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10 Most Under Used Features in Dynamics GP

Because you're reading this, I know one thing about you...you're serious about Microsoft Dynamics GP. In fact, you're undoubtedly one of those people who:

  • Strive to excel in the work that you do which in turn makes your organization better, faster and smarter.
  • Realize that modern business solutions not only connect people inside and outside your organization, they also give context and insight which drives better decisions and boosts productivity.
  • Know that smart decisions that have a direct impact on your bottom line-increasing margins and improving your cash flow.

And, we're so glad you share our passion!
 
That is why you are exclusively invited to join us for the 10-Most Underused Features of Microsoft Dynamics GP webcast. If you related to any or all of the three points made above, you MUST be a part of this upcoming event.

On June 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM Pacific Time, financial systems expert Laura Peters will conduct a one-hour webcast on the 10- Most Underused Features of Microsoft Dynamics GP. During this incredible event, you will discover:  

  • The 10-most underused features of Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • How utilizing these features can directly affect your organization's bottom line
  • Accelerating your return on investment while making it easy to access critical information

Did I mention that the webcast is FREE? This is a fantastic opportunity. But only a limited number of spots are available, so don't delay, register today!

Please feel free to contact us anytime should you need anything or have any questions. Remember, the event it coming soon. Don't hesitate! Reserve your spot now!

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Beyond Software: 6 Effective Inventory Management Practices

Many distributors are lured to new software solutions based on their promises to help manage inventory. Because inventory is the largest and most important asset for many distributors, managing it efficiently is critical to remaining profitable and competitive. So, it’s no wonder that inventory management is such a driving factor in distribution software selection. However, effective inventory...

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Tags: Distribution Software, Inventory management software, Microsoft Dynamics partner California, Dynamics ERP for Distribution


Leverage Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP for a Greener Workplace

It’s becoming more and more common for businesses to comply with a growing set of local environmental regulations and with customer requirements that it run a greener business. A greener business means a couple of things: sustainability and productivity. Green businesses waste fewer resources and leverage the right tools to make the most of their employees’ time. It’s not only...

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Tags: business intelligence and ERP, ERP Software Information, Green IT, Microsoft Dynamics GP California, Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP Software Information, Finance Department Tips & Tricks, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


More than 90% of Distributors Consider Information Technology a Critical Component of Business Operations

A recent Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Survey indicated one of the top 3 critical areas of technology needs for manufacturers and distributors is operational and process improvement. Microsoft Dynamics GP provides significant operational improvement for distribution companies by fully integrating data throughout the organization, and providing ease of access to information through...

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Tags: Cut Costs with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Distribution, Dynamics GP, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, California Dynamics GP Partner, wholesale/distribution, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Strategies to Optimize WMS (Warehouse Management)

In today’s tight economic times, many distribution companies are facing issues with reducing operating expenses while maximizing the utilization of resources. Today’s distribution management challenges include:

  • Satisfying increasingly demanding customers
  • Increasing visibility into your supply chain
  • Improving inventory controls
  • Controlling operational...

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Tags: distribution add-ons for microsoft dynamics erp, Microsoft Dynamics for Distribution, microsoft dynamics gp california partner, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ISV/Add On Products, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Microsoft Dynamics GP Integrate with Bar-Coding and Scanning Systems

In the supply chain and logistics industry today, companies are trying to improve processes in every facet of their business. Streamlining processes leads to resource availability, and ultimately a quicker supply chain. However, many companies are not aware that Microsoft Dynamics GP has the ability to integrate with several bar-coding and scanning systems. This integration can assist...

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Tags: dynamics gp California Partner, microsoft dynamics gp distribution, California microsoft dynamics gp, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution


Transform Your Warehouse Into A High Performance Distribution Center

Distribution Centers today are under increasing pressure to deliver efficient pick, pack and ship processes, while simultaneously coping with a myriad of challenges facing their industry. While many of us may not have walked through a Distribution Center, consider that every time you visit your local grocery store, you are in fact acting as your personal picker, fulfilling your personal order...

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Tags: Dynamics GP for Distributors, great plains partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Selection Tips, Dynamics ERP for Distribution


3 Ways to Improve Consumer Packaged Goods Distribution (CPG)- Customers’ Satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics GP

You face short product life cycles, inventory management issues, and margin pressures – and we’re talking about your CPG customers’ satisfaction? You bet. When properly deployed, Dynamics GP can help you solve these three business-breaking challenges and become your indispensible customer service ally.

  • Pain #1- Effectively Managing and Tracking Inventory: Microsoft...

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Tags: consumer packaged goods distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Improve Food and Beverage Distribution Customers’ Satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics® GP

We established 6 specific ways to improve and measure wholesale distribution customer satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics GP in our last few posts. This week, we demonstrate how the Food and Beverage Industry can remove 3 major pain points while measuring and improving customer satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

  • Pain #1- Monitoring and Ensuring Food Safety: The Microsoft...

