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Epicor ERP adds docSTAR automated AP and ECM to portfolio

Epicor acquires docSTAR and pushes its automated AP and ECM applications for manufacturing customers; IoT spending going up for manufacturing, according to IDC report.

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  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

  • virtual manufacturing

    Virtual manufacturing (VM) is the use of computers to model, simulate and optimize the critical operations and entities in a factory plant.

  • model-based enterprise

    Model-based enterprise (MBE) is an engineering strategy that aims to clarify design intent during the manufacturing process, resulting in better quality of the products, reduced costs and more efficiency.

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AIDC

Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) includes manufacturing sensor technology such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and barcode software. Learn how to decide which AIDC technology is right for you. Find out the pros and cons of RFID vs. barcoding. Read tips for selecting RFID and barcode software and find RFID and barcoding implementation tips.

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  • engineering bill of materials (EBOM)

    An engineering bill of materials (EBOM) is a product recipe structured from the design standpoint, rather than the manufacturing standpoint.

  • poka-yoke

    A poka-yoke is a mechanism that is put in place to prevent human error. The purpose of a poka-yoke is to inhibit, correct or highlight an error as it occurs.

  • digital thread

    A digital thread is a strategy for connecting manufacturing systems and digitally linking a manufacturing environment from end to end.

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Lean

How does ERP support lean manufacturing efforts? Start here for basic tips about lean manufacturing software selection and lean technology best practices. Learn how companies are using lean software with ERP to improve manufacturing efforts.

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  • virtual manufacturing

    Virtual manufacturing (VM) is the use of computers to model, simulate and optimize the critical operations and entities in a factory plant.

  • Toyota Way

    The Toyota Way is a comprehensive expression of the company's management philosophy, which is based on the two foundational principles of Continuous Improvement (kaizen) and Respect for People.

  • just-in-time manufacturing (JIT manufacturing)

    Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is designed to avoid the waste associated with overproduction, waiting and excess inventory, three of the seven waste categories defined in the Toyota Production System (known in North America as the lean production model).

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BI

Understanding business intelligence (BI) software tools can help manufacturers monitor and improve manufacturing performance management (MPM). Discover how BI and ERP manufacturing software can work together to optimize plant data analysis. Find BI implementation tips for manufacturers, lean how to build a manufacturing BI strategy and read manufacturing BI case studies.

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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that help an organization manage its business.

  • intelligent system

    An intelligent system is a machine with an embedded, Internet-connected computer that has the capacity to gather and analyze data and communicate with other systems. 

  • model-based enterprise

    Model-based enterprise (MBE) is an engineering strategy that aims to clarify design intent during the manufacturing process, resulting in better quality of the products, reduced costs and more efficiency.

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Integration

ERP integration and software customization challenges can be daunting. Read articles and tips for managing data integration, shop floor integration and master data management for manufacturing ERP. Find resources for plant operations, ERP implementations and data warehousing and SOA challenges.

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  • go-live (go live)

    In software development, go-live is the time at which code moves from the test environment to the production environment. As a verb, go-live means to make such an event happen.

  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that help an organization manage its business.

  • value driver

    A value driver is an activity or capability that adds worth to a product, service or brand. One of the key ideas in defining value drivers is determining which factors provide the organization in question with a competitive edge.

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ERP systems

Start here to discover the benefits of ERP software. Find out what ERP software can do for manufacturers. Learn best practices for ERP software selection and finding ERP ROI. Learn how to evaluate your organization's ERP needs and build an ERP upgrade team and find ERP upgrade best practices and expert tips. Discover common ERP upgrade mistakes and how to avoid them.

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  • ERP (enterprise resource planning)

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an industry term for the broad set of activities that help an organization manage its business.

  • digital manufacturing

    Digital manufacturing is a technology-based approach to manufacturing that, in its most fully realized form, uses data to link different silos and processes of the manufacturing lifecycle so that stakeholders can make better business decisions both comprehensively and at each step.

  • traceability

    Traceability, in supply chain management, is the ability to identify, track and trace elements of a product or substance as it moves along the supply chain from raw goods to finished products. The concept applies to both the discrete manufacturing industry, which produces products such as automobiles, and to the process manufacturing industry, which includes products such as chemicals.

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MES

Manufacturing execution systems (MES) software, which manages manufacturing data, can work with ERP software to give manufacturers a view of their business at all levels, from project planning and the supply chain to HR and accounting. Discover the benefits of integrating MES and ERP software and learn how to build a business case and plan for an MES-ERP integration project. Find out which ERP vendors are offering MES software and get advice on selecting the right MES to work with your existing ERP system.

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  • repetitive manufacturing

    Repetitive manufacturing (REM) is the means of production planning and control used to produce goods and materials in a repetitive manner.

  • Andon

    An Andon is a visual control that indicates the status of a machine, manufacturing line or process.

  • manufacturing execution system (MES)

    A manufacturing execution system (MES) is a control system for managing and monitoring work-in-process on a factory floor.

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SCM

Discover how supply chain management (SCM) activities are affected by ERP and get advice on buying, implementing and leveraging SCM technology.

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  • Basware

    Learn about Basware, a Finland-based vendor of networked purchase-to-pay, e-invoicing, procurement, and financing software and services.

  • engineering bill of materials (EBOM)

    An engineering bill of materials (EBOM) is a product recipe structured from the design standpoint, rather than the manufacturing standpoint.

  • poka-yoke

    A poka-yoke is a mechanism that is put in place to prevent human error. The purpose of a poka-yoke is to inhibit, correct or highlight an error as it occurs.

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PLM

Discover how product lifecycle management (PLM) software can be integrated with manufacturing ERP software to increase productivity and cut costs. Read strategies for building a business case for PLM and find guidance on PLM software selection. Get PLM implementation tips and expert advice and learn PLM best practices.

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  • virtual manufacturing

    Virtual manufacturing (VM) is the use of computers to model, simulate and optimize the critical operations and entities in a factory plant.

  • model-based enterprise

    Model-based enterprise (MBE) is an engineering strategy that aims to clarify design intent during the manufacturing process, resulting in better quality of the products, reduced costs and more efficiency.

  • engineering bill of materials (EBOM)

    An engineering bill of materials (EBOM) is a product recipe structured from the design standpoint, rather than the manufacturing standpoint.

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