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State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

bill of materials per assembly operation  set of part numbers, bill of material, and routings. SYSPRO’s planning bills, phantom parts and sub-contract operations makes assembling products to customer specifications straightforward. As we develop new products, the Work In Progress module helps us keep track of hours and expenses incurred in our R&D jobs, and provides us with documentary evidence to benefit from government programs, adds Eckardt. With its business continuing to experience significant growth, ODG is investigating other features

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence


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bill of materials per assembly operation  Creating seamless links between bill of materials and supply to ensure minimal stock wastage and efficient manufacture/assembly An enabling tool for companies wishing to migrate to new enterprise wide systems in stages Allows modification to be made to core systems that can be transferred to new version, ensuring companies remain eligible for standard upgrades. Improve customer service by allowing orders to be received in customers’ preferred format and automatically converting and delivering these Read More

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Those that follow manufacturing-oriented enterprise applications have likely noticed for some time an uptick of conversations about the need to better integrate high-speed manufacturing operations (the real-time world of the plant) with the planning and engineering departments (the transactional and design world of enterprise systems). The nirvana (or utopia) hoped for thus far has been to provide

bill of materials per assembly operation  Code, Routing Operation, and Bill of Material (BOM). To be even more specific, in case of the high-tech/electronics sector, additional order information would include: Traceable Parts, Assembly Points, PRT Work Instructions (i.e. for wiring), and PRT Attachments. Any subsequent order changes in terms of quantity, order placing and delivery dates, splitting orders, engineering change number (ECN) cut-in dates, etc. would also pass from ERP into MES. Conversely, MES would provide the order feedback for ERP Read More

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bill of materials per assembly operation  simple products (e.g., short bill of material), operators can visually check that necessary materials are available. However, for complex structures, a visual check is not possible, or can only be done after physically allocating (pulling) all the components for an order. Such a process is often counter to a smooth flow (production line) and risks potential production because materials are allocated to one order that is blocked by other components when those allocated components could be used to complete Read More

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bill of materials per assembly operation  variant product with appropriate bill of material (BOM), routing, and pricing based on preconceived rules and calculations. As product configurators have evolved to include even more sales, marketing, and financial functions tangential to the product per se (e.g., pricing, cost analysis, sales commissions, available-to-promise (ATP), order status, etc.), the term sales configurator has increasingly been used to reflect their expanded role, as it may more accurately describe their extended role as tools Read More

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