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Optimism Leads To Confidence Which Can Lead To Positive Business Outlook

In “NAM Survey Shows High Level of Business Optimism,” an article posted on MDM.com, a recent survey of manufacturers revealed high levels of optimism with their company’s outlook.  American manufacturers are making higher volumes of high quality products more than ever before.  This upward trend can lead to new jobs and business growth.  However, concerns […]

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Distributors Can Leverage ERP to Improve Customer Satisfaction

Most manufacturers and distributors traditionally look to customer relationship management (CRM) software as a solution for strengthening customer interactions and improving satisfaction levels.  However, according to a study discussed in “Putting The ERP In Customer Experience Initiatives,” posted by Erik Johnson on BusinessComputingWorld.co.uk, your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can impact customer satisfaction more than […]

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Taking Supply Chain Risk Seriously

Although many businesses are aware of risks within the supply chain, few are able to keep up with the potential perils.  Supply chain risk and contingent business interruption are not held to a level that organizations take seriously. If you are anywhere involved in the supply chain for your business, you are probably familiar with […]

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It Might Be Time for a New Warehouse Management System if…

If you wait until your warehouse operations are no longer competitive to evaluate whether or not you need a new warehouse management system (WMS), you could be placing your entire organization at a disadvantage.  Instead, take an honest look at your systems regularly with the understanding that it might be time for a new warehouse […]

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Follow the Recipe with Method of Manufacturing Management

Manufactures rely on detailed Methods of Manufacturing (BOO/BOM) for the list of operations and materials that go into the products they provide to their customers.  The MOM can include part numbers, quantities, manufacturing methods and other specifications.  Organizing all of the critical information in a MOM is important and using spreadsheets, instead of enterprise resource […]

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Improve Inventory Control Efficiency with Technology

Managing inventory requires an understanding of customer needs, sales histories, and knowing what’s in the warehouse (or warehouses) at any given time.  Having a handle on your inventory can save time, money, and improve your ability to provide customers their products on time and in budget.  Build greater control and introduce automation with an enterprise […]

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Keeping the Warehouse Clean

A clean warehouse is an important element for ensuring efficient pick, pack, and ship operations.  By clean, I don’t mean free of dust and debris, I mean free of boxes of raw materials that haven’t been accounted for and placed on inventory shelves or that are stored haphazardly around the warehouse.  An unorganized warehouse can […]

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Gain Operational Flexibility with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Manufacturers are increasingly responsible for providing customized products or asked to make last-minute changes to their products.  Depending on the technology available, your team may treat these types of product changes as a nightmare or just another way to keep your customers happy.  You don’t have to sweat customer changes when you have software, like […]

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How to Thrive on Change with ERP Software

Some people fear change and others thrive on it.  In business, technology changes, product and services change, and at the end of the day, it’s important to make sure that your customers are as happy as your pocketbook.  Embrace inevitable business changes with a flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution like Epicor® ERP (http://www.ramsys.com/epicor.php). If […]

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Quality versus Quantity: ERP Software Can Tell the Difference

In today’s competitive business world, you need to ensure quality but many of us also need to produce a large quantity in addition to tracking quality assurance.  How can you do both while tracking the difference? No matter what type of product you manufacture or distribute, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can keep your critical […]

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