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From Optics to Complex Manufacturing: ERP Makes a Difference

Your business is unique, often complicated, and undergoes many changes based on customer demand.  While it may be hard to imagine that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can match your exact business needs well enough to provide the control and insight that you need, Epicor® ERP can do just that.  But don’t just take our […]

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It’s Time to Take Your Supply Chain Out of the Box

Supply chain growth can be scary, even though it’s a goal distributors set for their business.  If you’re not prepared to take your supply chain to the next level, then it’s possible your operations will suffer.  It’s easy to put aside plans for improvement when things are going well.  However, as soon as there is […]

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Medical Device Manufacturers Track Product Data from Cradle to Grave

Medical device manufacturers face tight regulations with product documentation, safety, and traceability on a day to day basis.  The ability to track detailed product data throughout a complicated supply chain, from cradle to grave, is no easy task – unless you have the right technology. If you use the right technology to integrate and strengthen […]

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Has Technology Changed Your Manufacturing Business?

Who hasn’t been changed by technology?  That’s what it does, and most the time, it’s for the better.  Software, hardware, and gadgets are continually evolving to make our personal and business lives easier, more efficient, and productive.  Here are a few ways you can stay on top of the fast-paced, technological advancements. Widen your footprint […]

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Three Reasons Why Risk Management Matters

When things are going well in the office, it’s hard to imagine that in a moment, it all can change.  There are many things, both in and out of your control, that can disrupt business and cost you thousands if not millions of dollars.  Supply chain disruption is one of the most significant interruptions that […]

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Identifying Your Need for Multiple Shipping Carriers

You may have gotten away with one shipping carrier in the past, but more and more companies are finding the need to put their eggs in multiple baskets. It’s not just convenient to have carrier options―it can be more cost-efficient, as well as help you provide better customer service. Today’s technology has changed the way […]

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Gain a Deeper Understanding of Your Supply Chain

How well do you know your supply chain – are you best friends or close acquaintances?  Spending quality time with your supply chain can save you money, sometimes significant amounts of money.  An occasional supply chain design project can streamline operations and give executives a better understanding of the nature of logistics, Steve Banker writes […]

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Five Benefits of Traceable Data

One of the greatest things to come out of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is traceable data, but what does this really mean for your business?   The ability to put your fingers on important data is really priceless.  Knowing where your raw materials come from, what they cost, what happens when they arrive at […]

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What’s in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?

A manufacturing execution system (MES) enables the manufacturer to reduce material, inventory, and labor costs through demand-driven procurement, lean scheduling opportunities, and increased real-time visibility throughout the production cycle.  Sounds complicated, but it isn’t if you have the right technology. You already have defined manufacturing operations in place.  You have a sequence of operations that […]

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Explaining the Four Parts of Supply Chain Management

A successful supply chain requires a close management of several important features:  the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) used to automate transactions, vendors and suppliers, warehouse operations, and logistics and shipping.  The success or ineffectiveness of any of these major operations can impact sales orders, purchasing, shipping and receiving, and more, much like ripples on a […]

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