Manufacturing Insights

An ERP blog from MAX

Joy Budnik

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Posted on Jan 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Joy Budnik

Get to Know MAX ERP Modules for Material Planning

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

The search for the right ERP system can be overwhelming. There are so many products, product features and vendors that it can be difficult to know what’s worth your time and energy to research.  Many ERP systems offer hundreds, if not thousands, of features… most of which you won’t need. This is...
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Posted on Jan 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Joy Budnik

3 Features to Evaluate When Choosing Your Tech ERP Vendor

Topics: ERP

A common misconception is that any ERP solution will mold to fit the needs of any company, in any industry. The truth is, not all ERP solutions are created equal and choosing the wrong solution can result in increased costs and longer implementation time. If you’re a high tech or electronics...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2016 4:00:00 PM by Joy Budnik

2017 Discrete Manufacturing Industry Trends

Topics: ERP, Trends

With the close of 2016, we look back on a year that has brought tremendous growth to the manufacturing industry for companies large and small. As we move into the new year, let’s take a look at some of the discrete manufacturing trends you should consider when developing your business strategy for...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM by Joy Budnik

How to Tell It's Time to Invest in a Manufacturing ERP Solution

Topics: Implementation, ERP, Manufacturing

As your manufacturing business expands, you may begin to find that the same manual systems and processes that help you manage day-to-day operations start to bring about operational inefficiencies and frustrations. How do you know it’s time to ditch your manual system and begin thinking about...
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Posted on Dec 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Joy Budnik

Seven Ways to Manage Change During ERP Implementation

Topics: Implementation, ERP, Manufacturing, Change Management, Process

ERP systems are an integral part of business operations for manufacturers, especially as small companies scale up production. An ERP system touches every part of your business: helping you track and plan from the moment you receive an order to the moment product ships, through every design change,...
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Posted on Jun 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Joy Budnik

Top Seven Benefits of Mobile ERP

Topics: ERP, Mobile ERP, Manufacturing, Agility

If you use ERP, you know that it gives you insight into your manufacturing operations and helps you control processes that can give your manufacturing company a competitive edge in the fast-moving, fast-changing global business place.  But you may not realize that deskbound ERP isn't enough to stay...
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Posted on Jun 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Joy Budnik

5 Ways Manufacturers Can Cut Energy Costs and Start Saving

Topics: Manufacturing, Efficiency, Energy Savings, Cost Cutting

If you use ERP, you’re certainly working to make sure your manufacturing business is as efficient as possible. You’ve probably already seen evidence that the more you invest in better managing your manufacturing processes, the more time, money and other resources you ultimately end up saving.  We...
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Posted on May 4, 2016 9:30:01 AM by Joy Budnik

How To Attract the Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Growth, Resource Management

There are a predicted 2 million manufacturing jobs that will go unfilled over the next decade. Nearly 75 percent of skilled Baby Boomers who work in manufacturing will have left the workforce by 2030, putting pressure on companies to recruit new highly skilled workers. Manufacturers looking to hire...
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Posted on Mar 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM by Joy Budnik

The Internet of Things - Part 2: Current Manufacturing Applications

Topics: ERP, IoT

One definition of Digital Business is when “physical assets become digitalized and become equal actors in the business value chain.” Your car, for example, is an asset that was once primarily physcial. Many of today's cars (and certainly the cars of tomorrow) are largely software. And I'm not only...
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Posted on Mar 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM by Joy Budnik

The Internet of Things - Part I: Opportunities and Challenges

Topics: ERP, IoT

The simplest way to think of IoT is to think “anything that can be connected, will be connected.”  The definition offered up by the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector is “a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and...
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