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Tip of the Week: The 3 Secrets to Improving Your MO (Manufacturing Optimization)

  1. Identify the key metrics. You need benchmark data so you know what realistic goals are, then track them and publish your performance along with a brief comment from time to time on how things are trending and how you compare with others, particularly your primary competitors. The best thing about this is that it is a system that develops a life of its own.

  2. Measure it. Automatically, people start to think about improving things. Then the fun part, stuff begins to improve by itself. Once in place, the system just hums along and the benefits appear, because it has motivated people to think about it, and figure out what they can do to make it better.

  3. Communicate it. Publish your numbers, and explain to people how what they do affects the company as a whole and its success/failure. Once they see the numbers, employees quite often start to modify their behavior for the better.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1642)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Crossroads RMC to Exhibit at SUN (Syteline User Network) Conference – March 13-15, 2017

Crossroads is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 SUN Conference featuring the best in product and service offerings for the Syteline Community. Come see us in Booth 24 where we will be featuring our Shop Floor Dashboard solution built for Syteline!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Rich Grilli/Number of views (1279)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: CEA

CEA Upload provides the capability to prepare both Budgets and Journal Entries in Excel. Once the spreadsheet is complete, it can be uploaded to CEA for posting as an entry to the GL Book of choice. Ease of use is achieved and a full audit trail is created. LX users can capitalize on their investment in both CEA and Excel to achieve a better accounting process. 

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1490)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees to Give Their Best Every Day

  1. Train Your Employees
  2. Give Your Employees the Right Tools
  3. Automate Processes
  4. Give Your Employees Real-Time Feedback
  5. Provide Incentives to do More

For more ideas, read this article from the Harvard Business Review:

Harvard Business Review Article

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1493)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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3rd Hoffmaster Site Goes Lives with Crossroads MES

Hoffmaster, a leading manufacturer of disposable tabletop paper products, has gone live with Crossroads MES at their Oshkosh, WI plant. This is the 3rd Hoffmaster plant that has gone live with the Crossroads MES solution, and implementation of 80 more machines is planned at this facility for later this year. Engineering drawings and other production related documents are now immediately available at each workstation running MES, thereby increasing efficiency and accuracy in their operations.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Efficiency– The What & How

Efficiency is something we all strive for in our personal lives and at work. How can manufacturers increase their efficiency? Take a hard look at the 4 key areas:

  1. Planning
  2. Bill of Material and Job Accuracy
  3. Inventory Planning
  4. Real Time Reporting / Processing 

Need help figuring out how to become more efficient in each of these areas? Contact us, we’d be happy to help.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1647)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Efficiency– The What & How

Efficiency is something we all strive for in our personal lives and at work. How can manufacturers increase their efficiency? Take a hard look at the 4 key areas:

  1. Planning
  2. Bill of Material and Job Accuracy
  3. Inventory Planning
  4. Real Time Reporting / Processing 

Need help figuring out how to become more efficient in each of these areas? Contact us, we’d be happy to help.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1699)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Learn More About Infor’s LX Exit Points Functionality

Exit Points is a new feature in Infor LX Version 8 that allows users to customize, without changing the original LX source code. Exit points provide a way for you to call an external program and pass a set of parameters to implement any needed custom logic. By using Exit Points, LX customers are able to modify the software, and still take advantage of new releases from Infor. Exit points are available in many LX programs. A complete list is available on the Infor support website.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1573)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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