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A 2017 New Year’s Resolution for Manufacturers

Is Your ERP Solution Helping or Hurting your Business? 5 Warning Signs That It’s Floundering

Is Your ERP Solution Helping or Hurting your Business? 5 Warning Signs That It’s Floundering

Food and beverage manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. Massive food recalls have led to an unquenchable demand for greater inventory traceability, visibility and precision in the global food supply chain....

2 Manufacturing Quality Challenges Solved with Cloud ERP

2 Manufacturing Quality Challenges Solved with Cloud ERP

As an ISO/TS certified manufacturer, HK Metalcraft knows all too well the challenges of delivering high quality on time, every time. The company is a manufacturer of high-quality precision metal stampings, spring washers, formed...

Manufacturing in Their Genes: An ERP Technology Evolution

Manufacturing in Their Genes: An ERP Technology Evolution

Joshua Hopp, President of HK Metalcraft, confesses that he’s a technology nerd, and that he picked up this trait from his father, Raymond Hopp. Joshua is the fourth-generation owner of a manufacturing business that specializes in...

5 Things Every Manufacturing IT Leader Wants in an ERP System

5 Things Every Manufacturing IT Leader Wants in an ERP System

The role of IT leaders in manufacturing has undergone significant changes. It used to be one based primarily on keeping the hardware and software architecture running, along with desktop support management. Now, with 24/7...

Proof Positive: Cloud ERP Gives Manufacturers the Visibility They Need

Proof Positive: Cloud ERP Gives Manufacturers the Visibility They Need

Modern manufacturing is too complex for manual processes, and relying on disparate systems to run your business drains precious time. In fact, thirty-eight percent of manufacturers say they face serious delays in decision making...

Cloud ERP is the Cure for Manufacturers with IT Headaches

Cloud ERP is the Cure for Manufacturers with IT Headaches

Let’s face it. The last thing you need is another IT headache. You’re already dealing with suppliers, demand, inventory, and the other complexities of running a successful manufacturing business. You need to know how your plant...

LNS Report: Manufacturers Struggle with Quality Management

LNS Report: Manufacturers Struggle with Quality Management

Delivering high quality products to the market is no longer a differentiator—it’s an imperative. Yet, a recent LNS Research report reveals that manufacturing companies have reached a plateau in their quality maturity and are...

3 Sales and Operations Planning Considerations That Can Make or Break Business Alignment

3 Sales and Operations Planning Considerations That Can Make or Break Business Alignment

Are your Sales and Operations (S&OP) meetings and process destined to fail? It happens more often than you might think. Like when S&OP is a one-off process or is simply not as strategic as it could be. Failure even occurs...

5 Strategies to Turn Quality Compliance into a Competitive Advantage

5 Strategies to Turn Quality Compliance into a Competitive Advantage

Quality compliance is often regarded as restrictive and costly, with little return on investment. But the truth is, compliance can improve and enhance customer satisfaction. The definition of quality is a product that meets and/or...

7 Tracking and Reporting Techniques to Improve Inventory Accuracy

7 Tracking and Reporting Techniques to Improve Inventory Accuracy

Inventory traceability and tracking is all about matching electronic records to physical reality. Today, that typically means scanning barcodes to track inventory movement. Scanning is much more timely than manual reporting and is...

Become a Supply Chain Planning Master and Kick Your Microsoft Excel Habit

Become a Supply Chain Planning Master and Kick Your Microsoft Excel Habit

Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular business tools throughout the world, and its power as a reporting and short-term analysis tool is undeniable. While many skilled professionals use it to perform complex data management...

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