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Tags: customer satisfaction, Food and Beverage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Reduce Order Processing Time by 50% Using Microsoft Dynamics GP

How many of you can relate to this? A company I have been working with had a common problem: old, outdated software and the business processes, and bottlenecks to go with them. They set out to upgrade their old ERP system, but get more value for their software dollar. Using Microsoft Dynamics GP, they have improved time-to-customer, reduced overhead costs, and obtained a level of visibility...

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Tags: California distribution, California GP Great Plains Partner, California microsoft dynamics GP partner, nevada dynamics GP partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ISV/Add On Products


Dynamics GP Makes Distribution Transparent

For many people, the distribution industry is viewed as simply “buy stuff, store stuff, and sell stuff”. How much does it take to really manage a distribution business? The answer, not surprisingly, is “how successful do you want your distribution business to be”? When should I buy new items?  Is it time to off-load that stale-dated inventory? Who...

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Tags: Dynamics GP Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP 11, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics GP Southern California, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Smooth Warehouse Workflow with Advanced Distribution

For many distributors the complexity of their pick, pack, and ship process has outpaced their supporting systems. Multiple warehouses and increasing inventory items require additional controls to ensure accurate order fulfillment. With Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Distribution tracking the status of inventory items as they flow from order to invoice is easy. Fulfillment orders provide the...

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Tags: Advanced Distribution Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP Delaware, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, ERP Software Information


Two Manufacturing Companies Replaced Peachtree with Microsoft Dynamics GP

We’ve had two manufacturing companies recently replace their Peachtree software with Microsoft Dynamics GP in order to facilitate growth of their companies. Both companies had requirements easily met by
Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing modules.

The discrete manufacturer outsourced manufacturing to two subcontractors—one that supplied some of the components and added...

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Tags: California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Peachtree vs Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, Dynamics vs. Entry Level Accounting Software Packages, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Where is My Production Schedule?

I have worked with mid-sized manufacturing companies for over a decade and have looked at several APS or Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems that integrate to ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Especially a graphical tool with a Gantt chart that production planner can change the schedule by dragging and dropping. Most manufacturing companies don’t think they have a huge need...

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Tags: advanced planning, aps, manufacturing, manufacturing discrete, process manufacturing, production scheduling, scheduling, Dynamics GP for Distribution, Dynamics GP for Manufacturing, ERP Software Information


What is Process Manufacturing?

It may be confusing to understand that there is more than one branch of manufacturing that produces different types of products. One in particular is process manufacturing. Process manufacturing is the production of goods in bulk that undergo techniques of being blended rather than being assembled (otherwise known as discrete manufacturing). Some of the primary industries that would be...

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Tags: chemical manufacturing, Dynamics GP, ERP Manufacturing, ERP selection, food manufacturing, California Microsoft Dynamics ERP, process manufacturing, Choosing a VAR/Partner, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Manufacturing - Automotive Parts, ERP Software Information


Price. Speed. Quality. Pick Two

You might remember this equation from your college Business 101 class. Companies can compete on price, quality and speed (product or service delivery), but have to pick two out of the three. The conventional wisdom dictated that you couldn’t do them all and survive.

Fast forward to today, a business environment where your customers are expecting all three. Quality has become a...

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Tags: Distribution ERP Software, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP selection, ERP Software, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP Supply Chain Management, California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Compare Accounting Software Packages, Dynamics ERP for Distribution


Reporting And Analytics Help Distribution Company Become Industry Leader

A recent Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Survey indicated that one of the top 3 critical areas of technology needs for manufacturers and distributors is better reporting and analytics. Even companies which report their needs are being met by their current IT systems should be looking for ways to expand the use of their data. The company that has the right data in real time can make the...

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Tags: Dynamics GP, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, California Dynamics GP Partner, wholesale/distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ERP Software Information, Financial Reporting


Better Backorder Management with Microsoft Dynamics GP

When you customer places an order, the last thing you want to tell them is that an item that they want to purchase is not in stock. Microsoft Dynamics GP can help you avoid backorders in the first place and – when an item sells out more quickly than planned – you can manage the process more efficiently. What if you could take some of the guesswork out purchasing? Your purchasing...

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Tags: Advanced Distribution Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP California, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution


Top 5 Key Performance Indicators for Distributors

Every industry has specific KPIs, or key performance indicators, that should be constantly monitored to make sure the business is tracking to plan. For distributors, and any company that operates using a distribution business model, we’ve outlined five KPIs that should be on your radar.  The most accurate way to track these KPIs is by using both an ERP and CRM solution that integrate...

