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June 19, 2015
Manufacturer implemented QAD quality management software and tied it to QAD ERP for document control and workflow.
April 08, 2014
In this Q&A, learn why more manufacturers are focused on customer experience management software.
October 03, 2013
An IDC-Infor study reveals that more manufacturers are turning to service excellence as a revenue driver and customer strategy.
November 17, 2011
Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency.
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Lean manufacturing is a methodology that focuses on minimizing waste within manufacturing systems while simultaneously maximizing productivity. Continue Reading
Material requirements planning (MRP) refers to production planning and inventory control software systems that are used to manage the manufacturing process. Continue Reading
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a process for better matching a manufacturer's supply with demand by having the sales department collaborate with operations to create a single production plan. Continue Reading
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E-commerce has radically changed how goods are transported, and put a spotlight on the last-mile delivery problem. Learn how retailers are changing their tactics to address the issue. Continue Reading
From its introduction, the lean approach has influenced manufacturing efficiency, and ERP systems have incorporated its concepts to a greater and greater degree. Here's a look at how lean and ERP have grown increasingly intertwined. Continue Reading
Getting a big picture indication of how well plant processes are doing is important for manufacturing. Here's how OEE can help you determine just that. Continue Reading
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The inventory challenges of adding e-commerce to your supply chain are considerable. Here's a look at what they entail and how you might overcome them. Continue Reading
A manufacturing CEO explains why the IT-driven revolution in the factory won't amount to much without an educated, engaged workforce and credibility and respect from top managers. Continue Reading
Managing customer expectations about order schedules is one critical element of achieving profit goals. Here's a look at why finance needs to be involved. Continue Reading
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As with other process manufacturers, ERP software can help craft breweries maintain quality, while better managing growth and unexpected success. Here's a look. Continue Reading
One important foundation of sustainability is using fewer materials and less energy. Using the material intensity measure can help determine the success of those reduction efforts. Continue Reading
With waste from electronics, plastics and other materials growing at a frightening rate, manufacturers can help address the problem with sustainable product design efforts. Continue Reading