This is a report on the findings of a recent IndustryWeek and SAS survey targeted to top global manufacturers. The objectives of the survey were to determine concerns about quality among manufacturers; investigate the tools used to measure quality; and examine how using enterprise wide analysis on quality data could improve performance. Read the results and learn about how quality data can be elevated to a strategic enabler and competitive differentiator.
Considering replacing your existing ERP application or upgrading from spreadsheets? By understanding the key functions and architecture of a process-oriented, formula based ERP application, you will have a better foundation for choosing a solution that best suits your company and type of manufacturing.
Collecting data is the critical first step. But you can quickly be overwhelmed. Knowing how to use data is what will give a company a strategic advantage – market intelligence, innovation, and use efficiencies to drive higher quality and higher productivity.
Considering replacing your existing ERP application or upgrading from spreadsheets? By understanding the key functions and architecture of a process-oriented, recipe based ERP application, you will have a better foundation for choosing a solution that best suits your company and type of manufacturing.
The 14th Product Development Metrics Summit addresses the process and metrics information that senior executives need to direct, stimulate, monitor, and report the results of R&D organizations as a whole.
The workshop will address changing responsibilities for chemical manufacturers and importers, the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, the 261-page greenhouse gas rule, and the latest regulatory initiatives.
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The 8th annual COMSOL Conference will gather engineers from a broad spectrum of industries to see the state-of-the-art in multiphysics simulation.
Businesses in a wide range of industries are realizing significant benefits from radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. The return on investment for RFID comes from reducing the time and labor required to track assets and materials, decreased losses and theft, improved maintenance operations, and streamlined efficiency through better asset availability and utilization. Many of these benefits occur in applications that do not directly require participation from suppliers and customers, and reside outside the external supply chain. Download this white paper to learn how companies are unlocking the value of RFID by “unchaining” the technology from strictly supply chain-based projects, to improve overall tracking and control throughout the enterprise.
When businesses cannot locate tools and equipment at the time of need, the price is more than just inconvenience. Time spent searching for assets hurts productivity, reducing profitability. To improve competitiveness and profitability, enterprises must manage assets with the same care and innovation they use to drive excess inventory and costs out of operations. A good asset management program will improve return-on-assets (ROA) and other metrics by helping to lower and control the overall cost to do business. Download this white paper to learn how bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can improve supply chain visibility and make it simple and convenient to gather and manage asset information in a timely and efficient manner.
In today’s tough business conditions, over-the-road freight carriers are looking for ways to increase productivity, decrease operating expenses, and retain customers. As many businesses have already discovered, mobility technology delivers exceptional benefits to a wide range of operations. When deployed to truck freight carriers, handheld computers, networking, RFID technology and mobile thermal printers are proven productivity enhancers. Download this white paper to learn key considerations when selecting mobility solutions, and how mobility-enabled operations can improve freight trucking efficiency, reduce operating expenses, and boost customer satisfaction.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. – Manufacturing Division (MMNA – Mfg.) is an automotive assembly operation located in Normal, Ill. MMNA – Mfg. is the only Mitsubishi Motors passenger car assembly plant in North America, with a current production capacity of 135,000 vehicles per year.
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These days, an ERP system is a necessity—not a luxury. You need a system that helps you operate and manage your business. But what else do you need it to do?
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The majority of manufacturing enterprises, almost three quarters according to Aberdeen's survey respondents, use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as their main business system. However, one aspect of ERP strategy that has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes.
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