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Case Study: Western Electronics
Everything you always wanted to know about Contract Manufacturer, Clearly and simply explained.Read our free whitepaper! As a contract manufacturer, Western Electronics makes assemblies for its customers. This translates into a huge volume of data being exchanged—and an exponentially greater number of engineering changes to manage. The company was challenged to take control over its processes—especially bill of materials (BOM) management—and lead its customers into following best practices. With its new change management solution, the company is confident it has an accurate history and the latest revisions.
: Case Study: Western Electronics Case Study: Western Electronics Source: Arena Solutions Document Type: Case Study Description: As a contract manufacturer, Western Electronics makes assemblies for its customers. This translates into a huge volume of data being exchanged—and an exponentially greater number of engineering changes to manage. The company was challenged to take control over its processes—especially bill of materials (BOM) management—and lead its customers into following best practices.
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Case Study: Nu-West Construction Products
In 2005, Nu-West Construction Products was executing a rapid expansion plan that included three new distribution facilities in Western Canada. Believing it had outgrown its existing solutions, Nu-West conducted a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software evaluation project to find a replacement. Learn how the chosen solution, TGI’s Enterprise 21 ERP, helped Nu-West meet its unique distribution needs.
: new distribution facilities in Western Canada. Believing it had outgrown its existing solutions, Nu-West conducted a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software evaluation project to find a replacement. Learn how the chosen solution, TGI’s Enterprise 21 ERP, helped Nu-West meet its unique distribution needs. Case Study: Nu-West Construction Products style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Distribution and
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Do Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS?
Despite rapid industrialization in China and other developing countries, most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) are found in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. These systems have made extraordinary productivity gains possible in the West. However, Chinese manufacturers require a new generation of MES and WMS capabilities to boost their productivity.
: found in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Is this because enterprises in China and other developing countries don t really need software like this? Or, looking ahead, can we expect demand for MES and WMS software to boom in the developing world? Through the Past, Briefly Paradoxically, the origins of MES and WMS coincide with the rise of Asian competition in the early 1980s. Made in Japan, once a euphemism for cheap and shoddy merchandise, became a tagline for superior and affordable quality
: Founded in 1988, Visibility Corporation provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and services to customers in North America, the United Kingdom (UK), Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.
MicroStrategy 7 Hits the Street
MicroStrategy® Incorporated, has announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 7™, a completely re-architected version of the company’s core intelligence platform. MicroStrategy 7. If the product is able to analyze multi-terabyte data warehouses as claimed by the vendor, MicroStrategy should have a leg up on many of the other business intelligence vendors who are attempting to play in this same space.
: used by Visa International, Western Digital, and Glaxo Wellcome, among others. It is based on a common API using XML (the Extensible Markup Language). Market Impact Despite MicroStrategy s sharp drop in market capitalization, their new product offering provides compelling features, which will appeal to traditional brick-and-mortar corporations, as well as the ubiquitous dot-coms. If the product is able to analyze multi-terabyte data warehouses as claimed by the vendor, MicroStrategy should have a leg up o
NetSuite Finds Cloud Manufacturing Following Down Under » The TEC Blog
and mining industries in Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. The company replaced Microsoft Dynamics NAV with NetSuite to help it separate from its parent business and deploy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems across multiple offices with no hardware required. The aforementioned examples indicate that midmarket ERP vendors should consider NetSuite as a serious competitor for manufacturing. It no longer suffices to claim NetSuite is immature. Share This Read More
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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers – Part 3 » The TEC Blog
time, Zara uses pricey Western European suppliers for the fashion items. But for the more predictable demand items, it uses Eastern European suppliers, which have poorer response time (not a major concern here) but at much lower cost. In addition to varying the supply chain by product type, Fisher recommends several other variables to consider, such as store type and time in the season or product cycle. Demand varies considerably over the life cycle of many products, whereby the same item might have
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Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits
For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.
: David Berger is with Western Management Consultants and is the founding president of the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada. For more information call (416) 362-6863 ext. 237; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.wmc.on.ca . Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.
The Impact of the Assembler Strategy in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor's latest acquisitions and vertically-focused
: of solution partners throughout western Europe. Consequently, the Infor Process Group now boasts over 120 employees (with over 80 percent of employees in the research and development [R&D], support, and professional services departments) and over 400 customers (of which 150 are specialty chemical enterprises, 50 are pharmaceuticals, and 200 are food and beverage companies). The group has estimated annual revenues of about $36 million (USD), with license revenue amounting to 27 percent (with an equitable
Komatsu Employs “Mod Squad” For Logility Implementation
At the Connections 2000 Logility user conference in New Orleans, users recounted implementation stories. Few were as striking as that of the Komatsu’s DRP implementation modifications, a testament to human ingenuity.
: mining equipment in the Western Hemisphere. It sells a complete line of hydraulic excavators, bulldozers, wheel loaders, dump trucks, graders, and crushers. In October 1998, the company began parallel implementations of Logility Voyager Solutions for distribution requirements planning (DRP) and inventory planning (IP). In two months, Komatsu had gone live with the new system. Though benefits were achieved immediately, Komatsu and Logility have since made a series of modifications that have greatly enhance
Vendor Extends Welcome Mat for Hospitality Industry
SoftBrands Hospitality business supports the enterprise information management needs of hotels and resorts. SoftBrands' range of hospitality software products includes the property management systems Medallion and PORTfolio, and RIO, a leisure management system.
: PMS to the Best Western Central Reservation System ( CRS ). Development of this interface is a significant step in the certification and endorsement process that will allow Medallion to become an approved PMS for Best Western member properties in North America. SoftBrands is currently a member of the Open Travel Alliance (OTA), an organization working to standardize communications within the travel industry, and the Best Western two-way interface conforms to OTA specifications. The new two-way interface
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