Combining Discrete and Process Manufacturing for Steel Manufacturing ERP

The steel industry is a unique industry in that it carries characteristics of both process and discrete manufacturing. Most ERP systems are angled toward either manufacturing type, but not both. For steel manufacturing ERP, you need to find a system that can cater to both the process aspects and the discrete aspects while still remaining a powerful solution. Below are some key features that steel manufacturing ERP must have to work well in a mixed manufacturing setting.

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Medical Device ERP: Creating Efficiencies

In the first part of our medical device ERP series, we covered the basics of what you should look for in a medical device ERP system. The ability to manage rapid growth, product traceability, regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction were all top of the list for an ERP system. In this second part of the series, we will be covering how to create manufacturing efficiency using medical device ERP.

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Medical Device ERP: The Basics

Whether you are a manufacturer of medical devices or are a manufacturer providing parts for medical devices, the industry has a lot of requirements. These requirements are set in place to ensure the consumer is receiving a device that is safe to use, which is understandable, however, manufacturers are expected to meet these demands while reducing costs and lowering prices. Medical device ERP can help with this task, and many others, but how do you know which ERP system is right for your business? We’re going to take a look at the basics of what medical device ERP should do.

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Eliminating Common Pain Points with Energy ERP

Oil and gas companies need specific technology to meet their business needs. Unlike your mom and pop shop down the road, they are typically working in multiple locations and dealing with multiple stakeholders. These situations present unique needs when it comes to accounting, visibility and data. The answer to eliminating these pain points for oil and gas companies is by implementing an Energy ERP specific solution that is made to handle these unique situations. Below, we’ve highlighted the 4 major challenges facing oil and gas companies and how Energy ERP can help.

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The Top 5 Challenges of Rubber and Plastics Manufacturers Solved

Rubber and plastics manufacturers can face unique challenges that are not faced by other discrete manufacturers. Rubber and plastics manufacturers are facing high demand for their products and are two of the largest sectors for manufacturing. To be able to reach all of this demand while staying lean and efficient, rubber and plastic manufacturers are taking advantage of ERP. ERP can solve some of the biggest challenges these manufacturers are facing. Below are 5 of the biggest concerns facing rubber and plastics manufacturers and how ERP can help.
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Process Manufacturing Software Eliminates Recall Headaches

In recent news, a large food manufacturer has come under scrutiny for having to recall a product that was sold to millions. General Mills, commonly known for the manufacturer of our breakfast cereals, recalled 10 million pounds of flour that is sold under a few different brands and labels. The flour was found to be contaminated with E. coli and is related to 38 illnesses across 20 different states. Having to recall 10 million pounds of flour is a nightmare. Using process manufacturing software can take some of the headache out of a recall, but also help to prevent it in the first place.
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5 Ways to Make Life Simpler with Regulatory Compliance ERP Software

In some industries, there are strict regulations that need to be followed set forth by the government. Although these are put in place for good reason, mostly to protect employees and consumers, they can be a huge hassle for manufacturers. Keeping track of all the necessary items to prove you are in compliance with regulation takes a lot of time and sometimes the necessary documents can be hard to find. To top it all off, if you’re found to break any of the rules you’re hit with a hefty fine.  For these reasons, compliance reporting truly isn’t something that should be done manually. Regulatory compliance ERP software can take the headache out of these regulations and making sure you adhere to them.
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4 Non-Negotiable Functions of Process Manufacturing ERP

Process manufacturers and discrete manufacturers have completely different manufacturing models. While discrete manufacturers are cutting, assembling or drilling, process manufacturers are mixing and blending based off of very specific recipes and ingredients. Based off these different ways of manufacturing, it wouldn’t make very much sense to be using the same ERP system for both. It wouldn’t be the best decision to try and modify a system to meet your process manufacturing needs either, which is why there are process manufacturing ERP systems on the market made for the industry’s needs.

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4 Businesses In Need of Document Management

Your business most likely has a lot of documents throughout that are very important, whether they’re invoices in the accounting department, purchase orders, data or receipts. If these were to go missing or were damaged, you could lose thousands of dollars of wasted time having to reproduce or search for these documents. With all the technological advances, there truly isn’t any reason that documents should be kept strictly in paper form. Another option is by implementing a document management solution.
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Using Food Manufacturing ERP to Eliminate Recalls

It seems like every day there is a new product recalled on the food market. Often times when we approach a check out in the grocery store, there is a list of food items that have been recalled that week. The problem will food recalls is that by the time the issue within the food item has been discovered, it has already been on the market and has already had the potential to harm consumers. So, what if it were possible for a food manufacturing ERP system to identify a product recall before it happens?
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How to Choose a Rubber and Plastic Manufacturing ERP System

One of the most difficult processes of implementing a new ERP software is knowing where to start. Every vendor can tout their rubber and plastic manufacturing ERP system as the best one out there, but how do you know for sure? There are some general indicators for selecting a rubber and plastic manufacturing ERP system that are a great place to start when deciding which ERP system is the best for your business.
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4 Unknown Necessities in Medical Device ERP

When it comes to choosing medical device ERP, manufacturers have a lot to put on their checklist. In such a highly regulated industry, medical device manufacturers need an ERP system that complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11, Physician Payment Sunshine Act, cGMP CFR 820 requirements and ISO 13485. In the search to find a good medical device ERP that can comply with all those industry-specific regulations, sometimes manufacturers push other important benefits to the wayside.
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Choosing ERP for Oil and Gas Industries

Between regulations and dealing with global relations, oil and gas companies need a solution in their business that fits many unique situations. The demand for oil and gas is high, so companies are looking for more ways to become efficient, while also meeting industry-specific conditions. More and more oil and gas companies are switching to an ERP system in order to hit these markers. In fact, those companies who chose an ERP for oil and gas were able to increase profitability by 10 percent.
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