Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on August 8, 2013
Need a supply chain solution that’s low-cost, reliable and global? Try manufacturing cloud analytics. Companies that focus on cloud use become industry leaders, according to an article on the Logistics Viewpoints website. The most successful supply chains are following the top trends, like sourcing locally, collaborating and going virtual.
Posted in Cloud ERP on August 7, 2013
How bad is your lead creep? Unnecessary delays in the supply chain give manufacturers heartburn as payment is late and inventory levels are increased, according to an article on the EBN website. Using manufacturing ERP software cuts lead time and gives much-needed visibility into how products are selling.
Posted in Operations Improvement on August 6, 2013
Best-in-class manufacturers are 67 percent more likely than others to combine electronic data interchange (EDI) translators with manufacturing ERP software to exchange data. A post on the Aberdeen Group blog explains how collaborating with their supply chain partners provides manufacturers with better visibility and boosts performance metrics.
Manufacturers: Do you practice what you preach? Most process improvement conversations have a huge oversight as they neglect discussing how to actually change a process, according to an article on the IndustryWeek website. Manufacturing resource planning software and strong leadership are needed to effectively change a process.
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.