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Metal bashers get high tech just in time support

Texol, the NCR metalworking MBO formed two years ago, is meeting aggressive plans for growth, and improving efficiency, costs and customer service following implementation of an NT-based modular enterprise system. As ...

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e-fulfilment makes Edinburgh Crystal shine

Slick integration between Edinburgh Crystal’s Web site and its manufacturing enterprise system has provided a successful backbone for company’s e-commerce – and 1,000% increase in sales, writes Brian Tinham

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Smash your record

Managing staff planning and resourcing is just the beginning with time and attendance systems. Dom Pancucci checks out the benefits of putting T&A right at the heart of business and plant IT

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Finite scheduling works – well

Finite capacity scheduling has taken some stick recently, particularly as the appetite for rival advanced planning and scheduling gathers pace. Annie Gregory looks at what’s new and assesses reality and benefits

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It’s not core so outsource it

Outsourcing is back on the agenda again as companies continue to force the focus back to their core business competence. The latest model is application service provision, but is it as hot as he hype suggests? Frank ...

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Take CMMS seriously

Fact: integrated maintenance management can seriously increase operational efficiency. Also fact: despite vendors’ claims of software to cover all the bases, many plants just don’t collect enough data. Dom Pancucci ...

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The real route to e-fulfilment

E-business is arriving so fast that manufacturing businesses are already finding they do not have the option of sitting back and waiting for developments. Frank Booty reports.


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