Cloud ERP Revolution Hits Manufacturing

Posted by SCC-CO


Cloud ERP Revolution has officially arrived on the manufacturing shores of the USA; the ERP Revolution is here. This was the message from Santa Clarita Consultants, a provider of cloud business management platforms and enterprise application suites when they recently announced its intentions to enhance the ERP market in the USA.



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Tags: ERP, Cloud Computing, Choosing ERP, SYSPRO, cloud erp

Multi-Level Job Processing Considerations

Posted by Gerry Poe


SYSPRO ERP Multi-Level Job Creation Introduction

Make-to-order (MTO), engineer-to-order (ETO), and mixed-mode manufacturing companies using SYSPRO ERP's  Bill of Materials (BOM) Multi-level-jobs features profit where Work in Process (WIP) component sub-jobs can be automatically created throughout the WIP job creation process.



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Tags: ERP, Bill of Materials, ETO, Inventory Forecasting, SYSPRO, work in process

Contract Manufacturing Software Solution

Posted by Gerry Poe


Contract Manufacturing Software ERP Solutions



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Tags: WMS, Contract Manufacturing, ERP Software Syspro, crm

Case Study: R&D Tax Benefits Maximized by  Manufacturers using ERP Work in Process (WIP)

Posted by Gerry Poe


The U.S. offers some valuable R&D tax incentives, however, if you are not taking advantage of them, you are not getting the money available.

WIP and ERP Tax Benefits has its roots in Research and Development (R&D) tax credits for manufacturing organizations. Tapping into extended advantages of ERP’s Work In Process (WIP) application. Most teams see producing products for sale to be the sole purpose of WIP. Here is how your company, by extending the use of WIP can add value to the ROI of ERP.

WIP base functionality is Bill of Materials (BOM) execution. In this case, WIP jobs are created using BOMs, which contains Labor, and Sub-Contract Operations, and components, or materials. These lists, sequenced parts, and labor steps constitute the sum of costs and time to produce a given product. We can also say, they impact your organization, taking into account capacities to produce.



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Tags: Medical Devices, ERP Automation, Food & Beverage, r&d-tax credit, work in process

10 Crucial Questions to Ask When Selecting Enterprise Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


To grasp whether software in use or under consideration, meet your needs in today’s evolving manufacturing environment, asking the following questions are crucial:

SUPPORT FAST BUSINESS CHANGE

Software should help plan for change. Change is constant and the chief characteristic of today’s business environment. The ability to prepare for the unidentified makes it possible for corporate agility to thrive. Ongoing planning is not about being able to foresee every single event, but being able to respond fast and smart enough to exploit change. Useful software simplifies the ability to change —not only forecast information, but also supply and demand output, quickly, and provide visibility into what impacts the change will make. In today’s markets, where new product introduction is increasingly essential to growth, enterprise software should help facilitate and control new product introduction.



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Tags: Choosing ERP, Business Technology, Goal Setting, Food & Beverage, Business Strategy

Inventory Forecasting Optimization Introduction

Posted by Gerry Poe


Inventory Forecasting Overview

Inventory Forecasting is the first module within the Inventory Optimization suite. The full suite of modules comprising:

  • Inventory Forecasting
  • Inventory Families and Groupings
  • Inventory Optimization

Before inventory levels can be optimized, it is essential that sales forecasts are as accurate and reliable as possible. The Forecasting Module addresses this requirement by providing the tools to achieve this.

Given that the forecasting algorithms base their calculations exclusively on sales history, it is essential that the sales history (as held in the forecasting system) is an accurate reflection of the sales demand made on the company's inventory (i.e., it should include any sales lost because there was no inventory available to satisfy a demand).

The Sales Orders system outputs invoices, debit notes, credit notes and dispatch notes to the forecasting sales history. Also, Initial History Creation enables you to build the forecasting sales history using inventory movements as it's source.



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Tags: Inventory Forecasting, Food & Beverage, MRP, material requirements planning

Warehouse Management System Activity Exception (Slotting) Optimization

Posted by Gerry Poe


Warehouse Management Systems Slotting

Why do you see inventory items in a store on the end-caps or strategic locations on shelves? Why does it cost suppliers more discount allowances to the store for those items to be located on an end-cap instead of the middle of the shopping aisle? They are visible, quickly picked up, and are more likely the buyer will purchase them. So give your customers what they want, faster and more efficiently.



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Tags: Warehouse Management, WMS, Food & Beverage, WMS Slotting, warehouse slotting

Warehouse Management System Bin Location Management

Posted by Gerry Poe


Is 6 digits the longest you can have as a location number for ERP Warehouse Management System (WMS) Bin Location IDs?  Warehouse bin location IDs are small but powerful.

Let’s take a closer look at possibilities:



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Tags: Warehouse Management, ERP System, WMS, Inventory Control

WMS Distribution Center Competitive Workforce (Infographic)

Posted by Gerry Poe


Distribution centers, having a heavy and poignant role in customer on-time delivery and satisfaction, need the best systems and software to process materials' high throughput requirements.

Communications problems between people, technology systems (software and hardware) affecting vendors, manufacturers, buyers, and customers center around a lack of synchronization. When materials for a product mix; ranging from finished goods to raw components, lot expiry and conformance, can be tied to demand and supply chain leveling.  



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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, WMS, Warehouse Software

Service Bulletin: Microsoft Fixes Windows Update that Affected BarTender Printing

Posted by Gerry Poe


Microsoft has issued new Windows update packages to fix the printing problems introduced by the MS16-098 security updates on August 9.

We have tested these updates and can confirm that printing from BarTender now works as expected.

Update packages are currently available for Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2.



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Tags: Enterprise Support, Barcode, Barcode Printers

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