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Tags: Distribution Software, ERP for Distribution, California Microsoft Partner, Inventory Management, GP for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Manufacturing - Automotive Parts, ERP Software Information


Distribution Companies Preserve More Profit

Distribution companies are under intense competitive pressure to offer more value to customers, sooner, and at lower prices. How do you preserve margins in this environment? An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, tailored specifically to streamline your operations, solves this challenge.

Disconnected software systems, where the software in accounting, sales, inventory management, and...

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Tags: Distribution Company System, Distribution Processing System, ERP Software solution, ERP System, California microsoft dynamics gp, Microsoft Dynamics for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Manufacturing - Automotive Parts, ERP Software Information


Is It Shipping Today?

One of the common requests that we get from our distribution clients sounds something like, “We need to create a report that runs every night so when the owner arrives in the morning he or she can see what is
scheduled to ship that day.” In the distribution industry, what’s shipping each day is the single most critical piece of information that allows that owner to know...

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, Optimizing inventory warehouse ERP, California Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Web Portals Interfaced to Microsoft Dynamics GP – Economical, Efficient and Effective

A number of our clients are deploying cost-saving web portals that interface with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The separation between power users inside Dynamics and portal users makes for a very efficient system in regard to cost, security, and performance. Whatever the type of portal – purchase requisitions, employee requests for PTO, dealer orders, or an outright retail ecommerce site &...

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Tags: ecommerce, Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Web Portals, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Cost of Accounting Software, ERP Software Implementation Tips, ERP Software Information, ISV/Add On Products, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Formula Manufacturers: Inventory Control Issues A Recipe For Disaster

Most formula manufacturers that I encounter are constantly looking at ways to improve their inventory costs and reliability. Nothing is worse for them than having a customer order and/or production ticket ready for staging only to find that the raw materials are not available. During my review of  business processes for prospects many times the Material Planner/Purchasing Manager...

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Tags: chemical manufacturing, formula manufacturing, inventory control, inventory management, process manufacturing, production scheduling, recipe manufacturing, california microsoft dynamics gp, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, ERP Software Information


4 Reasons Companies Choose Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distribution?

Distribution companies face four crucial challenges that determine business success:

1) Streamlining distribution 2) Satisfying customers 3) Maintaining productive relationships with partners and suppliers 4) Reducing time to market

Microsoft Dynamics GP helps you to meet these challenges by allowing you to improve supply chain processes, manage inventory more effectively, and incorporate...

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, Microsoft Dynamics GP California, California microsoft dynamics gp, California Microsoft Dynamics GP partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Drop Shipping Made Easy With Dynamics GP

Who says you need to procure inventory and stock it all in your own warehouse or 3PL? Why incur the carrying cost? Why pay all those warehouse workers to drive around on their forklifts? Why invest in a complicated Warehouse Management System (WMS) to track picking routes, movements, etc.? Why can’t it be easier? OK, so maybe the dream of completely eliminating the need...

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Tags: 3PL, Drop Ship, Drop Shipping, Dynamcis GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics GP California, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP Software Information


E-Commerce Capabilities with Microsoft Dynamics GP

There can be a lot of planning and complexity when it comes to the idea of trying to integrate an e-commerce system with an ERP system. An approach that combines e-commerce and an ERP system like Microsoft Dynamics GP can play a huge role in facilitating the business processes as well as increasing your ability to sell online. Nowadays it is not uncommon for customers and suppliers to request the...

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Tags: E-Commerce, Microsoft Dynamics GP, eCommerce for Dynamics ERP


How Can Customer Segmentation Help Your Wholesale Distribution Business?

We all want to be treated fairly and be sure our customers are treated fairly while maximizing every customer’s contribution to your business. Many Wholesale Distributors tend to treat all customers the same, not recognizing that some customers are looking for value added services to help them lower their cost of doing business. Some of your customers don’t appreciate, nor do they...

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Tags: Dynamics GP Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, California Dynamics GP Partner, Nevada Dynamics GP partner, Oregon Dynamics GP partner, Arizona Dynamics GP Partner, wholesale/distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Selling Across Multiple Online Storefronts

Since 2004, numerous online businesses have directly benefitted from selling their products on multiple sites, such as eBay, Amazon, Buy.com, Shopping.com and their own website (or websites). These business owners are also integrating their online storefronts with their ERP and CRM applications in order to deliver greater customer service and drive down business costs. Why make multiple storefronts...

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Tags: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce Cloud Solutions, ERP and CRM Integrated with eCommerce, Online Storefront, Dynamics ERP for Retail, eCommerce for Dynamics ERP


What Can Microsoft Dynamics GP Do for the Supply Chain?

When I come across a great article about Microsoft Dynamics GP, I feel compelled to share it with people. This is especially true when the article relates to manufacturing and supply chain, which are MRP’s areas of expertise.  Rakesh Kumar, Global Industry Product Director Manufacturing Industry, at Microsoft Business Solutions put together a thought provoking article that sums...

