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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 Midmarket Manufacturer’s Guide to Getting Started with ERP
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: In this e-book, get more insight into whether your midmarket manufacturing organization would benefit from ERP. Find out how to build a business and get tips for navigating the market and implementing software. Continue reading to learn tips and insight on getting started with ERP in your midmarket organization.
Posted: 09 Jun 2010 | Published: 09 Jun 2010

SearchManufacturingERP

E-Book: Lean Manufacturing and ERP: How to Leverage ERP to get Lean
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
EBOOK: A manufacturing firm adopting the principles of lean manufacturing can effectively leverage the company’s ERP system during its transition to lean. This E-Book explains what part of the plant you should start with; the importance of simplifying the ERP system; how to balance the ERP system with lean principles; and what pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Infor WFM Workbrain

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

How to Get Lean with Automated Process Discovery - Live demonstration and case study presentation
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
WEBCAST: The biggest challenge to improving the efficiency of your business processes often lies in knowing how these processes really work in your organization. This webcast will teach you how to visualize and analyze your business processes from historical data, expose process waste and apply lean initiatives to achieve significant value.
Posted: 23 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 23, 2010

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Manufacturing Execution Systems Strategy Update: Trends and Tips for 2011
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
EBOOK: Read this e-book to learn about MES trends today, find advice and analysis from leading manufacturing experts, learn what top performers are doing with their MES systems, and get insight into creating or updating a successful strategy for MES at your organization.
Posted: 15 Mar 2010 | Published: 15 Mar 2010

Apriso Corporation

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.

E-Book: Manufacturing IT Guide - How to Evaluate and Buy Small to Mid-Size ERP Platforms
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: This E-Book offers best practices for SMBs and midmarket organizations evaluating ERP platforms and provides suggestions on how to avoid procurement pitfalls.
Posted: 04 Mar 2010 | Published: 04 Mar 2010

IQMS

Birst Case Study: Citrix Systems: Citrix Improves Profitability with Supply Chain Insight Provided by Birst
sponsored by Birst
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how Fred Tiso and his team from Citrix Systems used Birst to optimize their Supply chain. Birst helped Citrix quickly digitize the entire Citrix supply chain, gain real-time visibility into sales forecasts, bookings, shipments, tracking numbers, backlog, product reliability, inventory, material forecast, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

Birst

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

IBM Cognos Online Conference for Retailers and Manufactures
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: This 2-hour complimentary virtual seminar on performance management (PM) takes place on October 21 and continues on November 4th — Join us to learn how PM can help you improve visibility into your manufacturing business so you can reduce costs, speed delivery and efficiency, satisfy customers and create innovative new products.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 21 Oct 2009

IBM

Solution Configurator for SAP Business All-in-One Solutions
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Use SAP's Configurator to design and price your solution. Get an instant combined-cost estimate of the software, implementation services, and hardware for the ERP and CRM functionality in SAP Business All-in-One.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

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

Best Practices to Gain Visibility and Control of Your Demand Network
sponsored by E2open
WEBCAST: This Webcast examines new demand network management trends and technologies that will enable multi-enterprise companies to maximize the potential of their demand networks.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Premiered: May 21, 2009, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

E2open

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
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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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