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Staying Competitive in the Changing Chemical Manufacturing Marketplace


access chemical inventory database  the risk of fast access to mission critical information. In a 2007 survey Forrester Research found that on average, chemical firms spent 2.5% of revenue on IT with 72% of the IT budget on ongoing IT operations. As more business processes are managed electronically, the cost to maintain and upgrade existing systems becomes a key issue. If not dealt with appropriately, it can hamper a company's ability to react to industry change. The increasing complexity of the chemical industry, coupled with uncertain

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Process Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today's leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While during the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-Business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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EAM Versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Part One


As companies continue to look for more areas from which to squeeze out revenues and reduce expenses, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) software continue to receive good press as the systems providing an answer--and with justification. But what software makes the most sense for your company and from which providers--EAM/CMMS best-of-breed incumbents or enterprise resource planning (ERP) "newcomers?" Read on to understand the key differentiators.

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EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company


This article looks at where computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) end and enterprise asset management (EAM) takes over, focusing on features and functionality of EAM software. It also compares CMMS and EAM software and explores the two key differentiators.

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Data Conversion in an ERP Environment


Converting data in any systems implementation is a high wire act. Converting data in an ERP environment should only be undertaken with a safety net, namely a well thought-out plan of execution. This article discusses the guidelines for converting data when considering manual or electronic alternatives.

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SCT Corporation Means (e)Business For Process Manufacturing


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Remote Access to SourceSafe (100 Times Faster)


Remote access to source code is a requirement for today’s development teams. Popular source control packages are ideal for sharing code across a local area network (LAN), but when used remotely over the Internet, they cause problems in performance, security, and flexibility. Find out how remote-access middleware does more than increase your network speed. It can protect your code base and provide multiplatform support.

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Inventory Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets


To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving operational inventory targets to address the realities of today’s highly complex, ever-evolving global supply chains. This paper examines how the stochastic multistage, multi-inventory model supports inventory optimization.

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IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-on: An Overview


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