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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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  • activity-based management (ABM)

    Activity-based management is a management strategy in which business processes are evaluated and adjusted for their cost efficiency using activity-based costing.

  • hybrid manufacturing

    Hybrid manufacturing is a term that describes combining additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing in a single machine system.

  • overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

    Overall equipment effectiveness is a measure of manufacturing operations performance and productivity, expressed in a percentage.

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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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  • manufacturing process management (MPM)

    Manufacturing process management (MPM) is the discipline of defining how products are manufactured so production processes can be made more efficient and responsive.

  • 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.

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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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  • E-stop

    E-stop (emergency stop) is a simple, highly visible button designed to shut down operations on heavy and/or dangerous equipment.

  • process mining software

    Process mining software is a type of analytics software that mines the event logs of enterprise applications for trends and patterns that can help improve understanding of the processes and make them more efficient.

  • 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. An important goal of ERP software is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven.

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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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  • discrete manufacturing

    Discrete manufacturing is an industry term for the manufacturing of finished products that are distinct items capable of being easily counted, touched or seen.

  • hybrid manufacturing

    Hybrid manufacturing is a term that describes combining additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing in a single machine system.

  • 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. An important goal of ERP software is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven.

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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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  • process manufacturing

    Process manufacturing is the production of goods by combining supplies, ingredients or raw substances using a formula or recipe.

  • 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. An important goal of ERP software is to facilitate the flow of information so business decisions can be data-driven.

  • 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.

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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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  • data historian

    A data historian is a software program that records the data created by processes running in a computer system.

  • intelligent electronic device (IED)

    An intelligent electronic device (IED) is a device that is added to industrial control systems (ICS) to enable advanced power automation.

  • hybrid manufacturing

    Hybrid manufacturing is a term that describes combining additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing in a single machine system.

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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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  • process manufacturing

    Process manufacturing is the production of goods by combining supplies, ingredients or raw substances using a formula or recipe.

  • remote terminal unit (RTU)

    A remote terminal unit (RTU) is a microprocessor-based electronic device used in industrial control systems (ICS) to connect various hardware to distributed control systems (DCS) or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).

  • distributed control system (DCS)

    A distributed control system (DCS) is an industrial control system (ICS) that uses a large number of distributed industrial process control loops throughout the system along with centralized supervisory control by an operator.

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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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  • manufacturing process management (MPM)

    Manufacturing process management (MPM) is the discipline of defining how products are manufactured so production processes can be made more efficient and responsive.

  • 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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  • internal audit (IA)

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    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

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    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

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    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.

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  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

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  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

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