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Plant-level Systems: Facing and Dealing with Obstacles
Production supervisors and plant managers are constantly fighting problems within a plant because they lack visibility in the supply chain and do not have an

plant  that stand between the plant and the rest of the business. One wall obscures supply chain visibility, preventing people in the plant from getting relevant visibility into the upstream and downstream supply chains. Even large, well-equipped companies with modern supply chain management (SCM) systems suffer from information gaps. For example, SAP relates the experience of a manager of a well-equipped plant at a large, very modern chemical company: 50 percent of the demand that is getting to him is Read More
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In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and wate...
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Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?
Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only

plant  Glue for Dispersed Data? Plant Intelligence as Glue A series of TEC tutorials have looked at manufacturing plant-level systems addressing both the importance of plant level systems (see The Importance of Plant-Level Systems ) and the difficulties in developing systems that integrate the needs of the shop floor and the back-office (see The Challenges of Integrating ERPs and MESs ). One approach to addressing these challenges is to use plant or manufacturing intelligence systems. Given the problematized Read More
The Business Value of Plant Floor Visibility
Best-in-class manufacturers are driven to improve plant floor data management by the need to enhance performance improvement program effectiveness, as well as

plant  Business Value of Plant Floor Visibility Best-in-class manufacturers are driven to improve plant floor data management by the need to enhance performance improvement program effectiveness, as well as operational performance visibility. Up to two-thirds of these manufacturers address these pressures through technology. If you want to lead the pack—instead of getting buried under it—read this white paper to find out which technologies are right for you. Read More
The Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor
For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they

plant  on the Food Processing Plant Floor For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor. Read More
What Plant-level Systems Can Do for the Enterprise Market
To gain the competitive edge, enterprises are seeking tools to break information silos. Collaborative planning and manufacturing has given plant-level systems a

plant  to manage an isolated plant floor department or function, is being given a much broader, tactical role. This information is being used to provide near real time information that can be used to manage corporate-wide business processes and support collaborative initiatives across the value chain. Industrial segments, such as global brand management in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and warranty cost containment in the automotive segment, are key drivers that use plant-level information. In the life science Read More
Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs – Part II » The TEC Blog
Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection

plant  better links between the plant (”blue collar trenches”) and the enterprise (”white collar ivory tower”). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that would help manufacturers close the gap between the shop floor and the offices by gaining visibility into manufacturing operations, achieving shop floor control, managing product/process Read More
mySAP Supply Chain Management at AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, undertook an initiative to integrate demand flow technology in logistical operations, leading to a major supply chain management (SCM) project at its packaging plant in Wedel (Germany). With an existing SAP technology platform, AstraZeneca project leaders opted for the mySAP SCM solution and the SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization component.

plant   project at its packaging plant in Wedel (Germany). With an existing SAP technology platform, AstraZeneca project leaders opted for the mySAP SCM solution and the SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization component. mySAP Supply Chain Management at AstraZeneca style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Manufacturing Execution System (MES),   Production Planning,   Supply Chain Management (SCM),   Order Management Related Industries:   Professional,   Scientific,   and Read More
So What’s the Big Deal with Chemicals?
Due to the inherent challenges of the industry, most chemical companies are still unable to profitably respond to highly variable demand, or to execute predictable product supply strategies.

plant  race to add new plant capacity as well as to eke out some return on colossal capital investments before the cycle turns downward yet again. But, regardless of the economic cycle (up, flat, or down), chemical companies have to maintain tight but smooth supply chains that feature visibility, flexibility, responsiveness, and speed in forecasting demand, as well as the agility to ramp up (or down) plant output and manage customer expectations (and increasingly—the latest vogue—their consigned Read More
Apriso Launches Global EMI Solution
Apriso, a provider of global manufacturing software solutions that has recently celebrated its 20th birthday, announced the launch of Apriso Global EMI (Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence) solution—that provides a truly global and consistent platform. The solution gathers and reports up-to-the-minute information—wherever and whenever it is needed across an enterprise—tailored and presented in a

plant  is critical to see plant floor activity across an enterprise. Unfortunately, getting that information in a form one can use to direct faster and more informed decisions is a major challenge. Complex supply chain and plant data from multiple locations is being captured in different ways, and then reported in different formats. And the information users need is often simply unavailable. Complicating matters further, plant managers need information at a different level of granularity than a regional Read More
When EDI Goes Native, Everything Falls in Sync with IQMS
IQMS's IQ EDI module is a natively-built solution that deals with the complexities of data synchronization among EDI documents and eliminates the need for third-party translators.

plant  utility is IQ Enterprise Plant for multiple facilities or companies. EnterpriseIQ provides extensive interplant capabilities for complex organizations throughout all modules. Accordingly, this allows multiple plants or companies to use a single database to centralize data storage, and administration and reduce redundant activity across multiple sites. That is to say, multiple divisions can exist in a single company, and multiple companies can exist in a single business entity, whereby each division contai Read More
TEC Helps San Carlos Select New ERP Solution
San Carlos is one of the largest sugar cane plantations and sugar mills in Ecuador and has a number of sister companies, including a distillery, a paper mill, and a recycling plant. San Carlos needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform that could support all of these organizations. San Carlos turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for expert help with its ERP selection and with mapping its varied business processes.

plant  the largest sugar cane plantations and sugar mills in Ecuador and has a number of sister companies, including a distillery, a paper mill, and a recycling plant. San Carlos needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform that could support all of these organizations. San Carlos turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for expert help with its ERP selection and with mapping its varied business processes. TEC Helps San Carlos Select New ERP Solution style= border-width:0px; />   comments power Read More

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