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Top 5 Operational Improvements for Today’s Small and Midsize Manufacturer

Top 5 Operational Improvements for Today’s Small and Midsize Manufacturer

Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning their company ahead of the competition. One way to gain this understanding is to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. ERP solutions consolidate business operations enhancing your businesses ability [...]

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Aberdeen Report: The Dangers of Uninformed ERP Selection

Aberdeen Report: The Dangers of Uninformed ERP Selection

Selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution can be a high risk / high reward decision. While a successful ERP implementation can lead to substantial gains in many metrics such as operating margins and inventory, a poorly selected and implemented solution can add complexity to an organization, keep employees from doing their jobs, and cause [...]

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Four Quick Ways To Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity

Four Quick Ways To Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity

With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting—how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no new investments in productivity improvement in recent years. You can meet the increased demand by freeing [...]

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Inside-ERP: Compare 19 Leading ERP Solutions 29 Ways

Inside-ERP: Compare 19 Leading ERP Solutions 29 Ways

Hot off the Presses! Q2 2012 ERP Comparison Guide The ERP Comparison Guide shortens the time needed to purchase ERP software for companies 
looking to get their quarter off to a successful start!  Begin accurately controlling costs, inventory 
and revenue forecasts. Thoroughly researched by our ERP analyst community, it is an unbiased comparison of and [...]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an ERP Solution

Have you put together the most important questions to ask your potential ERP vendors? Before buying a midmarket or enterprise-level ERP system, you must get answers to these top 10 questions compiled from our ERP analysts who speak with 1000′s of Finance, Manufacturing and Operations buyers. Learn what other ERP buyers have said should be [...]

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2011 Inside-ERP MRP (Material Requirements Planning) Comparison Guide

Compare the Top 13 MRP Products Side by Side Up to date and down to details, see how the top MRP solutions stack up with this FREE guide. Take a look beyond the product types and prices for the company financials, funding and partners insights you need before you buy. You’ll get: * Side by [...]

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-Time (JIT) Production

Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing is “not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty,” explains Focus Expert, Jerry Durant. How do you keep your company from falling prey to decision failures? In this guide, Focus Experts share their top 7 best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Download Whitepaper

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A Chat with Silver Spring Network’s Eric Dresselhuys

Smart grid is evolving so rapidly that it is hard to catch a glimpse of what’s really going on at a given moment. I gather information by reading lots of articles, blog posts, and tweets, going to conferences, and talking to experts. To many of us, smart grid is smart meters and home network/home energy [...]

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6 Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software

Learn 6 best practices from Focus Experts for selecting the right Enterprise Resource Planning solution for your business. ERP solutions are, by nature, large and complex. How do you select the solution best-suited to your firm? In this guide, Focus Experts share their top 6 best practices for selecting ERP software. This guide covers: Understanding [...]

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Will Social Networking And Empathy Converge On The Promised Revolution?

In Esteban Kolsky‘s latest 2010 piece on social networking and the convergence of it with Enterprise 2.0, a topic he lists as "one of [his] key topics of 2010," he says, "smart organizations will start their move towards it in 2010. And they will make inroads". He estimates convergence will continue over a three to [...]

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