6 Key Phases of an ERP Implementation Plan

An ERP is a software system that integrates all the business processes of a company into a single software package. This can include functions such as accounting, human resources, and production. ERP systems can be tailored to the specific needs of a company, and can often help to increase efficiency and profits. ERP systems are […]

Pine…oh That Smell!

What is it about the scent of pine or the great outdoors that makes us feel good?  The aroma is so refreshing.  It’s clean, crisp, and evokes an uplifting sense.  There’s something about the scent that comes from trees bearing needles instead of leaves that’s special.  So special that many manufactures add such scents to […]

Life’s a Beach

For many of us, it’s that time of the year where we could use a little break.  The days are getting much colder and much shorter while the holiday stress continues to pile up.  It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done or to get ahead on future projects.  […]

Standardized Operating Procedures and International Organization Standardizations

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are goals for any business to ensure consistent, efficient results.  Such practices benefit not only the internal operation of a business but also the customer or consumer since products can be produced creating cost savings and increased quality consistency.   In our existing global marketplace checks and balances were created to maintain […]

To Spend or Not to Spend (on an ERP System) – That Is the Question

From the title, you may have thought you were reading a play by Shakespeare. Don’t worry that is about all I remember. When thinking about spending we have to remember that it can take many forms such as time, resources and of course money. Well, let’s take a look at some decisions we make that […]

Manufacturing for Today

Manufacturing today….and looking at tomorrow. 2020 started with a robust and growing economy.  Unfortunately, that changed quickly in March with a worldwide pandemic that affected all of us.  Labor markets, resources, supply chains, and the basics of supply and demand all changed.  Faced with the challenges of having to change operations to produce either different […]

The Benefits of Software Maintenance.

As seasons change, it reminds us to take care of some tasks.  In the Spring we need to clean the flower beds, get the lawn equipment tuned and ready for use, and get the patio furniture ready for hopefully and long and sunny Summer.  Winter brings its own set of tasks such as getting the […]

ERP Software License Types

If you read my October blog titled “What is the Cloud?” you may have learned what a definition of “the cloud” is. If you missed it, you can view that blog here. Some ERP software publishers classify that they “are in the cloud.”  Some also say they have on-premise licenses; and some refer to them […]

What Is the Cloud?

We all have memories; Some better than others and some of us remember things differently. I can still recite many part numbers from a manufacturing company I worked with for over 22 years and which I left 26 years ago. Some say that I have a great memory yet I cannot recite my children or […]