ERP for Manufacturing – Automotive Parts

Complete Automotive Manufacturing Solution with Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Management

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 …

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Material Tracking Systems – Sometimes Smaller is Better than Bigger

It’s true for some fresh water fish, certainly true for laptops, and almost always true for luggage that you are carrying on a trip. Also true for the price, complexity, and implementation of a materials tracking system, as opposed to its warehouse management system [WMS] counterpart. The WMS world fits large wholesale distributors and fairly …

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Automotive Supplier Quality Awards and Scorecards – How the Right ERP Software Solution Leads to Supplier Success

The very foundation of the automotive business is focused on the component suppliers’ success. These manufacturers are over-lean, red-lined in some states, and faced with ever increasing logistical requirements for the Supply Chain integrity. Automotive suppliers must adhere to strict quality standards that include participating in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) including efforts such as …

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Did You Get the Memo? Automotive Production Part Suppliers Face Challenges in Getting and Interpreting Their Mail

...automotive suppliers typically cannot use a “standard” ERP system, and need to have a system that can interpret mixed EDI and spot buy orders, without missing a beat.

AUTOMOTIVE ERP SOFTWARE LIKE BUYING A HAT OR GLOVES – IT’S NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Here in Michigan we are experiencing the dip in temperature that gets us thinking about the impending blast of winter.  For most of us that means buying a new hat or gloves and making sure our kids have winter boots before the swimsuits hit the rack in January.  So I hit the store.  As I …

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Helps Cut Through J-SOX Red Tape for Automotive Distributor

Many smaller companies quickly outgrow Peachtree by Sage accounting software.  This familiar scenario unfolded recently for one of our clients, a Michigan automobile and auto parts distribution company. A subsidiary of a Japanese general trading company, the firm has fewer than 25 employees and annual sales between $5 million and $10 million. The growing company …

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