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Quick Tip: Should You Be Lean Purchasing?

By MIE Solutions | Jun 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Should You be Lean Purchasing? Problem MIE Solutions has worked with many manufacturing companies who experience the recurring problem of customers wanting a finished product sooner than it takes to make it. In many cases, those manufacturing companies are performing under the Just-in-Time window and preventing a lean process.   Questions to Ask Are you…

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Quick Tip: How to Account for Inaccurate Reporting

By MIE Solutions | Jun 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

How to Account for Inaccurate Reporting Problem One of the reasons 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 takes a long time–especially if you have multiple divisions.   Question to Ask 1. Are you using multiple spreadsheets?…

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Quick Tip: Accurate Data Collection and Real Time Reporting

By MIE Solutions | Jun 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Accurate Data Collection and Real-Time Reporting   Problem Accuracy and Real-Time Reporting   Questions   1. How do you collect actual, real-time work order data? (Labor) 2. Can you look at a screen and know exactly where your parts are? (Labor) 3. Are you accurately costing work orders, including Bill of Materials? (Raw materials) 4….

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Quick Tip: Accurate Inventory Tracking

By MIE Solutions | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to Ensure Accurate Inventory Tracking   PROBLEM How many times have you lost parts and had to re-make them because you had no idea where they were located? As parts are constantly moved around, you need real-time data collection to know exactly where your parts are in order to reduce redundancy and the need to…

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Quick Tip: How to Schedule for Demand

By MIE Solutions | May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to Schedule for Demand Problem Have you ever received a large order and, midway through production, your client requests an earlier shipping date? You want to make them happy, so you say that you can and rush their order. Unfortunately, this makes 10 other orders run weeks behind. So, you end up with one happy…

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Quick Tip: How to Integrate Quality Control Processes

By MIE Solutions | Apr 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Integrating Quality Control Processes Problem:   Your company develops a part. You know that it needs to progress through 10 steps for it to be completed. However, somewhere during the process, something goes wrong or fails.   How do you maintain quality control when integrating processes and procedures?   Questions to Ask Are you ISO…

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Quick Tip: How to Estimate Quotes Consistently

By MIE Solutions | Apr 6, 2016 | 11 Comments

Quick Tips – How to Estimate Quotes Consistently Estimating quotes consistently among multiple estimators is a difficulty many manufacturers face. An experienced estimator can price a part quicker than one that who is newer to the process. The longer you have someone estimating for your company, the better they can quote something from memory. The…

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Quick Tip: How to Reduce Order Entry Errors

By MIE Solutions | Mar 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

How to Reduce Order Entry Errors   Problem The number one problem we see with our clients in Order Entry is manual input errors which wastes time. So, how do you maximize your time in situations where you are receiving PO’s with ten, or more, line items?   Questions to Ask How many orders are entered…

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Quick Tip: How to Reduce Paper Trails in a Work Order

By MIE Solutions | Feb 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

How to Reduce Paper Trails in a Work Order Problem: Printing all your customers’ revisions and blueprints may sound like a great way to keep physical records easily accessible. However, there is a high potential of losing this paperwork and causing a huge headache for you and your team. Questions to Ask 1. Is the…

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Quick Tip: What is ERP?

By MIE Solutions | Jan 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is ERP? Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, is a process to help you run your business. At its most basic level, ERP software integrates various business functions into one complete system to streamline processes and information across the entire organization. ERP Software, such as MIE Trak Pro, provides you with the tools to know exactly what’s…

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