Quick Tips Blog

Quick Tip: Kitting

By MIE Solutions | November 7, 2017

Quick Tip- What is Kitting?   Kitting is a method used by manufacturers to help manage their inventory and reduce time-consuming tasks of gathering inventory and required components.  Kitting is used to pre-package needed components for installation before sending to the field and to pre-package before assembling a product together.   For example, who can…

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Quick Tip: Supply and Demand

By MIE Solutions | October 24, 2017

Quick Tip: Finding Equilibrium Between Supply and Demand   How can we measure and track supply and demand? More importantly, how do we find the equilibrium between the two?   Let’s start simple. Envision your company’s demand as a number of purchase orders you receive. This is the quantity consumers are willing to buy your…

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Quick Tip: Cycle Counting

By MIE Solutions | October 10, 2017

Cycle Counting: What is it and How it can help you maintain accurate inventory quantities     Does this sound like you? When you need to count inventory, you must do a physical count and manually input it to an excel sheet or worksheet. You often run out of inventory You sometimes over order When…

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Quick Tip: Guide to ERP Selection Part 2

By MIE Solutions | September 26, 2017

Quick Tips: Guide to  ERP Selection- Part 2   Last week’s Quick Tip identified your needs, parameters, and created your team. We’re back again to give you some more tips on ERP Selection. Now that you have done your prep work, you are now ready to view demos. Having that hands-on experience will allow you…

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Quick Tip: Guide to ERP Selection Part 1

By MIE Solutions | September 12, 2017

Quick Tips: Guide to ERP Selection- Part 1   ERP Selection can be an intimidating process. There are hundreds of different types of ERP systems for manufacturers, how can you be sure you’re making the right choice for your company? Here are some tips to help take the pressure off. Understand your needs. What problems…

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Quick Tip: Creating A Team For Your ERP Search

By MIE Solutions | August 29, 2017

Quick Tip: Creating a Team for Your ERP Search   You have done your research and have narrowed down your choices of ERP systems to companies you would like to see demos from. Now what?   Since the ERP system is the backbone of your organization, almost every person in the company will have contact…

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Quick Tip: Decreasing Wasted Man Hours

By MIE Solutions | August 10, 2017

How to Decrease Wasted Man Hours     One problem manufacturers often face is how to increase efficiency and eliminate wasted time as much as possible.  No one has ever walked away feeling good after their time has been wasted.  Now add a factory floor to the equation where thin margins are the only thing…

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Quick Tip: Document Attachments

By MIE Solutions | August 1, 2017

Document Attachments- Why You Need to Be Using Them     Does this sound like you? You spend a lot of time running around the floor and to the offices to track down documentation You have a more complicated workflow and the amount of documentation and certifications mirror it You would like to go green…

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Quick Tip: Commodities

By MIE Solutions | November 15, 2016

          What are commodities?  Commodities are raw ingredients or components that make up any good.   In manufacturing, some common commodities are aluminum, copper, and other metals.       The price of commodities is continuously fluctuating so the cost of producing a part can change from the last time that…

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Quick Tip: ERP Implementation Best Practices

By MIE Solutions | November 1, 2016

ERP Implementation Best Practices           What happens after you purchase ERP?   If you have experienced a failed implementation, you know how important an ERP Implementation Plan is.   The fear of paying tens of thousands of dollars (or more) and being left with a software that is unusable is a…

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Quick Tip: Preparing Your Company for ERP

By MIE Solutions | October 18, 2016

How to Prepare Your Company for ERP Success         So, you have made the decision to purchase a new ERP system, now the hard part is over! It can be overwhelming as a first time ERP buyer or for someone who has been using the same software for years and capabilities have…

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Quick Tip: Nesting- How to Maximize Materials Used

By MIE Solutions | October 4, 2016

Nesting       Problem Do you ever make multiple parts from a single sheet of raw material?   Imagine you had to cut hundreds of assembly parts like gussets, from a single sheet of metal for several Work Orders from different customers.   The finished parts all come from the same sheet of metal with…

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