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What is Blockchain and Why Do I Care?

If you listen to the experts online, Blockchain is the next great thing.  It will do for financial transactions what the web did for information.  It will reduce the cost of things.  And it will mow your lawn, wash your car and pick your lotto numbers!  (OK, those last few I made up.)  But what … Continued

5 Hottest Salesforce Features of the Spring ’18 Release

5…4…3…2…1… Launch!   Salesforce Spring ’18 Release is upon us and we are excited about some of the hot features that will be game changers! 5. Duplicate Jobs Keeping your Salesforce data clean and tidy can be a constant struggle and may even keep some of you up at night. Over the last few releases, … Continued

The Right ERP Solution, Relief for our Processes Aches and Pains.

Do you feel you get the job done, but your processes are not without some aches and pains? Does your organization struggle with a lack of control with new part introductions? Have you been wanting, just not sure where to start, to implement robust cycle counting of inventory? Maybe it takes far to long for … Continued

How to Improve Inventory Accuracy on the Production Floor  

Do you feel as though the production floor is your worst enemy in the mission for inventory accuracy? This leading cause of frustration and stress around inventory management often comes from a lack of investment and standards on production floors. Inaccurate inventory impacts the ability to deliver customers their parts, borrow money for capital and … Continued

Global Ransomware Epidemic: Know the email tactics used by cyber criminals

With yet another high-profile breach in security in our recent past (Equifax), you now have to assume that your personally identifiable information (PII) has already been compromised. Whether you are a consumer, business owner or an employee, you need to continue practicing a heightened level of skepticism.   As it relates to an email that you receive, there are 3 potential areas for you to take notice:  The email header-  Did the email come … Continued

“The Big Three” of MRP. Material Requirements Planning

MRP – Opening the Black Box Material Requirements Planning can seem like a mystery on how it does its magic behind the scenes. Let’s consider how you can help it work more efficiently and understand why it’s giving you the data it does. MRP is based on “The Big Three.” No, not the “Big Three” auto … Continued

Manufacturing Process Methods Compared – When to Apply Master Schedule

We can generally sort Manufacturing Business processes into three groups: Make to Order, Assemble to Order, and Make to Stock.  Make to Order is also known as custom build. Assemble to Order is used in repetitive manufacturing. And Make to Stock covers mass production of end products. Let’s look at each one and see where … Continued

5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Attacks

In a world where new cyber threats and techniques seem to develop almost weekly, some phishing tactics that have stood the test of time and continue to jeopardize corporate security. The email below came to me from a bogus address masked as coming from one of our owners. This is a common tactic – sending … Continued

A Brief History of MRP – Materials Requirements Planning

The Birth of Manufacturing Thousands of years ago, when someone needed something, they had to build it themselves. Through the generations, some people began to be recognized for their skills in building and they were asked to build things for other people. A business was born. Eventually, these new businesses got very busy and, in order … Continued