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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance
Provia's approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's

uniform manufacturer specifications  & Gamble , the Uniform Code Council ( UCC ), and other interested sponsors (end users and technology companies), EPCglobal and its over ninety members have since been working to create standards and technology solutions needed to establish a new network for tracking items that use RFID tags that can be employed within a supply chain. The EPC Network RFID tags are designed to help participating companies better track and control inventory—from warehouses, to loading docks, to trucks, and even on store

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Mastering Global Product Development for Business Advantage


Today’s businesses are operating in a global marketplace. Not only are customers and competitors located worldwide, but employees, suppliers, contractors, and partners are, too. Learn how global product development (GPD) initiatives can help your company accelerate time-to-market, reduce product development costs, maximize productivity, enhance product quality, drive innovation, and optimize operational efficiencies.

uniform manufacturer specifications  metrics. Defining and implementing uniform methodologies for driving product development processes enhances program management. When projects are executed consistently across the enterprise, managers can objectively evaluate them against each other, and thereby improve risk management and allocate resources more strategically. Furthermore, setting clear performance expectations instills within team members a concentrated focus on quality assurance, key performance indicators (KPIs) , and risk Read More

The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various aspects of a project, as well as reduce planning time, document activities, and promote communication throughout the engagement cycle.

uniform manufacturer specifications  well as by deploying uniform and accurate information at the point of sale. Since configurators facilitate identification of customers' wants, they are becoming central in many traditional selling environments and in e-commerce applications. Configurators can also be deployed over multiple channels, such as the Internet, local area networks (LANs), desktop computers, and laptops for salespeople on the road. To implement mass customization successfully, manufacturers need to overcome several major Read More

Enterprise Information Management: Strategy, Best Practices, and Technologies on Your Path to Success


New data sources, unstructured data, and greater volumes of data than ever before are creating an information overload. Plus, customers’ demands for faster service stress front-office applications, while parallel demands from internal users place greater demands on back-office systems. Before you discover that your data quality has been rendered ineffective, consider adopting enterprise information management (EIM).

uniform manufacturer specifications  sharing of data, the uniform spread of technology, and the effective use of trained and experienced staff. A goal of any EIM initiative is to ensure that an application developed for customer support, for example, can be accessed and used by marketing. After all, why reinvent the wheel? It is true that wheels come in different sizes and are made of different materials, but proper EIM planning takes that into account and ensures that a version of the same application, with adjustments to the user Read More

The Challenge to Achieve Perfect Order Management


Superior order management can provide you with a competitive edge across the board. To move closer to order perfection and a truly loyal customer base, you must cost-effectively eliminate the issues preventing on-time, accurate order fulfillment. This involves every process, including planning and forecasting, acquiring and creating accurate orders and contracts, handling order changes, and resolving fulfillment and post-delivery problems.

uniform manufacturer specifications  the utter lack of uniform, quality service across channels can be costly. Another basic requirement is to shorten the amount of time between the inquiry and order by presenting one face to the customer. This requires the following: All customer interaction channels have access, and can share access, to the same complete customer information and on products and services from configuration and price to availability. The necessary sales order information is entered once whether typed in by data entry Read More

Case Study: Hydrocontrol


Hydrocontrol, manufacturer of hydraulic components for mobile applications, grew from its founding offices in Italy to being a leading player in the global market. Needing to gather the knowledge of its specialist staff and make it available throughout the company, Hydrocontrol decided to look for a solution that would automate its processes and reduce costs. Discover the product configurator solution it implemented.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Study: Hydrocontrol Hydrocontrol, manufacturer of hydraulic components for mobile applications, grew from its founding offices in Italy to being a leading player in the global market. Needing to gather the knowledge of its specialist staff and make it available throughout the company, Hydrocontrol decided to look for a solution that would automate its processes and reduce costs. Discover the product configurator solution it implemented. Read More

Five Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master


While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP applications to readily address the fundamental needs of a process versus a discrete manufacturer. This paper elaborates on one of the most fundamental requirements of process manufacturers—multidimensional inventory—which is noticeably absent from most ERP applications.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP applications to readily address the fundamental needs of a process versus a discrete manufacturer. This paper elaborates on one of the most fundamental requirements of process manufacturers—multidimensional inventory—which is noticeably absent from most ERP applications. Read More

