Manage Outsourced Production

Compiled By Tim Stevens Manufacturers outsourcing all or part of their production operations can manage manufacturing execution in that supply chain with Global Factory Network, an outsourced manufacturing management system from Global Factory Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. Hosted by Global Factory, the Internet-based system provides a common platform for manufacturing collaboration among all members of the supply chain. Individual companies connect their ERP or MES systems into the shared hub, allowing participants to collaborate and share documents. Functionalities include material tracking and management, demand forecasting, manufacturing data collection, inventory analysis, and reporting.

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