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Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?
The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing

rockwell conexant  of manufacturing technologies, including Rockwell RSView , Siemens WinCC , Schneider FactoryCast , USData FactoryLink , Citect , and general-purpose open process control (OPC) servers. The product also allows direct connections to Sybase and IBM DB2 databases, which augment the extensive list of connectors already available for Invensys-Wonderware , Intellution , Oil Systems , Aspen Technology , Oracle , Microsoft SQL Server , and open database connectivity (ODBC) data sources. This concludes Part One of Read More

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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Gains Connectivity through Acquisition of Plant Intelligence Provider
SAP has gained connectivity to virtually any source on the plant floor and analytical functionality through its acquisition of Lighthammer's products for plant

rockwell conexant  likes of ABB , Rockwell Automation , General Electric [ GE ], and Siemens ) acquiring an array of companies and products (such as the former Skyva , Systems Modeling , IndX , and Datasweep ), thus enabling them to build a broader, integrated, single-source MES scope. SAP's acquisition of Lighthammer might suggest that such manufacturing floor ventures of enterprise applications vendors are more than merely the knee-jerk reaction of a long overdue and much anticipated spending increase in the plant-level Read More
E-learning and Organizational Culture
The success of an e-learning initiative depends as much on the people and culture of the organization as it does on the technology used. Several corporate

rockwell conexant  at this idyllic Norman Rockwell scene. Finally, one of the musicians turns to another and asks: How do people live like that? [ source ] That is a story about culture. There are many definitions of culture, however, including the following ones. The customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group ( Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ) The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes a company or corporation ( Merriam-Webster Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Five: Profitability and Changing Existing IT Systems
Every technology deployment should be about improving business. Old software hardly ever dies; however, old technology may become too costly to operate, which

rockwell conexant  operations, Global Manufacturing Solutions, Rockwell Automation ; Dave Brousell, editor-in-chief, Managing Automation ; David Berger, Western Management Consultants ; and Josh Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting . Breakout sessions explored such topics as turning global competitive threats into opportunities, increasing the bottom line through operational efficiency, complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and using enterprise software to prepare for future challenges. Read More
Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

rockwell conexant  Q2O process, some of Rockwell 's divisions have reported order process time reductions from four weeks to one hour; same-day delivery for up to 80 percent of non-stocked products; engineering cost reduction of $1 million (USD) annually; and the elimination of approximately 7,000 instruction sheets and product labels. Danfoss , a global manufacturer of valves and fluid handling components for heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and industrial applications, has reported reductions in pricing Read More
Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?
Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only

rockwell conexant  Siemens , ABB , Rockwell , etc.), and to other control systems like distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Given the dominant mantra of intelligence , these products should logically include a strong and intuitive reporting function (ideally based on an open or pervasive products such as Business Objects' Crystal ) and provide an integrated workflow management engine to model the production process. Read More
4 Essential Components for Successful Sales
Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within

rockwell conexant  opportunity. Ted Matwijec of Rockwell Automation said it best, Using ROI in the sales process has changed the paradigm between salesperson and vendor. We are now subject matter experts and can clearly articulate to our customers that we have their best interests at heart. ROI Selling has turned the vendor/customer relationship into a partnership relationship. Sales professionals must be prepared to use value justification in the sales equation. ROI Selling is a program that includes all of the concepts Read More
Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?
In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and

rockwell conexant  sector amid companies like Rockwell Automation , Eaton , ABB , Siemens , General Electric (GE), Schneider Electric, and so on. Such manufacturing and supplying companies generate several billion dollars in revenue by selling thousands of product lines (each with hundreds of thousands of possible product variants). Some other businesses that have benefited from using intelligent catalog numbers are Motion Computing (seller of tablet personal computers [PCs]), Verity Software (now part of Autonomy ), Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Six: Custom Development and Single-Vendor versus Multi-Vendor
As componentization and Web services mature, packaged software will be less rigid and easier to adjust to unique practices-- thereby gaining some of the benefit

rockwell conexant  operations, Global Manufacturing Solutions, Rockwell Automation ; Dave Brousell, editor-in-chief, Managing Automation ; David Berger, Western Management Consultants ; and Josh Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting . Breakout sessions explored such topics as turning global competitive threats into opportunities, increasing the bottom line through operational efficiency, complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and using enterprise software to prepare for future challenges. Read More
The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions
It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities

rockwell conexant  Automation , Dell , Rockwell , American Power Conversion ( APC ), and GE Healthcare have implemented quote-to-order (Q2O) or opportunity-to-order (O2O) solutions. Such solutions have reportedly enabled these manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. From reducing traditionally time-consuming quoting and ordering processes from weeks to hours, to driving down unit costs, to lowering the costs of sales, astute Q2O suites can help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all Read More
Waer Systems—Integration, Process, and Presentation in the Supply Chain
Long known as a supply chain firm with specialized capabilities around warehouse and inventory management, U.K.-based Waer Systems has never been one to sit

rockwell conexant  customer systems (aircraft manufacturers Rockwell Collins, and Hawker Beechcraft, and airline customers), and to repair suppliers. Schenker came to Waer to fill a void that could not be satisfied by its ERP vendor, and Schenker now uses Waer solutions at some 16 of its warehouses. The key capabilities delivered to Schenker by WAERlinx and WAERflow include: over the Web inventory visibility to the OEM suppliers visibility of demand, inventory, inquiries, and reports status of parts Read More
It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part II)
Part I of this blog topic introduced MCA Solutions and its flagship Service Planning Optimization (SPO) solution for planning and optimizing spare parts

rockwell conexant  Boeing, Lockheed , and Rockwell Collins . MCA expects to win in the complex A&D SPO contest almost all the time (it only lost one prospect to Servigistics last year), and will compete well in the high-tech and industrial equipment sectors (especially within SAP accounts). The comany has had several recent wins including replacing two different competitors' solutions. Some Caveats, Notwithstanding Still MCA's growth in 2007 (and later) did not come from a buoyant market per se, but rather from a handful Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues
Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks

rockwell conexant  operations, Global Manufacturing Solutions, Rockwell Automation ; Dave Brousell, editor-in-chief, Managing Automation ; David Berger, Western Management Consultants ; and Josh Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting . Breakout sessions explored such topics as turning global competitive threats into opportunities, increasing the bottom line through operational efficiency, complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and using enterprise software to prepare for future challenges. Read More
Adexa Prepares To Step Into The Spotlight
From its roots in advanced planning and scheduling, Adexa, Inc. has emerged as a strong player in the business-to-business collaboration software market. With

rockwell conexant  adexa,supply chain,scm,supply chain management,advanced planning and scheduling,business-to-business collaboration software market,Paragon Management Systems,scm applications,SCM vendor,SCM marketplace,collaborative supply chain planning suite,iCollaboration,supply chain execution system vendors,supply chain information,supply chain management market leaders Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Two: Business Process Modeling
Business processes must be enabled across the artificial boundaries of disparate applications that must work together to support these business processes. To

rockwell conexant  operations, Global Manufacturing Solutions, Rockwell Automation ; Dave Brousell, editor-in-chief, Managing Automation ; David Berger, Western Management Consultants ; and Josh Greenbaum, principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting . Breakout sessions explored such topics as turning global competitive threats into opportunities, increasing the bottom line through operational efficiency, complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and using enterprise software to prepare for future challenges. Read More

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