Case Study: Connected Capacity


While analyzing load statistics with its key carriers, a multinational manufacturer and distributor noticed that deadhead mileage statistics were excessive. Often, inbound trucks delivering goods into its facilities had different dispatchers than those handling outbound loads. The company needed to improve communication with carriers. Learn about the solution that helped save money by reducing deadhead mile charges.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Study: Connected Capacity While analyzing load statistics with its key carriers, a multinational manufacturer and distributor noticed that deadhead mileage statistics were excessive. Often, inbound trucks delivering goods into its facilities had different dispatchers than those handling outbound loads. The company needed to improve communication with carriers. Learn about the solution that helped save money by reducing deadhead mile charges. Read More

Market Leading Manufacturer Aligns Individual Goals to Organizational Success


To improve its performance processes, Brunswick required a better performance management model and system to support. Brunswick selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform as the foundation of its performance management strategy. What appealed to Brunswick was SumTotal’s configurability and deployment flexibility, and ability to host the option. See how Brunswick has revamped its performance review process.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Leading Manufacturer Aligns Individual Goals to Organizational Success To improve its performance processes, Brunswick required a better performance management model and system to support. Brunswick selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform as the foundation of its performance management strategy. What appealed to Brunswick was SumTotal’s configurability and deployment flexibility, and ability to host the option. See how Brunswick has revamped its performance review process. Read More

Altman Lighting


Learn how Altman Lighting Inc., a family-owned and operated international manufacturer of architectural and theater lighting fixtures overcame isolated customer information and business records by replacing their paper-based order processing system. Read how they improved productivity, centralized data, and gained real-time access to customer information and critical business information.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Lighting Learn how Altman Lighting Inc., a family-owned and operated international manufacturer of architectural and theater lighting fixtures overcame isolated customer information and business records by replacing their paper-based order processing system. Read how they improved productivity, centralized data, and gained real-time access to customer information and critical business information. Read More

Case Study: Zurn


Due to acquisitions, Zurn—manufacturer and distributor of plumbing products—was running three disparate enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Financial reporting and data sharing across business units was time-consuming. To handle current and future business needs, Zurn wanted an integrated ERP system that would provide up-to-date accounting, sales, and warehouse data. Find out about the integrated ERP Zurn chose.

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Case Study: Western Electronics


As a contract manufacturer, Western Electronics makes assemblies for its customers. This translates into a huge volume of data being exchanged—and an exponentially greater number of engineering changes to manage. The company was challenged to take control over its processes—especially bill of materials (BOM) management—and lead its customers into following best practices. With its new change management solution, the company is confident it has an accurate history and the latest revisions.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Study: Western Electronics High-Tech & Electronics manufacturers use Arena to improve productivity, enhance collaboration, enable outsourcing, manage compliance and speed time to market. Read more about the products they make and the markets they serve. Source: Arena Solutions Western Electronics is a recognized leading Regional Contract Electronics Manufacturing Services Company (CEMS) providing manufacturing service solutions for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies, primarily in the Read More

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Case Study: Committed Load Execution Optimization


In 2008, a multinational manufacturer and distributor wanted to elevate its load tendering process to a more sophisticated level. To guarantee cost savings, the company wanted to be able to create a batch of tendered loads for a given time period before releasing them to the routing guide tendering logic. Now, it has the capacity to move orders with no increase in costs. Learn about the solution that helped enable this.

uniform manufacturer specifications  Study: Committed Load Execution Optimization In 2008, a multinational manufacturer and distributor wanted to elevate its load tendering process to a more sophisticated level. To guarantee cost savings, the company wanted to be able to create a batch of tendered loads for a given time period before releasing them to the routing guide tendering logic. Now, it has the capacity to move orders with no increase in costs. Learn about the solution that helped enable this. Read More

Global High-tech Manufacturer Aligns Workforce Processes Using SumTotal


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