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 plastic extrusion


Differing Plastics Flavors
There is no one process used when manufacturing plastic products, since manufacturing methods depend on the final product. Indeed, products range from injection

plastic extrusion  consist of injection molding plastic extrusion extrusion blow molding injection blow molding stretch blow molding thermoformed plastics Injection Molding As an injection molder, a user enterprise may have both process and discrete manufacturing requirements, and one of many complexities of an injection molding operation lies within monitoring costs. Namely, an enterprise may produce biomedical devices, optics, computer components, consumer electronics, automotive parts, or other injection molded

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The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers


General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers, even those which are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the tricky requirements that are vital to the plastics industry and related so-called mill or material converter businesses.

plastic extrusion  fatal flaws would be plastic producers, as one of several mill industries. Fatal flaws are those must have capabilities, whose omission impede the user enterprise's operation—even to the extent of complete failure, let alone helping increase competitiveness. For more information, see Find The Software's Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure ). Part One of the series The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers . While the future is plastics line from the classic movie The Graduate might Read More

Quoting and Costing for Multiple Units of Measure


A common need of plastics producers is real-time shop floor production monitoring. This serves many purposes, including tracking cycles on tools or machines, data collection, precision measurement, analysis and reporting, gage management, and material usage and labor tracking.

plastic extrusion  methods detailed in Differing Plastic Flavors is DTR 's Bag and Film Quoting capability, specially designed for film extruders, flexography printers, gravure printers, extrusion laminators, adhesive laminators, coaters, metalizers, slitters, bag and pouch makers, and other similar processes. This feature was designed specifically for companies requiring a detailed quotation tool that can accurately combine the processing costs of blown extrusion, slitting, printing, and other associated operations with Read More

Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information


How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture, and complete quality management systems?

plastic extrusion  for small and mid-size plastic processors and like repetitive manufacturers, might be unique in the entire ERP arena, and not only within its mid-market realm, by providing the powerful IQ RealTime Production Monitoring module to ensure plant efficiency by identifying poor machine performance before it becomes a problem. The module provides automatic tracking of production by hardware being wired directly to production machines, while a special user screen (e.g., touch screen, capable of simplifying data Read More

Another Plastics Win for IQMS ERP


After a very good 2012, IQMS, a manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and manufacturing execution systems (MES) developer with an ongoing and proactive commitment to its product and relationships, continues 2013 with new customer wins—most recently, Airlite Plastics Co. has selected IQMS. Airlite Plastics’ legacy software was a combination of commercial and custom-built

plastic extrusion  extrusion, and other custom plastic products. Last year, the company produced and decorated an impressive 1.5 billion units. Airlite Plastics is continuously expanding its operations (and recently acquired a company in Nazareth, Pennsylvania). To assist in its current and future growth, the manufacturer plans to take full advantage of IQMS' extended offerings , including modules for quality control, shipping management, electronic data interchange (EDI), human resources (HR) management, and wireless Read More

How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry


Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand, but also because of the investment required in technology and capital equipment to manage the sheer volume of manufactured goods. With a weak economy, which usually translates into weak retail sales, these organizations may

plastic extrusion  concentrated product—leading to smaller plastic containers and thus the ability to ship more product on fewer pallets. The point? Lean economic times certainly put pressure on big-box retailers—but on the other hand, they're in a position to transfer a portion of that pressure to the manufacturer. So what can you do? Negotiate better terms/credit extensions/flexible conditions from your suppliers (this may not always be a viable option, given the current credit crunch). Manufacturers can also turn to Read More

ATM Machines Hacked in Moscow


Recently Moscow's ATMs have fallen victim to cyberfraud. How does ATM hacking take place? Has it happened in the United States? What can you do to safeguard against ATM hacking?

plastic extrusion  of thousands of blank plastic ATM cards in Greece, and later recorded the magnetic codes on the back of the card. An Israeli computer expert, Daniel Cohen, had obtained the codes and assisted with the magnetic stripe manufacturing. Magnetic stripe writers, and readers, can be purchased for about $300.00. There are sometimes three, but usually two tracks on a magnetic stripe and many fields within each track. Though most banks typically ignore track one, they sometimes put the card holder's name in the fif Read More

Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?


