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Top 5 Challenges Facing A&D Manufacturers

  • 28 February 2018
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

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 in sectors such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics. Nevertheless, this incremental growth shouldn’t be taken for granted. A&D manufacturers, in particular, face challenges…

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5 Barriers to Adopting Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense

  • 21 February 2018
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Categories: Aerospace & 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 that are hindering additive manufacturing from becoming the gold standard in production within the A&D industry. 1. Lack of Consistency Additive manufacturing suffers from variability…

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Where Are the New Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Hotspots in the US?

  • 24 January 2018
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In August, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) released its 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings. These rankings are based on a qualitative weighted score that combines individual rankings on labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost, tax policies, and geopolitical risk garnered from ten unique data sources. The United States as a whole finished first once again in the country-by-country rankings due to its relatively strong economy, active defense posture, and strong infrastructure that has generated $212 billion in annual revenue. Needless to say,…

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How Organizational Change Management Benefits Your ERP Implementation

  • 17 January 2018
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Categories: ERP

The manufacturing workplaces and supply chains of today are evolving, and with that comes the shifting function of your company and its staff. Manufacturers already know that implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a step in the right direction, but there’s no question about it — implementation isn’t easy. In fact, analyst firm Gartner estimates that up to three quarters of all ERP implementation projects fail. It’s imperative that you get a good handle on the transition process in order to…

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Cre8tive Technology & Design Named in Bob Scott’s 2017 VAR Stars

  • 10 January 2018
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Cre8tive Technology & Design has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2017, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen represent a wide range of size and many different software publishers of accounting software. “Each year, 100 VAR…

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The Role of ERP in a Quality Management Strategy

  • 27 December 2017
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Categories: ERP

Having a sound quality management strategy is essential for any manufacturing business, regardless of what it is you produce. If creating or updating your strategy seems like an intimidating task, enterprise resource planning (ERP) can help. Rather than addressing just one part of your company’s process, ERP is a single solution that allows you to monitor quality at every step of the manufacturing process. A quality management strategy requires certain details. Here are a few of the ways ERP can…

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5 Questions to Help You Decide Whether It’s Worth Investing in ERP

  • 20 December 2017
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Categories: ERP

You’ve probably come across enterprise resource planning, or ERP, when investigating options for improving your operations. ERP is a solution that lets manufacturers both large and small take advantage of the modern technologies that are reshaping the industry. If you’re still not sure whether ERP is a good fit for your operation, see if you’ve asked yourself any of these questions recently. 1. Do I Have the Real-Time Information I Need to Make Quick Decisions? Decisions need to be made…

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How ERP Helps Manufacturers Adjust to Changing Demand

  • 13 December 2017
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Categories: ERP,Manufacturing

There are two inseparable factors that can make or break a manufacturing business: supply and demand. Without the right data, these factors can seem unpredictable. Sudden changes in demand can wipe out companies that don’t act quickly enough to satisfy customers. It can feel like a hurricane blew through unannounced — without data, that is. A healthy, state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can act like a meteorologist for demand, allowing companies to strategically control supply. Anticipating Demand Demand is…

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More Than Meets the IoT: Transforming A&D Digitally

  • 6 December 2017
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

The Internet of Things (IoT) — or the global system of wirelessly interconnected devices — has emerged as an essential driver of global industry. More than five million new devices are connected each day; by 2020, analysts forecast that nearly 21 billion devices will be connected online. The Aerospace and Defense industry was an early adopter of IoT, and has already demonstrated the benefits and the necessity of such technology. How has the digital transformation arisen in A&D? what specific…

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Our Partnership With Century Business Solutions to Deliver Credit Card Payment Within Epicor 10

  • 4 December 2017
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Categories: ERP

Cre8tive Technology and Design is excited to announce its partnership with Century Business Solutions to allow credit card processing directly within Epicor 10. After evaluating several different payment options, Century Business Solutions stood out as the premier payment provider for the Epicor 10 integration. The credit card module will utilize Century’s proprietary payment gateway, EBizCharge, to provide credit card processing for thousands of merchants across the country. “We strive to provide our customers with solutions that bring great value and…


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