Is your company facing a storm of increased customer requests around online buying and customer experience? Unsure of where to start and what to consider?
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This white paper provides an overview of manufacturing tools like mechanical computer aided design (MCAD), product data management (PDM), electronic design automation (EDA) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) and describes how to bridge the gap between engineering and manufacturing.
Often small to medium-sized businesses make do with the tools they have to manage their product data. Paper, spreadsheets and email are often used throughout the product development and engineering change management processes. These tools can wreak havoc when product information is released into production.
In the world of product design and manufacturing, the bill of materials (BOMs) is a critical product information record for both the engineering and manufacturing teams. Managing BOMs with the wrong tools can cause product errors, delays and compliance failures.
This eBook identifies business considerations that may impact your decision-making process, the risks and benefits for each choice, and tips for making your chosen strategy work for you. With the tips and advice in this eBook, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will be equipped for long-term success in manufacturing outsourcing.
The medical device industry stands at the crossroads between innovation and increased regulation. The lack of formal Design History Files (DHF) and Device Master Records (DMR) is one of the most important reasons for issuing non-conformance directives to medical device makers. Luckily, effective Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, such as Arena BOMControl, can help to facilitate proper management of quality documentation, and ease the pains of the regulatory approval process while accelerating time to market.
The lack of good supply chain coordination can lead to frequent changes in production schedules, expedited transfers and shipments in distribution, excessive stock-outs, erratic levels of customer service, lack of visibility into future demand, and inventory in the wrong place and at the wrong time. This whitepaper reviews the supply chain function, inventory policy, production planning, and integration with ERP systems.
The process of finding the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for your organization can be challenging because of the level of detail that must be addressed, ensuring that key steps are not overlooked. Download this whitepaper now to learn more about the proper steps for an effective and successful evaluation.
The decision to replace an ERP system means a major commitment of time and resources, so there has to be good reason to even consider it. On the other hand, an outdated or dysfunctional system can be a severe inhibitor to business success, so replacement can be an essential business move. ERP expert and consultant Dave Turbide of Production Solutions discusses the most pressing reasons for replacement and then takes a look at ROI and other factors to help you make informed decisions.
Oliver Wight’s new white paper, Creating a Win-Win Scenario through Supplier Scheduling, by Tom Strohl , discusses the creation of valid plans and the application of Supplier Scheduling techniques to improve supplier relationships, provide greater schedule stability, and reduce costs, among other valuable benefits. With contributions from Dennis Groves and Eric Deutsch, Strohl presents a powerful argument for developing a valid supply plan and demonstrates the symptoms of invalid plans. This white paper includes a highly detailed example of a Supplier Schedule and various case examples that outline the benefits of supplier scheduling.
Oliver Wight’s new white paper, Avoiding Atrophy in Your Planning Process, by business process improvement coach - Dennis A. Daniel - defines Integrated Business Planning and Integrated Planning and Control, and outlines the causes of a decline in the business planning processes that can lead to atrophy. The author presents a variety of scenarios that lead to planning process degradation including the reassignment of key players, a failure to replace critical resources, and a weakening of data integrity. The paper includes examples of atrophied processes, solutions for avoiding atrophy, examples of best practices, and diagnosis strategies.
Do you find it challenging to quickly and accurately respond to requests for quotes (RFQs)? According to Aberdeen Group, 37% of companies selling engineered components find accurately quoting orders a challenge. If you’re one of them, join our webinar to learn how leading manufacturers are optimizing the quoting process to respond faster, more consistently and with more detail to RFQs.
The article discusses how beveled retaining rings are the obvious choice in high speed production over shims and washers. The article is broken down to show how the retaining rings are designed, calculated and manufactured for maximum endplay take up while still being cost effective for both consumer and manufacturer.
Oliver Wight’s new white paper, Demand Control: An Often Missing Link in the Demand Management Process, by David Holmes with contributions from Todd Ferguson and Timm Reiher, is a valuable guide for any company seeking to improve customer service, increase sales revenue, and be respected as a reliable supplier. This white paper defines Demand Control and outlines its importance in the Demand Management and execution processes. Done well, the authors argue, Demand Control takes chaos out of the near-term order fulfillment and sales execution processes and stimulates actions that enable companies to improve customer service and increase revenue. Readers of this white paper will find a compelling argument for why an effective Demand Control process should be in place and provide helpful steps for establishing one.
What’s Missing from Your Lean Initiative? TPM’s integral role, with 5 takeaways to guide your strategy.September 19, 2013 4:03 pm | by Productivity Inc | White Papers
Most business owners and general managers recognize just how critically important proper equipment maintenance is, particularly in an asset-oriented work environment. Simply put, poorly maintained equipment leads to production downtime, lost revenue, dissatisfied customers, and low morale. Yet, in the context of lean initiatives, debates crop up regarding the role of preventive and predictive maintenance versus Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Read more….
With the success of the inaugural event in 2012, FABTECH Canada will be back in Toronto in 2014, more expansive than before. The only event of its kind in this country, FABTECH Canada brings the most relevant and important information on industry standards, new products and latest technologies to the Canadian market.
The lack of good supply chain coordination can lead to frequent changes in production schedules, expedited transfers and shipments in distribution, excessive stock-outs, erratic levels of customer service, lack of visibility into future demand, and inventory in the wrong place and at the wrong time. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line.
This practical guide links the unique business processes of the pharmaceutical industry to specific software capabilities available in process-based ERP solutions. It also addresses how the right ERP solution can significantly improve product costing, production predictability, and scalability, as well as compliance issues related to Good Manufacturing Processes, traceability, and validation.
ERP buyers in process manufacturing are vulnerable since the vast majority of the software offered in the marketplace has been designed for discrete manufacturing. This whitepaper shows how companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, or food & beverage industries can choose the right ERP system by avoiding seven fatal, yet common flaws.
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In this whitepaper, enterprise software analyst Cindy Jutras references ERP Solutions Study results as she explores how the right ERP solution and architecture can overcome shortcomings and provide visibility, leading to more efficient manufacturing execution. ERP solutions have evolved over the years to include not only back office accounting and support functions, but also the front office processes that manage customer relationships. As more and more functional areas of the enterprise jump on the ERP bandwagon, there is risk in losing focus on the manufacturing processes, where the real work in producing sale-able product gets done.