Quick Tips Blog

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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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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