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Process ERP vs. Discrete ERP Differentiation
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assembly type  the component parts for assembly you'd find those covered through the discrete manufacturing categories, whereas if you're talking about functionality for formulas, recipes, or ingredients, those would tend toward the process manufacturing categories. To better understand which type of system would fit your environment, you can consider target industries addressed by different process ERP vendors such as Deacom , CDC Ross , and 3i Infotech . Or review some discrete ERP vendors such as Epicor , SAP , and

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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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Navigator One for SAP Business One


Navigator One is a suite of modules for SAP Business One—a business management software application designed specifically for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Used by over 23,000 customers today, SAP Business One manages business functions across sales, operations, service, and financials, in an integrated software system. The Navigator One modules extend the core SAP Business One functionality in a completely integrated, same-look-and-feel option for Navigator’s customers and partners. · Production One is targeted at companies looking to track detailed costs and production processes during assembly or production. It can help production-oriented organizations mange their labor and material costs using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling of machines, labor, and tooling. The add-on also features dynamic inventory allocation and multilevel pegging for schedules.· Distribution One is designed for warehouse management and advanced forecasting and planning. It includes functionality for finance, sales, purchasing, customer management, stock control, and warehouse management for wholesalers and distributors.· Service One is aimed at companies that need to perform field service or depot repair and track warranties and maintenance. It can help service-oriented organizations process service calls, schedule, and dispatch technicians.· Project One provides project costing and project management for more project-oriented organizations, including firms that need to track construction-type projects.· Retail One provides point-of-sale (POS) capabilities for other over-the-counter (OTC) sales or bar-code/touch-screen-enabled retail sales. It supports credit cards and debit cards transactions, customer loyalty tracking, and store sales and inventory tracking. Navigator also provides additional functionality for rules-based product configuration, advanced shipping, credit card transactions, bin management, revenue recognition, return merchandise authorizations (RMAs), and bar-code data collection.

assembly type  and production processes during assembly or production. It can help production-oriented organizations mange their labor and material costs using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling of machines, labor, and tooling. The add-on also features dynamic inventory allocation and multilevel pegging for schedules.· Distribution One is designed for warehouse management and advanced forecasting and planning. It includes Read More

ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics , visit TEC's process ERP evaluation center.

assembly type  it before the finished assembly unit can start rolling off the production line. Here at TEC we model functionality for manufacturing in discrete or process industries under the following categories. Discrete Manufacturing Process Manufacturing Product Costing Formulas/Recipes Shop Floor Control Process Model (Formulas and Routings) Field Service and Repairs Process Batch Control and Reporting Production Planning Conformance Reporting Project Management Process Manufacturing Costing Product Data Read More

How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing


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.

assembly type  supplier, the manufacture and assembly of the good, and the distribution network. For a service, on the other hand, the value stream consists of suppliers, support personnel and technology, the service producer, and the distribution channel. The value stream may be controlled by a single business or by a network of several businesses. Once the activities have been identified, companies must determine what activities are value-adding, what activities are non-value-adding but essential to the business Read More

Eccentex Lets Business Analysts Assemble and Manage Their Own Cases


Eccentex Corporation provides dynamic case management (DCM), a.k.a. adaptive case management, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions using its multitenant cloud-based AppBase platform as a service (PaaS). DCM solutions should support what the evolving knowledge worker needs and allow organizations to optimize case outcomes, improve customer services, and mitigate risk. Eccentex recently

assembly type  that allows for quick assembly of case management applications. Instead of heavy coding, this software offers the use of widgets and wizards, with a new graphical business process designer and the ability to create pages of any complexity without rules. In addition, three new sample case type templates (incident, investigation, and service request) enable even quicker delivery of case management applications with supported structure, unstructured, and unpredictable processes. Each AppTemplate has been Read More

