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Case Study: King Plastic
King Plastic manufactures polymer products for worldwide distribution. Upgrading to the latest versions of Microsoft® Dynamics GP and Microsoft® Dynamics CRM

polymer products  Plastic King Plastic manufactures polymer products for worldwide distribution. Upgrading to the latest versions of Microsoft® Dynamics GP and Microsoft® Dynamics CRM, the company wanted to boost user adoption without scaling support costs. Now, it uses the solutions to track sales leads and manage profiles for its growing list of customers. Find out how it gained better control over IT costs while improving employee productivity.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Has the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions?


Enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) supplier, Vanguard Solutions Group's business strategy focuses on selling with and through enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise application vendors. Over the last few years, the strategy has proven to be successful; however, the ongoing industry consolidation continues to shrink the prospective partner list—is this an opportunity or a challenge to Vanguard and its partners?

polymer products  Bayer AG , Intertape Polymer Group , Noveon , Parker Hannifin , Wyandot Snacks , and General Dynamics C4 Systems , who all leverage the vendor's performance management solutions that help them intelligently interpret and analyze business information. The ability to deliver the value of practical technology to mid-market customers has been central to Vanguard's success in forging strategic partnerships with several leading enterprise software firms. To that end, during 2004, Vanguard signed original Read More

Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

polymer products  label handling, monomer or polymer support in substance volume tracking, and introduction of transport indicators in dangerous goods management.   Process PLM Considerations In 2010, SAP acquired Technidata and thus improved its REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive, and GHS (Globally Harmonized System) compliance capabilities. Prior to the acquisition, Read More

WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

polymer products  and scheduling requirements of polymer manufacturers. Weiss and others observed that SCP applications prevalent at the time were designed for discrete manufacturing operations common in electronics, automotive and consumer packaged goods industries. WAM was conceived to help companies address supply chain problems specific to areas of chemical processing such as reaction operations, liquid and gas transfer, evaporation, mixing, and extrusion. Since the company's inception revenue composition has steadily Read More

Aspen Technology Evolves Into Digital Marketplace Provider


Founded in 1981 as a developer of computer-aided chemical engineering software, Aspen’s growth has resulted in a wide variety of applications for management and execution-level process manufacturing. Fiscal 2000 marked Aspen’s entry into the collaborative digital marketplace business in hopes of capturing a share of the supply chain e-business market.

polymer products  Broner, PIMS and Aspen's polymer supply chain suite, all of which are pre-configured. Given the customization effort required for many of the applications, experienced resources are a must for implementations. That being said, Aspen is attempting to reformulate some of its more popular functionality as packaged modules and templates to speed implementations. Users should also bear in mind that Aspen's digital marketplaces, such as PetroVantage and e-Catalysts.com, have strong potential but are largely Read More

Customization Drives Complexity - Why It's Hard to Design, Sell, and Produce "Simple" Products


It seems counterintuitive, but the process of selling, designing, and producing what appear to be "simple" products becomes surprisingly complex when manufacturers introduce high levels of customization. How can manufacturers of configured products address this complexity to streamline their processes, reduce cost and increase customer responsiveness?

polymer products  Drives Complexity - Why It's Hard to Design, Sell, and Produce Simple Products The Customization Challenge Imagine walking into a car showroom and saying I want the late model sedan, but please give it to me with four more inches of legroom in the front, the tachometer moved to the left of the dash, and with an additional trunk release lever on the passenger side. What you would find is that the automotive industry, while they offer many features and options on their products, has Read More

Case Study: Wist Office Products


Wist, an office supply company offering over 40,000 products, was running an outdated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The primary concern was the system’s lack of flexibility, which incurred unnecessary labor costs. As well, errors were common and prevented Wist from getting the information needed for data analysis. With a new ERP for distribution, Wist has streamlined operations and reduced costs. Learn how.

polymer products  Study: Wist Office Products Wist, an office supply company offering over 40,000 products, was running an outdated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The primary concern was the system’s lack of flexibility, which incurred unnecessary labor costs. As well, errors were common and prevented Wist from getting the information needed for data analysis. With a new ERP for distribution, Wist has streamlined operations and reduced costs. Learn how. Read More

Customer Profile: Berkshire Manufactured Products




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Case Study: Specialty Products Company


Specialty Products needed to address several warehouse and manufacturing management issues, including real-time inventory tracking. As it looked for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, the company also wanted one-step order processing. Learn how the new ERP system, featuring a virtual shop front and electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities, meets the company’s business and warehouse operating needs.

polymer products  Study: Specialty Products Company Specialty Products needed to address several warehouse and manufacturing management issues, including real-time inventory tracking. As it looked for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, the company also wanted one-step order processing. Learn how the new ERP system, featuring a virtual shop front and electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities, meets the company’s business and warehouse operating needs. Read More

Simplifying Life at Special Metals Welding Products


Special Metals Welding Products needed to adapt an actual cost methodology in order to effectively compete in the erratic nickel market, where profits are measured in pennies per pound. It was clear that cost management was a critical application. By implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as its integrated business system, its profitability doubled in less than two years.

polymer products  Life at Special Metals Welding Products Special Metals Welding Products needed to adapt an actual cost methodology in order to effectively compete in the erratic nickel market, where profits are measured in pennies per pound. It was clear that cost management was a critical application. By implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as its integrated business system, its profitability doubled in less than two years. Read More

Case Study: Scranton Products




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Deltek PPM and EVM Products


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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


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polymer products  all SCM Products Are Created Equal Overview Amid the hype that pervades vendor marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory Read More

Case Study: Rich Products Corporation


Rich’s legacy IT systems could not interoperate with platforms and applications among departments, preventing a single, centralized view of the product development process and limiting collaboration. The company decided it needed a new product lifecycle management (PLM) system to integrate and accelerate PLM processes. Rich’s new system supports research and development (R&D), formula management, and more.

polymer products  Study: Rich Products Corporation Infor PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) helps your business maximize profit by optimizing every stage of your product's life, from bids or project request to portfolio management, to product development, to scale up, to ongoing maintenance and retirement. Source: Infor Resources Related to Case Study: Rich Products Corporation : Rich Products Corporation (Wikipedia) Product Lifecycle Management (Wikipedia) Case Study: Rich Products Corporation Product Lifecycle Read More

“Lightweight” Product Process: How to Develop and Market Better Products Faster


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polymer products  Product Process: How to Develop and Market Better Products Faster “Process.” From entrepreneurs to corporate managers, the word brings up associations with running in sand, pouring molasses, or enduring water torture. But product process needn’t be a torture. In fact, if done right, it is the key to better teamwork, and less friction in your company. It is actually a tool that will help your company deliver better products—faster. Read More