High-tech and electronics manufacturers have industry-specific business requirements that demand specific ERP software functionality to support their ability to cost-effectively design, market, sell, produce, distribute, and service innovative products. And,
Is your organization undertaking an ERP selection project? If so, use our ERP selection checklist as a gut check on your due diligence process.
Should you upgrade or replace your ERP system? Most mid-sized companies and large enterprises have to wrestle with this decision every 10 to 20 years. The average single-site Tier II ERP
Multi-company and enterprise-wide implementations bring their own unique challenges and requirements. When planning a project, it’s important to map how the data and processes will (or will not) flow across entities. It’s also important to define cross-divisional teams that might need to provide input.
Read-on to learn the keys to successfully managing a multi-company ERP implementation project.
In our previous ERP planning tip, we discussed the need to maintain inventory-related movements in an accurate and timely manner. This tip deals offers practical tips on how to maintain order-related data accuracy, even when that data changes.
In our previous ERP planning tip, we discussed routings, the final data set-up requirement for making an item. In this tip, I dig deep into another critical data requirement – the need to maintain timely and accurate inventory counts and movements.
In our previous ERP planning tip, we discussed the bill of materials (BOM), which discussion answered the following questions: which and how many components are needed to produce an item. This tip deals with routings, the final data set-up requirement.
In our previous ERP planning tip, we covered time and quantity order-based modifiers to back-schedule supply requirements from demand. This previous tip dealt with the “when” and “how much” questions of planning. In this week’s tip, we cover the “what” questions of planning, which is represented by the bill of materials, or BOM (there is also an element of “how much” in BOMs).
In our previous ERP planning tip, we discussed the importance of feeding an MRP system – or a planning engine – accurate and timely data. In this tip, we start to dig a bit deeper into the types of data that a planning engine needs to make meaningful recommendations.
A planning engine is a lot like a high-performance athlete. It can only perform if it’s well-trained, in shape and well-prepared. Like an athlete, if it’s only fed a steady diet of junk food, it’s simply not going to perform optimally.