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A Glance at AVEVA’s Future of Plant Design
AVEVA, a computer aided design (CAD) pioneer, opened its doors under the name CADCentre in 1967 as a breakaway of a research initiative of Cambridge University.

plant manager  specific changes in the plant design industry this entailed. So I asked Simon Bennett, senior product business manager at AVEVA to tell me more about the new benchmarks in plant design and how their Future of Plant Design initiative can address them. The first major trend that has had a tremendous impact on plant design is the changing requirements of the customers. The flexibility of the plant design solutions is a must nowadays, as changes need to be implemented quickly and seamlessly. New

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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As you look for ways to get the most out of your existing operating assets, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) solutions are key. However, when it comes to researching, selecting, and implementing the right EAM/CMMS software, you need to avoid several mistakes. Discover 10 common errors you should avoid if you’re looking for a new or replacement EAM or CMMS solution.

plant manager  any asset class (i.e., plant equipment, facilities, fleet, infrastructure or linear assets, and IT). This can translate into millions of dollars in savings for a large, multinational corporation. Mistake #8 – You think implementing a singlevendor ERP/EAM solution translates into the most “fully integrated” solution. There is a common misconception that a single ERP software solution that has a CMMS/EAM module is superior to best-of-breed CMMS/EAM software that is integrated to the corporate ERP Read More

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If you’re not up to speed on the key benefits of software asset management (SAM) solutions, this overview can help. Additionally, you’ll learn about the areas where an SAM solution can deliver the most tangible, quantifiable cost savings to your company. You’ll also learn how to calculate the potential return on investment (ROI) on an SAM solution in order to present senior management with a compelling business case.

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Enterprise Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor


Because production systems on the shop floor are typically not synchronized and integrated with the planning ones, there is a lack of timely and accurate information that results in disconnected business processes.

plant manager  introduction of the SAP Plant Manager Dashboard in 2004 demonstrated that SAP is dead serious about extending its reach onto the plant and shop floor. With this product introduction, the vendor has delivered a solution that aims at integrating existing disparate plant execution systems to provide a unified view of the plant, and provides the likes of the plant manager (or even blue collar operators) with access to all pertinent data (e.g., near real time notifications of delays or any other glitches in Read More

Plant-level Systems: Facing and Dealing with Obstacles


Production supervisors and plant managers are constantly fighting problems within a plant because they lack visibility in the supply chain and do not have an automated exception-based management system. However, a value-adding processing layer can create transparency and link information to unify company processes.

plant manager  preventing people in the plant from getting relevant visibility into the upstream and downstream supply chains. Even large, well-equipped companies with modern supply chain management (SCM) systems suffer from information gaps. For example, SAP relates the experience of a manager of a well-equipped plant at a large, very modern chemical company: 50 percent of the demand that is getting to him is completely invisible until it occurs . Given the company's big setup times and setup costs, this is a high Read More

The Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor


For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor.

plant manager  on the Food Processing Plant Floor For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor. Read More

Social Media and Your Call Center: Three Lessons Every Call Center Manager Should Learn and Apply


Online services like Facebook and Twitter are rewriting the rules on customer service. Complaints that once would have stayed at the water cooler are now broadcast effortlessly by consumers. And because these comments are searchable and permanent, they are extraordinarily powerful. This paper presents three important lessons for every executive that oversees a call center. Download now to learn what they are and how to apply them.

plant manager  Media and Your Call Center: Three Lessons Every Call Center Manager Should Learn and Apply Online services like Facebook and Twitter are rewriting the rules on customer service. Complaints that once would have stayed at the water cooler are now broadcast effortlessly by consumers. And because these comments are searchable and permanent, they are extraordinarily powerful. This paper presents three important lessons for every executive that oversees a call center. Download now to learn what they are Read More

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plant manager  Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to� Read More

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plant manager  objectives will allow the plant manager to align their plant with the bigger picture. Integrating business information with plant KPIs allows plant managers to maximize asset utilization and measure yields, downtime, quality or material waste, and determine a course of action to improve performance. Maintenance engineers can view production and quality results as part of maintenance diagnosis and planning. Maintenance engineers can increase asset effectiveness, track equipment statistics, such as run Read More

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The information technology (IT) environment in manufacturing is facing a dramatic change. Traditional systems must evolve to support near real time, collaborative business models. This is especially prudent at the plant-level.

plant manager  and interoperability between various plant automation, manufacturing execution, and enterprise level systems. The upsurge of interest in standards-based interoperability indicates that manufacturers need better options to connect business processes throughout the organization. Investments made in systems managing production processes in plants and within entire supply chains are playing a larger role and gaining in value as companies move toward using data collaboratively to support business processes. Read More

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Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III


Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another

plant manager  better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another chronic problem is how to foster plant workers’ acceptance of integrated ERP, MES, and plant (operations) intelligence technologies. The People Factor As for the user interface (UI ), it is extremely critical Read More

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plant manager  Engineering to Support the Bandwidth Manager Architecture Network-level behaviors can impact the determinism of call admission control decisions for a particular bandwidth management deployment. However, different network routing and forwarding models can have different impacts when used in conjunction with the bandwidth manager. We examine these models, considering their ability to provide the deterministic admission control capabilities available within the public switched telephone network Read More

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BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Dan Graham, General Manager for Enterprise Systems at Teradata, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference. Listen and find out how the Aster 6 SNAP framework handles data types that don’t fit easily into rows and columns, how having a JSON data type in the data warehouse helps companies deal with the internet of things, and why for a discovery platform there’s no real difference between beta and production.

plant manager  2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Dan Graham, General Manager for Enterprise Systems, Teradata BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Dan Graham, General Manager for Enterprise Systems at Teradata, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference. Listen and find out how the Aster 6 SNAP framework handles data types that don’t fit easily into rows and columns, how having a JSON data type in the data warehouse helps companies deal with the internet of things, and why for a Read More

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While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.

plant manager  Though vital for effective plant floor management, plant-level execution systems have rarely taken “front and center” on the enterprise solution stage. Management has often treated production support needs such as manufacturing execution systems (MES) as a necessary, but very low, priority. However, the detriment of information silos resulting from poor data-sharing has long been felt, and now the push to demolish information silos is occurring on the manufacturing floor. As a result, enterprises are Read More