Windchill 10 Steps Up to the Plate


Parametric Technology Corporation, aka PTC, has fearlessly put their product lifecycle management (PLM) solution Windchill 10 through the TEC certification program. The writing of the full report is currently underway. I wanted to give you this little teaser as to what you can expect from this new and improved version of this popular solution. First, there is the functional eye candy

assembly type  10 Steps Up to the Plate Parametric Technology Corporation, aka PTC, has fearlessly put their product lifecycle management (PLM) solution Windchill 10 through the TEC certification program. The writing of the full report is currently underway. I wanted to give you this little teaser as to what you can expect from this new and improved version of this popular solution. First, there is the functional eye candy: a revamped user interface. The browser for this Web-based solution gives you up-front Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

assembly type  an aircraft landing wheel assembly may be identified by the manufacturer, its suppliers, and customers in a slightly different way—the manufacturer might identify the assembly as assembly 85467 , while a supplier's system tracks the same assembly as a330 wheel assembly. Accordingly, SAP MDM provides a framework to define the reference master data and metadata associated with this assembly so that the aircraft manufacturer, customers such as airlines, and suppliers share a single definition that they Read More

How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities


Rather than sticking to such outdated and speculative pricing practices as "cost plus" or "meet competition," Zilliant suggests companies leverage data to determine how market price response varies, and use this holistic measure of price sensitivity to optimize pricing.

assembly type  One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities Zilliant is a data-driven price management software provider that aims to help business-to-business (B2B) companies maximize revenue and margins using advanced price segmentation, optimization, and execution capabilities. To learn more, please see part one of this series What if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins? The Pricing Challenges that B2B Participants Face In narrowing down the key Read More

Find Out How Much You Should be Paying (and Earning) with PayScale


Seattle-based software vendor PayScale has created a tool that evaluates salaries per industry, job type, geography, etc. and delivers this information to employers so they can determine what would be a “fair” salary for their employees. I recently had a demo with PayScale where Tim Low and Karaka Leslie showed me some of the functionality and shed light on how their offering contributes to compensation management for organizations.

assembly type  PayScale, salary, salaries, PayScale Index, PayScale College ROI, College ROI Report, earning Read More

Development of an Internet Payment Processing System


This article describes the author's experience with the development of the first Yugoslav Internet payment processing system. The system's architecture is very similar to the Three Domain (3D) model that started to emerge later. This success story is worthwhile sharing with a wider audience.

assembly type  ranging from low level assembly language software to high level applications on the Internet. Currently, he works as an independent consultant. Among other things, he has developed the first Yugoslav system for real-time processing of Internet payments and the first e-commerce applications in Yugoslavia. The author can be contacted through E-mail: ddimitri@Eunet.yu WWW: http://solair.eunet.yu/~ddimitri Read More

From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP


Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist.

assembly type  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP solution to a remotely hosted, on-demand ERP system. The company was searching for a solution Read More

Bridging the CRM Analysis Gap


On any given day, your interactions with a few strategic customers will make a huge long-term difference. But which few customers? A new type of analytic application, customer value management (CVM), answers the need to identify, analyze, and predict customer behavior. Using CVM enables companies to shift from campaign-centric to customer-centric analysis, and develop more individualized and profitable customer relationships.

assembly type  the CRM Analysis Gap On any given day, your interactions with a few strategic customers will make a huge long-term difference. But which few customers? A new type of analytic application, customer value management (CVM), answers the need to identify, analyze, and predict customer behavior. Using CVM enables companies to shift from campaign-centric to customer-centric analysis, and develop more individualized and profitable customer relationships. Read More

How Project Management Can Help Manufacturers


Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management and project management: The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric and Weather the Recession with Project ERP. I agree with the respective authors that the project-driven management approach can help companies improve their

assembly type  Project Management Can Help Manufacturers Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management and project management: The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric and Weather the Recession with Project ERP . I agree with the respective authors that the project-driven management approach can help companies improve their businesses in any kind of economic situation, whether during a Read More

How Can Business Intelligence Benefit Small to Medium Businesses?


Research shows that the number one software solution that small to medium businesses plan to purchase in the coming year is business intelligence (BI). Download TEC’s latest podcast to find out why BI is so hot right now.

assembly type  Can Business Intelligence Benefit Small to Medium Businesses? Originally published July 11, 2007 Hi, and welcome to TEC Radio. My name is Lyndsay Wise. With me today is Todd Rowe. Todd Rowe is the vice president and general manager for the worldwide mid-market division at Business Objects . With Todd, we will be discussing what business intelligence [BI] is, and how and why it can benefit small and midsized companies. Lyndsay Wise: Hi Todd, welcome to the show. Todd Rowe: Thank you. LW: What is Read More