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DEFINITION: Planned obsolescence, also called built-in obsolescence, is the conception, design and production of a product, such as hardware or software , with the intent that it should be useful, functional or popular for a limited length of time. The term was coined in the 1950s by Brooks Stevens who suggested that new and improved products are in constant demand by consumers and that corporations can best respond  … 
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The When, Why and How of ERP support for LEAN
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: LEAN Manufacturing is a powerful approach used by manufacturing companies to drastically improve manufacturing processes. In the business world, it is appropriate to ask how LEAN and ERP interact - if at all. This white paper clarifies the situations where ERP supports LEAN, the benefits of this support and why it only applies to some situations.
Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | Published: 15 Feb 2010

SYSPRO

Human Capital: The New Measure of Performance in Manufacturing
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how workforce selection - using science-based Behavioral Assessments to screen, select, and hire the best talent - is emerging as a vital new source of strategic advantage for manufacturers. Read on to learn how using behavioral assessments to hire new employees can greatly improve the accuracy of hiring decisions.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Oct 2010

Kronos Incorporated

Five Pitfalls of Application Package Selection
sponsored by Sage North America
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents some pitfalls that should be avoided in order to help you select this application package. If you avoid these pitfalls, you will obtain a package that will work for you for many years to come. Continue reading to learn more about the five pitfalls of application package selection.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 07 Oct 2010

Sage North America

Mastering Global Product Development (GPD) for Business Advantage
sponsored by Parametric Technology Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses common GPD challenges and corresponding solution methodologies in the context of PTC technology-enabled best practices derived from numerous customer engagements worldwide.  Read this paper to learn the foundation your company needs to make intelligent, informed decisions regarding initiatives toward global product development.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

Parametric Technology Corp.

Best Practices in eCatalog Management
sponsored by Ariba, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: At the heart of procurement systems is a catalog. Even in environments lacking automation, requisitioners consult a hard copy or customer service reps use a catalog at the other end of a phone line. Getting everyone to use the correct catalog from a preferred vendor at the contracted price will ensure that negotiated savings are actually realized.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Ariba, Inc.

Full Automation through ERP Helps Streamline Manufacturing Operations by Increasing Efficient Usage of Money, Manpower and Time
sponsored by ECi Software Solutions - M1 ERP System for Manufacturers
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how a fully integrated, state-of-the-art ERP system provides the solution to the many challenges facing manufacturers. You will also learn what to look for when selecting an ERP solution provider.
Posted: 02 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

ECi Software Solutions - M1 ERP System for Manufacturers

Lean Strategies for the Process Manufacturer
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This primer will serve to provide an understanding of the key concepts of Lean as they apply to the process sectors, including the steps for implementation and the benefits that may be realised.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Sage Software

Maximizing ERP Return on Investment with On-Demand Support Services
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The current economic environment challenges manufacturers seeking to capitalize on their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software: How can a company increase ERP functionality while reducing operating costs and even head counts? To achieve this difficult balance, many manufacturers have turned to on-demand ERP-support services.
Posted: 08 Mar 2010 | Published: 08 May 2009

itelligence, Inc.

Your Strategic Partner in Demand Driven Manufacturing: Atos Origin Manufacturing Consultancy for MES and CPG
sponsored by Atos Origin
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you will learn how Atos Origin can help your organization to integrate your entire manufacturing operation to help you get ahead in the demand driven manufacturing game. Read on to learn more about partnering with Atos Origin to increase your competitive advantage.
Posted: 15 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

Atos Origin

Managing Change Effectively with ERP: The Impact On 5 Key Business Functions
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the impact of using disparate systems versus an integrated ERP system on your manufacturing operations. The detailed charts on the following pages provide insight into how the inefficiencies associated with change management today can be easily and cost-effectively eliminated.
Posted: 04 Dec 2009 | Published: 03 Dec 2009

Infor

Riding the Growth Wave: Leveraging Economies of Scale
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how an integrated information technology solution can help you take advantage of economies of scale to boost manufacturing utilization, enhance service levels, and improve the efficiency of your sales and administrative activities.
Posted: 30 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

SAP America, Inc.