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Tags: ERP Supply Chain, gp manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, Microsoft dynamics GP Partner in California, Microsoft Dynamics GP Supply Chain Management, About Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing


Improve Customer Loyalty Through Performance Management

Historically, organizations measured performance through financial results, either the success of profits or failure through liquidation. Traditional performance measures, based on cost accounting information, provide little support to organizations trying to build the total quality processes that performance management requires. True performance management should map process outcomes to customer...

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Tags: export to excel, Key Performance Indicators, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Microsoft Dynamics GP, About Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, Dynamics vs. Midmarket Accounting Software Packages


Optimize Production and Promotions in Your Niche Market with Microsoft Dynamics GP

A health food client knows that offering low calorie, high fiber, and low fat breads should be a no-brainer for their consumers. But making an imprint on their niche market of health foods was harder than they expected. They were using MAS90 for their production and financial solution and struggling to meet the demands of their niche market. Since they provide their bakery product to grocers around...

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Tags: Dynamics GP vs. Sage MAS 90/200, food manufacturing, California Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, About Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, Dynamics vs. Midmarket Accounting Software Packages, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Manufacturing 2.0: From Manufacturing to Marketing

Although it may sound like a self-serving finding, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness/Deloitte study mentioned earlier indicates that the best-performing manufacturers apply advanced technology better than their competitors do. The application of advanced IT, as all- encompassing, including systems within the organization that support production lines to applications that support global sales...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Supply (and Demand) Chain

The more pragmatic application of process improvement expertise continues to extend beyond the shop floor as well as beyond the four walls of the company. This work involves pricing, product innovation, traditional business forecasting and more traditional forms of supply chain optimization designed to address fluctuating fuel and transportation costs, regulatory changes, demand for product customization...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Shop Floor

The process improvement efforts, most notably Six Sigma and lean manufacturing initiatives, have produced impressive improvements and some additional needs. The U.S. has one of the most productive manufacturing workforces in the world. Factories are doing more with less, but clients need to figure out how they can produce even more with even less—and “without umpteen Six Sigma black...

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Tags: Six Sigma, lean manufacturing


Manufacturing 2.0: Strategy

The demand for growth strategy work as well as mergers & acquisition (M&A) due diligence and integration services should rise in coming months. At the strategic level, companies also need help figuring out which international markets to target and how to enter them. Exporting and working globally is something that makes sense, but it is a challenge for many manufacturers because they are...

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Tags: MRP Consulting, Manufacturing Resource Partners


Manufacturing 2.0: Simplicity Sells

Given the difficult and multifaceted nature of the challenges confronting North American manufacturers it is not surprising that the bulk of client demand relate to work and projects designed to reduce complexity—within strategy, on the shop floor, in supply chains and throughout information technology (IT) environments. A recent Bain study of about 1,000 companies finds that roughly 70 percent...

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Tags: North American manufacturers


Manufacturing 2.0: Energy, Volatility, Rules and Age

The role of manufacturing consultants has changed dramatically in recent years—“20 years ago, you had guys who smelled of the oily rag making the lines run faster,” notes one industry veteran—because of the number and magnitude of pressures and challenges confronting the industry. These forces, which include several forms of volatility as well as global competition and sustainability...

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Tags: manufacturing consultants


Manufacturing 2.0

These days, thought leaders in the sector are focused on strategy, supply chain, sales & marketing, regulation & risk, process improvement, product innovation, sustainability and more. In short, we’ve moved way beyond the shop floor. The challenges and consulting opportunities within the North American manufacturing industry have less to do with manufacturing these days. That&rsquo...

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Tags: strategy, supply chain, sales & marketing, regulation & risk, process improvement, product innovation, sustainability


Invest in More Flexibility this Year

With the multitude of options out there today, your ERP solution should fit your business processes. Instead of tailoring your work to what your solution can do, you could have freedom to create what’s best for you. Don’t feel ashamed if you’ve given in to your ERP solution. Many companies end up doing this for one reason or another. They don’t have budget for a new solution...

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Tags: California Dynamics GP Partner, ERP Software Information, ERP Software Research, California Microsoft GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Research, Accounting Software Selection Tips, Choosing a VAR/Partner, ERP Software Implementation Tips, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Manufacturing Wind Turbines Brings Hundreds of Jobs To Michigan

Two hundred new jobs will be coming to Eaton Rapids, Michigan through building wind turbines. This was the announcement highlighted recently at the event at Dowding Industries/ Astraeus Wind Energy, where the BlueGreen Alliance was joined by Senator Debbie Stabenow as well as business, labor, environmental, civic and investor leaders. To further emphasize the importance and opportunity in Michigan...

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Tags: alliance, Columns, Wind Power, Green Jobs, Renewable Energy, Wind Power


Design Optimization and Manufacturing Cost Reduction

Many points affect the design of a product including the function of the product; the complexity of the product; the time to get it to market; product design, engineering, and tools used; the experience level of the staff producing the final product; the environment the product is being manufactured in; product competition in the market; and of course product manufacturing costs. Design for manufacturing...

