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The Internet of Things (IoT)—Manufacturers Making the Connections
The Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than a hot topic—it is creating new business opportunities for manufacturers. Find out how in Ted Rohm's post.

rfid cad  Kevin Ashton in the RFID Journal , the IoT has become more than a hot, mainstream topic, making it to the top of the news. In fact, it is projected to have one of the largest global economic impacts in the coming decades. Up until recently, the Internet had been primarily the domain of people. People have had to log into the Internet to search for information, products, or services. People would then communicate over the Internet to check out a product, resolve an issue with the product, and get the

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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The 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Observations - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the 11th Vendor ShootoutTM for ERP event, which took place in Boston in mid-August 2011. I was able to experience this co-opetitive gathering of eight solution providers and several dozen end users seeking new solutions first-hand as a neutral (and yet very active) observer (for the inner workings of the event, see my article Demystifying

rfid cad  scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, smart phones, and badge readers. The shown integration of Dassault Systemes’ Solidworks   computer-aided design (CAD)  system directly into the software reduces duplicate effort and allows for quicker time to market (TTM). While abas ERP seems well-rounded and suitable to multiple manufacturing environments, a majority of customers are engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers. Thus, in addition to providing  application programming interfaces Read More

SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

rfid cad  (VMI), radio frequency identification (RFID) scanning, etc.). Yet, SAP has proven time and again that still water runs deep' and that it will eventually get anywhere it sees fit. Given the fact that SAP has many of the largest Apparel and Footwear companies as customers, the investments into future functionality for this industry are going to be significant, and SAP is releasing new functions continually User Recommendations The importance of a thorough, well-structured enterprise software selection Read More

What’s Happening on Your Shop Floor?


While many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, their solutions do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks. They are not suitable for use on the shop floor. Fortunately, today’s integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can provide the shop floor control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionality that manufacturers need. Find out more.

rfid cad  Barcode Inventory Management | RFID Inventory Management | Manufacturing Production Planning | Shop Floor Data Collection | Shop Floor Management Software | Shop Floor Improvement | Shop Floor Solutions for Manufacturing | ERP Manufacturing Process Software | Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

rfid cad  the radio frequency identification (RFID) initiatives in place to bring about the rapid adoption of new radio frequency tags on all products, so that they may be more easily tracked through manufacturing and retail environments. Because of these same initiatives, PLM vendors are also being increasingly asked by their customers to include more commercially-oriented product information in their PLM systems. A few high profile case studies ( Procter & Gamble and Heinz are examples) have shown how the data Read More

Practical Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications


Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes.

rfid cad  Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes. Read More

RFID in Healthcare--A Whole Industry of Value


This article talks about recent and expected FDA regulations and how RFID can help meet those requirements while improving supply chain performance.

rfid cad  include the use of RFID technology to create a pedigree —a secure record documenting that the drug was manufactured and distributed under safe and secure conditions. FDA said: The adoption and common use of reliable track and trace technology would help secure the integrity of the drug supply chain by providing an accurate drug pedigree which is a secure record documenting that the drug was manufactured and distributed under safe and secure conditions. The implication? The industry needs to track Read More

What Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers?


My attendance of Siemens’ two-day product lifecycle management (PLM) analyst summit in the late summer of 2011 was like trying to drink from a fire hose. Even without the plant automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) discussion (which was also included in the 2010 event), there was an abundance of products and related information, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around the main

rfid cad  Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers? My attendance of Siemens ’ two-day  product lifecycle management (PLM)  analyst summit in the late summer of 2011 was like trying to drink from a fire hose. Even without the plant automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) discussion (which was also included in the 2010 event), there was an abundance of products and related information, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around the main messages of the event. Look for a separate Read More

The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification


Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture the impact that RFID technology can have on the customer experience in your own enterprise.

rfid cad  today if they were RFID enhanced . So, sit back, close your eyes, and imagine along with me well, you can't close your eyes and read this at the same time, so just sit back and imagine Cheers! The Cheers bar is now a chain of Cheers bars spread all over the country. Everybody knows your name before you walk in (because there are sensors in the parking lots that read your handy Cheers key fob that you never leave home without ) and they also know what your favorite drink is and which is your favorite Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

rfid cad  for an introduction to RFID technology, statement of the problem it is to solve, and companies involved in implementing it. Not too surprisingly, the implementation plan for RFID is not very different from that an enterprise-wide software implementation project. In fact, while the detailed plan has more the 260 tasks and subtasks, the major phases employed at KiMs were exactly the same as those for an ERP implementation. Specifically, the major phases were Project Planning to include project kickoff, Read More

ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD


ANSYS, a global provider of engineering simulation software, recently acquired SpaceClaim Corporation, provider of 3D modeling software for engineers. With the addition of SpaceClaim, ANSYS hopes to provide customers with a powerful and intuitive 3D direct modeling solution to author new concepts and then leverage the power of simulation to rapidly iterate on these designs to drive innovation.

rfid cad  Acquires SpaceClaim 3D CAD ANSYS , a global provider of engineering simulation software, recently acquired SpaceClaim Corporation , provider of 3D modeling software for engineers. Concord, Massachusetts-based SpaceClaim offers a 3D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process. SpaceClaim and ANSYS have partnered in the past to offer customers ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler . SpaceClaim's flagship product is SpaceClaim Engineer, a fast 3D direct modeler Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization


FourSite 4.4 is an upgrade of its fulfillment solution oriented towards third party logistics (3PL) providers. ViaOptimize, is an advanced step for companies who have already automated their facilities with Provia's WMS and are now looking at optimization as a key area of improvement, efficiency and cost reduction.

rfid cad  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization FourSite 4.4 These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More

A Glance at AVEVA’s Future of Plant Design


AVEVA, a computer aided design (CAD) pioneer, opened its doors under the name CADCentre in 1967 as a breakaway of a research initiative of Cambridge University. Its history is closely related to the Silicon Fen phenomenon, which is the UK equivalent of the high-tech and information technology (IT) hub Silicon Valley. Important milestones in the history of the company include the release of the

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Supply Chain Advantage


Supply Chain Advantage, HighJump’s radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled product suite, includes integrated solutions for warehouse and yard management, transportation management, supply chain visibility, and event management, as well as trading partner enablement and collaboration and data collection. Its Warehouse Advantage solution offers strategies for fulfillment, containerization, wave planning, and slotting. Other processes include receiving, put-away and flow-through, inventory management, order processing, replenishment/pick/pack, loading, and shipping.  

rfid cad  HighJump’s radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled product suite, includes integrated solutions for warehouse and yard management, transportation management, supply chain visibility, and event management, as well as trading partner enablement and collaboration and data collection. Its Warehouse Advantage solution offers strategies for fulfillment, containerization, wave planning, and slotting. Other processes include receiving, put-away and flow-through, inventory management, order processing, Read More

What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras, an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel @ Turbo (MAN), a provider of large bore diesel engines

rfid cad  Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us? While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras , an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel & Turbo ( MAN ), a provider of large bore diesel engines and turbo machinery for marine Read More