Edgewater Fullscope Blog

Top 5 Challenges Facing Specialty Chemical Manufacturers and How to Solve Them

Aug 10, 2016 10:05:27 AM

Regulatory updates, modifications, new compliance requirements and the need to continuously make adjustments for OSHA, DHS, HCS, CFATS, REACH, FDA requirements are some of the unique challenges specialty chemical manufacturers face every day. We understand these challenges because we’ve spent over 20 years working with specialty chemical manufacturing customers.

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Managing Co-Products for Chemical Manufacturers using Microsoft Dynamics AX

May 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM

May Blog Series: A Recipe For...

Insights from: Greg O'Neal (Fullscope Supply Chain Management Specialist)

The IHS Chemical Week 100 Anniversary issue noted, "…a generally stronger economy in the second half of the decade is expected to drive chemical plant operating rates to levels that improve margins across the industry." This expected increase in production emphasizes the need for manufacturers in this sector to properly address software needs.

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A Help or Hindrance: Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry? Part 2

Dec 17, 2013 2:00:58 PM

Part Two: Manufacturing Processes & Production Requirements

Batch processing is one of the simplest manufacturing processes. In some cases, companies using discrete ERP applications to run their businesses are forced to use work-arounds to solve process issues. In batch processing, the company can use either a bill of materials or a formula. However, discrete BOM-based applications have limitations, including units of measure (UOM), material/routing relationships, variable consumption, percentage-based formulations, step consumption, variable output and unplanned co- and by-products.

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​A Help or Hindrance: Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry? Part 1

Dec 17, 2013 2:00:55 PM

Part One: Types of Manufacturers

“ERP for Manufacturing” is a broad term. Each industry has very different requirements, and process manufacturers in particular are quite diverse when it comes to actual operational processes. When evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, most of the differentiation occurs in the manufacturing process, and not all ERP systems handle all industry requirements. In fact, very few do.

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Manufacturers Need Industry-specific Solutions to Grow

Mar 18, 2013 3:00:08 PM

Manufacturers, by the pure nature of what they do, require very specific software applications to run their businesses. When you drop to an industry level, the special requirements lists for both get even longer.

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