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Tags: Manufacturing Cost Reduction


Is Technology Powering Your Business?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is defined as a system that weaves together management information (both internal and external) across an entire organization.  This includes finances, accounting, manufacturing, sales, service, customer relationship management, distribution, and any other sectors of a company. Essentially, ERP should power, connect, and facilitate everything an organization...

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Research, Accounting Software Selection Tips


Manufacturers Give Back

Manufacturers do more than create jobs, generate economic growth, and make the products we all depend on.  For example: Ball Corporation and its employees raised almost $1 million for two Colorado United Way chapters in a mere one week time span in October.  All told, over the last decade, the United Way has received more than $6 million from Ball and its employees. Ball is one of the...

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Tags: Manufacturers, Ball Corporation, Colorado United Way


Dynamics GP vs. NetSuite: A True Story of Flexibility

One of the greatest selling points of NetSuite is its packaged cloud functionality that reduces upfront IT costs and speeds up and simplifies deployment.  While this is what drives many businesses to select a NetSuite solution, it is also the reason they leave NetSuite.  NetSuite lacks the one thing that organizations need to thrive in a dynamic marketplace: flexibility. We are currently...

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Tags: California Microsoft Dynamics GP partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics vs. On Demand/Online Packages, Hosted/On Demand/SAAS/Cloud


Why Manufacturers Should Invest in ERP Software and Technology

Most manufacturers are very concerned with operations and place less emphasis on the finance or accounting operations.  They understand where their money is made: on the plant floor. However, this thought process can often lead to much less attention being paid to how much time clerks are spending entering data and how much time is spent finding and adjusting inventory. I have seen...

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Tags: chemical manufacturing, ERP, food manufacturing, formula based manufacturing, formula manufacturing, inventory management, process manufacturing, recipe manufacturing, California Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Manufacturing revs up in good sign for economy

The U.S. economy has been showing signs of gathering some speed recently. Factories are running at a faster pace; inflation is almost nonexistent; and there's even been some hiring, recent data show. The speed bump on the road ahead may be Europe, however, economists say.

"The consistent theme in the recent flow of economic data has been one of accelerating momentum in economic activity,"...

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Tags: economy, employment, fed, inflation, workplace


Manufacturing Productivity Jumps 5.4 Percent in Third Quarter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nonfarm business labor productivity rose 3.1 percent in the third quarter, with unit labor costs falling 2.4 percent. (All percentages are in annual rates of growth.) For manufacturers, we saw a return to healthy 5.4 percent jump in productivity. For durable goods industries, the increase was even larger at 9.9 percent. Other than in the second quarter...

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Tags: The Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Fastest-Growing U.S. Manufactured Goods Export Market this Year is….

No,not China!  Its Chile!

Of the 25 largest markets for U.S. exports of manufactured goods, so far this year the title of fastest-growing goes to Chile, where U.S. exports of manufactured goods are up 41.9 percent through August, two and a half times as fast as the 16 percent increase in U.S. exports to the world. Exports to Chile have been spurred particularly by a 70 percent increase...

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Tags: exports, manufactured goods exports, manufacturers, manufacturing


Manufactured Goods Exports Outpace Imports

Exports of manufactured goods continued to dominate total U.S. exports in September, per the Commerce Department trade data released today.  Manufactured goods accounted for 80 percent of goods exports and nearly 60 percent of overall exports of goods and services in September.

Manufactured goods exports in September were $100 billion — 15 percent larger than in September 2010,...

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Tags: free trade agreements, international trade, manufacturers, manufacturing


Beware of ERP Software Demos

If you have ever gone shopping for any business software that required more than a little spending money, you have probably met with vendors and tried out demos of their products. For the vendors, it is all about emotions. When it is time for the demo, the logical discussion is over, and the vendor is hoping to impress you and draw you in with the software’s sparkly visual appeal...

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Tags: California GP Great Plains Partner, California Microsoft Partner, erp software demo, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Choosing a VAR/Partner


Manufacturing and the World Series

I read an interesting article a few days ago from the Texas Department of Agriculture titled ‘Without Agriculture There Would be No World Series’. This title peaked my interest since I was up late watching the Rangers and Cardinals. I had no rooting interest in either team but that is an altogether different story. Reading this article was very interesting; it lists all the...

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Tags: California manufacturing, California manufacturing software, California Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP Software Information


Are You Confident Your ERP Software is Running Correctly?

A study which was published last month, found that just seven per cent of business bosses are confident the software their company is running is deployed correctly. How can that be possible? Were they present during the planning phase and beta-test period when the software was rolled out? Did they forget to mention an important function that they wanted in their software? Maybe...

