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Differing Plastics Flavors
There is no one process used when manufacturing plastic products, since manufacturing methods depend on the final product. Indeed, products range from injection

conflict materials  with an auxiliary equipment conflict evaluator. It is thus no small wonder that only a handful of plastics-oriented ERP systems have been designed to manage such high production rates and repeatable processes, including single- and multi-cavity molds, family molds, mold or machine matching, inter-level scheduling challenges, and inter-branch (facility) scheduling. Scheduling of multiple unique part numbers in a single cycle on a single machine is another fatal flaw. For example, if one has to make three

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What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?


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conflict materials  without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus going forward will be on becoming a trading partner network provider with its  on-demand software  at the core to facilitate trading transactions. What happened? Accenture acquired the sourcing services and  business process outsourcing (BPO)  business from Ariba for a reported US$51 million price tag (after scrutinizing Ariba’s Form Read More

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Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this year’s conference were: 1) Procurement/sourcing and business networks as strategic platforms for innovation; 2) Enabling the business of tomorrow today; and 3) Focusing on business outcomes.

conflict materials  using fair trade suppliers, non-conflict minerals, minority owned suppliers, and other socially responsible ways of doing business. Corporate social responsibility (CSR), or the lack thereof, in these days of social media and a sensitive, socially aware public can make or break a company.   Procurement and sourcing must be involved early in the product lifecycle, as reducing time to market (TTM) with rare (esoteric) materials is also a major challenge. Measuring supplier quality and leveraging the six Read More

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conflict materials  platform while minimizing internal conflict with sales and services. Each department within a life sciences client company (e.g., research, procurement, manufacturing, quality, etc.) views data differently, and this is why no single process PLM solution for all departments has emerged yet.   It is interesting to note that in the manufacturing execution systems (MES) realm, Intercim (acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2011) was quite smaller than Apriso ( acquired in 2013 ), while in process PLM Read More

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conflict materials  all SCM Products Are Created Equal Overview Amid the hype that pervades vendor marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory Read More

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Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems


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conflict materials  Manufacturing Scheduling Systems Introduction All manufacturing planning and scheduling systems can be broadly grouped into two kinds: static and dynamic . While static systems cannot deal with changing conditions prevalent on shop floors, dynamic systems are able to deal with them to varying degrees, depending on the system's inherent capabilities. Static scheduling systems can be deployed at manufacturing sites where orders are repetitive and there are minimal variations among the products and Read More

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FactoryMaster is a manufacturing software solution that can help organizations use the latest technology in the planning and day-to-day operation of commercial and production processes, covering all aspects of the business in one package. With knowlege in many divisions of manufacturing, FactoryMaster has built a complete modular system that addresses the issues facing manufacturing organizations in today's marketplace. As FactoryMaster adds new functionality requested by customers to the existing package, it has the advantage of offering one package to all customers, as well as an upgrade path for customers who choose to take maintenance and support. For the aerospace industry, FactoryMaster provides interfaces to most of the major aerospace players (including Exostar, Rolls Royce, and Airbus). These interfaces allow the solution to take direct feeds of sales order schedules and, within minutes, run a material resources planning (MRP) system to forecast and plan all materials and assembly requirements to fulfill these orders. This can provide an immediate response to new orders, and helps ensure that users can get an instant view of where issues concerning delivery timescales may occur. The solution also provides materials traceability, which helps give customers confidence that they can identify the source for any product they sell. For the automotive industry, FactoryMaster has built-in materials traceability so users can instantly see what went into each part and where it came from. This is essential for any organization that wishes to offer a quality service for its products. The system also has interfaces that allow data feeds into and out of the system, which eliminates re-keying and also speeds up the time needed to get information processed. Customers can then use these data feeds to do just-in-time production on daily orders. FactoryMaster has built-in control mechanisms that allow a quality plan to be implemented and tracked. An example of this is the drawing change control mechanism. All drawings are tracked by version numbers and so if a drawing changes, the user can instantly see the impact it may have on all aspects of the system, from quotes to work in progress. By allowing FactoryMaster users to track customer part numbers as well as their own internal part numbers, Factorymaster can instantly react to part number changes without impacting the work that is in progress. FactoryMaster also offers functionality for electronics manufacturers. The system allows large bills of material (BOMs), as well as sub-assemblies as part of this. This can allow flexibility in the way systems are constructed, with the use of third-party supplier parts being added into the bills of material. There are also functionalities that allow users to add extra information into the BOMs, such as circuit references. Traceability of the components is also an integral aspect, which gives an ideal trace for warranty claims and supplier rejects. With superior stock control using minimum or maximum stock levels, customers can have confidence that components will always be available. To back this up, the solution provides the MRP capability that can give users recommendations about what needs to be ordered and when it needs to be ordered, to fulfil any outstanding requirements.  

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