You’re almost there! You’ve run the gauntlet of researching various ERP vendors, carefully selected your implementation team and personnel (part 1), conducted a workflow review (part 2) of your current system, while planning for the new system (part 3), and transferred all of your key data to populate the new and improved system (part 4). The ERP vendor has left your facility and you now bear a heavy responsibility to ensure this implementation continues to be a success for your manufacturing company. Fear not, if you are working with a trusted vendor, they will never truly leave your side. Here are some key tips to remember post-implementation. Continue reading
When we started our blog series on ‘ERP Management Implementation Tips Every Manufacturer Should Know’, we originally had four installations in mind. Nearing the end of the series, we realized we didn’t want to leave you hanging post-implementation and make sure we had covered enough for you to be comfortable even after the conclusion of this blog series, just as you should feel in post-implementation.
Thus far, we have covered your implementation team (part 1), a complete workflow review (part 2), and installation and training (part 3). This fourth installment will take a deep look into your current database and what to expect to prepare to ensure your data has legs and can be effective right out of the gate. 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
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
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
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (better known as IMTS) is North America’s largest manufacturing technology trade show. Every even numbered year manufacturing companies nationwide come together in a neutral location to exhibit, discuss, educate, share, and network with one another on all the latest technological and industrial advances. The shared ultimate goal is to continue to grow and improve the rapidly evolving industry that is manufacturing. Continue reading
My son, Owen, is a Life Scout in Troop 380, and is currently working on achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts – Eagle Scout. This requires a long path and a lot of effort, as he must earn at least 21 ‘Merit Badges’ (badges that teach certain skills). The biggest piece of the rank, however, is a ‘Leadership Service Project’.
This project must be something in his church or community that benefits an organization in some way. He must lead all the way through, from project selection to planning, fundraising, materials / service procurement and leadership during the execution of the actual project. This is meant to help the young man grow in his ability to lead others toward a beneficial goal. It has to be more than simply painting or repairing something, and usually involves some pretty involved construction. Continue reading