ERP Comparison Event - Naperville, IL Sikich Naperville Office (1415 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563) Thursday, June 1 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM 4 ERP Solutions. 1 Location. 1 Afternoon. 365 GP NAV Cloud ERP “The overview helps narrow down solutions for a deep dive later in the decision making process.” “I found the demonstration very useful since we have been using the same software for the past 15+ years.” Reserve Your Seat Sponsored by: Still not convinced? Learn More “Thank you for putting on this seminar! As I move forward, this information will be quite helpful!” [...]
ERP Comparison Event - Boston, MA Boston Marriott Newton (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466) Thursday, May 18 | 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM 4 ERP Solutions. 1 Location. 1 Afternoon. 365 GP NAV Cloud ERP “The overview helps narrow down solutions for a deep dive later in the decision making process.” “I found the demonstration very useful since we have been using the same software for the past 15+ years.” Reserve Your Seat Sponsored by: Still not convinced? Learn More “Thank you for putting on this seminar! As I move forward, this information will be quite helpful!” “I [...]
For many process manufacturers, it’s not uncommon to have multiple processing stages needed in order to arrive at the final item(s). A typical scenario is to first consume raw materials to create WIP, or bulk, which might reside in a container for a period of time. Then, when it is time to produce the finished goods, the WIP, or bulk, that has been sitting in the container, is then used to make the finished products.
For many paint and coatings-based manufacturers, having the ability to dynamically analyze formula specifications can be critical to the product development process. As the quantity of an item changes, it can be a great asset to be able to see the affect on one of the many specifications pertinent to the product. Being able to view formula specifications, such as the VOC, can be critical to product development and the reduction of errors.
For many food and beverage manufacturers, having the ability to dynamically analyze nutritional information can be critical to the product development process. As the quantity of an ingredient changes, it can be a great asset to be able to see the affect on one of the many nutritional values pertinent to the product. The automation of this functionality can eliminate costly errors and free up valuable resources.
In process manufacturing, conducting material requirements planning (MRP) is crucial to ensuring on-time shipments, minimizing inventory carrying costs and keeping customers happy. Still, if not given the attention it deserves, it can set a company back and hurt customer service. Companies may carry out their MRP processes using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or even by hand. However they do it, there are proven steps they can follow to make MRP an asset to their operation that enhances performance and enables growth.
Consumers today are demanding: Personalization. Specialty products. Exclusive offers. Free shipping. Guaranteeddelivery. The fact of the matter is, only logistics companies who can provide the assets, services and technologiesto keep up with demands like these will be able to survive. As a result, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) worldwide are being driven by these changing consumerexpectations to create a new, network approach to logistics management. These dramatic effects to the supplychain are causing strategies and operations to evolve in response. 3PLs are scrambling to update antiquatedtechnology systems and boost supply chain efficiencies and capacity. But as it turns out, forcing logistics providers to succumb to a network approach in order to stay competitive isactually beneficial to more than just their customers. Logistics companies who have adopted this networkapproach to supply chain management are gaining a more complete view of the [...]
CTL Global, Third Party Logistics: A Microsoft Dynamics NAV Case Study CTL Global Inc., a third-party logistics provider (3PL), serves a wide mix of clients with varying yet always pressing needs. And, as a result, they can’t afford inefficiency or downtime in their operations. CTL was in need of a more sophisticated solution to accommodate increased client capacity, while addressing greater analytical requirements and demands. Sikich guided CTL through the implementation of its supply chain management solution powered by Microsoft Dynamics NAV – an ideal ERP solution for 3PLs – providing scalability, customization and improved market responsiveness for real time information management, ultimately resulting in long-term growth. Click Here to Read the Full Interactive Case Study How Dynamics NAV and Sikich Helped Real-Time Inventory Visibility More Efficient Import Routines [...]
For many manufacturers, it’s not uncommon to receive notice from a vendor of upcoming price increases. Prices change, it happens. As these prices change, companies need to be able to quickly determine the effect on the cost of finished products as it relates to future profitability. From the Proposed Cost Entry window, users can create a Proposed Cost ID where they can enter a new theoretical cost for a purchased ingredient. It’s important to keep in mind, this does not have to be a comprehensive list of all items – it can simply include as many or little items as needed for this analysis.
Products need to be safe for consumers, which is why companies go through rigorous quality testing upon receipt of materials and prior to releasing finished product to the public. In the event of tainted material, manufacturers need to be able to quickly determine who and what has been affected by this item. Furthermore, to meet the requirements of many compliance agencies, companies will be asked to perform mock recalls where they are graded based on both accuracy and timeliness. For many companies, this can be quite a lengthy process having to sort through stacks of handwritten documents for each production ticket…That mock recall needs to be a quick and accurate process. Using Vicinity Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics, companies can perform their mock recalls within minutes. Here we have the option to trace an item upward or downward. The downward trace would take a specific [...]