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Quick Tip: Commodities

By MIE Solutions | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Commodities           What are commodities? Commodities are raw ingredients or components that make up any product.   In manufacturing, some common commodities include aluminum, copper, and steel.       The price of commodities is continuously fluctuating, so the cost of producing a part can change from one order to the…

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Quick Tip: ERP Implementation Best Practices

By MIE Solutions | Nov 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

ERP Implementation Best Practices           What happens after you purchase an ERP system? If you have experienced a failed implementation, then you know the importance of an ERP Implementation Plan. The fear of having to pay tens of thousands of dollars or more and then being left with a software system…

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Quick Tip: Preparing Your Company for ERP

By MIE Solutions | Oct 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

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Quick Tip: Nesting- How to Maximize Materials Used

By MIE Solutions | Oct 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 multiple work orders from several customers.   The finished parts all come from the same sheet of metal, with remnants…

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Quick Tips: Switching ERP Systems

By MIE Solutions | Sep 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

 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 when it’s time to switch ERP systems? You already know the benefits of…

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Quick Tip: Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based ERP Systems

By MIE Solutions | Sep 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based ERP Systems       Is a cloud-based ERP system right for you? There are many pros and cons in relation 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” is the idea of storing…

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Quick Tip: Excel to ERP

By MIE Solutions | Aug 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 spreadsheet, losing all recent changes.   Don’t worry, most of our clients were…

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Quick Tip: Lot Traceability

By MIE Solutions | Aug 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lot Traceability     For manufacturers working in the aerospace and medical industries, traceability is very important.   If an aerospace company manufactures even part of an airplane that is involved in a crash, special teams are deployed to track down every piece and, then, attempt to reconstruct the parts to determine the nature and scope of…

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Quick Tip: How ERP Helps Manufacturing Business Owners

By MIE Solutions | Jul 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

How ERP Helps Manufacturing Business Owners     Your staff is talking to you about ERP, it could be about: Switching ERP systems Implementing a system for the first time, or Upgrading what you currently have.   As an owner, you understand the investment of an ERP system as soon as you receive a proposal….

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Quick Tip: What is APS Scheduling?

By MIE Solutions | Jul 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

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