this strategy is that higher costs associated with product proliferation heavily erode the bottom line. However, there is a strategy that lets companies resolve this dilemma, and it’s called attribute-based product management.

outsourced manufacturers  based Planning: A Differentiation Strategy for Manufacturers Companies face stiff competition driving products toward commoditization, resulting in prices being squeezed. To fight this trend, sales and marketing want to offer more products. The downside of this strategy is that higher costs associated with product proliferation heavily erode the bottom line. However, there is a strategy that lets companies resolve this dilemma, and it’s called attribute-based product management. Read More

The Best Practices of Successful Manufacturers


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outsourced manufacturers  Best Practices of Successful Manufacturers As a manufacturer of complex products and equipment, you know how tough it is to do business today. Competitors with access to advanced technologies, and improved management and logistics practices, threaten to turn your products into commodities. At the same time, shorter and shorter product life cycles are putting tremendous pressure on your resources and margins. But there are best practices you can turn to—to get your products to market more quickly and Read More