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How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn
Too often, manufacturers implement technology for financial reporting, but overlook efficiencies that can generate cash flow and reduce costs on the shop floor.

barcode font  A tracking system using barcode will show where your assets are at the time they are needed — who took them last or which job they were checked out to. An integrated maintenance scheduler will flag required maintenance as it is due and assure OSHA compliance. Do you make shrinkage unacceptable? Proper control of tools and inventory prevents costs that result from hoarding, irresponsibility or downright theft. It is up to the company management to declare that shrinkage is unacceptable and to hold

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The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.  

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Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 1


Some signs of a modest economic recovery and cautious optimism are shyly popping out, although they might be only be crumbs of comfort for many unemployed regular Joes. I also saw improved optimism at the recent National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Retail Show 2010 in New York City in mid January. In contrast, the atmosphere of the same retail show one year ago felt like

barcode font  scanner to scan the barcode label on samples. Product details, including images, are then displayed on the screen. A key feature includes the buyer’s ability to enter product selection and quantity, comment on the selected product, and also request samples. The buyer can also track and provide offers, which are captured within the TradeStone system, giving everyone visibility into the supplier negotiation process. The MLM Approach At NRF 2009, TradeStone’s CEO and founder Sue Welch then discussed how Read More

Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge


Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

barcode font  Radio frequency (RF) or barcode functionality should provide the following transactions to help ease data collection: inventory move within a facility, print location labels, shipping, inventory move, physical inventory, and cycle counting. Some mill environments might have a need for yard management systems (YMS) and truck route scheduling and optimization capabilities. How This Relates to General-purpose ERP Solutions While general ERP solutions may offer a method of determining inventory availability, Read More

Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


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barcode font  data via either a barcode reader or a mobile device. Via a recently released iPhone and iPad application (which can be downloaded for free from Apple’s AppStore), users can scan barcodes (or take pictures) of inventory items and capture stock or view the inventory availability. In addition, users can remotely search for contact information (and get directions to their place via Google Maps ), and view (read-only) executive type dashboards and charts showing sales activities, inventory levels, etc. They Read More

Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


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Accounting for SMBs: A Solution Beyond Entry-level Systems Red Wing Software


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Infor Introduces Infor Factory Track for Manufacturing Process Automation


Infor has announced a new suite of cloud-based solutions for comprehensive manufacturing process automation—Infor Factory Track. The solution suite is built to provide manufacturers across all industries a set of solutions to improve operational efficiencies across the warehouse and on the shop floor.

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For many manufacturers, implementing on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems involves delays, unexpected costs, and unsatisfying results. But over the last decade, the innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model has evolved to let manufacturers move beyond traditional enterprise software. Learn how SaaS solutions can deliver ERP integration, ease of use, and up-to-date functionality.

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Over the past several years I’ve repeatedly heard of a supply chain management (SCM) software and professional services company called ClearOrbit that was recently renamed TAKE Supply Chain. I admit to initially being in a quandary how to figure out the company’s exact value proposition and differentiation, given that its corporate Web site and press release (PR) messages

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