Manufacturing Software, ERP, MRP

Manufacturing software systems are important tools for the automation and management of production processes. A wide range of manufacturing companies covering many different vertical sectors rely on manufacturing software to better manage the sourcing and use of material or parts quantities, scheduled production timelines, inventory management and the planning for future order demand. One commonly deployed example of a manufacturing software system is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, designed to better manage information concerning orders and materials, finance, Customer Relationship Management etc.over the whole organisation.

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Compare leading ERP solutions at the 15th Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD event.

Compare leading ERP solutions at the 15th Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD event.

If you are you in the market for a new ERP? Or frustrated with your current ERP system? The Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event offers a unique opportunity to compare the leading ERP vendors and their products.

On account of the global Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, the Lumenia ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event will now run as an on-line event. Same great event – Now virtual, on 24th & 25th March.

Make UK/BDO survey – Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Make UK/BDO survey – Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to work with industry and take whatever steps are necessary to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on supply chains on the back of a survey showing exports have slumped to their lowest level in three years.

Priority Software Announces New Mobile ERP Applications

Priority Software Announces New Mobile ERP Applications

Priority Software Ltd., a global provider of business management solutions, has announced its enhanced suite of mobile ERP applications, offering customers a richer ERP solution in the field, and full access to core business processes from remote locations. Priority mobile ERP includes a variety of new out-of-the-box mobile apps, and advanced capabilities in Priority’s Mobile App Generator.

Is Industry 4.0 Just A Hype?

Is Industry 4.0 Just A Hype?

By Razor CEO, Jamie Hinton

Everyone wants to talk about industry 4.0, from industry conferences and magazines through to boardroom tables and shareholder meetings, it’s top of the agenda.

Budget reaction

Budget reaction

Following Rishi Sunak’s Budget, Simon Jonsson, tax partner and manufacturing expert at KPMG UK, comments: “At a time of great uncertainty and change for industry, the Chancellor has announced a number of positive actions to help manufacturers in the UK.

What can we expect from cloud migration strategies in 2020?

What can we expect from cloud migration strategies in 2020?

Despite the advantages cloud computing can bring to businesses and the modern workforce, many are yet to make the move from on-premise to cloud services.

‘Government must honour pre-election R&D pledges’ – Manufacturing leaders call on new Chancellor to implement manifesto

‘Government must honour pre-election R&D pledges’ – Manufacturing leaders call on new Chancellor to implement manifesto

Manufacturing industry leaders are calling on the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to deliver on the Conservative Party’s pre-election pledge to support innovation, ahead of the Budget on 11 March.

UK manufacturing decision makers wasting time on valueless tasks, Dropbox reveals

UK manufacturing decision makers wasting time on valueless tasks, Dropbox reveals

On average, business and IT decision makers from UK manufacturing organisations waste 30% of their time at work on tasks that do not add critical value. This is according to Vanson Bourne research commissioned by Dropbox - "The State of Collaboration” – which revealed that monotonous admin is starving UK manufacturing businesses of innovation. 

ABI Research names Siemens a leader in Manufacturing Simulation Software

ABI Research names Siemens a leader in Manufacturing Simulation Software

Industry experts at ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently named Siemens a leader in manufacturing simulation software.

Simplified CAD models for digital factory planning

Simplified CAD models for digital factory planning

In digital factory environments engineers very often face the challenge of too detailed CAD models generating heavy data and therefore preventing a smooth handling in factory planning software tools.

Manufacturing software systems

Manufacturing software systems provide the automation and computational support for complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturing companies leverage manufacturing software systems to carefully manage the timing, types and quantities of materials they purchase in order to ensure that they are able to meet current and future customer demand while at the same time achieving the lowest possible cost and inventory accumulation.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organisation and manage the connections to outside stakeholders.

Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) addresses operational planning in units, financial planning, and has a simulation capability to answer "what-if" questions and extension of closed-loop MRP.

CRM or Customer Relationship Management concerns the relationship between an organisation and its customers. The scope of CRM which can vary drastically as it can be used by management, salespeople, people providing service, and even customers could directly access information to find out information.

Cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet and is based on user demand. Cloud Computing  is the latest stage in the Internet's evolution, providing the means through which everything , from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need.

Cloud computing has some essential characteristics: scalability depending on requirements, offers a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, eliminates the need for on-site personnel to maintain computer equipment. No up-front CAPEX (capital expenditure) required, as billing is a pay-as-you-go model, access to the very latest application programming interfaces (APIs).

SaaS (software as a service) is a type of cloud computing delivering a single application through the browser to thousands of customers using a multitenant architecture. On the customer side, it means no upfront investment in servers or software licensing; on the provider side, with just one app to maintain, costs are low compared to conventional hosting. SaaS is emerging to provide service to all aspects of an organisation`s activities in the areas of Manufacturing, ERP, Demand Forecasting, Advanced Planning, S&OP, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transport Management and HR (human resource).

Business intelligence (BI) is a set of theories, processes and technologies that convert raw data into useful information for business purposes. BI can handle large amounts of information to help identify and develop new opportunities to gain market advantage over competitors. The amounts of data that are now being gathered as a result of because they are increasingly being gathered by a growing range of diverse and ubiquitous information-gathering devices.

These data sets become so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data. The current challenges of BIG DATA include the capture, storage, search and share capability, transfer, analysis, and visualisation. Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data.

It is estimated that the world's technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s. The challenge for large enterprises is determining who should own big data initiatives that straddle the entire organisation and how this data can be used as a source of revenue and to gain competitive advantage.

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