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Gain More Engineering Manpower by Integrating CAD with ERP

January 05, 2017 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

Do your engineers find themselves so busy with projects coupled with doing BOM clerical work that your company needs to outsource engineering services?  If your manufacturing business is in constant BOM version hell, then join us for CADLink webinar, showing a seamless integration of CAD with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).  Invest an hour to get information on CADLink that integrates CAD with ERP.  This solution typically has a 6 month ROI as product design accelerates by around 25% because of the automation of BoMs from engineering to manufacturing to operations or ERP. 

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How To Get Started With Microsoft Business Intelligence

November 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, Business Intelligence - BI, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood

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Advice to Mfg. C-Levels Who Need Raw Material Traceability

August 04, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software / by Anita Smallwood

Evidenced by five major stories about food contamination in the last month alone, there is no doubt that a need for raw material and finished good traceability during the manufacturing process exists.  The traceability needed should allow for easier product recalls and aid in quality controls.  

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Lean Manufacturing Movement

July 20, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

If you’re a manufacturer in the MRO sector or job shop, you can cut down on wasted costs and create a lean manufacturing environment by adopting lean maufacturing tools and lean manufacturing principles.  Your company can begin this process by making small, but high level changes, that will make your company more productive. In this blog we will be discussing, the lean concept of Movement.

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7 Wastes & Steps to a Lean Manufacturing Environment

July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

If you’re a manufacturer, MRO, or job shop you can cut down on wasted costs and create a lean manufacturing environment by obtaining:

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Lean Away From The Biggest Waste That Is Costing Your Company $1000s

June 24, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

One way to achieve your primary job function as a CFO of resolving problems and implementing changes to be more profitable involves implementing lean manufacturing. A lean six sigma certification is not required to become more lean in manufacturing. Your company can become more profitable by asking this question, “Does this activity add value or detract from the product?”

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What’s The Best System for Inventory Control: Excel? MRP? Kanban?

May 05, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

About a decade ago, The Aberdeen Group studied the percentage of manufacturers using spreadsheets for demand planning vs. material requirement planning (MRP) or other automated tools. The overwhelming majority of manufacturer’s (71%) used spreadsheets because they found it easier than using the tools in their enterprise resource planning (ERP) or inventory control system.

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CAD Integration To Dynamics AX Webinar Video Available

March 29, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software / by Nancy Phillippi

I am always concerned that driving attendance to a webinar is going to be a tough job and in some cases almost impossible.   That was not the case with our webinar last week; CADLink Integration to ERP.  (Actually we showed it with Dynamics AX.)  I knew that the product CADLink is super cool since interfacing CAD specific details with a manufacturing bill of materials including raw materials inventory is a big time saver for any discrete supply chain organization.  (Unless of course the company's BOMS are very small with no levels or complexity.)

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MRO’s: Do You Struggle To Quote Jobs Quickly Using Excel?

March 01, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, Business Intelligence - BI, MRO (maintenance,repair, overhaul) Software / by Anita Smallwood

Do you really need specialized Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) software when Microsoft Excel delivers a seemingly cost effective tool for document quote generation?  If you ask yourself this question, one thing you should know is that almost anyone who works in any service or repair sales can confirm that creating price quotes in Excel is a cumbersome task that most often doesn’t pay off in terms of efficiency, accuracy or costs involved.  Basically, not using a database driven quoting or sales order tool can cost your company money.  

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Webinar for Real-time BOM Comparison With Microsoft Dynamics ERP & CadLink

January 06, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Anita Smallwood

 

We are pleased to be working with CADLink as an integration tool to Dynamics AX.  Based on our research, CADLink is one of the most comprehensive and efficient solutions on the market. This solution can be used to interconnect computer aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems with your ERP system.  Read more about it here and then let us know if you would like a demonstration.  I am very excited about this offering since it will save our customers many hours of labor completing duplicate entry from their CAD programs, increase efficiency of BOMs and can reduce the number of BOMs. 

 

                                                 Let Your Engineers be Engineers                     
Join us for a live webinar on March 24th at 12pm CST          
to view an exciting solution that turns your engineers from
data entry administrators to manufacturing marvels!           
 
 
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