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Vicinity Software's Logo The 8 Essential Features of Process and Batch Manufacturing Software

Manufacturing does not fit into one nice, neat little box. It’s a diverse industry. As such, although there are many manufacturing solutions on the market, by and large, they serve the needs of the discrete segment of the industry. Even with customizations and add-ons, much is left lacking to meet the needs of process and …

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Vicinity Software's Logo Discrete vs. Process and Batch Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

Many people, including software developers, believe that if you’ve seen one manufacturer, you’ve seen them all. And nothing could be further from the truth. Discrete manufacturing encompasses a large portion of manufacturers. However, a study suggests that as much as 30% of the industry is dedicated to process or batch manufacturing. That’s no niche segment; …

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Vicinity Software's Logo ERP for Chemical Manufacturing

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a business process management software that integrates a company's financials, supply chain, operations, commerce, reporting, manufacturing, and human resource activities. While ERP is getting better at meeting the needs of various industries, most of the software doesn't go beyond typical business processes. If you are a chemical manufacturer, it's crucial …

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Vicinity Software's Logo Increase profits by managing material costs

In a previous blog, Increase Profits with Batch Manufacturing Software, we overviewed the top four things you can do with the help of batch manufacturing software to ensure your organization is getting the most out of the operations in your existing business, without changing much of what you are doing today. Previously we covered reviewing formula …

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Vicinity Software's Logo How formula manufacturing and ERP software can solve 3 common mistakes

We are going to talk about the three most common and critical R&D mistakes and how a formula ERP software system like Vicinity can help formula manufacturers correct them or avoid them altogether.   1. OVERUSE OF EXCEL As I travel to clients and prospects, I find one of the most used R&D database tools is Microsoft …

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Vicinity Software's Logo Increase Profits with Batch Manufacturing Software

One of the most overlooked sources of profit in a formula manufacturing organization is in the existing business processes. There is much attention spent on gaining new sales or adding new products. However, little energy is focused on existing practices. A crucial element to the success of any company is adding new sales.  However, immediate …

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Vicinity Software's Logo Mass Production Maintenance - A New Production Control Feature For Vicinity Formula Management Software

Mass Production Maintenance is a new Production Control feature from our most recent release of  Vicinity Formula Management Software. The feature is used to release, delete, and ops-close batches in bulk.    Video Summary:   Take a minute and watch the video above to go over the functionality added around the management of batches.  We added …

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Vicinity Software's Logo VicinityFood, An ERP Solution For Lot Traceability for Food Safety and Increased Compliance

Food safety is a critical issue. Food and beverage manufacturers know that a slip-up in their food safety standards can mean disaster for their brand. True, federal laws are in place to protect consumers. Still, conscientious manufacturers must have reliable ways to comply with regulations such as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. An ERP …

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Vicinity Software's Logo Reduce Formula Losses with Batch Manufacturing Software

Recently we wrote a post, Increase Profits with Batch Manufacturing Software, identifying four ways software such as VicinityChem can help you get the most out of your existing operations. One important step is reviewing and reducing inventory shrinkage. The next step is to increase profits by minimizing formula losses. Formula manufacturers depend on yields If …

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Vicinity Software's Logo Formula-Based Manufacturing Software: Get the Right Tools for the Job

If yours is a formula-based manufacturing business, you have unique challenges in the marketplace. Vicinity Software has designed a system, VicinityChem, to provide the tools to address the complex needs of formula-based manufacturers. What’s on your wish-list for must-have research and development tools? What would make your formula-based manufacturing business run more efficiently, stimulate growth, …

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