3 Reasons Why Overstocking is Just As Harmful As Understocking 

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It’s no secret that understocking can hurt your bottom line. No business owner wants to risk ending up rejecting projects, proposing longer turnaround times, or otherwise disappointing customers due to inadequate stock.     All the same, it is worth pointing out that … Continued

5 Tips for Smooth ERP Implementation 

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The early days of ERP implementation can present something of a frustrating paradox for business owners and employees alike. The basics design of ERP software is efficiency, continuity, and ease-of-use, yet the challenges of adapting to a new system can … Continued

3 Common Challenges in Inventory Management

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Inventory management represents one of the most important–and, oftentimes, most challenging–administrative aspects of manufacturing. Inefficiencies, and inaccuracies in inventory management can be quite costly and time-consuming to set right, which underscores the importance of ensuring that everything runs smoothly. In … Continued

Job Shop Scheduling Software 

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One of the biggest logistical challenges facing job shop manufacturers is scheduling. Because job shops handle customized orders, no two jobs are ever exactly the same. This means that the materials needed for each and every job will be slightly … Continued

3 Critical Solutions Offered by SMe Software

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Here at SMe Software, we pride ourselves in helping small and medium-sized manufacturing companies improve their efficiency and overall function with our unique and carefully designed programs. With nearly thirty years of experience in the industry, we have tailored our … Continued

Industrial Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing—How MRP Can Help

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Industrial Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing is a diverse industry that produces an impressive range of products. Though the prevalent narrative in American culture would have you believe that Industrial Equipment and Machinery manufacturing is now something that happens exclusively overseas, … Continued

What is the Most Important Part of Your Hand?

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  When asked to explain the importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and other important manufacturing programs and software, we’ve found that a seemingly strange rhetorical question can help emphasize why all businesses should consider investing … Continued

How Manufacturing Management Software Improves Morale

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  When most business owners consider the potential benefits of investing in manufacturing management software, their first instinct is to look at the situation in strictly financial terms. How can manufacturing management software directly impact my bottom line? This is … Continued

One Alternative To Three Distinct Systems

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  Over the years, manufacturing has benefited enormously from the growth of technology. Though some small and even medium-sized businesses still use “homegrown” in-house technology solutions, the majority of companies are now switching over to standardized systems that offer increased … Continued

7 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown Spreadsheets

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Even in 2016, there are still a surprising amount of manufacturing businesses that use spreadsheets to manage their data. Though this might seem like a cost effective solution that is manageable for a small business, the truth is that many … Continued

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