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The Future of ERP: Top 5 ERP Trends for 2019

  • 13 February 2019
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Categories: ERP

A recent survey showed that 70% of companies are actively working towards digital transformation — so it’s not surprising that ERP remains one of the most important technologies for businesses to have at their disposal. ERP empowers companies to organize, analyze, and utilize the data that is quickly becoming the lifeblood of their organization. As technology evolves in impressive and unexpected ways, ERP is an essential business tool now more than it’s ever been. 2019 promises to be a watershed…

5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch for 2019

  • 6 February 2019
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With Industry 4.0 quickly gaining steam, 2019 is the year for manufacturers to prioritize technological advancements in order to stay competitive in the coming years — and industry predictions suggest the coming years are going to move very quickly. Initiatives that rely on connected, data-driven technologies generated $5.1 billion in 2017. By 2023, the total is projected to climb to $21.7 billion. Industry 4.0 runs on a new generation of technology and takes a drastically different approach to production. Manufacturers…

Using ERP for AS9100 Rev D Compliance

  • 30 January 2019
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Categories: ERP

The global aerospace community is pushing manufacturers to earn AS9100 certification. Certification can make or break an aerospace manufacturing firm, so it’s important to be aware of the recent updates to the standard — AS9100 Revision D — which took effect in September 2018. AS9100 Revision D makes sweeping changes to how manufacturing companies track and report quality. Most of those changes relate to how companies implement their Quality Management System (QMS) and then use it to track and report…

How Metal AM is Changing the Aerospace Industry

  • 23 January 2019
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The aerospace industry is highly dependent on small, precise parts being produced in low volumes. Manufacturing these parts is predictably difficult, which helps to explain why the industry is dominated by a few major players. Startups simply didn’t have the capital or resources to build parts in-house — not before metal additive manufacturing (AM) arrived. What is Metal AM? Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing or AM) typically uses plastics and polymers to print components and tools. Now, objects…

5 Ways Small and Mid-sized Manufacturers Can Step Into Industry 4.0

  • 16 January 2019
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Categories: Manufacturing

The potential of Industry 4.0 is incredible for a manufacturing business — if you have endless amounts of money to invest in high-tech upgrades. If you don’t, the future of manufacturing may feel inaccessible or unattainable for your shop. Advancements like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, machine learning, and integrated systems — the hallmarks of Industry 4.0 — are all expensive and highly complex. Plus, implementing and maintaining them presents a huge technical hurdle and requires new…

Cre8tive Technology Recognized as Epicor Global Partner of the Year

  • 5 December 2018
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Categories: Epicor

Cre8tive Technology & Design honored for contributions to customers and revenue generated to Epicor  San Diego, CA – Cre8tive Technology & Design has won Epicor’s 2018 Global Partner of the Year award in the annual Epicor Partner Program Awards. Recipients were selected by Epicor Software Corporation based on contributions to customers, business generated with Epicor as well as other considerations that showcased the partners’ abilities in digitally transforming customers to get fit for growth by leveraging Epicor solutions. “Cre8tive Technology started…

Meet Cre8tive at the American Aerospace & Defense Summit

  • 28 November 2018
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

What: American Aerospace & Defense Summit Where: Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa | Glendale, AZ When: December 12th – 13th, 2018 Meet us: Booth #29 Cre8tive Technology & Design will be joining the discussion with over 150 peers by attending the American Aerospace & Defense Summit, 2018. Through this event attendees will gain strategic insights on four key themes; manufacturing & supply chain, supplier oversight & cost optimization, workforce management, and product innovation. The Cre8tive team is excited to meet all that attend this event for both…

Healthy Growth – Industry Outlook on Medical Device Manufacturing

  • 21 November 2018
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  The healthcare industry is completely reliant on the manufacturing of Medical Devices. Being slightly more vulnerable to economic fluctuations, the Medical Device industry is largely protected by revenue unpredictability due to its expensive nature. The Medical Device industry has been in decline since 2013. In the time span of 2013-2018 the industry suffered a -1.3% decline. In despite its downward trend the Medical Device industry is forecasting a +3.0% slope in the upcoming years ranging from 2018-2023. Factors that…

CSI Live on Epicor 10.2 by Cre8tive Technology

  • 7 November 2018
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Location: Springfield, MO Industry: Industrial Machinery Website: www.csidesigns.com From APlus to Epicor 10.2 Cre8tive Technology & Design, an Epicor nationwide platinum partner, specializing in customization’s and implementations of ERP solutions, announced the go live of Central State Industrial (CSI). They manufacture stainless steel products for the sanitary processing industries specifically used by food, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. Cre8tive Technology was engaged to ensure a successful transition from APlus to Epicor 10.2. CSI selected Cre8tive Technology due to their industry specific…

4 Developments to Watch in Additive Manufacturing

  • 31 October 2018
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Categories: Aerospace & Defense

You only need to look at an airplane seat belt buckle for proof that additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is set to revolutionize the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Switching from a conventional buckle to a 3D-printed buckle can cut 55% off the weight, or 160 pounds total, from an Airbus 380. Over the lifetime of the plane, this lighter buckle can save 872,000 gallons of fuel — roughly $2.3 million in costs. Market analysts expect A&D investment in…


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