In the first segment of our ‘Your ERP Implementation’ series, we discussed initial steps, procedures, and introduced a philosophy for a core implementation team. In the second, we examined the crucial aspect of a work-flow review, which then lead into installation and training. In this new segment, we will take our newly found knowledge to refine a honed implementation plan, based on specific structures, needs, and requirements, to ensure best results throughout the ERP project. Continue reading
With the Presidential election just a few mere weeks away, there are a lot of rumors about what is to come in the manufacturing industry. Will there be significant change, funds added, or funds cut, especially in the aerospace and defense industries?
Many manufacturers have spoken out, including customers and prospects of ours, who are genuinely worried and have cut back on certain expenditures in order to minimize risk for 2013. With that said, the one trend which remains true is, regardless of what happens in the marketplace, more and more manufacturers are realizing that in order to continue growing and competing at a high level, they need a manufacturing system in place to help with their visibility on their shop floor through the front office and to increase quality, on-time delivery, and cash flow, amongst many other areas. Continue reading
When we last left the story of my son, Owen, who was working toward his Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts , almost a year ago, Owen had just finished the biggest piece of the Eagle Scout rank, the Service Project. His project was to build a walkway for our local church, to provide a safe and stable walking surface for employees and visitors to the church offices. With the help of ProfitKey’s ERP (enterprise resource planning software) manufacturing software, Owen completed his project and earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Continue reading
Salem, NH – October 4, 2012 –
ProfitKey International LLC, a leader in providing ERP, MRP, and MES solutions to small and mid-sized manufacturing businesses for over 30 years, announced today that they will continue their marketing stride by exhibiting at the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s (SME) EASTEC 2013. From May 14-16 the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA will be the home of EASTEC 2013, a show held every two years designed to bring various manufacturing companies, experts, and students along the east coast together to network, discuss trends, and share knowledge, all for the betterment of the industry. Continue reading
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On Thursday, October 11th 2012 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Business and Industry Association of NH (BIA of NH) will serve host to the 10th annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit. Sponsored by Governor John Lynch, the summit is a great opportunity for local manufacturing businesses to hear from industry and technology professionals. Latest manufacturing trends and solutions, as well as networking with other manufacturing companies, will be conducted over in various workshops, seminars and discussions about the different industries. Continue reading
If you are in manufacturing, your inventory data, customer & prospect records, and all other databases on your server, are probably the most vital commodity to you, after what’s actually out on your shop floor. After all is said and done, you want to sit back, relax (term used very lightly in manufacturing), and not have to worry that your extremely important server could crash from under you, and without warning. Unfortunately, like any other tangible good, this can happen without proper maintenance. These unexpected crashes are even more common in those manufacturers that are small to mid-sized (SMBs) who do not have the luxury of an IT (information technology) department and/or IT director. There is good news, though. There are opportunities to outsource professional services that can monitor your company’s technological behavior, on a daily basis, for tens of thousands less than it would take to hire a full-time staff member. Continue reading
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Balancing Manufacturing Supply And Demand With ERP
Are you confident that MRP purchase recommendations reflect actual inventory requirements? Do you know whether sales order promise dates account for actual materials, capacity, and scheduling constraints? If you answer “no” to these and similar questions, your manufacturing business might want to think about how it can leverage ERP (enterprise resource planning) software to improve customer service and operating efficiency. Continue reading