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How Automation Improves Supply Chain and Warehouse Management

Posted by Joseph Timmins | July 13, 2018

Many businesses realize they need supply chain automation to compete in their industry. The old ways of managing and sharing data via paper-based or manual electronic processes (like email) are simply too slow. Pressure to keep manufacturing on time, respond to last-minute demand changes, and manage numerous other ‘modern’ tasks of an eCommerce-driven world require certain capabilities.


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Topics: warehouse


Humanizing the Modern Manufacturing Workplace

Posted by Joseph Timmins | May 30, 2018

How bad is the dehumanizing environment in some manufacturing companies? Consider the recent article in The Atlantic, In Praise of Short-Term Thinking, which states, “Machines do replace humans. In fact, replacing humans is often entirely the point.”


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Topics: manufacturing, ERP


Use WMS to Make Your Warehouse Thrive … It’s a Tight Labor Market!

Posted by Joseph Timmins | May 15, 2018

In managing your business during this time of sustained economic growth and low unemployment rates, you know the top challenge: retaining good employees.


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Topics: warehouse


Need to Improve Your Inventory Process? Use SAP Business One with WiSys

Posted by Joseph Timmins | April 30, 2018

WiSys Warehouse Management System integrates seamlessly with SAP Business One, so if you need to receive, put away, issue, produce, warehouse, and ship inventory items, this powerful solution is the answer.


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Topics: SAP Business One


The Ideal Traceability Solution for Manufacturers

Posted by Joseph Timmins | April 16, 2018

Certain manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to manage and track finished products, WIP, and raw materials from original suppliers to end customers. This is called “traceability,” and compliance is largely due to numerous regulatory agencies that enforce laws for public safety. These include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.


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Topics: manufacturing


5 Benefits of Process Automation for Your Business

Posted by Joseph Timmins | March 29, 2018

It’s Monday, and your warehouse manager is on vacation. Your assistant manager should be in charge but calls in sick. Soon, production has used so much of a single item that inventory level is becoming dangerously low, putting Friday’s commitment to an important customer at risk. Lead time delivery doesn’t support the schedule. There’s expediting, but that will send your margin down the drain.

If you’re in operations, manufacturing, or supply chain, this is garden-variety stress.


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Topics: business system


What is Business Process Automation and How Can It Transform Your Company?

Posted by Joseph Timmins | March 14, 2018

Business process automation (BPA) enables manufacturers to remove both simple and complex steps from their processes, which streamlines operations and results in efficiency. BPA shouldn’t be confused with industrial automation (IA), which is also widely found in manufacturing companies, as they are quite different.


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Topics: business system


Kanban vs MRP: The Answer Rests in Your Forecasting Skills

Posted by Joseph Timmins | January 10, 2018

In a recent post, we discussed the value of implementing electronic Kanban (E-Kanban) into your modern ERP system. In this post, we’ll discuss some differences between manufacturing replenishment based on Kanban and MRP.


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Topics: manufacturing, kanban


Why Everyone Should Know About Your Inventory

Posted by Joseph Timmins | December 6, 2017

Which of your products should you offer on special? Which should be marked up? How should you bid on that major RFP received by your sales team? If you can’t answer these types of questions in a matter of minutes, you’re falling behind competitors who manage inventory with better ERP systems.


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Topics: ERP


Content You'll Gobble Up

Posted by Joseph Timmins | November 21, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays – which means busy, busy, busy! Now’s the time to start taking small escapes from the hustle and bustle so you don’t get burnt out.

And we’d love to help! We invite you to relax and learn from some of our best resources.


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Topics: ISO, SAP Business One, ERP


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