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Transforming to an e-business?

As we enter the official new millennium, it’s time again to reassess our manufacturing businesses and then IT that underpins them. Brian Tinham hears it from those at the top in the enterprise software vendor community.

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Is your supply chain supplying?

Asking supply chain IT vendors how manufacturers should devise an IT strategy reveals some contradictions and concerns about enterprise systems. But it also shows a lot of common sense and shrewd insights, as John Dwyer ...

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Infrastructure matters

Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, IBM and their ilk provide the platforms upon which our manufacturing businesses infrastructures increasingly so depend. Brian Tinham dips into their strategic thinking and advice.

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Collaborate to accumulate

E-business is no longer something manufacturing can afford to ignore. Dean Palmer talks to some key e-business vendors, who believe that a strategy based around e-procurement, supply chain collaboration and Customer ...

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98 per cent wrong?

In an exclusive interview for MCS, Dr Eli Goldratt, author of the manufacturing management best seller The Goal, whose new book ‘Necessary but not Sufficient’ has just been published, speaks to Brian Tinham about where ...

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Home and away on the web

An integrated, web-based parts ordering system for its caravan and after sales dealerships is increasing ABI’s efficiencies hugely. Frank Booty checks out the lessons to be learned from a firm that ramped from nothing ...

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Plenty better scheduling

If your manufacturing problem is primarily resource management and avoiding bottlenecks, then go for finite capacity scheduling, writes Geoff Lock.

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Money for jam?

Having implemented advanced planning and scheduling, Chivers Ireland is now on track to embrace developments with e-business. Anna Kochan reports.

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Putting the colour back in Ciba

Ciba Specialty Chemicals has become a customer-focussed business. Dean Palmer investigates how business intelligence software and CRM have helped bring this about.

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e-business: driving the engines aftermarket

As a result of its new e-business aftermarket strategy, Perkins Engines, a UK manufacturer of diesel engines, predicts a 5-10% increase in revenue from spare parts and maintenance services. Dean Palmer reports.


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