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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

resource loading  on their original enterprise resource planning (ERP) system's suitability for more repetitive versus to-order environments. Note that the order of the vendors in this article should by no means be interpreted as the order of the best to the worst (or vice versa ). This is a continuation from February 16, 2006 of the Lean Manufacturing: A Primer series. It is Part Five of a multipart note. Intentia Intentia has been developing and delivering a wide range of lean manufacturing solutions to its customers

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Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach


SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster).

resource loading  purchase agreements, for strategic resource planning, and for intermediate stocking policies), but is not reactive enough to support dynamic and frequent requirement changes on a day-to-day or hour-to-hour basis. Since scheduling of critical resources such as production capacity, labor, and materials is much more responsive on an hourly (or daily, or weekly) basis, TROPOS uses MRP for long-term planning, and MPS for short-term scheduling. TROPOS uses the tentative production schedule calculated by the Read More

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions


For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.

resource loading  solutions, which are extremely resource intensive. As a result, the total cost of ownership of any BI deployment is dominated by staffing costs. Traditional BI solutions are labor intensive to set up and maintain. TCO of Traditional BI Solutions are Dominated by Staffing Costs As shown repeatedly in the studies above, the total cost of ownership for traditional business intelligence solutions are dominated by staffing costs - but why is that? Traditional BI solutions are labor intensive to set up and Read More

Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 1


Accurate appointment scheduling can provide great benefit to all in the supply chain through improvements in efficiency, visibility, resource and capacity utilization, and product flow.

resource loading  notable efficiency in visibility, resource and capacity utilization, compliance, and product flow. Accurate appointment scheduling can provide a great benefit to all parties in the supply chain, forming a positive ripple effect that equates to a competitive advantage. This is Part One of a three-part article. Part Two will discuss achieving a solution and the resultant benefits. Part Three will be a case study illustration. 1. Wells Tower, The Long Haul , The Washington Post , August 2001 Problems With Read More

Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


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Visibility.net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP)


TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. Visibility Corporation is the provider of the Visibility.net solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company

resource loading  Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP) TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. Visibility Corporation is the provider of the Visibility.net solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company founded in 1988 with headquarters in Andover, Read More

Why Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding


I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured, "what the heck"… When you really think about it, selecting ERP software does have many similarities to planning a wedding—right down to the uncertainty of whether or not you’ve chosen the right solution or, in the case of your wedding, partner to spend a

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Router Bit Manufacturer Installs Full-Function Enterprise Resource Planning System in Four Months


Dropped by its application service provider, Onsrud Cutter, a router bit manufacturer, decided to replace its enterprise resource planning system with a scalable, flexible, quickly installed solution. Further narrowing down its requirements to include customized reports, real time information, and e-business capabilities, the company selected Sage ERP X3. The installation took less than five months.

resource loading  Manufacturer Installs Full-Function Enterprise Resource Planning System in Four Months Dropped by its application service provider, Onsrud Cutter, a router bit manufacturer, decided to replace its enterprise resource planning system with a scalable, flexible, quickly installed solution. Further narrowing down its requirements to include customized reports, real time information, and e-business capabilities, the company selected Sage ERP X3. The installation took less than five months. Read More

Delivering Operational Excellence with Innovation: Enterprise Services Architecture for Enterprise Resource Planning


Changing business practices, especially those that consolidate business and IT functions, requires careful research and decision making. For companies needing to move beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise service applications (ESA) can help reduce the complexity of having disparate IT systems. Find out about the benefits of ESA and how it can help you achieve operational excellence.

resource loading  Services Architecture for Enterprise Resource Planning Deliverng Operational Excellence with Innovation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Read More

Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field


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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Accreditation Report: The Answer Company


Organizations seeking the services of a value-added reseller (VAR), channel partner, implementer, vendor, or consultant require an evaluation of what this service provider has to offer. This report will assist organizations looking to determine the best-fit service provider for their implementation needs. Based on information provided to TEC by The Answer Company and its clients, this report focuses on real-life implementation projects delivered by the service provider to three of its existing clients.

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TEC 2012 Discrete ERP Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Enterprise Resource Planning for Discrete Manufacturing


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