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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

plastics scm  Plastics Flavors Introduction Plastics products in 2002 ranked fourth among the top manufacturing industry groups in shipments—behind only motor vehicles, petroleum refining, and electronic components and accessories. Comparative growth rates suggest that productivity in plastics manufacturing grew about 1.2 percent per year from 1980 to 2002, which was almost equal to the productivity growth rate achieved by manufacturing as a whole. Yet relatively few major enterprise applications vendors Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1
In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and

plastics scm  cutting centers, DTR in plastics and injection molding, etc.). Conversely, Infor has a much larger number of  IBM System i (formerly AS/400 )  and UNIX-based “ERP collector items” (not to call them technological “toxic assets”). Second Major Message: Compiere Was a Cloud-platform Buy, Stupid First off, Consona and Tognoni are still trying to figure out how best to deal with the business logic part of the Compiere open-source initiative, and they are committed to working with the community to Read More...
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

plastics scm  needs has forced many plastics manufacturers to build their own (albeit ageing) systems internally, buy boutique or point-solution-type systems that neglect other major horizontal areas of the business (described above), or try to adapt or retrofit ready-made off-the-shelf ERP and SCM packages. For more information, see Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between and Build versus Buy—A Long Term Decision . On the other hand, a few more or less known ERP and SCM vendors, such as DTR Plastics Solutions (a Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

plastics scm  of particular industries - plastics, high-tech, and automotive to name a few. Here, you can access information and pricing from suppliers of resins, integrated circuits, castings, and a broad range of other parts and components used extensively in your specific industry. Exchanges have also developed to cover excess inventory, used equipment, and other items and types of transactions that historically have been particularly inefficient or time-consuming. The primary e-procurement benefit of these Read More...
Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact
Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D

plastics scm  the targeted industries are plastics, steel, rubber, paper, and lumber. Frontstep's target market is mid-size manufacturers and distributors, or divisions of Fortune 500 companies. It targets enterprises with annual revenues up to $30 million primarily via resellers/VARs, while the larger enterprises with up to $1 billion are handled by its direct sales force. Frontstep focuses on discrete, MTO manufacturing environments rather than on make-to-stock (MTS) or highly engineered (design-driven) Read More...
ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises

plastics scm  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

plastics scm  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and

plastics scm  2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this Read More...
Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia
Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and

plastics scm  SCM Warehouse Management Provia Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and Read More...
The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010
In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three

plastics scm  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

plastics scm  and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie   Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series, while Part Two discussed Read More...
Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2
IFS needs to bolster its brand awareness, and let the world know that they are, in fact, a real contender in the Collaborative Commerce space. Once companies

plastics scm  Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 R. Garland - October 24, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Read More...
ERP Case Study: Chemtech Plastics Inc
Chemtech Plastics Inc., an injection molding company founded in 1982, believed technology could help it obtain an edge over the competition@but the first

plastics scm  Case Study: Chemtech Plastics Inc Chemtech Plastics Inc., an injection molding company founded in 1982, believed technology could help it obtain an edge over the competition—but the first generation software it was using had some limitations, and many of its processes were manual. By implementing an industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Chemtech has doubled its sales volume to more than $20 million (USD) in the last seven years. Read More...
SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

plastics scm  Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, ph Read More...
Stream-Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM)
Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software

plastics scm  Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM) Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software configurations. With AccuRev, configurations are first-class objects called streams, whose contents aren't defined in terms of metadata annotations at all. AccuRev relies on the chronology of SCM operations, enabling users to leverage the incremental nature of the process. Read More...

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