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Real-time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP)
As a demand-driven manufacturer, you know how crucial up-to-date information is. But when shop floor data is collected with pen and paper, then transferred

shop equipment plans  between ERP software and shop floor equipment with solutions like our wireless RealTime Machine Monitoring which automatically delivers critical production data to the ERP system. Source: IQMS Resources Related to Real-time Shop Floor Integration : Shop floor (Wikipedia) ERP (Wikipedia) Real-time Shop Floor Integration, Simplified (with ERP) Shop Floor is also known as : Shop Floor Project , Shop Floor Control , Shop Floor Solutions , Shop Floor Manufacturing , Shop Floor Control Program , Shop Floor

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PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry


PeopleSoft and Bradley Ward will integrate their products in an alliance aimed at the food processing industry. The completed solution will let companies' link real-time plant floor level data to ERP systems.

shop equipment plans  be refreshed with new shop floor level data. There are at least two major obstacles to surmount in sharing data between the shop floor and management level in a meaningful way. The first concerns proper time synchronization. Though plant floor measurement devices, such as tank level gauges and pressure sensors, usually produce continuous readings, it is rarely practical to pipe this information directly to planning systems. ERP systems cannot create plans instantaneously, relying instead on batch Read More

Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor


Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by bringing lean to their front-office operations. Here are a few tips on lean office operations.

shop equipment plans  in the manufacturing process, shop floor lean involves identifying concrete steps that can be followed to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. Oftentimes, equipment and materials can be moved to shorten cycle times. Maintaining better controls on inventory to avoid excess as well as product delivery delays, and using visual cues and processes to error-proof processes are two other ways of implementing a lean philosophy. Front-office lean is more challenging, however, because much of the work and Read More

What’s Happening on Your Shop Floor?


While many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, their solutions do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks. They are not suitable for use on the shop floor. Fortunately, today’s integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can provide the shop floor control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionality that manufacturers need. Find out more.

shop equipment plans  design for use by shop floor personnel Real time Online Built-in bar code labeling Built-in support for mobile/wireless handheld units Built-in integration with machine PLCs Built-in integration with weigh scales, packaging machines, and other equipment Looking deeper, the following areas are critical when determining exactly what is happening on your shop floor. Engineering   Part List Robust shop floor reporting must track a master list of Parts, including all associated part data, such as part Read More

Hitachi Rail Adopts PTC PLM Globally


At the upper-end of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market, brand new deals are rare, and expanding business with existing customers is much more common. To that end, PTC recently announced that Hitachi, Ltd. Rail Systems has selected the PTC Global Product Development solution based on PTC Windchill PLM technology as its single enterprise platform for global product development throughout its railway vehicle engineering and manufacturing business.

shop equipment plans  daily workload on the shop floor by improving the accuracy of bill of material (BOM) information, resulting in part inventory level, component, and materials procurement process optimization. The Hitachi manufacturing team is now able to create more accurate plans, and has reportedly reduced its production lead-time, from component order through car assembly completion, by 20 percent. Specifically, the company reportedly achieved the following capabilities thus far: Auto generation of eBOM from part Read More

Workstream Announces Plans to Acquire Leading Human Capital Provider


It seems that there are more and more acquisitions in the area of human capital management (HCM) these days. At the end of 2010, we saw enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors Epicor acquire Spectrum HR and Lawson Software acquire Enwisen. Now it’s Workstream’s turn. On January 3, 2011, performance and talent management software provider Workstream Inc. announced that it has

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US Sporting Goods Retailer Plans Switch to Oracle Retail


Today Oracle unveiled some of the details of its new contract with Finish Line, Inc.—one of the leading US-based retailers of sports footware, apparel, and accessories. This retail chain will acquire a whole range of Oracle Retail software solutions, including Oracle Retail Merchandising, Planning, and Stores. The company is currently using legacy applications that have some obvious

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Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data collected from the shop floor to the top floor is key to reducing costs, streamlining operations, and improving customer satisfaction. Learn how integrated ERP brings manufacturers improved quality, increased production throughput, less scrap, and other benefits.

shop equipment plans  when ERP ties the shop floor to the top floor. Integrated ERP systems make plant floor activities more visible to all employees. In fact, Kors Engineering has found that most companies learn more about their systems the first day they bring their equipment online than they've known after decades of operation. Plex Online has the industry's most comprehensive quality management and supply chain management functionalities. It has the capabilities needed by medical device manufacturers to manage problem Read More

