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3 Tips to Avoid New Product Delays In Engineer-to-Order

  • 20 September 2017
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Categories: Manufacturing

Successful manufacturers need to be experts at process management. Understanding production costs, raw materials needed, and labor hours are all part of overseeing a process efficient enough to ensure customers receive high-quality products on time. Engineer-to-order put your processes to the test. These customized projects use different resources and take employee time away from your traditional products. Lack of proper planning can result in product delays and disrupt the schedule of other orders. That’s why we’re going share our three…

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How ERP Can Improve the Customer Experience

  • 13 September 2017
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Categories: ERP

Your manufacturing business may have counted on customer loyalty in the past, but the modern landscape reveals fragile customer relationships and a struggle for manufacturers to retain a solid client base. The level of service your customers receive means everything — it can be the difference between placing their next order with you or shopping around with your competitors. The solution manufacturers already turn to for streamlining internal processes, production, and inventory can actually help with client retention, as well.…

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Epicor How To: Ship To Address for a PO

  • 12 September 2017
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Epicor standard populates the Ship To address for a PO automatically, with the address stored in Site Maintenance, according to the current logged plant/Site. When a single site has multiple receiving addresses, this needs to be made more flexible. Cre8tive has a customization available that utilizes a User Code Type to store and maintain additional addresses to be selected for certain POs. It includes the ability for the system to select the correct ship to address for a PO, based…

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What Medical Device Manufacturers Value Most About ERP

  • 6 September 2017
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Categories: Manufacturing

In the past, medical device manufacturers have marketed their equipment without giving much thought to the cost involved. With a changing landscape that includes an older population and rapidly increasing medical costs, private insurers and governments are limiting reimbursement amounts for medical devices. We’ll explore the ways enterprise resource planning (ERP) software allows medical device manufacturers to save money, improve processes, and increase productivity. New Sales and Marketing Models Instead of sending salespeople out to physicians’ offices, many medical device…

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What AI-Enabled ERP Could Mean for Your Business

  • 30 August 2017
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Categories: ERP

Artificial intelligence (AI) is more integrated with enterprise resource planning (ERP) than you might think. According to CIO, AI is transforming ERP solutions. And the impact has been profound. Already a buzz-word in the world of commerce, ERP refers to the automation of routine tasks which can then be performed at optimum efficiency and at the lowest cost. Not only this, but human capital is diverted to higher level tasks. Computer intelligence has the ability to learn to increase and…

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A Better Way to Manage Volatile Raw Material Costs

  • 23 August 2017
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Categories: Manufacturing

Furniture manufacturers take heart: you don’t have to sit powerless to the ever-fluctuating costs of your raw materials. It’s been a longstanding challenge in furniture manufacturing — in a study from 2012, price fluctuation of raw materials ranked as the key concern among 51% of businesses. The volatility hasn’t improved much in the five years since then. This leaves furniture manufacturers constantly seeking ways to expand and secure their margins. You can’t stop material prices from rising and falling, but…

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A&D Manufacturing: Are You Taking Advantage of Reusable Parts?

  • 16 August 2017
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

If you work in Aerospace and Defense (A&D), you’re in the midst of navigating a marketplace that’s competitive like never before. In order to meet market demands and keep up with overseas competition, A&D manufacturers are fighting to develop flexible workflows while keeping costs down. What if the flexibility you’re looking for comes not just by improving your product lifecycle, but by redefining what happens at the end of that lifecycle? We’re talking about reusing parts at the end of…

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Engineer-to-Order: 3 Client Needs You Should Be Addressing

  • 9 August 2017
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Categories: ERP

In the engineer-to-order (ETO) industry, client relationships are fragile. Your business needs to be flexible enough to pivot with your customers’ changing needs, while organized to ensure quick and accurate turnarounds on projects. Jimmy Faroh, operations manager at Challenger Door, outlines the unique challenge for ETO manufacturers: “We don’t carry stock. Everything we do is customer-ordered and designed onsite.” This means the loss of just one customer can result in huge amounts of waste in your existing inventory and production…

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Fabricated Metals Manufacturer Taken Live on Epicor 10.1 by Cre8tive Tech

  • 4 August 2017
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Categories: Epicor

Upgraded from 9.05 to Epicor 10.1 Cre8tive Technology & Design (CTND), an Epicor nationwide platinum partner, specializing in customization’s and implementations for ERP solutions, announced the go live of another metal fabrication organization on Epicor 10.1. The organization manufactures products for industries including HVAC, aerospace, and furniture. The organization was looking for a reputable partner who had a strong relationship with Epicor, could handle performance improvements, additional functionality requirements as well as customization uplifts. This organization selected Cre8tive Technology due…

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Cre8tive Tech Appoints New Vice President of Services

  • 2 August 2017
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Cre8tive Technology & Design, a platinum partner of Epicor, announces that Allan Ward, has joined the company as Vice President of Services and Delivery. In this position, Ward will work closely with the company’s current leadership and services teams, responsible for further strengthening and building the professional services practice, expanding our service offerings and leading his teams to find solutions that help customers grow and scale their businesses.  Integral to the role is repeatable, scalable and cost-effective implementations utilizing a…


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