Product Stability and Reliability Using Engineering Change Control

Posted by Gerry Poe


Engineering Change Control Systems Empower Simplification and Standardization.
Many small-to-mid-sized organizations follow the same manual engineering change processes (ECR(change request)-ECN(change notice)-ECO(change order)) are manually created using text document templates, the BOM (bill of materials) is a spreadsheet, copies of the documents are attached, packaged and manually routed through office (e)mail or hand-carried from one engineer/reviewer/checker to the next. This process hasn't really changed much in decades. Last, but not least, don't forget about the documentation updates.



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Tags: Change Management, SYSPRO Support

Integrated Document Management for SYSPRO ERP

Posted by Gerry Poe


Integrated Document Management for SYSPRO ERP
Dash’s ddxSuite™, SYSPRO Integrated Document Management solution which is cost effective, "green minded" – including document management, archival and automated delivery of your valuable business documents. With DAsh's ddx you will find, preserve, share, protect and deliver documents better, faster and with less effort — reducing costs, boosting productivity, and improving communications while increasing profitability.



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Tags: Best ERP Software, Document Management, SYSPRO Support

ABCs of ERP Advanced Cycle Counting

Posted by Gerry Poe



Best Practices:
Inventory cycle counting, stock-take, inventory counting processes, policies and procedures, traditionally, cause much pain and are costly. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, eCommerce, construction or plumbing company your inventory levels can make or break your day. The tools we have makes this a reality. In the SYSPRO world of "counting tools", we have some advanced methods and software to assist. Advanced cycle count systems like SuttonDirect's product, provide us with fast and accurate ways to verify and schedule inventory quantity verification. The ability to assign stock codes into control groups, for one thing, ensures us that our high volume inventory is accurate, enabling reliability to meet customer needs.



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Tags: Inventory, Cycle Counting, SYSPRO, SYSPRO Support, WMS Slotting

Brainstorming Asks Questions and Solves Problems

Posted by Gerry Poe


Like a "sixth sense", brainstorming or feedback for clarity is critical to the Five Systems for Success.  Without early and often feedback processes, we could build a bridge to nowhere.  With brainstorming, we assimilate the broad-based input and thinking from our teams.



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Tags: ERP, Best ERP Software, SYSPRO, SYSPRO Support

Sales Tax Surprisingly Effects Your Business

Posted by Gerry Poe



Sales tax management and compliance is more complicated than ever before. To be frank: the states which are broke are using sales tax more and more to recover deficits. Constantly changing sales tax rules, guidelines, and jurisdiction boundaries increases revenues and complicates business. Inter-state and intra-state taxes are becoming difficult to manage and monitor changes. The effect of this is can leave your business vulnerable to and unprepared for sales tax audits.



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Tags: Best ERP Software, SYSPRO Support

Do Your KPIs Before They Do Forensics

Posted by Gerry Poe



Visualize your business before the forensics team arrives.
Business success and failure may be as close as the hair on a dog's back. Business histories, financial burdens, failing economies, declining sales and profits, increasing costs and operating expenses are all in the forensic closet. These factors come to bear in the analytics of business intelligence dashboards. The clues are there all along. If we take the time to develop and use proper key performance indicators (KPIs), we have a change to make a difference.



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Tags: Best ERP Software, SYSPRO, SYSPRO Support

Inventory Costs Are Causing ERP Seismic Reactions

Posted by Gerry Poe


Is your inventory costing cause seismic reactions in your company?
Maintaining accurate inventory costs, booking measurable variances and cost-of-goods-sold are necessary materials and accounting control process. Taking care to do this properly means reliability for reporting those costs of goods, cash flow forecasting, purchasing and financial planning.



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Tags: Best ERP Software, SYSPRO, SYSPRO Support

APICS Calendar of Events - Lean ERP Best Practices

Posted by Gerry Poe


LEAN ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP – A multi-session Seminar focusing on Lean Implementation from Culture to Execution
The Lean Enterprise Workshop takes place over seven sessions and contains exercises and real-world examples beginning with the "House of Toyota" and encompassing formal Lean methodologies including, takt time, Kanbans, use of pull scheduling coupled with "heijunka" load leveling, value stream mapping, poka yokes, 5S and more including broader concepts of continuous improvement involving FMEA, Six Sigma and PDCA with an ultimate focus on building an executable action plan designed for your organization.

As more organizations go lean, the demand for skilled workers and a system-wide approach for developing and implementing lean project plans is escalating. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to map the path to lean culture at your organization.


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Tags: ERP Software, Lean, Lean Enterprise, SYSPRO Support

Electronic Signatures Answer To ERP Security

Posted by Gerry Poe


E-Signatures (e-sigs) are electronic indication of SYSPRO system user's approval to the contents of enterprise software documents, messages, or data recordings. When electronic signatures are an operative part of ERP transactions, which require normal "stamp-of-approval", are enabled using SYSPRO's Electronic Signatures. Electronic Signatures are a standard part of security and operations control structures for SYSPRO ERP.



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Tags: Best ERP Software, ERP Support, SYSPRO Support

ERP Backup Before Upgrades and Enhancements

Posted by Gerry Poe


Backing up your ERP before upgrades and enhancements is mission critical.
Installing and upgrading SYSPRO ERP software, while preserving company settings, is critical to operational continuity.



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