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Brain of Supply Chain System
Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software

supply chain system manufacturing system  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today's enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management

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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean


There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise make its supply chain lean. In this article, we will touch on these simple measures—measures that any company can take.

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The 2007 Microsoft® Office System in Manufacturing


This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee contributions and enhance business performance with innovative and powerful enterprise capabilities.

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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend.

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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but other gas emissions, discharges to waterways, landfills, and product life cycle impacts. How can enterprise software help?

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Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View


Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this effort, they express how their customers, and the industry in general, are creating a more innovative supply chain.

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Manufacturing in the Cloud


Cloud services will be a leading driver of productivity for manufacturers over the next decade. Businesses focused on reducing costs and improving the quality of manufacturing solutions will increasingly turn to the cloud for SaaS solutions. Read this white paper by president and CEO of inKumo, Inc., and find out how this new era of technology will dramatically improve productivity and cost savings in the industry.

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TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer's Guide


The TEC ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide was developed to provide unique perspectives on the state of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution market for manufacturers. Discrete manufacturers face a number of business challenges in the 21st century, including the traditional challenges of planning and managing production, managing costs, and staying compliant with regulations, and newer challenges related to the ability to support customizable and complex products and global markets, and hiring qualified staff.

How are manufacturers and vendors dealing with these changing requirements for manufacturing ERP? Read on to find out. In addition to a functionality comparison of manufacturing ERP products currently on the market, the TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide includes the results of TEC’s ERP trends survey (showing some surprising trends and stats), a discussion about how ERP vendors are differentiating themselves these days with elements enhancing user experience, and a special section dedicated to configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions and their growing importance to discrete manufacturers. Case studies and thought leadership from leading vendors in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space are also included as examples of recent successful ERP implementations and upgrades. Download the free guide now for TEC's expert analyst insight into manufacturing ERP trends, functionality comparisons, and vendor differentiation.



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About this Guide

Preface

The Makings of a Great User Experience

2015 ERP Snapshot

Product Comparison

Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Solutions – Growing in Importance

TEC Selection Project

TEC Helps UniCarriers Americas with ERP Selection though Merger


TEC Resources

Casebook

Acumatica Customer Success Story: New Zealand Electronic Manufacturer Gets ISO-certified with Acumatica

FinancialForce.com Customer Success Story: Chambers Gasket & Manufacturing Company

Glovia Customer Success Story: Automotive Supplier Decreases Inventory and Downtime with GLOVIA G2; System will be Implemented Across Operations Globally

IFS Customer Success Story: Six-company Manufacturing Group Adjusts to Higher Petroleum Resin Prices in Only Two Days

IQMS Thought Leadership: What is the Value of Real-time Data: How Much Does it Cost You to Wait Hours for Updated Information?

Kenandy Customer Success Story: Merrow Sewing Machine and Kenandy: Stitching Together Success Seamlessly

Oracle Customer Success Story: Goldwind Shortens Financial Consolidation Time, Improves Production Efficiency, and Reduces Inventory Holding Costs

Rootstock Customer Success Story: Unionwear: Succeeding While Others are Fleeing

SAP and Navigator Customer Success Story: Kalmar RT Center: Moving Forward in a Rough Terrain Environment


Vendor Directory

About the Author


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ERP for Discrete Manufacturers: Mobile and Wearable



It’s no secret that mobile devices of various forms (phone, tablets, and wearables) are now being used more than ever. However, a recent survey by Epicor indicated that although 65% of organizations see mobile access to ERP as important, only 25% access the ERP system through a mobile device. Tablet and larger phablet users can access and manage ERP information via user experience components described above as long as the ERP front end has been designed to support any browser and any device. Some of the user interface components we’ve discussed are fairly easily tweaked to allow automatic adjustments for screen size, scrolling, and tapping functions (to select icons or links) for larger mobile formats.

But using phones or wearable to enter or update detailed data in an ERP system is far on the horizon. ERP vendors are rolling out a number of point solution applications to perform low-complexity operations such as purchase order approval, time sheet approval, or work order execution on the shop floor. Customer relationship management (CRM) functions such as entering contact details are currently being rolled out by vendors. For the most part, these screens look like we have taken a step back.

Some new paradigms need to be developed to make it possible to get complicated work done with a small form factor. Voice recognition, automatic zooming on a database object to show details, or new interaction methods such as the double-blink on a wearable are examples of adjustments to the user interface on smaller form factors. The increasing availability of 3D cameras is also bringing gesture recognition (popularized in the gaming world) into the enterprise application space.


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