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Cincom Systems Launches Advanced Manufacturing ERP Solution
Cincom Systems launches a brand new ERP solution at Microsoft Convergence 2014. Find out what this means for engineer-to-order ERP manufacturers.

advanced manufacturing control systems  Systems Launches Advanced Manufacturing ERP Solution Cincom Systems has been providing enterprise software solutions and services since 1968, but its own Cincom CONTROL ERP system has not seen many new customers of late (see TEC’s article ). Thus, at the Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference, the vendor announced the launch of its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution , the Cincom Business Suite , an advanced version of Microsoft Dynamics AX for manufacturers.   Microsoft selected

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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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Manufacturing Systems with an IQ: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 1


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Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Two: Market Impact


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Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.

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