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Pragmatist's Guide: Building a Business Case for a Formula-based ERP

Source: Mint Jutras
If you're a process manufacturer taking a close look at the option of acquiring an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you may be finding that you're faced with a bewildering array of options, technologies, and applications. What should you look for, and which business issues do you need to address to position your acquisition-and implementation-for maximum success? Download this report to find out.

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Cloud/SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Cloud or software as a service (SaaS) solutions are maintained off-premises, providing real-time, anytime access to data, often eliminating the burden of internal maintenance and associated costs. This paper looks at how cloud or SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help manufacturers operate more efficiently and profitably.

The Unified Manufacturing Environment: Transparency, Collaboration, and Decision-Making with End-to-End ERP

Top performing manufacturers are 2.2 times as likely to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package that contains the functionality that was previously provided by multiple, disparate systems in one package. This enables capabilities including improved collaboration, agile decision-making, efficiency, and quality while improving ERP return on investment. How can your organization benefit from a solution like this?

This report identifies both the similar and different benefits of an end-to-end ERP package for process and discrete manufacturers.

The Ultimate Manufacturing ERP Glossary

The ERP universe is filled with buzzwords, made-up vendor terms and acronyms. BPM, CoC, MES, M2M, OEE, PPV ... the list is extensive. Even worse, the frequently evolving terms often create more questions than answers. Empower yourself with this guide to the most common manufacturing ERP terms and acronyms to help you make more informed decisions about your future ERP solution. This glossary will help you identify and define common terms for features, applications, tools, and modules typically found in a comprehensive ERP solution.

Three Rules For Managing Your Manufacturing Data

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), every work center, device, and piece of equipment in your manufacturing facility has the potential to collect information. This recent ability to leverage volumes of data is creating waves of change within the manufacturing industry.

A big data initiative in your manufacturing facility can greatly assist your organization. But the increase of information does not come without challenges. When embarking on a big data initiative, read this white paper to learn three rules to follow to make the most of your newly acquired information.

The Distribution Challenge: Are You Asking Enough from Your ERP?

Distributors and manufacturers in today's challenging economy face many pressures, including global competition, growing complexity of supply chains, complex trade regulations, and fluctuating transportation costs. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are meant to help address challenges like these with a whole company system that deals with most or all the aspects of a company's functioning.

Yet many ERP implementations fail to produce the expected benefits. Too often distributors and manufacturers have to make do with a less-than-optimal solution.

The 2015 Mint Jutras ERP Solution Study investigated ERP goals, challenges, and status, gathering responses from more than 800 ERP users. The respondents represented companies from many different industries, with 120 being from the distribution industry.

Read on to see what the survey results say about ERP and how taking a close look at their current ERP and what it has to offer in comparison to other solutions can help distributors and manufacturers deal with the many challenges of doing business in today's challenging economy. Find out if you're asking enough of your ERP, and if not, how and why to change that.