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methods for making chemical solutions  VISIBILITY Manual or disjointed methods for monitoring Integrated information from the enterprise, business performance and aggregating results Integrated information from the enterprise,manufacturing plants, suppliers, andcustomers feeds into comprehensive business planning BUSINESS PROCESSES Processes such as payroll, accounting, HR, and transportation management kept in-house by vertically integrated companies Processes such as employee self-services, customer-order management, logistics services, and

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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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The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers


What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive. Indeed, compliance is transforming the companies that have taken the time to re-architect the many processes used for managing suppliers, channel partners, resellers, and customers. For manufacturers that ignore compliance, on the other hand, the costs can be steep.

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Six Sigma for IT Service Level Management


Industry analysts, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), recently conducted research to understand how widespread the acceptance of Six Sigma is for managing IT service quality. This research, which was targeted primarily at enterprises, showed that 65 percent of those surveyed acknowledge the relevance of Six Sigma for IT-based service management. While many IT organizations have yet to adopt Six Sigma for service management, 80 percent stated that they have plans to do so. This research suggests there is a growing interest in Six Sigma.

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Relational Solutions


Relational Solutions, Inc (RSI) has been providing high quality Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse solutions since 1996. At RSI, we recognize the need for cost effective, subject-oriented solutions designer for "quick hit" applications that solve an immediate business need. We can typically implement these solutions in weeks, not months or years. We design our solutions around our Structured Process Methodology. Our methodology is an iterative approach that delivers business results quickly and at a fraction of the cost of our competition. It's a time tested, proven methodology that differentiates us from our competition. Our successes include the following customers: Pfizer, Libbey, Sherwin Williams, American Greetings, Glidden Paints, Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Ridge Tool, Dirt Devil, Markwins, Playtex, Gordon Food Service, Eddie Bauer, Kraftmaid, DealerTire, Merillat, Mills Pride, Chrysler, Timken Industries, and many more!

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Logility Voyager Solutions


Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete set of supply chain management solutions in one Internet-based collaborative framework, including global supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; supply and sourcing optimization; transportation planning and execution; and warehouse management. Specifically, Voyager WarehousePRO increases shipping and inventory accuracy by optimizing the flow of materials and information through distribution centers; and helps cut operational costs and improves productivity, order fill rates, space utilization and customer service. It also incorporates advanced workflow technology, industry-specific practices, and RFID technology. WarehousePRO is completely integrated to Logility Voyager Transportation Planning & Management.  

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Global Shop Solutions One-System ERP Solutions


Global Shop's ERP systems provide functionalities for cost, pricing, and profits; customer relationship management (CRM); financials; inventory and purchasing; quality assurance; scheduling; and shop management. Global Shop customers receive after-sale service and support in a variety of ways, including Global Shop’s highly educated, professional manufacturing and accounting consultants and instructors; new user basic training for one week at Global Shop’s training facility, and additional training as required; on-site consulting at the customer’s plant; virtual training via the Internet, available as subscription virtual training and individual virtual training; classes taught at the annual users’ conference; implementation assistance; documentation manuals; online help; in-house telephone support; Global Shop’s ServiceWeb, which allows posting and tracking of all service calls; and data conversion support.

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Moderates 20th Vendor Shootout for ERP, Featuring Live ERP Software Demonstrations for Manufacturers and Distributors


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