Quick Tips Blog

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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Quick Tip: Switching ERP Systems

By MIE Solutions | September 20, 2016

 When You Need to Switch ERP Systems       In 2014 we went from 4.8M in revenue to 8M in revenue using MIE Trak Pro.” -Frank Roth, Elite Tools From Epicor to E2 to MIE Trak Pro How do you know it’s time to switch ERP Systems? You already know the benefits of ERP,…

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Quick Tip: Pros and Cons of Cloud Based ERP Systems

By MIE Solutions | September 7, 2016

Pros and Cons of Cloud Based ERP Systems       Is a cloud-based ERP system right for you? There are many pros and cons to Cloud-Based ERP, let’s talk about a few.   What is the Cloud? You’ve heard this buzzword many times when describing software. Simply put, the cloud means storing and accessing data…

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Quick Tip: Excel to ERP

By MIE Solutions | August 23, 2016

Making The Move From Excel Spreadsheets to ERP         Is this you? You are using Excel Spreadsheets to track everything from Quotes to Materials You have multiple spreadsheets filled with formulas, tables, and pricing models You have accidentally deleted your Excel sheets and lost all the changes made   Don’t worry, many…

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Quick Tip: Lot Traceability

By MIE Solutions | August 10, 2016

Lot Traceability     For manufacturers working in the aerospace and medical industry  TRACEABILITY is very important.   For example, if a plane gets into a crash, the pieces are found and parts are put together to find out what malfunctioned. The inability to track your products from inventory through the supply chain can make or break…

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Quick Tip: How ERP Helps Manufacturing Business Owners

By MIE Solutions | July 26, 2016

How ERP Helps Manufacturing Business Owners     Your staff is talking to you about ERP, it could be: Switching ERP systems Implementing a new solution Or even upgrading what you currently have.   As an owner, you know what the investment of an ERP Solution will be as soon as you receive a proposal…

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Quick Tip: What is APS Scheduling?

By MIE Solutions | July 12, 2016

What is APS Scheduling?       Is this you? Do you know what machines are required to fulfill an order? What resources are needed and when are they available if you don’t have them? If you are waiting, when can you expect to start?       3 Common Issues in Scheduling Deal With: On…

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Quick Tip: How to Run Purchasing Lean

By MIE Solutions | June 29, 2016

How to Run Purchasing Lean   Problem   We have seen many manufacturing companies experience the daily problem of customers wanting the finished product sooner than it takes to make them. Many times they are performing under the Just-in-Time window and preventing a lean process.   Questions to Ask Are you currently running lean purchasing? How…

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Quick Tip: How to Account for Inaccurate Reporting

By MIE Solutions | June 15, 2016

How to Account for Inaccurate Reporting Problem One of the reasons why it takes so long to close a period is because you are constantly waiting. Waiting for inventory, waiting for cc transactions, and reconciling these divisions take a long time especially if you have multiple divisions.   Question to Ask 1. Are you using…

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