Confluent Medical Technologies Site Live on Epicor 10.1.4 By Cre8tive Technology

Company Facts Location: Warwick, RI Head Quarters: Fremont, CA Industry: Medical Devices Website: From Syspro to Epicor 10.1.400 – Warwick, RI Cre8tive Technology & Design, an Epicor nationwide platinum partner, specializing in implementations of ERP solutions, announced the go live of Confluent Medical Technologies’ Warwick Location. The Warwick location is Confluent’s third site brought […]

6 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your ERP

Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is the lifeblood of your organization, but like any other element of your business, it can become outdated — especially in the face of the rapid digital transformation that’s currently sweeping through the manufacturing industry. If you aren’t working with an up-to-date solution, you could be missing out on […]

Posted by CTND on 18. 7. 2018

Using ERP to Overcome the Generational Skills Gap in Manufacturing

The manufacturing skills gap is expected to result in 2 million jobs going unfilled over the next decade, according to a study from the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte. There’s a serious shortage of young people entering the workforce who are interested in these jobs and who have the practical skills to do them. On top […]

Posted by CTND on 11. 7. 2018

4 Steps to Take Before Getting Your Company AS9100 Compliant

AS9100 is the gold standard when it comes to compliance within the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry — and it’s something that any company working in or around this sector should consider. Unlike the basic ISO 9001 standard that oversees general quality management across various industries, AS9100 is specific to the nuances of the A&D […]

Posted by CTND on 6. 6. 2018

Reducing Lead Time With Industry 4.0

Manufacturing in today’s major industries means being able to balance increased demands and customization requests without slowing down production. Not only does demand continue to rise, but customers are more frequently seeking specific items that need to be made in smaller batches rather than produced in mass. Current manufacturing models weren’t built with these demands […]

Posted by CTND on 4. 4. 2018

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based ERP for Manufacturers

The shift to cloud-based services and infrastructure is on the rise, and discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing companies are leading the charge when it comes to public cloud spending. The two industries alone make up just under one fifth of all market spending on these services. This isn’t a surprise; manufacturing benefits greatly from the […]

Posted by CTND on 28. 3. 2018

The Top 4 Challenges Facing Furniture Manufacturers

Despite the uptick in US manufacturing as a whole over the past year, furniture manufacturers face a set of challenges that will make it difficult to compete in the coming years. While some of these obstacles apply to manufacturing in general, furniture manufacturing is especially sensitive to price fluctuations, customer demand, and a stiffly competitive […]

Posted by CTND on 21. 3. 2018

Calculating the Business Value of ERP

Return on Investment (ROI) is one of the most important considerations for company leadership. After all, any investment must yield some value to be worthwhile. The ROI on some investments, like a new piece of equipment that increases your shop’s daily production, is easier to calculate due to your familiarity with their direct benefits. But […]

Posted by CTND on 14. 3. 2018

Implementing a Proactive ERP Risk Management Strategy

So, your company is considering implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. By bringing all data and technology under a unified system, your organization can enjoy access to detailed information, reduced costs, and streamlined processes. It’s no question that the benefits of ERP far outweigh the risks. Of course, risk can’t be completely eliminated. Companies […]

Posted by CTND on 7. 3. 2018

Top 5 Challenges Facing A&D Manufacturers

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is enjoying slow yet steady growth. The industry grew by 2.4% in 2016 to $674.4 billion, which slightly outpaced the United States’ GDP growth of 2.3%. This was driven by continued growth in the European A&D industry, increased global defense spending in the US, as well as increased revenue […]

Posted by CTND on 28. 2. 2018

5 Barriers to Adopting Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

Additive manufacturing, a technology estimated to be worth $87 billion globally by 2020, has the enormous potential to revolutionize aerospace and defense (A&D) product development and supply chains. Also known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing can create localized, personalized, and flexible production. Though it certainly sounds promising to any A&D executive, several barriers still exist […]

Posted by CTND on 21. 2. 2018