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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: ERP, manufacturing

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

Macola 10 Blends Broad Functionality with Extreme Usability

Posted by Joseph Timmins | March 2, 2018

Macola 10 (M10) is a purpose-built ERP meant for SMB manufacturers and wholesale distributors. A more modern ERP system that offers extreme flexibility, M10 is deployable on premise, compatible with Windows operating systems, and accessible from any device at any time.

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Topics: macola 10

How to Transform a Growing Manufacturing Business with Modern ERP

Posted by Joseph Timmins | February 14, 2018

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If you run a small or midsized manufacturing business, you know how difficult it is to transform operations and position your company for significant growth – that’s why our recently published case study about Rhode Island-based Denison Pharmaceuticals is a must read.

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Topics: ERP, Exact Macola 10

Considering a new ERP? Look at Your Organization First

Posted by Joseph Timmins | January 24, 2018

I meet companies every day that are limping along with older enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and think new will always be better. There’s no question that ERP capabilities now blow away what was available 10 years ago and annihilate what was available 20 years ago – but that’s purely from a technical function standpoint. Way more important is your organization’s capability.

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Topics: ERP

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

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