• November 13, 2009 13 Nov'09

    Inventory management software helps manufacturers meet customer demand

    Today's inventory management software goes beyond simple tracking of orders, finished goods and materials. It can also optimize inventory levels and locations and tap into demand data to improve forecasts.

  • November 12, 2009 12 Nov'09

    True challenge for manufacturing QA comes at supply chain level

    In this interview, Simon Jacobson of AMR Research explains how manufacturing IT managers should proceed in order to improve quality at their manufacturing firms.

  • November 12, 2009 12 Nov'09

    Supply chain planning software keeps up with manufacturing changes

    Supply chain planning is the first step in manufacturing. Having the right supply chain planning software can help you build a demand management strategy and plan the production process.

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Selecting BI for ERP environment presents challenges, opportunities for manufacturer

    One manufacturer learned some lessons when selecting a BI system for its ERP environment, including getting a live demo, getting data in order and fostering adoption of BI ERP.

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Manufacturers hesitant to switch to virtual ERP

    Manufacturers are reluctant to virtualize their mission-critical ERP applications. There are good reasons for hesitance about virtual ERP, especially for medium-sized global manufacturers.

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  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    ERP order management guide

    ERP order management modules handle order entry and status, tracking, credit limit checking, delivery dates and more. Learn the features of order management software in the ERP order management guide.

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    ERP warehouse management guide

    ERP warehouse management system (WMS) modules are used to track physical inventory, plan inventory replenishment, perform picking strategies and control shop floor stock. Learn the features of warehouse management software in the ERP warehouse ...

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    Best practices for working with open source ERP software

    While open source ERP software has many benefits, such as flexibility and lower upfront costs, it poses unique challenges. Knowing how to best meet these challenges will make open source ERP worth the investment.

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    ERP SCM integration expands manufacturing options

    More manufacturers are integrating supply chain management (SCM) software with their ERP systems. ERP SCM integration provides insight into the product lifecycle and forecasting for supply and demand.

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    CRM ERP integration streamlines manufacturers' customer data

    Manufacturers can coordinate and improve the flow of customer data by integrating customer relationship management (CRM) with ERP. CRM ERP integration gives insight into customer orders, contracts and buying behavior.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    Understanding how technology can support manufacturing quality improvement initiatives

    In this podcast, learn what role the IT team plays in quality improvement, what types of software can be used for quality improvement initiatives and how technology can reduce or eliminate error rates.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    ERP and GIS integration brings spatial dimension to key business apps

    Manufacturers are integrating ERP and geographical information systems (GIS) to view data in a spatial dimension. ERP and GIS integration can map plant locations, analyze the supply chain and track the flow of materials and finished products.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    ERP and BI integration provides business insight to decision-makers

    ERP functions best when integrated with business intelligence (BI) software. ERP and BI integration improves business analytics and optimizes reporting capabilities.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    ERP and BPM integration lowers costs, reduces inventory

    ERP and business process management (BPM) integration helps manufacturers measure key performance indicators (KPIs) across the enterprise. Integrating BPM with ERP improves workflow management and performance measurement.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    PLM ERP integration essential to accessing product data

    Integrating product lifecycle management (PLM) software with an ERP system is the key to getting the most out PLM's data accessing capabilities. PLM ERP integration gives manufacturers insight into all stages of production.