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Tags: business intelligence, California Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Research, Choosing a VAR/Partner, ERP Software Implementation Tips, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Stay Focused and Stay Sharp

Someone who seems to be knowledgeable in a broad range of trades but is not necessarily great at any particular one is commonly referred to as a “Jack of all Trades, Master of None”.  A similar effect can
happen with business applications too. Organizations can take the right path to software selection by being laser-focused on the business issues that need to be addressed...

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Microsoft SQL Server Advantage

When choosing a new ERP system, (financial management or accounting solution) it is important to consider the technical underpinnings and the advantages during the software evaluation process.  Microsoft
Dynamics® GP is built on Microsoft SQL® Server, which has many advantages when using, maintaining, and reporting on the system.

SQL Server is a relational database created...

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Tags: Accounting Software Selection, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP Software, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Selection Tips, Compare Accounting Software Packages


Report Shows Manufacturing Sector Still Growing

A monthly manufacturing survey from the Institute for Supply Management released Monday shows the factory sector is still growing, albeit modestly. The ISM’s U.S. manufacturing ISM index showed a reading of 51.6 for September, coming in above expectations after a reading of 50.6 in August. A reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector. Separately, a report on U.S. construction spending...

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Tags: economy, manufacturing, ism


Data Migration and ERP Implementations: Do Not Be Afraid

You’ve undoubtedly heard the horror stories of botched data migration and the disastrous effects it can have on ERP implementations. Some businesses are so terrified of the process that they remain prisoners to their ill-fitting, work-around accounting software, when what they need is an integrated business management solution. Data migration doesn’t have to be a nightmare.&nbsp...

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Tags: Data Migration for Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP implementation tips, California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Research, Accounting Software Selection Tips, Dynamics vs. Entry Level Accounting Software Packages, Dynamics vs. Midmarket Accounting Software Packages


TrophyWare vs Software That Just Works

Microsoft, Oracle, SAP...these are the big dogs in ERP software. Yes I know there are others...nobody invests back into ther systems and has the resourses that these three companies have to keep their respective systems on the forefront of technology. Only Microsoft invests more into their systems more than Oracle and SAP...combined!

Sure, if you are looking for an ERP system that will...

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Tags: California microsoft dynamics GP partner, California Microsoft Partner, Dynamics GP Distribution


What A Prospect Learned When They Didn’t Choose Microsoft Dynamics GP

I recently checked back with my champion at a prospect client, a sale which I lost about four months ago. The selected upgraded software is purchased; the annual plan locked in; funds are spent for implementation, consulting, travel expenses, and training. All that’s left is “free” online training. The key employee that drove the decision has dug his heels in to defend the implementation...

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Tags: consultant, Dynamics GP, implementation, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Wholesale Distribution, Compare Accounting Software Packages, Cost of Accounting Software, Dynamics vs. Midmarket Accounting Software Packages, ERP Software Implementation Tips, ERP Software Information, ISV/Add On Products, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Training


Make the Smart Move From QuickBooks to Dynamics GP

It never ceases to amaze me when I come across companies that have clearly outgrown QuickBooks but haven’t invested in a more robust and scalable ERP system, like Microsoft Dynamics GP. We see companies that have really been struggling for years and years to run a successful business on software that no longer supports their needs.  Often, they end up with tons of spreadsheets that have...

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Effective ERP Demands Updated Business Processes

Remote operations, home-based workers and accelerating customer expectations are all reasons that smart organizations are revisiting their current business processes. Many of the processes that worked when the entire team was in one warehouse or office don’t provide the best support for the extended workplace. Customers expect immediate responses with real time status.

Department managers...

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Can Custom ERP Software Inhibit Business Agility?

Over 50% of companies say that ERP systems lock them into rigid business processes which are very difficult to change once implemented.  This report shows that businesses become less agile because the cost and effort to reconfigure the existing system becomes too expensive. So how can you maintain your agility while benefitting from the capabilities of a custom ERP solution? Agility can mean...

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Integrating External Data into Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP is commonly used as the system of record and principal accounting system for all types of enterprises.  Microsoft Dynamics is selected for its robust features and functionality, ease of use and familiar interface, and outstanding reporting and business intelligence. Integration of the systems will allow for the seamless sharing of information, the elimination of manual...

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Empowering Success by Educating Microsoft Dynamics GP Users

In today’s fast-paced business world, the key to maintaining a competitive edge is to have employees who are knowledgeable about all of the functions and capabilities of the software they are using. The Microsoft Dynamics GP business solution has unbounded potential that can only be realized by an educated user. There are several convenient options for you to consider for Microsoft Dynamics...

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Advantages of a “Tailor-Made” ERP Solution

When evaluating ERP systems, there are many things to consider. Usually the most important will be the core functionality. In this case, you will probably soon realize that ERP solutions will have similar features and functionality to support what you would expect to find in an ERP system. If you have been evaluating Dynamics GP as one of the options, you are probably aware of the large ISV add...

