Posted in Cloud ERP on July 31, 2013
Data quality means everything to an ERP system. Most companies, though, overlook the importance of data in their manufacturing ERP software, according to a post on the Panorama Consulting Solutions blog. Manufacturers can start improving their data through a data cleansing project and enhance data to client-specific standards.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on July 30, 2013
A strong U.S. economy is bolstering the manufacturing industry. An IndustryWeek article shares optimistic demand planning forecasting research that predicts a rosy future for manufacturers, estimates that will aid in business planning. Manufacturing production is projected to increase by 3.6 percent in 2014.
Posted in Cloud ERP on July 25, 2013
The heart and soul of manufacturing ERP software is its ability to plan. Manufacturers who use an ERP system to plan and schedule jobs get the most out of their labor and equipment. The goal should be to maximize material and labor without tying up dollars in inventory. In addition, tracking and utilizing historical usage maximizes future planning.
Posted in Operations Improvement on July 24, 2013
Better outcomes come from continuous improvement processes like strategic sourcing and operational profitability. An article on the IndustryWeek website says a general “lack of awareness” can cause “lackluster results” in your operations. Involved managers who are engaged at developing their employees will thrive.
Posted in Financial Management on July 23, 2013
Although ERP and CRM are vital to a manufacturer, it’s hard to quantify ROI of your manufacturing software. A blog on the ERP Cloud News website says it’s important to choose a management system that addresses your company’s individual needs. Software can be scaled to your company’s size, between an in-house or cloud solution.
Posted in Cloud ERP on July 22, 2013
How do you communicate, integrate and innovate? According to research from the Aberdeen Group, 62 percent of best-in-class organizations have a standardized system to integrate their organizational culture. Manufacturing ERP software is the right investment for manufacturers looking to grow while overcoming market challenges.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on July 18, 2013
Now is the time to adopt the latest industry developments. If you wait, you’ll be left behind, according to an article on the IndustryWeek website. Today’s large variety of futuristic technologies can transform a manufacturing business. In addition, they’re all supported by the advancement of manufacturing software tools.
Posted in Cloud ERP on July 17, 2013
You’ve most likely heard of lean manufacturing. But what about a lean supply chain? An article on the Logistics Viewpoints website says manufacturers should apply lean manufacturing concepts to their supply chain. By streamlining production, manufacturers can meet their customers’ current demands for fast shipping and inexpensive rates.
Posted in Operations Improvement on July 16, 2013
Manufacturers should focus on capability rather than capacity. An article on the Supply Chain Digest website says that post-recession, more countries are developing their manufacturing bases. To be successful, manufacturers need to focus on production operations and maximize their production capabilities through manufacturing business software.
Posted in Inventory Management on July 11, 2013
Are you stumbling over the major obstacles that hamper your orders? Manufacturing inventory management is critical to tightly controlling your inventory process. By automating your process through visibility and product-tracking technology, you can optimize your budget and operate at the lowest cost possible.