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Cre8tive Technology & Design Named Among 20 Most Promising Defense Technology Solution Providers

  • 20 November 2017
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Cre8tive Technology & Design has been named one of the 20 most promising providers of defense sector technology solutions by CIO Review. This distinction is a testament to the quality and effectiveness of the enterprise solutions that Cre8tive provides to its growing list of Aerospace and Defense clients. The nationwide list of companies, which you can find here, includes some of the world’s largest organizations in the Aerospace and Defense sector, including Honeywell International and Lockheed Martin. As CIO Review…

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How ERP Helps Manufacturers Adjust to Changing Demand

  • 20 November 2017
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Categories: ERP

In the recent ERP Cybersecurity Survey 2017, the most-cited cyber defense measures that respondents were taking were penetration testing or security assessments from a third-party cybersecurity provider. That sounds great — until you read the numbers. Only 33% of respondents had actually conducted such a test or assessment. In fact, respondents weren’t even in agreement on which C-level executive’s job includes protecting the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The poll surveyed companies in industries ranging from healthcare to government…

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6 Essential ERP Benefits to Utilize

  • 15 November 2017
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Categories: ERP

The ability to hardwire best practices into business operations is more important today than ever before. American manufacturing companies are reaching a crisis point: an estimated 3.5 million skilled manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next decade as the baby-boomer generation retires. With this shift comes the retirement of valuable institutional knowledge. Investing in a cutting-edge ERP for your company means you have a way to maintain that knowledge, which will allow you to better bridge the…

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Enterprise Resource Planning For Small Shops

  • 8 November 2017
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An efficient and lean production pipeline is integral to the success of any manufacturing operation, regardless of size. The best way to effectively oversee all elements of these operations is to invest in an enterprise resource planning solution — ERP, for short. As a small manufacturing company owner, you have the best sense of what works for your operation. Up until this point, that may have been logging your information using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, your email service, or even by…

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What to Make of Industry 4.0

  • 1 November 2017
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The Industrial Revolution, wherein man harnessed mechanical power and new agricultural techniques to achieve great modes of production, forever changed global economics. In the centuries since, the world has experienced two further technological revolutions: the second saw mass production and assembly lines alongside the commodification of electricity, and the third centered on the shrinking of the computer chip to enhance automation. In the early decades of the 21st century, the fourth revolution has dawned: cyber-connected physical systems. Hallmarks of the…

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AS9100 Audits: What You Need to Know

  • 18 October 2017
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

Specialized certifications can make all the difference in giving your company a competitive edge, especially when bidding for high-level contracts. Those in the Aerospace and Defense industry will be familiar with the AS9100 audit, which was created specifically to certify A&D manufacturers that adhere to the highest standards of production quality. It is endorsed by the three biggest players in American A&D: the Department of Defense, NASA, and the Federal Aviation Administration. The AS9100 audit examines all aspects of a…

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Minimizing Scrap in Your Discrete Manufacturing Business

  • 11 October 2017
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Categories: ERP

Let’s talk about cutting your scrap down to zero parts per million — that is, no material wasted during production. Sound like a manufacturer’s pipe dream? It’s not. Keeping scrap counts as low as possible has always been a challenge, but with today’s manufacturing tools and systems, it’s a realistic goal for industrial manufacturers to aim for zero PPM of scrap. While you probably won’t hit the zero mark every time, you can implement strategies so your plant reduces scrap…

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Make Faster, More Informed Decisions with ERP

  • 4 October 2017
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Who do you want at the head of your company: a manager who makes business decisions based on an informed analysis of relevant data, or one who makes decisions based on instinct? A 2015 survey commissioned by Epicor polled more than 1,500 financial business professionals in 11 countries. They found that: 46 percent of CFOs made important decisions based solely on instinct. Many others said that they relied on a combination of instinct and experience due to a lack of…

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Is Additive Manufacturing the Next Big Thing in A&D?

  • 27 September 2017
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Categories: Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), colloquially known as 3D printing, has been around for more than three decades, but it’s only been stealing headlines in the past few years. “3D printed spine saves a woman from paralysis and death,” reads one headline in The Guardian. “Will We Be Eating 3D Printed Meat Next Year?” asks another headline. As manufacturers across many industries explore this exciting technology, it’s safe to assume there are many more AM headlines to come. Right now, AM is…

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The Role of ERP in AS9100 Compliance

  • 25 September 2017
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

In today’s competitive landscape, every Aerospace & Defense manufacturer must do what it can to distinguish itself in the industry. One way to do this is through third-party certifications, such as AS9100 compliance. An AS9100 audit examines the procedures for nearly all production operation to certify an A&D manufacturer as being in compliance with the highest standards of quality control. Though AS9100 isn’t a requirement, the certification is used for A&D companies looking to:      Demonstrate their ability to provide products…


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