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Successful ERP Strategy for Reducing Commodity Trading Risk

If the outcome of the UK referendum is any indication, there remains significant uncertainty in the global economy. Today, businesses face risk that stems from many origins: everything from political change, climate related factors such as draught in East and Southern Africa, and the Zika virus in Latin America. Recent forecasts reveal commodity price uncertainty […]

Categories: ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, ERP Functionality

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Custom Products, One-Off Purchases in Microsoft Dynamics AX – Do You Really Need a Separate Item Number for Each?

A requirement that almost every client I have ever worked with has, but AX does not offer an actual menu item for, is handling one off purchases, custom products they might acquire for a customer’s request. These are items that need to be on inventory, as they might be listed on BoMs, consumed into production […]

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Subject Matter Experts – Who You Should Choose and How Many is Too Many for Your AX Implementation

One of the very first things clients have to do before a project takes off the ground is to select the core people involved. In the Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation world, we often refer to these users as SMEs or Subject Matter Experts. They will be the key users, and the leaders of the implementation […]

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How Leading CIOs are Doing it Right – Driving Growth and Transforming IT with Microsoft Dynamics AX

While growth in any business is exciting, learning how to deal with growth can sometimes be a struggle. Old processes can no longer keep up to demand, and growing businesses can mean multiple locations, making it much more difficult to coordinate work flows and manage inventory control. AGT Food and Ingredients was no stranger to […]

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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 […]

Categories: Customer relationship management (CRM), Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, inventory control

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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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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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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 […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, ERP for manufacturing, ERP Functionality, ERP Software Information, medical device manufacturing

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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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