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Email Extravaganza

Did you know that right out of the box, Dynamics GP 2010 gives you the ability to email things like this week’s invoices or sales orders? These email attachments, which can be sent individually or in bulk, can be in WORD, HTML, XPS or even PDF format. Some of the documents that are supported in the email feature include:

  • Sales Quotes, Orders, Fulfillment Orders, Invoices

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Business Needs Change Over Time

If you already have an ERP solution in place, you probably did a thorough job of listing your business needs so that your solution meets those requirements. You may be surprised at how fast your business needs change and adapt as the marketplace fluctuates. A regular business assessment can prevent disasters and streamline your business processes so that you’re not losing money. If it&rsquo...

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What You Gain From Business Intelligence (BI) in Microsoft GP

A CEO plays one of the most important roles in a business and has a tremendous amount of responsibility. So some people may say, “I would never want to be a CEO, it’s just too much”. But I say, “If you increase your business intelligence using Microsoft GP, it is a breeze.” Now you’ll have more knowledge to make better business decisions:

  • You don&rsquo...

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Simplify Common Inventory Challenges with Bar Code Data Collection

Businesses that are in the business of controlling, managing, and distributing inventory through warehouses have quite a challenge when it comes to tracking inventory.  Often, they feel there are only a couple of ways to track inventory. They can track inventory manually or they can track inventory using software. There is another alternative to track inventory. They can track inventory with...

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User-Friendly ERP Software

This article highlights traits among MRP and ERP software solutions that are highly rated for user-friendliness. Although usability can be subjective, we have identified a few ease-of-use traits that are fairly universal among manufacturing software solutions. Let’s take a look at five of these traits and how Microsoft Dynamics ERP Software stacks up:

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Five Time Saving Features

We all understand how time consuming accounting can be. There are transactions to be created, transactions to be corrected, and transactions to be allocated. There can be payroll entries to be made and recurring transactions to be re-entered. There are reconciliations to sub-ledgers and adjustments to be posted. And, don’t forget, all of these items need to be addressed before we can even...

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Why You Should Review Your ERP Software in Your Annual Business Checkup

Just as you periodically review the progress of your business as a whole, you must also review the progress of your ERP software. Moreover, it may serve you well to do both at the same time since the essential purpose of your ERP system is to enhance your business anyway.

That review should include the following:

* Review of business objectives and strategies – How did your...

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Slow, Frustrating, and Inaccurate: What your ERP Software Shouldn’t Be

ERP software should make your life easier, not harder. There are three main characteristics that your ERP Software should NOT encompass. If you find the next three paragraphs all too familiar, well it may be time to give your current ERP solution the boot!

Slow: If you have to wait minutes to enter transactions into your ERP...

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Manufacturing Costs: Standard Cost vs. Job Cost Collection

How much does that cost? Do you really know?

In most ERP systems, costs are collected against a job ticket that accounts for labor, material, and workcenter hours, and often G&A overhead costs. This sounds simple enough, but if you are a repetitive supplier with a core fabrication competency, then your cost structure follows a repetitive routing with varying labor, material and overhead...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP for Supply Chain?

When I come across a great article about Microsoft Dynamics GP, I feel compelled to share it with our blog readers.  This is especially true when the article relates to manufacturing and supply chain, which are my areas of expertise.  So I want to thank Rakesh Kumar, Global Industry Product Director Manufacturing Industry, at Microsoft Business Solutions for putting together a thoughtful...

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Microsoft Dynamics Customer Support Changes

Starting on October 3rd, 2011, there will be changes to the existing Customer Support Plans for all Microsoft Dynamics products. This by no means changes how Manufacturing Resource Partners will support you locally. That will remain the same. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Microsoft is focused on...

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When is The Best Time to Replace or Revamp Your ERP Software System?

When times get hard, and they inevitably will with the ebb and flow of success in the business world, many businesses begin to evaluate their work processes to find any areas in need of improvement. That inevitably leads them to their ERP/accounting software systems, which may or may not be up to their standards. Far too many of those companies installed ERP systems they hoped would turn their...

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Is Your Software Prepared To Grow With You?

Businesses today is faced with change, challenge, and uncertainty. To stay competitive, owners and executives need to stay abreast of economic, industry, technology and regulatory changes, and are often forced to make difficult decisions with limited information. Is the information you need to make important decisions about your business at your fingertips? Or like most people do you have...

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The Perfect Manufacturing Solution

I can almost hear the cries of outrage (or laughter depending on coffee consumption levels) from the vertical manufacturing software publishers at what I am about to say.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is the perfect manufacturing solution for small to medium sized manufacturing companies.

Stay with me for a minute, I have sold Dynamics AX and much more expensive and sophisticated...

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Manufacturing in the U.S.A.

