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Inventory Requirements and ERP Selection

August 07, 2017 / 0 Comments / in ERP Software, ERP Implementation, Process Manufacturing ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

Mike Conti has over 20 years experience with helping companies work with business software or ERP (enterprise resource planning).  He took a few minutes and documented some very important issues regarding inventory that should be considered when a business begins evaluating ERP.   As Mike states in his white paper, I have also have heard from prospects numerous times focusing on how long is the field name length of our inventory master file during discovery sales calls.  This is really a mute point since more ERP software solutions have expanded their field lengths or you can extend them easily.   Consider instead the points in Mike's document.  

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The Importance of Quality Management Software

June 15, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Process Manufacturing ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

According to recent statistics, foodborne pathogens, such as Salmonella, Toxoplasma, Listeria, and E. Coli, cause approximately 48 million illnesses, with more than 120,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, in the US each year. Considering these alarming figures, food quality and safety management has become one of the most important aspects for the entire food industry.

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Dynamics AX Formula Management Features Enhanced

June 11, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Process Manufacturing ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

The process manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors in the world; food, beverages, chemicals and of course even pet food and treats are big business.  However, most manufacturers are facing a series of challenges, ranging from fickle consumers, tighter shipping schedules and new technology-driven requirements to increasingly stringent regulations and slim profit margins. To stay ahead of the “game,” manufacturers must continue to innovate and develop new products, which adds up to hundreds of product categories already available. How can a process manufacturer keep up with the latest market demands, overcome external pressures and yet gain the results expected? (See how Merrick Pet Care has used Dynamics AX and Clients First to grow into the second largest specialty pet food manufacturing company in the U.S.!)

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Process, Discrete and Mixed Mode - One ERP Solution Does Fit All; Dynamics AX

May 07, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software, Process Manufacturing ERP / by Nancy Phillippi

Dynamics AX 2012 delivers one of the few ERP solutions that can efficiently manage a wide variety of manufacturing operations.  Most ERP systems can handle either process or discrete manufacturing processes, forcing manufacturers to handle their day-to-day operations separately.

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Tips And Tricks To Selecting A Food Processing ERP

February 03, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, Process Manufacturing ERP / by Chandler Hutchison

Providing complete control over costs and production workflows along with capacity planning, scheduling and forecasting; supporting advanced quality control systems integrated with shelf life, catch-weight, co-products, by-products, and recipe and formula management; and enabling regulatory compliance, food processing ERP software has become the centerpiece of process manufacturing. However, just a few ERP systems are complex enough to lead the way in the food and beverage industry.

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Calculating ERP ROI for Small to Medium Manufacturers

January 28, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software, ERP Implementation, Process Manufacturing ERP, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Chandler Hutchison

The traditional way of calculating the ROI of implementing an ERP system is based on the notion that the organization will realize instant benefits after installation. However, the major benefits of an ERP solution relate to making business processes more efficient and reducing costs. As a result, it can take some time for the ROI to be apparent and measurable. While it is easy to determine the cost of implementation, it is difficult to put a dollar value on the efficiencies and improved business processes that will be realized as a result of using an ERP solution.

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5 Signs Its Time For New Food Processing ERP

January 20, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Process Manufacturing ERP / by Chandler Hutchison

As your food processing business grows, so does the complexity of your operations. With time, your processes may not be producing the same results they were a few years ago. Your business may be experiencing different challenges such as inefficient operations, revenue leakages, and reduced productivity.

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Hungry for Success: Industry Starves For Food Distribution Software

June 06, 2014 / 1 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, Process Manufacturing ERP, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Chandler Hutchison

The global financial crisis has ravaged the world's economy. As a consequence, numerous business owners, including food manufacturers and distributors, are still preoccupied with finding the best ways to save money, even though the overall economic situation is slowly improving.

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Virtual Reality, Wearables, and The Future of ERP

April 11, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software, Cloud ERP SaaS, Process Manufacturing ERP, Dynamics 365 for Operations / by Chandler Hutchison

It’s just a matter of time before virtual reality (VR) goes mainstream. With Facebook having acquired Oculus VR, the company that makes the VR gaming headset Oculus Rift, there is a lot of excitement on the future of VR. According to Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s move to buy Oculus VR is driven by the potential that VR has, not just in gaming, but also in connecting people in future.

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6 Ways ERP Software can Help Process Manufacturers

February 01, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software, Process Manufacturing ERP / by Andi Conti

ERP systems continue to play a key role in most manufacturing organizations. In the dynamic manufacturing industry, organizations need solutions that can help them improve the activities along the process line to remain competitive. Moreover, with increasing competition from manufacturers from the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) block, American firms need to design, build and deliver quality products in a timely manner and without significantly increasing their costs.

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