Manufacturing Industry Reports

SaaS ERP: A Viable Model for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how the software as a service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. With Epicor Express, job shops and small manufacturers now have the opportunity to implement an ERP solution that can help transform their operations and business.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Epicor Software Corporation

In Dynamic Market, Consumer Goods Companies Rely on Manufacturing Operations Management Systems
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, consumer goods manufacturers need to pay attention to several areas including operational excellence, compliance, and supply chain synchronization. Learn how today’s powerful and cost-effective solutions, such as Apriso’s MOM offering, can provide companies with benefits in each of these areas.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

Apriso Corporation

E-Book: Project Management Tips for Successful ERP Implementations
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: ERP implementation projects require the complex coordination of people, process, and technology. If one part is mismanaged, the entire implementation can go off track. Project management can make or break ERP implementations. This e-book explains the tools and best practices that can keep an ERP implementation on time, in scope, and under budget.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

IQMS

American Woodmark Leverages Kronos to Reduce Absenteeism, Control Labor Costs, and Improve Leave Compliance
sponsored by Kronos Incorporated
CASE STUDY: This case study details how the company wanted a solution that provides flexibility, implementation support, and value and selected the Kronos® Workforce Central® suite. Continue reading to learn how America Woodmark leveraged Kronos to reduce absenteeism, control labor cost, and improve leave compliance.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Oct 2010

Kronos Incorporated

Sage ERP X3 provides clean solution for Avmor Ltd.
sponsored by Sage North America
CASE STUDY: This paper explains how Avmor requires sophisticated tools to manage its complex operations, and after careful searching they found Sage ERP X3 to be the tool of choice. Continue reading to learn how Avmor almost immediately started enjoying the benefits of SAGE ERP X3.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

Sage North America

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

Presentation Transcript: Strategies for Improving Supply Chain Visibility with Technology
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In the Presentation Transcript of the webcast, “Strategies for improving supply chain visibility with technology,” Julie Fraser outlines strategies for improving a supply chain visibility strategy with the help of technology. Follow the link to learn more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2010 | Published: 27 Sep 2010

Apriso Corporation

E-Book: How to Justify, Plan, and Execute a Successful ERP Upgrade
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: Seems like you’ve just finished a multi-year ERP implementation and already it’s time to consider an upgrade. Do the new features justify the hassle and expense? Or should you wait - and risk paying more to maintain an obsolete system? This eBook provides expert advice on making the case for an upgrade and executing a plan to ensure a positive ROI.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

IQMS

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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