Following several acquisitions, Colombia-based ceramics manufacturer Corona found itself with multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage. To find a single ERP solution that was suitable for all of its facilities, and would integrate with its existing business software, Corona turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Learn how TEC?s selection methodology helped Corona choose the right ERP software.
Related to System ERP: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Decision Making, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers, Industry Independent, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Manufacturing
As global economies become more uncertain, companies face increasing pressure to remain competitive. While an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can help, it?s only as effective as the effort placed in the implementation. By being aware of the reasons implementations fail and knowing what best practices to use to help ensure success, you can save valuable time and money?and have a higher return on investment (ROI).
Related to System ERP: Change Management, Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Practices and Business Issues, Return on Investment (ROI), Risk Management, ROI and Success Measurement, Software Selection, Sage
Automotive parts manufacturers are fighting for survival in a competitive global economy. Many rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to ensure they survive. However analysts report that the majority of ERP implementations rarely come in as scheduled, frequently cost more than projected, and often don?t deliver satisfactory results. Learn what automotive parts manufacturers should look for in an ERP system.
Related to System ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Plex Systems, Motor vehicle and engine part and accessory manufacturing, Motor vehicle manufacture
As a supplier to the automotive industry, Best Foam Fabricators often needed to expedite parts to customers to fill orders. This meant the company was spending up to $50,000 (USD) on expedited freight. To reduce costs?of both shipping and labor?Best Foam decided to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Find out how Best Foam has not only reduced costs but also improved delivery time by 99 percent.
Related to System ERP: Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Demand Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Sales Management, Shipping and Receiving, Global Shop Solutions
As businesses adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to give their departments accurate and accessible shared data, human resources (HR) isn?t being left out of the loop. In fact, most major ERP vendors now offer their customers HR modules that help automate an array of tasks while generating crucial data for enterprise planning and optimization. Get Focus Research?s take on the top 5 HR modules for ERP systems.
Related to System ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resources, Focus Research
When the term ?enterprise resource planning? (ERP) was introduced, it applied primarily to the planning and management of resources needed to manufacture goods. Today, however, most business decision makers realize that their enterprises rely upon resources, and that planning is essential to optimize how those resources are acquired, allocated, and used. Learn how the definition of ERP has evolved, and what it means today.
Related to System ERP: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Focus Research
Successful implementation of an extended enterprise resource planning system (ERP) is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It entails company-wide commitment, openness to change, good planning, and experienced guidance. Learn about the three primary criteria of recognizing return on investment (ROI) from an ERP system and how using them during the system selection process and subsequent implementation can ensure that the chosen system will support and enable the business improvements envisioned.
Related to System ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Epicor, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Manufacturing
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is no longer just for giant companies. Time and critical mass have dramatically cut the cost, complexity, and speed to value of ERP solutions. Today?s ERP systems enable companies of every size to maximize speed and flexibility to close the gap in core business processes, and to gain visibility into customer needs and supplier performance.
Related to System ERP: Best Practices, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Management Practices, SAP
To survive in today?s global economy, meet customer demands, and solve its growing inventory control problems, family-run business Miller Welding and Machine decided to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. After implementing the new ERP solution and using all of its modules, the company has built efficiencies into its manufacturing operations, resulting in saved work-in-progress time. Learn more.
Related to System ERP: Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Manufacturing Management, Production Planning, Shipping and Receiving, Global Shop Solutions
Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to handle the complexities of promotion causing false reports and inaccurate invoices. Small and medium businesses (SMB) have had limited choices, until now.
Related to System ERP: Accounting and Financial Management, Sales and Marketing, SYSPRO, Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Retail Trade
Manufacturers face a challenging environment with scarce credit, pricing pressures, and increasing costs. Critical to success is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that aligns operations and production with finance?allowing manufacturers to deliver quality products at competitive prices. Discover the key areas necessary for creating value and profitability through real-time monitoring of financial conditions.
Related to System ERP: Accounting and Financial Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Regulatory and Compliance, Plex Systems
Radio frequency identification (RFID) helps actualize the perfect integration of logistical and commercial chains and its use is rising in the US and Europe among large companies; government departments; and industries. Setting up RFID requires a validation test on a defined perimeter that involves the processes that have the most direct impact on your activity to see how RFID will affect your environment.
Related to System ERP: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tracking, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SEEBURGER
The future, they say, is demand-driven. Not having the data you need to forecast your supply and demand processes means you?re in the slow lane toward a successful future. But if you already know store information is vital to your supply chain, you?re halfway there. Go the distance: learn how direct store delivery (DSD) solutions can give your consumer package goods (CPG) company more control over supply chain processes.
Related to System ERP: Demand Management, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Inventory Management, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tracking, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP
Today?s manufacturers face rising costs, increased competition, and changing customer requirements. If their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are not up to par, these companies face dizzying levels of complexity, duplicated effort, and poor product quality and customer service. Learn how to tell whether your ERP system is killing your business, and how a new approach to business systems can help you thrive.
Related to System ERP: Customer Service and Support, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
Joshen Paper & Packaging needed to update its enterprise resource planning (ERP) distribution system. Joshen partnered with Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI) and found a solution that consolidates its financial reporting and provides its sales team with real-time inventory information access. The result: faster inventory turnaround and order fulfillment?and to date, about 100 new clients in its customer base.
Related to System ERP: IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Office Application and Automation, Practices and Business Issues, Project and Process Management, Project Scheduling, Systems Integration, VAI, Manufacturing, Retail Trade