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Quick Tip: Accounting Software and ERP Systems

By MIE Solutions | Dec 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Accounting software & ERP – Why your accounting software, alone, does not meet your manufacturing needs     Accounting software provides the tools to manage the financial aspects of your organization. This includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, profits, and losses. However, there are some key differences between an ERP system and your accounting system.  …

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Quick Tip: When to Upgrade Your ERP Software

By MIE Solutions | Nov 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When to Upgrade Your ERP Software   Upgrading your ERP software may have a large upfront cost; it may also be difficult to get your team on board, even if you know that upgrading your legacy software may yield long-term benefits. People may resist upgrading a system because: They feel that the system works fine…

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Quick Tip: Kitting

By MIE Solutions | Nov 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kitting – What is it and why is it useful? What is kitting? Kitting is a method used by manufacturers to help manage their inventory and reduce the time-consuming task of gathering inventory and required components. Kitting is used to pre-package the necessary components for installation before sending them to the field and to pre-package…

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Quick Tip: Supply and Demand

By MIE Solutions | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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Quick Tip: Cycle Counting

By MIE Solutions | Oct 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cycle Counting – What is it and how can it help you maintain accurate inventory quantities?     Does this sound like you? When you need to count inventory, you perform a physical count and manually enter the count into an Excel spreadsheet or paper worksheet You often run out of inventory You sometimes order…

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Quick Tip: Guide to ERP Selection (Part 2)

By MIE Solutions | Sep 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guide to ERP Selection (Part 2)   Last week’s Quick Tip identified your needs, identified parameters, and created your team. We are here 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 allows you to…

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Quick Tip: Guide to ERP Software Selection (Part 1)

By MIE Solutions | Sep 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guide to ERP Software Selection (Part 1)   Selecting an ERP software system can be an intimidating process. There are hundreds of ERP systems available 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 | Aug 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Creating a Team for Your ERP Search   You have now done your research and narrowed down your choices of ERP systems that you would like to see demos of. So, now what?   Well, since the ERP system will be 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 | Aug 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

How to Decrease Wasted Man Hours     One problem manufacturers often face is how to maximize efficiency and eliminate wasted time. No one has ever walked away feeling “good” after their time has been wasted. Now, if you add your factory floor to the equation, the thin margins may be the only thing keeping…

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Quick Tip: Document Attachments

By MIE Solutions | Aug 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Document Attachments – Why you should be using them in your business     Does this sound like you? You spend a lot of time running around the shop floor and to various offices to track down documentation. You have a more complicated workflow than you’d like and the amount of documentation and certifications mirror…

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