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Metal Shark Boats Selects Rootstock’s Cloud ERP
Rootstock Software, a provider of cloud manufacturing and supply chain management (SCM) applications on the Salesforce Platform (and available on the

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Comprehensive RFI/RFP Template

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What’s Happening on Your Shop Floor?


While many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, their solutions do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks. They are not suitable for use on the shop floor. Fortunately, today’s integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can provide the shop floor control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionality that manufacturers need. Find out more.

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N-Tier Demand Management


The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approach to demand management, where everyone gets visibility to the end-customer demand at the same time. In practice, very few companies have been able to actually realize this vision. There are some practical approaches that a few leading suppliers deep in the supply chain are have taken to successfully mitigate the bull-whip effect.

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PTC Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History?


The latest iteration of PTC Windchill (v. 10) for product lifecycle management (PLM) has been described as ‘the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s history.’ In his article, TEC research analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu compares the last two versions of PTC Windchill, and outlines how the functionality enhancements in PTC Windchill 10 make the product suitable for product creation, development, and lifecycle management.

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Sinfonia Technology Selects Aras Enterprise PLM


Japan-based Sinfonia Technology, a nearly century-year-old developer and manufacturer of industrial power supply and motion control equipment for multiple industries, selects the Aras Innovator suite for enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM). Get the details from P.J.'s article.

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Proplanner Process Engineering & Management Suite


Proplanner provides solutions that help industrial, manufacturing, and process engineers bring new and modified products to production. Proplanner provides an integrated suite of applications for discrete manufacturing process engineering, management, visualization, and collaboration. Application modules include mixed model line balancing, shop floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing management, BOM management, product/process charting (including value stream maps), manufactured costing, FMEAs, ergonomic assessment, and product/process reconciliation. Proplanner can be deployed via the Internet, on an in-house Intranet or client-server solution, and customers can purchase the software or subscribe.  

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Process versus Discrete ERP Systems


Sorting out the differences between the two main types of manufacturing software can be mind-boggling for companies when searching for an ERP system. Companies can mistakenly purchase the wrong ERP system, causing headache and a significant loss of revenue. Avoid the pitfalls of making the wrong decision by using this checklist to help you determine the software that best fits your manufacturing process.

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Aras Cloud PLM Is Microsoft Azure Certified


Aras recently announced the availability of a Microsoft Azure Certified version of the Aras Innovator enterprise-class product lifecycle management (PLM) suite in the Azure virtual machine gallery of cloud applications in the Azure Marketplace. Now anyone with an existing Azure account (or a credit card) can turn on Aras Innovator immediately.

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The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures


This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

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Catching Up with Omnify Software


In the deluge of news revolving mainly around the Big Five product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors, i.e., Siemens PLM, Dassault Systemes, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), Oracle Agile PLM, and SAP PLM, hardly any noise comes from smaller PLM providers in the lower end of the market. To be certain, many smaller PLM players, who had been catering to the mid-market, such as former

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Exact MAX ERP Can Now Go Anywhere


Exact, a provider of manufacturing and distribution solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) , has released MAX Anywhere. It is a Web-based application that makes Exact MAX enterprise resource planning (ERP) features accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, including connected mobile devices.

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