There Is No Execution without Integration: MES Adoption Drives Performance
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Many manufacturers today are getting caught on the wrong side of a technology adoption wave that is quickly gaining momentum. This benchmark study is a roadmap for reducing overall manufacturing costs through the utilization of manufacturing technologies.
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP AG

Streamlining Processes of the Solution Provider
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the concept of a solution-centric business model, where companies provide a combination of products and services designed to meet specific customer needs. Explore best practices that include properly balancing products and services, and aligning activities across sales, service, and marketing.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Streamlining Operations: Discrete Manufacturers Pursue Improved Efficiency
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out in this EIU study how discrete manufacturers are pursuing improved efficiency. Tightening inventories, reducing waste, and shortening cycle times are strategies that will help lay the foundation for renewed growth in better times.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Producing to Order: Discrete Manufacturers and Customer Demand
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how discrete manufacturers are becoming truly customer-centric by pursuing or planning a variety of initiatives, including the improvement of customer service and the closer integration of customers into product design. The greatest impact is expected from plans to implement demand-driven manufacturing.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Supply Network Collaboration in a Solution Provider Network
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: See how manufacturers are adding value to product offerings with a new business model. Using their ecosystems to build a solution provider network, they are enabling supply network collaboration with suppliers, engineers, and financial services organizations, as well as developing industry coalitions to drive more value to customers.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

A Premium on Efficiency: Midsize Manufacturers Confront the Obstacles to Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do best-in-class midsize manufacturers continue to grow in a tough economy? This research report, conducted by EIU, outlines measures manufacturers implement to continue expanding even while coping with the strains of softening demand in key markets, rising input costs, and downward pressure on prices.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Growth And Complexity: The Challenges Ahead For Midsize Manufacturers
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This is the first in a series of six reports addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by midsize manufacturers.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

Requirements Engineering for the Automotive Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores requirements engineering and its groundbreaking role in product development and engineering for the industrial segment. It discusses the best practices and benefits of requirements engineering, and how automotive manufacturers can overcome today's quality and cost challenges using those best practices.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

IBM

IT Tipping Point for Mid-sized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier 1 ERP
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will focus on debunking the myth that Tier 1 systems make running the business more difficult, while demonstrating that Tier 1 systems can actually make it easier for growing mid-sized companies to do the things they need to do.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

Oracle Corporation

What's Happening on Your Shop Floor?
sponsored by Plex Systems
WHITE PAPER: Until recently, it was difficult for manufacturers to obtain a true picture of what was happening on the shop floor. Real-time, accurate data reflecting production activity, planned production schedules, quality checks, machine breakdowns, inventory levels or a shortage of materials made it a challenge for shop floor management to keep track..
Posted: 31 Mar 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Plex Systems

Overall Labor Effectiveness (OLE): Achieving a Highly Effective Workforce
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: A sound measurement framework is something every manufacturer would like to have. Yet today, most measurement systems focus on machinery effectiveness or production output.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

The Lean Workforce: Applying Lean Principles to improve workforce management
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Using Lean principles, manufacturers have made significant improvements to their operations, from improved productivity, increased resource utilization, to a more accurate understanding of product costs. One area where manufacturers may not have thought to apply Lean is the workforce.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

Flexing the Workforce: Using Overall Labor Effectiveness to Manage Fluctuating Demand
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Flexing the workforce is an efficient way to maintain labor effectiveness when there is changing demand. But when it's used ineffectively, it can act as a buffer that masks inefficiency.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated

Six Tips to Help Reduce Costs and Boost Productivity
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Falling demand. Sweeping layoffs. And widespread plant closings. Unprecedented economic challenges are driving manufacturers to find new ways to reduce costs, increase productivity, and make better decisions. Decisions that can help optimize the use of labor and resources.
Posted: 25 Mar 2009 | Published: 25 Mar 2009

Kronos Incorporated
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY DEFINITION (continued): …  by manufacturing items that don't last very long.In the computer industry, planned obsolescence occurs in a synergistic manner between the hardware and software sectors. New application s and operating system s (OSs) demand more memory , hard disk space, storage capacity and throughput . This demand leads to the development of improved memory technology, increasingly capacious hard drives and storage media and faster microprocessor s. These developments, in turn, are followed by still more sophisticated applications and OSs, driving the cycle to continue. All of this is fueled by the geek 's love … 
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