In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and products. A greater concern is their inability to "decipher" product specifications from part numbers—that is, in reverse.

plastic extrusion  three), the material used (plastic or metal), the safety features (hermetically sealed [for inflammatory environments]), and the material (subject to the electrical signal power needed for turning the switch on or off). While these specifications sound involved, the fact is that such an item would cost only about $10.00 (USD). Thus, if the customer describes the item's specifications by phone or fax, the sales order clerk would eat up (use up) the entire profit margin by the time the order is finally ca Read More

RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

plastic extrusion  label creation and production, plastic chip developments, intelligent shelving, and packaging, to name but a few. Furthermore, to gain benefits such as product tracking, supply chains should logically have to begin RFID implementation at the manufacturer's plant or warehouse, rather than at the distribution center, which is one step closer to a retailer in the supply chain. There are indeed some indications that the main burden for compliance will fall on suppliers, not retailers. To that end, RedPrairie Read More

Synalloy Extends Its Deacom ERP Solution to Another Division


Deacom, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution developer, announced yesterday that its client Synalloy has decided to expand its Deacom ERP system to another division. Being a holding company, Synalloy operates five separate business units mainly related to the production of steel, alloys metal, plastic pipes manufacturing, and some specific chemical solutions. One of the business

plastic extrusion  of steel, alloys metal, plastic pipes manufacturing, and some specific chemical solutions. One of the business divisions has been a client of Deacom for years, and I would guess that the division has a great deal of experience both with the software and with the vendor. So when Synalloy recently acquired a new company (it's not named in Deacom’s press release, but all indications point to tank and vessel manufacturer Palmer of Texas), the issue of implementing a new ERP software was raised. The company Read More

Case Study: ByTec


Bytec, Inc., a supplier of electronic and mechanical assemblies for the automotive sector, needed a system to allow original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers to trace a particularly complex part. Learn how ByTec chose a solution that provided each part with a unique identity, complete with full traceability through the entire manufacturing process, enabling OEMs to identify faults, and avoid warranty costs.

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Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.

plastic extrusion  label creation and production, plastic chip development, intelligent shelving and packaging, to name but a few. Furthermore, to gain benefits such as product tracking, supply chains should logically begin RFID implementation at the manufacturing level, rather than at the distribution center, which is one step closer to a retailer in the supply chain. Still, source tagging cases at the manufacturer is too disruptive for most companies to implement. Challenges Nonetheless, with many software and hardware Read More

Are ERP Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Fine Art of Interpreting White Papers)


(Scroll down for my list of Top 10 ERP White Paper Buzzwords!) I first published a version of this post a few years ago. Sad to say, not much has changed since then… Imagine that you're at the research stage of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process. You're looking to get a handle on the scope of the project, and an idea of potential solutions and approaches

plastic extrusion  is one of those plastic words that becomes more impressive the more it's used, especially if you put the word paradigm next to it. That doesn't mean it's substantive. The words you want to see instead are “all company processes” near the word “integrated,” if that's the kind of package you're looking to purchase. ERP Buzzword #2: cutting-edge Why vendors use it Because. Just because. Why you should get all edgy “Cutting edge” is a very clever way to say “New! Possibly improved! And not-quite Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs


IBM has recently reenergized its incursion into the mid-market gold rush with a new program carrying the 'Express' brand, which targets companies with less than 1,000 employees with a bundle of hardware, software infrastructure, professional services, and financing. IBM hopes to ride on the mid-market forays of a plethora of its enterprise application partner providers, while also providing some real alternative for Microsoft at the low end of the application market.

plastic extrusion  a solution for the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, VA using IBM WebSphere Portal Express, WebSphere Application Server Express and Lotus SameTime to provide HIPAA-compliant automated patient registration, advanced workflow and collaboration capabilities. Offerings within the new Express portfolio are developed with input from IBM customers and Business Partners. In order to carry the Express name, the product and service programs and offerings must go through a strict certification process — wh Read More