Many US companies have moved manufacturing off shore and focus on sales and distribution in the US marketplace.  I am sure everyone is aware of the fact that most of our goods are manufactured
overseas. Many manufacturers are now transforming their companies into wholesale distributors with a whole set of new business and operational issues. Quality control can be a problem so these...

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Manufacturing Software FDA Approved

I have been asked many times over the years if manufacturing or ERP software was FDA approved. Based on my experience in the manufacturing industry, ERP software is not FDA approved, but rather can be utilized to follow and maintain your company’s processes to be compliant with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP). If you are a manufacturer you are probably already aware of what...

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2 Business Issues – 2 Dynamic Solutions!

One part of my job requires that I understand the difference between process and discrete manufacturing and be able to provide the best solution for each industry and process. Most people have no idea these type of manufacturers are very different. Process manufacturers are building something that can not be taken apart, i.e., a bucket of margarita mix or a jar of peanut butter. Technically you...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing

As a Microsoft Dynamics GP reseller with a large manufacturing customer base, I was excited to see that the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) has evaluated and certified GP for discrete manufacturing for the enterprise software market.  The TEC is a leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser. They specialize in the impartial evaluation of the software selection process. The...

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Strengthen Your Team’s Offense

With the baseball season looming, the sports/business analogies have been flying around the marketplace.  The message that keeps repeating is that ‘the best offense is a good defense’. This may mean something different to each employee and their role but for an organization as a whole, this should mean using the business intelligence (BI) features and functionality in your...

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Material Resource Planning

For those of us in manufacturing, a common term is Material Requirements Planning or MRP.  With Microsoft Dynamics GP, MRP enables the Production Managers and Buyers to have visibility on when made items and purchased items are needed to meet Sales and/or Manufacturing demands.

A few of the useful pieces of information include:

  • Gross Requirements – how many units of...

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Understanding the Status of Manufacturing

Okay. Let’s be honest, understanding the status in Manufacturing Orders can get a little confusing.  Do you understand what these are and when to use them?  If not, this might help. Statuses of Manufacturing Orders or MO.  Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing allows for various statuses of a Manufacturing Order.

* Quote/Estimate (this can be set from the Sales Order)&nbsp...

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Controlling Manufacturing Production

Today we are focusing on the controls you have with the concept of Bill of Materials (BOMs) and a Routing.  Each manufactured item can have multiples BOMs and multiple Routings giving you virtually unlimited adaptability in you manufacturing processes. If you missed the post on Costing and Inventory Control or Controlling Inventory Quantities please read those before continuing.

If the...

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Controlling Inventory Quantities

In a recent post, Costing, & Inventory Control, we talked about costing and the interaction of base inventory control. Today let’s talk about additional controls you have per item when buying or manufacturing either a subassembly or a finished good.

When purchasing raw materials or manufacturing items, you can utilize item information to indicate controls such as: effective...

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Costing and Inventory Control

Spring is here. For most, it’s time to start evaluating your processes to ensure you are confident and in control of your costing and inventory. Are you confident your inventory is accurate? What about costing methods; are they set according to your business requirements? You might think because you have complex ways of doing things that there isn’t a software package good enough...

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Does an ERP implementation make sense for your organization right now?

Some ERP industry analysts predict that, because of current economic conditions, many companies will avoid investments in new ERP software in 2012. However, our data tells a different story. Here at Manufacturing Resource Partners, we are seeing an increase in the number of companies wanting to use the downturn as an opportunity to use available resources to implement new enterprise software. A...

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Five Ways Microsoft Dynamics GP Helps Simplify Manufacturing Processes

Remaining competitive in today’s global market requires U.S. manufacturers to run lean and efficient.  Focusing on business issues such as raw material costs, customer service, and plant equipment should be the primary focus for a manufacturing company, not fighting business software. Whether you’re trying to reduce the time it takes to get your product to market through streamlined...

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Why Manufacturing Matters

In the last decade, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States declined by 34 percent—a loss of more than six million positions. For now America remains one of the world's greatest manufacturing powers—it makes 19.4 percent of the world's manufactured goods, a share that fell only slightly over the past 30 years and is right behind China's share of 19.8 percent. But hard...

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MRP Consulting is pleased to announce its partnership with Effective Inventory Management

MRP Consulting is pleased to announce its partnership with Effective Inventory Management, Inc.

Jon Schreibfeder is president of Effective Inventory Management, Inc., a firm dedicated to helping manufacturers, distributors, and large retailers get the most out of their investment in stock inventory...

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Welcome to The MRP Factor

I definitely owe you an apology. Please let me explain.

First of all, let me say that we are excited to finally be utilizing social media to help deepen relationships with our most passionate, profitable customers – and creating more of them than ever before! I am sorry it has taken this long to adapt to the social media craze after all, MRP Consulting is built on providing education...

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