At one time Dell Computers had 11 factories - each operating with a unique IT system. This led to high operating costs, complex infrastructure demands, and added difficulties in handling any changes. There was also a higher level of unreliability due to the slower and less effective manner in which all of these factories, with their different systems, could communicate.
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While a key enabler for the modern supply chain, ERP is often mistaken as the single universal solution to meet every need. Whether the result of over-aggressive vendors or self-imposed rationalization to justify the large investment, the outcome is the same: disappointment with supply chain functionality.
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, has announced the launch of the enhanced Epicor Signature Methodology and expanded portfolio of services capabilities to deliver repeatable, faster and cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation results to its growing global customer base.
At the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, GE Intelligent Platforms announced significant updates to its industry-leading suite of Proficy Manufacturing software. These solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of today’s manufacturers as they transform their operations to meet the new realities of business potential enabled by the Industrial Internet. New capabilities are currently being shipped in the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, Tracker software applications as well as the breakthrough Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete.
There are plenty of well-known predictions — like in all sorts of industries, adoption of cloud is likely to increase and mobilisation will come into its own. More generally, we’re going to see attitudes to innovations in ERP significantly impact the competitiveness of organisations, as those who resist change risk falling behind their competitors.
Automotive OEMs and parts manufacturers are fighting for survival in an increasingly more competitive global economy. As large companies spin off parts of the whole and smaller companies are acquired by more substantial players in the industry, they share one common goal — streamlined, efficient operations that maximize profitability.
How do manufacturers accommodate 3D printing from a business management standpoint within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application? Here are a few insights.
Businesses today are flooded with information. Between email trails, instant messages, online meetings and conference calls, there are hours upon hours of critical business conversations that are decentralized, difficult or impossible to track, and ultimately lost. Organizations need a centralized platform for employee collaboration, where information is shared and conversations are organized into streams across the enterprise.
Implementation of an ERP solution is essential to the success of distribution and manufacturing companies. With technologies continuously evolving and extended government regulations coming into play, here are five ERP business benefits that users can expect to receive throughout 2014.
A recent industry survey sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation conveys that over the next three years leading Industrial Machinery and Equipment (IME) manufacturers will be on the lookout for a flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that enables more collaboration, provides more timely information and drives customer experience to new levels.
Semiconductor companies have pockets of excellence within their business operations, but fragmented and often outdated systems make real time intelligence a difficult proposition in the current landscape. This is why the concept of a connected factory that is supported by an analytical framework is critical for the semiconductor organizations and can truly result in efficiency improvements for the semiconductor manufacturers.
A study released by IFS, the global enterprise applications company, reveals that the overwhelming majority of manufacturers are running multiple manufacturing modes from multiple locations, and that their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not well equipped to handle it.
Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist (SyteLine ERP), EAM (Asset Management) specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced that it has achieved TEC Accreditation for ERP solutions.
Food safety is seen as the single most important issue among manufacturers, and the demands to document information relating to food sourcing, material flow, traceability and more present an ongoing challenge.
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, has announced Infor SyteLine 9.00, a major release of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application used by more than 5,000 customer locations around the world. Infor SyteLine incorporates the latest Infor technology innovations of the Infor 10x platform and broad support for Infor Ming.le™, Infor ION and Infor Business Intelligence (BI).
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has released a primary research study suggesting that interest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration with social media sites may be leveling off.
Organizations get the most benefit from cloud computing when they also take care to implement proven best practices for managing software assets effectively, BSA | The Software Alliance reported in a new study.
Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Coffee spat resolution; anti-theft tech for cellphones; how an ERP system could hamper revenue growth and a 3D printed car.
The world has changed a lot since 1929 and so has the way Silver Spring Foods runs its business. The company recognized that its current Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system could not handle its current business requirements and would be unable to evolve as the company continued to grow.
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that its component-based, extended ERP suite IFS Applications 8 has been tested and certified for deployment on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.
While ERP systems are innately fused into crucial business processes in an organization, there are some tradeoffs. Simply put, any ERP system is a jack of all trades, yet master of few. And although the systems excel at managing basic financial transactions and customer information, they struggle with higher-order tasks — such as managing complex incentives, rebates and accruals.
attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, has announced attune for Retail (a4R), a retail enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed specifically to solve the needs of fashion and lifestyle brands that operate their own retail stores.
When we look at the progression of enterprise IT, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology continues to expand and overlap into adjacent areas of enterprise application functionality.
Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced the launch of their new website hosted at www.godlan.com. The new site is dedicated to ERP, manufacturing, process improvement, services, and hosts scores of free whitepapers, informative videos, and other useful information for today's forward moving enterprise.
EMSEAL Joint Systems recently mastered the “project management triangle” — fast delivery, excellent quality and cost-effectiveness — with their implementation of xTuple, the world’s No.1 open source ERP.
Mobility, social collaboration, the cloud and big data are among just a few of the hot technology trends poised to transform the manufacturing supply chain and introduce new levels of collaboration.
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