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Can Your Building Materials Manufacturing Company Handle the Demands After a Major Hurricane?

Dec 20, 2017 1:56 PM

Hurricanes are the most destructive—and one of the most regular—natural disasters, causing an estimated $28 billion in damage per year. However, this year has seen over $300 billion in damage from three major hurricanes: Harvey, Irma and Maria.  The demand for building products is set to grow drastically over the next several years, as residents and businesses in these regions start to rebuild their communities.

If you look at a similar case of Hurricane Katrina, which caused roughly $200 billion of damage, most of the rebuilding construction happened two to three years after the hurricane, but even 12 years later, there are still rebuilding projects in the works.  After Hurricane Harvey this year, some industries have already seen over a 1,000% increase in activity. The rush to rebuild so much at the same time sends shock waves through the entire supply chain of building materials manufacturers scrambling to meet the demand, not to mention managing rises in raw materials pricesThe impact is profound and long lasting for the Industry and much is at stake.  Companies need to have the right systems in place to effectively manage their way through the challenges. 

With the right ERP system, building products manufacturers can be ready to meet the market demands following large natural disasters. You need a flexible system that provides reliable planning and scheduling, tools to manage costs and pricing, and with strong analysis tools to understand performance at any moment.  It’s all about proactive management and making quick decisions.  With Microsoft Dynamics 365 these features are readily available and easy to configure to meet your needs, and those of your customers.  Check out our fact sheet for building products manufacturers, and contact us to learn more about how Fullscope can help implement an ERP system that works for you.

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NAHB International Builder’s Show 2018

Nov 2, 2017 8:00 PM

About the event:

NAHB International Builder's Show (IBS) is the largest annual residential construction show in the world. This is a massive event that brings in more than 1,400 of the top manufactures and suppliers from around the world to showcase the latest and most in -demand products. Every year NAHB-IBS attracts 80,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.

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Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365

Dec 1, 2016 7:00 PM

By Marielena Zajac, Marketing Specialist

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Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP for Building Product Manufacturers

Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM

January Blog Series: New & Best Practices

Insights from: The Top Challenges Facing Manufacturers in Construction-driven Markets: How to Meet Them Head On   

Building product manufacturers produce a wide range of materials including architectural and structural metals, plastic resin and synthetic fibers, cement and concrete, wood products, HVAC equipment, switch, connector and other wiring devices, paint and coatings and lighting equipment. With such a broad span of manufacturing industries, each one can face an array of very different operational challenges.

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Building Product Manufacturers See Potential in Technology for Better Communication

Aug 11, 2014 8:00 PM

August's Blog Series Theme: Ideas That Inspire

The ample availability of ambient backscatter technology and the possibilities it offers for radio-frequency identification (RFID) ​​communication is inspiring the imaginations of building product manufacturers.

This technology is being researched by a team at the University of Washington for its application in the manufacturing world. It is a highly untapped resource for battery-free communication that can be implemented within things like roofs and walls to detect current and future issues.

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How Low Must You Go to Combat Emerging Competition?

Mar 31, 2014 8:00 PM

Here's the fourth blog in this series that explores the top challenges facing manufacturers in construction-driven markets, and how to meet them head on. Manufacturers in this space include producers of:

  • Architectural and structural metals
  • Cement and concrete
  • Glass
  • HVAC equipment
  • Lighting equipment
    Paint and coatings
  • Plastic resin and synthetic fibers
    Switch, connector and other wiring devices
  • Windows and doors
  • Wood products
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Are Regulatory and Environmental Issues Stealing Your Capital Investment Dollars?

Mar 11, 2014 8:00 PM

​Welcome to the third post in this new blog series that explores the top challenges facing manufacturers in construction-driven markets, and how to meet them head on. As a reminder, we're talking manufacturers of:

  • Architectural and structural metals
  • Cement and concrete
  • Glass
  • HVAC equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Paint and coatings
  • Plastic resin and synthetic fibers
  • Switch, connector and other wiring devices
  • Windows and doors
  • Wood products
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