Posts Tagged ‘erp’

Estimating For Paint Lines (Part 2 of 2)

As technology has improved over the years, paint lines have become more commonplace throughout job shops. The ability to estimate how much a part costs is now more complicated due to the batch process and automation of paint lines. This entry will show you a sample formula for estimating “time per part”. Variables FeetPerMinute VerticalParts…

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Estimating For Paint Lines (Part 1 of 2)

What is a paint line? Paint lines comprise equipment that cleans, dips, sprays paint, and ovens to dry the parts. Paint lines are very capital-intensive and often take up hundreds to thousands of square feet of space. They can be both wet paint or powder coat systems.     Why do we need a formula…

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Quick Tip: ERP- What, When, and Why?

Quick Tip: ERP: What, When & Why?     What is Manufacturing ERP software?   You can think of a Manufacturing ERP system as a complete software solution designed to run and manage multiple (if not all) departments in your company. ERP software allows companies to connect their data and departments together in a way…

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Quick Tip: Accounting Software and ERP Systems

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: Guide to ERP Selection (Part 2)

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)

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

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: How ERP Helps Manufacturing Business Owners

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?

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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Quick Tip: What is ERP?

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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