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.

shop equipment plans  plan to enter the shop floor, SAP must necessarily be concerned with connectivity standards. In fact, SAP has for some time been addressing global, industry-wide concerns about the current lack of agreement in defined standards for connectivity and interoperability between various plant automation, manufacturing execution, and enterprise level systems. SAP has been particularly vocal about its support for Instrumentation, Systems and Automation (ISA)-95. This is only part of a general upsurge of interest Read More

Case Study: American Crane & Equipment Corporation


American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) designs and manufactures electric overhead traveling cranes. Managing and tracking custom projects for accurate job costing is key—but ACECO’s legacy system involved labor-intensive, manual manipulation of data. ACECO saw that real-time job cost data was vital to operational performance. It found a solution with integrated functionality for all process operations. Learn more.

shop equipment plans  Study: American Crane & Equipment Corporation American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) designs and manufactures electric overhead traveling cranes. Managing and tracking custom projects for accurate job costing is key—but ACECO’s legacy system involved labor-intensive, manual manipulation of data. ACECO saw that real-time job cost data was vital to operational performance. It found a solution with integrated functionality for all process operations. Learn more. Read More

ScheduleSoft: What about Workforce Management on the Shop Floor?


My recent article entitled “Workforce Scheduling @ Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?” analyzed the importance of manufacturing workforce scheduling @ optimization solutions and stated that many manufacturing enterprises still use rudimentary tools and practices (if that) to manage their labor. The article stated that most manufacturing organizations do not

shop equipment plans  Workforce Management on the Shop Floor? My recent article entitled “Workforce Scheduling & Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?” analyzed the importance of manufacturing workforce scheduling & optimization solutions and stated that many manufacturing enterprises still use rudimentary tools and practices (if that) to manage their labor. The article stated that most manufacturing organizations do not yet understand the strategic value that workforce scheduling could provide to them. Often, Read More

Manitowoc Beverage Equipment


Learn how Manitowoc Beverage Equipment, a leading designer and manufacturer of ice and beverage systems equipment, streamlined its new product introduction and engineering change order processing.

shop equipment plans  Beverage Equipment Learn how Manitowoc Beverage Equipment, a leading designer and manufacturer of ice and beverage systems equipment, streamlined its new product introduction and engineering change order processing. Read More

3 Microsoft Shop Myths Dispelled?


Here’s the context: You’re selecting an ERP system. Your office is standardized on Windows and MS Office Suite. Should you select MS Dynamics and become a full-fledged “MS shop”? We’ll look at three reasons you should lean toward MS Dynamics—and then look at why those reasons might be less compelling than you think. Myth #1: User Adoption Is Easy True: User familiarity leads to

shop equipment plans  Microsoft Shop Myths Dispelled? Here’s the context: You’re selecting an ERP system. Your office is standardized on Windows and MS Office Suite. Should you select MS Dynamics and become a full-fledged “MS shop”? We’ll look at three reasons you should lean toward MS Dynamics—and then look at why those reasons might be less compelling than you think. Myth #1: User Adoption Is Easy True: User familiarity leads to an easier transition period. Due to the learning curve effect, it is common to see Read More

Succeeding in Today’s Industrial Equipment Markets: Leverage Your Supply Chain as a Competitive Weapon


Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) face fundamental changes to the way they do business. Combined with ailing economies and cash-strapped customers, the ability of IEMs to effectively manage their operations—and those of their supply chain partners—can determine success or failure. Get insight into the changing IEM customer market and the skills and tools you need to fully address these changes and challenges.

shop equipment plans  in Today’s Industrial Equipment Markets: Leverage Your Supply Chain as a Competitive Weapon Industrial equipment manufacturers (IEMs) face fundamental changes to the way they do business. Combined with ailing economies and cash-strapped customers, the ability of IEMs to effectively manage their operations—and those of their supply chain partners—can determine success or failure. Get insight into the changing IEM customer market and the skills and tools you need to fully address these Read More

Discrete Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX)


Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Large Machinery from To-Increase will help you streamline processes so you can: Integrate your business applications with product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) & computer-aided design (CAD). Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing

shop equipment plans  Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX) Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Larg Read More