ERP for Manufacturing – Automotive Parts

Is ERP a Vertical? What’s Up with this Vertical Thing?

Background In today’s competitive landscape Dynamics Resellers are being encouraged to adopt a vertical approach to their marketing and sales effort. Leveraging this vertical business practice can drives great benefits to the end users who are in a vertical specific industry and are looking for ERP software. As an end user of ERP, it is …

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Top 3 reasons WithoutWire™ (WoW) is Not Your Daddy’s Warehouse Management System (WMS)

WithoutWire™ WoW Warehouse Management System is not like those implemented in the 20th century … dramatic changes are evident even compared to 2 years ago.  Appolis – The Art of Inventory brings you the top three reasons why!                                                           1.  Device Revolution:  Ruggedized handheld scanners, smartphones, tablets with integrated cameras and scanners translate to tracking …

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Baker’s Dozen of WMS (Warehouse Management System) Acronyms Defined

  Where would we be without our 3 letter Acronyms?  I wish I could say the Supply Chain industry is different, but I am afraid that we have our own set of acronyms.   You will want to be conversant with the Supply Chain experts when you begin exploring WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) and what it …

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“Readers Digest” Version of the LEAN Enterprise

My grandfather used to tell me, “I have forgotten more than you know!”  Well if he had ever studied the concepts of the LEAN Enterprise, he would probably be correct!  Occasionally I can benefit from a quick refresher, so I hope that you will find this helpful. Whether this is a “Readers Digest” refresher, or …

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Moving ERP from On-Premise to the Cloud

Did you know that Microsoft is re-building their entire organization to become a true Cloud company? And that Oracle and SAP are acquiring one SaaS company after another? By now, it has become apparent: the Cloud is more than hype. The entire technology industry is shifting toward the Cloud, and this will unavoidably impact businesses …

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Microsoft Dynamics GP for Manufacturing – The Features You Need

As a member of the manufacturing team here at Altico Advisors, I spend 40-60 hours a week (which sometimes feels like 24 hours a day) working with new manufacturing clients to implement the Microsoft Dynamics GP manufacturing modules, train, trouble shoot, develop workflows, write reports. Or, I’m working with our existing manufacturing clients to enhance …

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How Microsoft Dynamics GP Can Simplify Landed Cost for International Imports

Calculating the total landed cost for international goods can be a time-consuming experience.  Fortunately the Landed Cost capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP Inventory series can simplify this activity leading to a drastic reduction in the receiving and invoicing effort.  This in turn can lead to more accurate costs, increased timeliness of information and better accounting …

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Elva DMS – An End-to-End Vehicle Dealer Management Solution for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

The automotive and vehicle industry is big in Michigan and other parts of the country as well – and it is actually going through some growth after many lean years of restructuring.  So we are really excited about this great software solution called Elva Baltic Vehicle Dealer Management Solution (Elva DMS), which we are helping …

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What is Process Manufacturing?

For someone like me who at one point was unfamiliar with the manufacturing industry, it may be confusing to understand that there is more than one branch of manufacturing that produces different types of products. One in particular is process manufacturing.  Process manufacturing is the production of goods in bulk that undergo techniques of being …

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10 Tips on How Microsoft Dynamics-based Automotive Suppliers Stay Ahead of the Competition by Reducing Costs, Managing Output, and Improving Accuracy

With Microsoft continuing to develop industry specific solutions, such as those for the automotive manufacturing industry, more frequently Dynamics-based organizations are relying on vertically-specialized Dynamics ISVs to complement their ERP investments. For automotive suppliers, they need to implement more flexible, powerful and responsive production systems to stay ahead of the competition. Understanding this requirement, Microsoft …

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