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Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365

Dec 2, 2016 10:58:20 AM

By Marielena Zajac, Marketing Specialist

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Building Product Manufacturers See Potential in Technology for Better Communication

Aug 12, 2014 5:00:21 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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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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Why Quality Matters for Industrial Equipment Manufacturers

Nov 16, 2012 2:00:31 PM

When industrial equipment manufacturers evaluate ERP software, one of the key categories on the checklist is quality management. There seems to be a consensus that any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system worth its salt ought to include the ability to plan and manage quality. While the quality management capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX compare favorably with those of competitive systems, taking a hard look at why quality really matters in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing demonstrates some of the major reasons why Dynamics AX is the ERP system of choice for mid-market IEM companies.

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