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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data

allow column specifications to indicate the column width  OEE, quality and traceability. Allowing an ERP system to effectively automate a process not only results in a nearly perfect production process, it also frees an operator to focus on other, valueadded activities. When additional data is captured, the shop floor is integrated with the top floor for a real-time snapshot of traceability and machine output. Tony Kaczmarek, president of Kors Engineering, has seen dramatic transformations occur when ERP ties the shop floor to the top floor. Integrated ERP

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise


Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage.

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Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain


Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration". In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and operations planning, vendor-managed inventory, and logistics, and gives important milestones marking the development of the use of collaboration in the supply chain over the last 50 years.

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The Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release?


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The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

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On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team


In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure.

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The New Role of the CFO: from Bean Counter to Corporate Wizard


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CRM: The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth(For A Change)


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The Innovator’s Toolbox: Empowering the Next Wave of Difference Makers


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Managing the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark


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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


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Solving the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry


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