Blog pages with tag:

Discrete Manufacturing

07Nov2019
ERP

All Excel or what?

by Michael Hering

Interdepartmental, integrated costing (“simultaneous costing”) has always been an issue in machinery and plant construction. At the VDMA (German federation of the engineering industries,) task forces in which companies exchange ideas on costing have become a permanent feature. How has this issue been around for so long, and why does it keep coming back on the agenda?

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14Oct2019

How well and how efficiently a business works depends largely on the quality of the available data. In discrete manufacturing, the biggest factor is clean CAD data. Only when this data is available can your production operations run smoothly.

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Do you use CAD and ERP systems in order to work more efficiently? Great. But unless the two systems are able to communicate, you're not utilizing this combination to its full potential. Find out how you can give your business a leg up by integrating CAD and ERP systems.

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24Sep2019

What does your process look like from construction to production? Do you work with two different BOMs? And are they consistent with one another? ERP software should be capable of generating multiple types of BOMs, as well as deriving new BOMs from existing ones.

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24Sep2019
Industry 4.0 & IoT, Digitization

Automated services for better product quality

by Michael Rißmann

At a time when products are becoming more and more similar, service quality and extra services are the surest way to offer unique selling points. Digital technologies and mobile solutions help make service processes more efficient, offer customers a real added value and let you really stand out from your competition.

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CAD and ERP systems are extremely useful for automating processes and helping us handle data more efficiently. But if they can’t communicate with each other, a whole lot of potential goes down the drain. The result: Data must be copied manually from one system to another. This not only takes time, it also results in a ton of errors. So, it’s worth taking a closer look at the subject.

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16Sep2019
Industry 4.0 & IoT

How to implement task-based production

by Michael Hering

Takt-based planning allows your staff to variably schedule, calculate and generate processing times, work plans and requirement quantities. And takt-based production provides optimal support. Finally, with the visual work method and easy-to-use graphical planning interface, you won’t have to worry about employee acceptance. The interaction of planning and execution is maximally optimized using centralized rough planning, decentralized detailed planning and centralized synchronization of deadlines.

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11Sep2019
Industry 4.0 & IoT

How to structure projects like an expert

by Alexander Lang

Lately, we’re seeing some increasingly complex and dynamic projects come up. At the same time, the number of project participants is also climbing steadily. All this requires well-structured project planning right from the outset, and that takes professional software tools to control.

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06Sep2019
Industry 4.0 & IoT

4 steps to project success

by Alexander Lang

Does this sound familiar? You’ve just finished updating and printing a huge project plan, and before you can even blink, it’s already out of date. It would never have happened if you’d used the project planning tool that comes with our industry solutions for discrete & project-based manufacture. This software helps you implement your planning efficiently and precisely.

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29Aug2019
ERP

ERP modernization - now!

by Michael Hering

Why is ERP system modernization so important for discrete manufacture in particular? One answer comes from a recently released long-term study by Trovarit, demonstrating that over half of all ERP systems are at least ten years old. At the same time, nearly two thirds of all those surveyed admitted that their business solution was no longer keeping up with current demands.

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