Five Creative Ways to Productive Paperless Manufacturing

Posted by Gerry Poe


Building a Paperless Manufacturing Operation

The paperless office has been a manufacturing objective sought for years. Saving costs and the environment are admirable quests. Moving to paperless will take more than throwing out the office memos and printing fewer copies. Paperless is a new paradigm shifting the way your plant operates.

Here are a few guidelines to help avoid common mistakes that can seriously upset your effort to go green and paperless. Keep these thoughts on your mind when scoping your paperless system for a painless implementation.



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Tags: Lean Manufacturing, Paperless Software, Green Computing

Sustainable Manufacturing Plants Rock!

Posted by Gerry Poe


Manufacturing Sustainability Rocks
As cities continue to grow, as new alternatives are being developed manufacturing companies are working hard to improve their waste management processes. In a recent study conducted in 2008, Canada earned awards for municipal waste generated per capita. It seems as though all that room we had to dump our waste is no longer available, and thankfully there are revolutionary companies literally saving the planet one ton of recycled material at a time.



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Tags: Sustainability, Lean Manufacturing, Enterprise Sustainability

Factory Scheduling Enabling and Enhancing ERP

Posted by Gerry Poe


Factory Scheduling (Advanced Planning and Scheduling - APS) is designed to enable and enhance, rather than replace ERP software. It provides the detailed planning and scheduling functionality required for many companies to be more agile and respond to changes in demand.



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Tags: ERP, Lean Manufacturing, Best ERP Software Modules, SYSPRO Support

Lean ERP and Activity Based Costing

Posted by Gerry Poe


Questions to Ask Before You Implement Activity Based Costing
Managers from companies of all sizes have read about activity-based costing (ABC) or even attended conferences about ABC.  Many are now trying to reap the benefits that ABC offers.  But the rush to understand and implement ABC has caused some issues to be poorly understood.  To summarize these issues, this article identifies some questions people often ask about ABC.  Companies that answer these questions before implementing ABC are more likely to have successful ABC systems.



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Tags: ERP, Lean Operations, Lean Manufacturing, Activity Based Costing, Medical Devices

ERP Software Centralized Administration Benefits

Posted by Gerry Poe


Business Perspective:  Businesses today require user permissions, screen management, activity auditing, reporting and compliance to regulatory and internal standards. Their ERP system must be advanced to accommodate these needs without code-and-wait cycles.  Simply configure, train and use is our motto for SYSPRO 6.1 the enterprise solution.



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Tags: ERP Software, Lean Operations, Implementation, Lean Manufacturing, User Interface

The ERP Software for Every Industry

Posted by Gerry Poe


When you make the step toward enterprise control solutions; flexibility, speed, accuracy are terms promised by many, matched by few in practice.  An ERP software system must have the ability to both anticipate and react, one that operates reliably and in real time.

There are very few ERP solution providers which has decades of tested experience in providing robust ERP solutions for a wealth of manufacturing, job shop, engineer-to-order, make-to-stock, and mixed-mode industries. 



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Tags: ERP Software, Enterprise Resource Planning Software, Lean Manufacturing, SYSPRO

RFID With ERP Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


By utilizing RFID and sensor-driven applications, project implementation time can be reduced by as much as 80%.



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Tags: ERP, SCM, Manufacturing, Warehouse Management, Lean Manufacturing, RFID

Enterprise Software and Lean Manufacturing

Posted by Gerry Poe


Within the Enterprise Software world, lean manufacturing represents a cultural change at all levels of a company. The prime objective of lean manufacturing is to eliminate waste, whatever form that takes. The most obvious examples in the production area might be excess materials in storage, work-in process, and finished product waiting for buyers, but it can also be unnecessary movement of staff and many other processes that do not ‘add value’ to finished items such as setup time.



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Tags: ERP Software, Lean Operations, Lean Manufacturing

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