Business Processes Supported by Database Applications
Submit Articles Back to Articles
companies are using database applications in Manufacturing to reduce cycle
times, stream line operations, & oprimise their manufacturing processes, using
innovative methods. Business Intelligence Management has been the key word in
maintaining a continuous process to improve. For such results, integrated
information access allows better decision making in Enterprise environment.
time to market requires coordinated communications, amongst engineering,
production, marketing & customers. The unique ‘Work Flow’ solutions, presented
by some of the larger database applications, organise all communications within
& even outside the enterprise through-out the engineering design & change cycle.
Database applications in engineering further reduces engineering design through
some of the most powerful item catalog offered in such application packages,
helping the enterprise to find existing common items. Manufacturing engineering
applications can quickly prototype & flexibly schedule implementation of new
designs. It also helps to identify the cost impact of engineering changes &
minimise obsolete inventory using Cost Management solutions & Material Resource
Planning (MRP) solutions.
Planning & Simulation
Minimising inventory requires timely, streamlined multi-plant planning,
simulation & order launching processes. The database application packages
provide comprehensive simulation capabilities that span the complete enterprise
business cycle, from creating forecasts to launching production schedules,
replenishment of orders & purchase orders. Material schedulers can automatically
launch & even electronically transmit orders directly to suppliers & factories.
They can also act on planning.
competitive environment demands reduced cycle times. A database application on
'purchase', simplifies routine transactions, reduces paper handling & provides
an electronic communication framework for the daily procurement activities of
the enterprise. These database applications offer online item catalogues &
approved supplier lists. These applications enable the creation of requisitions
& purchasing documents. The applications allow electronic transmission to
communicate purchase orders & delivery schedules, with advance shipment notices
& associated invoice-less payments.
Typically, one manufacturing system cant handle all the production system of an
enterprise. This results in the need for multiple systems. With the ‘Work in
Progress’ applications, high volume of repetitive runs, or schedules of each
assembly operation, can be uniquely built to meet the manufacturing requirement
of the enterprise. For example, critical path analysis in the production cycle
could be performed through these applications, providing high reliability in
maintaining delivery schedules & customer relations. Order Entry automatically
launches production schedules from Material Resource Planning (MRP) & even the
applications allow re-scheduling from external scheduling systems.
challenge for most enterprises is knowing their cost drivers. Using ‘Cost
Management’ & ‘Financial Analyser’ the application helps to create, control &
analyse the operational profitability of the enterprise. Some applications offer
extensive activity based management, unlimited cost elements & cost simulations.
spend too much time extracting data from multiple quality systems & therefore do
not have enough time for analysis & take action. The available applications
offer Quality Management modules, which provide easy access to the quality data
with its enterprise-wise data repository. Such an application is ideally a
closed loop system providing easy-find root causes, consistent performance of
analysis & take corrective action.
About the Author
I am a post graduate in Computer Science and have been working as the profit
center head of an international organisation. I look after 15 to 18 Oracle
database projects in Europe.
As a hobby I have been writing for the last 10+ years on various subject
matters. I have expertise in project report preparations, preparations of
technical tutoring documents, presentation preparations, writing of technical
articles, technical documentations abstracts of various books, copy writing,
reviews, articles, proof reading, news papers, magazines, presentations,
including SEO articles, etc., and also contributed in writing press releases and
various profiles. I have been writing for over 10 years. I have good experience
in writing papers, including transcriptions on various topics with extensive
research on the subject. I have also participated as a freelancer in online
sales and marketing. All my works are quality originals. I am generally involved
with few but large continued assignments in writing technical & non-technical
Prabir Sen, M.Sc Engg (London)
Over 20+ years in Oracle Applications with a large IT organisation in UK.
Hobby - Writing Articles
Follow us @Scopulus_News
Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-03-30 14:26:43 in Computer Articles