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Top 3 reASONS to Attend reIMAGINE!

One of the most exciting weeks of the year is right around the corner. reIMAGINE is scheduled for Nov 10 – 12th in Fargo, ND. My top 3 reASONS for attending reIMAGINE this year are: 1.  To Collaborate on the exciting new advancements in Dynamics GP Manufacturing. GP Manufacturing has taken a significant leap forward […]

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Formula / Recipe Based Process Manufacturers: Try Dynamics GP and Vicinity Manufacturing For Free

In the past I was never a big proponent of providing free software trials to prospects because I always thought that software was too complicated for the average end user, and software was not always that easy to install.  You also had to consider if the prospect's network and server met the software’s requirements to […]

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Tips for Formula / Recipe Security in the Cloud or On Site

Formula and recipe based manufacturers have always required tight security to protect their hard work and laboratory secrets from getting into the competition's hands.  As a value added reseller of Dynamics GP and Vicinity Manufacturing software,  CIS has encountered many companies that fit this profile.  Formula manufacturers have chemists and often the owners that develop […]

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Considering Retiring Your Sage PFW?

Through reading information on various news groups that I belong to, it seems that 2014 is the date for end of support for Sage PFW.  This is not confirmed and I watch out for the final word when it is available from Sage to update this post.  The good news is that it sounds like business […]

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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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The Evolution of Scheduling for Process Manufacturers

From my perspective companies evolve into their manufacturing scheduling process as their business evolves.  Attempting to implement a complex scheduling model when a company is beginning to automate their ERP is often a mistake.  The key is to take a realistic view of what stage the company is in and grow from there. Formula manufacturing […]

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Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI)Texas Chapter 2011 Workshop: “Finish & Win: Competitive Finishing in today’s Market”

Join Custom Information Services (CIS) at the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) workshop being offered by Texas Chapter on September 8, 2011. This daylong event features tabletop exhibitions, engaging presentations, and a networking lunch. A highlight of the workshop includes a presentation by Kurt Middlekoop of the University of Texas at Arlington Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center […]

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Microsoft Dynamics GP is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing

As a Microsoft Dynamics GP reseller with a large manufacturing customer base, I was excited to see that the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) has evaluated and certified GP for discrete manufacturing for the enterprise software market.  The TEC is a leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser.  They specialize in the impartial evaluation of the […]

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What Kind of Manufacturer is Your Company: Process or Discrete?

In these times, there is rarely any product that consumers purchase and make daily use of that did not go through the manufacturing process. The manufacturing process usually derives from the extraction of raw materials to be altered then made into finished goods (most commonly on a large scale).  What is the manufacturing process, really?  […]

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Formula Manufacturers: Inventory Control Issues A Recipe For Disaster

Most formula manufacturers that I encounter are constantly looking at ways to improve their inventory costs and reliability.  Nothing is worse for them than having a customer order and/or production ticket ready for staging only to find that the raw materials are not available.   During my review of business processes for prospects, many times the Material Planner/Purchasing Manager is […]

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