ERP for Manufacturing – Automotive Parts

Distribution companies are under intense competitive pressure to offer more value to customers, sooner, and at lower prices. How do you preserve margins in this environment? An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, tailored specifically to streamline your operations, solves this challenge. Disconnected software systems, where the software in accounting, sales, inventory management, and other departments …

ERP Equips Distribution Companies to Preserve More Profit Under Pressure Read More »

How much does that cost? Do you really know? In most ERP systems, costs are collected against a job ticket that accounts for labor, material, and workcenter hours, and often G&A overhead costs. This sounds simple enough, but if you are a repetitive supplier with a core fabrication competency, then your cost structure follows a …

Manufacturing Costs: Standard Cost vs. Job Cost Collection Read More »

Most ERP systems have sophisticated purchasing requisition and approval systems, but few have an order processing system that can manage blanket orders with ship schedules against the blankets. In a Blanket Purchase Order, a fabricator takes a customer order for, say, 20,000 pieces of an item but asks to take delivery on a schedule. The …

Blanket Releases… It’s About Supply Chain Management Read More »

The promise of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is that it should create greater efficiencies in your business operations, producing genuine cost savings and an attractive return on investment (ROI) within a reasonable timeframe. Simply selecting the right software at the right price, however, is not enough to realize these business benefits. There are costs …

The 5 Most Often Overlooked Costs of ERP Read More »

If you missed Part 1 – Costing and Inventory Control,  Part 2 – Controlling Inventory Quantities using Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing, Part 3 - Controlling Manufacturing Production with Bill of Materials and Routings or Part 4 – Understanding the Status of Manufacturing Orders read up! For those of us in manufacturing, a common term is …

Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing: Material Resource Planning (MRP): Part 5 of 5 Part Series Read More »

If you’re a supplier to the 14 million part-a-day automotive industry, then you’re familiar with the rigorous EDI requirements that accompany each transaction and the most common challenges: 1) Release Management, 2) Forecast and Sales Order Replacement Logic, 3) CUMs and RAN Management, and 4) Compliance Labeling. And if you’re not automating and integrating EDI …

Automating and Integrating EDI for Increased Efficiency and Improved Delivery Performance in the Automotive Supply Chain Read More »

Most manufacturers are very concerned with operations and place less emphasis on the finance or accounting operations.  They understand where their money is made, on the production floor.   However, this thought process can often lead to much less attention being paid to how much time clerks are spending entering data and how much time is spent …

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Okay. Let’s be honest, understanding the status in Manufacturing Orders can get a little confusing.  Do you understand what these are and when to use them?  If not, this might help. If you missed Part 1 – Costing and Inventory Control,  Part 2 – Controlling Inventory Quantities using Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing or Part 3 …

Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing: Understanding the Status of Manufacturing Orders: Part 4 of 5 Part Series Read More »

Manufacturers today have many options when it comes to their technology solutions. Because of this, it’s vitally important that you thoroughly assess your needs before you potentially move forward with the wrong solution for your business. Automotive suppliers have a unique set of business needs that obligate them to have a manufacturing solution that is tailored …

Complete Automotive Manufacturing Solution with Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Management Read More »

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