Manufacturing Insights

An ERP blog from MAX

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 12:22:38 PM by MAX

Making ERP Operational - The Key Elements of ERP Success

Topics: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Control System, Operations Management, Resource Management, Enterprise Resource Planning

In ancient Greek days, the philosophers came up with 4 elements to divide up all the world: earth, air, fire, and water. In a similar manner, we have created 4 elements of ERP, successive levels representing the stages of successful ERP implementation. They are:
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Posted on Aug 11, 2017 9:03:00 AM by MAX

16 KPIs You Should Monitor for an Effective ERP Implementation

Topics: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Control System, Operations Management, Resource Management, Enterprise Resource Planning

When companies choose to implement a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, they tend to make one common mistake. Management often insists on formulating implementation plans that attempt to make the ERP system match the company rather than learning how to properly use the features of the...
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Posted on Aug 4, 2017 10:57:16 AM by Rick Elder

Solving Department Issues with the Triad: Introduction

Topics: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Control System, Operations Management, Resource Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Cost-Savings, Supply Chain

Different philosophies of business, different parts of a business, different personalities running the different parts of a business, etc. all have naturally conflicting objectives. To be an effective manager, you must understand and accept those conflicts in order to have compassion for your...
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Posted on Apr 12, 2017 10:14:00 AM by MAX

The Keys to ERP eBook is here!

Topics: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Control System, ERP, Strategy, Manufacturing Operations

Throughout the years, we’ve found that our most successful ERP power-users base their ERP strategy on a few key foundational manufacturing operations principles. These principles are what guide a successful ERP strategy, allowing a seamless system that compliments your business processes. 
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Posted on Mar 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM by MAX

Evaluating Electronics Manufacturing ERP Solutions

Topics: ERP, Implementation, manufacturing erp, Manufacturing software, Electronics Manufacturing

Searching for and selecting an ERP System that will be compatible with your company’s goals and processes shouldn’t be an overwhelming task, but it should be taken with care. More specifically, there are certain answers that electronics or high tech manufacturers should be on the lookout for to...
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Posted on Feb 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM by MAX

3 Ways to Increase Business Profitability with ERP Software

Topics: Small Business, manufacturing erp, ERP, Mobile ERP

Saving time and decreasing costs are some of the most common benefits surrounding the implementation or upgrade of an ERP software system, but these benefits can only come to fruition when you have all of the tools in your arsenal to make it happen. A healthy and profitable organization is one that...
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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 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM by MAX

How ERP Systems Impact Bottom Line Results

Topics: ERP

If you think ERP systems are only used to simply store inventory transactions and costs, you may want to read on; ERP can do more for your company than you think. When used properly, the right ERP system can help to ensure that your business processes are following industry best practices and that...
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Posted on Jan 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM by MAX

How to Choose Your ERP Software Deployment Strategy

Topics: ERP, Strategy, Best of Breed

With the understanding that not every ERP solution can satisfy every organization's business process needs, it’s important to analyze each deployment strategy available when looking to upgrade your current ERP or invest in a new solution. Should you pursue a Standalone Application or implement an...
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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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