Manufacturing Execution Systems White Papers

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) manage and monitor work-in-process on the factory floor including manual or automatic labor and production reporting, as well as on-line inquiries and links to tasks that take place on the production floor. Manufacturing Execution Systems may include one or more links to work orders, receipt of goods, shipping, quality control, maintenance, scheduling or other related tasks.
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By: Made2Manage     Published Date: Sep 10, 2008

For many years small to midsize manufacturers and ERP software providers struggled with the notion that full system implementations included more complexity, not to mention cost, than could be incurred by organizations with limited resources. Fortunately, drastic improvements in price performance, enhancements to underlying technologies and introduction of new forms of delivery have made ERP solutions viable and affordable to manufacturing companies of all sizes.

Tags : lean, lean manufacturing, lean implementation, manufacturing, kanban, implementating kanban, kanban system, erp
    
By: Senn Delaney     Published Date: Sep 05, 2008

It's become a business imperative to maximize operational effectiveness, trim costs, standardize and streamline processes, achieve economies of scale and increase competitive advantage. Today's most successful leaders do this in a way that balances the greater good of the enterprise with the competing demands of their autonomous businesses that must respond to the individual needs of their markets. A more collaborative model that helps leaders of complex businesses to maximize effectiveness is gaining traction. Four prominent business leaders discuss their challenges and successes in shifting to this shared business model.

Tags : senn delaney, customer focused, brand management, customer-centric, employee management, employee engagement, application integration, application performance management
    
By: Stratus Technologies     Published Date: Feb 12, 2008

Discover best practices you can use to benefit from server virtualization today. Avoid mistakes that could affect the availability and performance of your mission-critical manufacturing IT solutions.

Tags : server virtualization, virtual, virtual server, virtual machine, manufacturing, stratus, stratus technologies, enterprise applications
    
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Jul 11, 2007

This white paper outlines ways that technology can help manufacturers meet these challenges, increase operational efficiency, and step ahead of competitors with more proactive planning, greater shared visibility, and more agile and more profitable responses to change.

Tags : manufacturing, manufacturer, scm, supply chain, supply chain management, lean methods, lean manufacturing, lean
    
By: IFS     Published Date: Aug 11, 2011

Learn to select ERP for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing, including requirements like PBL, government reporting, and government-owned inventory management.

Tags : ifs, defense manufacturing business, erp, enterprise resource planning, aerospace, pbl, government inventory management, mro
    
By: SAP     Published Date: Mar 29, 2011

Consider issues as to why IT projects are at a risk to run late, over budget and not meet the goals. To address these concerns, software and service vendors are creating packaged solutions resulting in smaller, modularized implementations. Read how your company can benefit from packaged solutions.

Tags : packaged solutions, sap deployment solutions, saas, project management, manufacturing execution systems
    
By: DTi     Published Date: Mar 09, 2011

While most coating systems address "piece parts", our linear system maximizes polymer yields, maintains consistent quality, increasing output, thereby driving down piece part costs.

Tags : linear polymer coating, powder coating, reel to reel, flat wire, strip metals, stampings, cable, polymer yields
    
By: CDC Software     Published Date: Mar 02, 2011

A Practical Guide to Successfully Addressing Your Industry-Specific Requirements.

Tags : cdc software, erp application, process manufacturers, process manufacturing, compliance, enterprise resource planning, enterprise software, manufacturing execution systems
    
By: Kingston     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011

Learn how to balance the positive and negative effects of memory utilization in virtual infrastructures to better handle system workload and priority--while improving server utilization

Tags : virtualization, memory overcommitment, memory performance, memory reclamation, vmware, memory utilization, consolidation ratios, server memory
    
By: M3 Consulting, Inc.     Published Date: Feb 03, 2011

Offshoring Is a Cost Effective Solution to Your IT Needs

Tags : software design, application development, web design, offshoring, it solutions, consulting, active directory, bandwidth management
    
By: Epicor     Published Date: Feb 02, 2011

This paper describes how the software as a service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation, and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers.

Tags : epicor, saas erp, enterprise resource planning, manufacturer, software as a service, cost of ownership, enterprise software, manufacturing execution systems
    
By: Gartner, Inc     Published Date: Oct 28, 2010

New technologies emerge every day, but not all of them pay off, and adopting them too early might be risky for your organization.

Tags : emerging trends, emerging technologies, hype cycle, new technologies, it trends, active directory, bandwidth management, convergence
    
By: xmannnnn     Published Date: Aug 06, 2010

Ultra High Speed Internet, TV and local/long distance phone services combined into 1 superior service.

Tags : active directory, bandwidth management, convergence, distributed computing, ethernet networking, fibre channel, gigabit networking, governance
    
By: Exel     Published Date: Sep 11, 2009

In challenging economic times, companies look for new ways to control costs and improve efficiency. To address these issues, manufacturers are taking a hard, strategic look at Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supply. Commonly known as "indirect materials," MRO supply includes a vast array of items that support internal operations, ranging from safety gloves and office supplies to spare parts for mission-critical industrial equipment and tooling.

Tags : mro, exel, supply, repair, operations, maitenance, mission critical, supply chain
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 28, 2009

You've already taken basic cost-cutting steps and saved the easy money. You know that you need to dig deeper. But where should you start? What's killing your IT budget?

Tags : storage expansion, system complexity, hardware sprawl, reliability, scalability, compliance, dba, roi
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 28, 2009

Use the IDS Low Administration ROI tool to assess potential savings and expenses in deploying IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.

Tags : roil, ibm, ibm informix dynamic server, minimize administration time and cost, assess potential savings and expenses, data server infrastructure, corporate data infrastructure, industry-wide assumptions
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 17, 2009

Download this webcast replay to learn more about: Integrating Software Development and System Engineering, Integrated Requirements Engineering, Cross-Discipline Change and Configuration Management

Tags : ibm, telelogic, automotive system designs, mechatronics, electronic and software engineering, ptc, ibm rational, integrated requirements engineering
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008

As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.

Tags : scm, supply chain, manufacturing, manufacturer, bpm, business process, erp, enterprise resource planning
    
By: LANDesk     Published Date: Feb 12, 2007

This white paper describes how ITIL implementation can be rendered simpler, faster, more effective and more affordable by combining new service-oriented Business Process Management (BPM) tools with the established functionality of task-oriented IT management software.

Tags : it management, itil, service management, business process management, bpm, it automation, automating it, landesk
    
By: LANDesk     Published Date: Feb 12, 2007

This white paper examines some of the business benefits and potential cost savings that can accrue to an organization that implements a BPM solution.

Tags : it management, productivity, business process management, bpm, return on investment, roi, bpa, business process automation
    
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