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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: 4 Reasons You Need Timely & Accurate Data

Seems obvious – you want real time data and you want it to be accurate. Do you have the systems in place to allow for this?

Here are 4 reasons you need a data collection system:

  1. See the differences between actuals and standards
  2. Determine the source of project overruns
  3. Prevent mis-shipments to customers
  4. Avoid unnecessary reordering of parts

An automated data collection system will analyze your current data, allowing you to efficiently optimize your manufacturing and the benefits will be huge and far reaching.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (2360)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Blonder Tongue Looks for Success on LX With Crossroads MES

Blonder Tongue, a global communications equipment supplier for TV broadcasters and cable system operators, has selected Crossroads RMC to upgrade their ERP from BPCS 6.0.04 to the latest version of Infor LX. As part of this project, they will implement FIN, MFG, SCM and Webtop on LX, and will incorporate process improvements company wide in phase 2. Crossroads MES will go live over 6.0.04 in Q4 2017 with a planned cutover to LX as part of the ERP go live in Q1 2018.

Blonder Tongue, a global communications equipment supplier for TV broadcasters and cable system operators, has selected Crossroads RMC to upgrade their ERP from BPCS 6.0.04 to the latest version of Infor LX. As part of this project, they will implement FIN, MFG, SCM and Webtop on LX, and will incorporate process improvements company wide in phase 2. Crossroads MES will go live over 6.0.04 in Q4 2017 with a planned cutover to LX as part of the ERP go live in Q1 2018.  
Blonder Tongue, a global communications equipment supplier for TV broadcasters and cable system operators, has selected Crossroads RMC to upgrade their ERP from BPCS 6.0.04 to the latest version of Infor LX. As part of this project, they will implement FIN, MFG, SCM and Webtop on LX, and will incorporate process improvements company wide in phase 2. Crossroads MES will go live over 6.0.04 in Q4 2017 with a planned cutover to LX as part of the ERP go live in Q1 2018.  
Blonder Tongue, a global communications equipment supplier for TV broadcasters and cable system operators, has selected Crossroads RMC to upgrade their ERP from BPCS 6.0.04 to the latest version of Infor LX. As part of this project, they will implement FIN, MFG, SCM and Webtop on LX, and will incorporate process improvements company wide in phase 2. Crossroads MES will go live over 6.0.04 in Q4 2017 with a planned cutover to LX as part of the ERP go live in Q1 2018.  
Blonder Tongue, a global communications equipment supplier for TV broadcasters and cable system operators, has selected Crossroads RMC to upgrade their ERP from BPCS 6.0.04 to the latest version of Infor LX. As part of this project, they will implement FIN, MFG, SCM and Webtop on LX, and will incorporate process improvements company wide in phase 2. Crossroads MES will go live o
Monday, October 02, 2017/Author: Frank L. Petrasio/Number of views (1777)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Estimates Versus Actuals

So, how many of you have updated the estimated cost of material and labor in your ERP system recently? ……Hmmmm. That’s what I thought.

Do you have any idea how accurate those numbers are? Are you making business decisions based on estimates that are completely inaccurate?

Consider switching from estimates to actuals. Furthermore, consider implementing an automated data collection system to make this easy. By collecting production and labor data real time, you can gain real insight into your business and you gain the ability to look at the profitability of individual jobs, projects and employees.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2090)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Estimates Versus Actuals

So, how many of you have updated the estimated cost of material and labor in your ERP system recently? ……Hmmmm. That’s what I thought.

Do you have any idea how accurate those numbers are? Are you making business decisions based on estimates that are completely inaccurate?

Consider switching from estimates to actuals. Furthermore, consider implementing an automated data collection system to make this easy. By collecting production and labor data real time, you can gain real insight into your business and you gain the ability to look at the profitability of individual jobs, projects and employees.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (2081)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: 4 Benefits to Consider - Cross-Docking

Cross Docking is the practice of immediately processing completed goods to fulfill ‘demand’ requests with minimal handling. Cross Docking automatically combines and performs Baan / Infor LN steps to fill demand and shortages at the time items are available. Shortages are sorted and filled by the oldest demand date.

Benefits of Cross Docking include:

  • Direct and indirect labor savings resulting from operational efficiencies gains
  • Increased inventory accuracy, reliable on-hand inventory information and improved data entry
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased customer retention due to faster, more accurate fulfillment

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (2123)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX 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.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1931)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Gain Efficiency & Save Money – Evaluate Your Production Lines

When is the last time you took a hard look at your production lines?

  • How are we moving product through our facility?
  • Do we have work instructions / drawings available where needed?
  • Do we have frequently used inventory available at the line?
  • Where are the bottlenecks?
  • Are processes automated, where possible?
Taking a hard look at your processes and procedures may reveal some interesting results.  

Don’t assume that everyone is doing things the same way. Some may be superstars, and others may need some mentoring. Some processes may be outdated and costing you time and money, while others are extremely efficient. One area of the business may benefit from how others operate. Take the time to review and analyze your findings. Your company may benefit greatly as a result.


Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2610)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Gain Efficiency & Save Money – Evaluate Your Production Lines

When is the last time you took a hard look at your production lines?

  • How are we moving product through our facility?
  • Do we have work instructions / drawings available where needed?
  • Do we have frequently used inventory available at the line?
  • Where are the bottlenecks?
  • Are processes automated, where possible?
Taking a hard look at your processes and procedures may reveal some interesting results.

Don’t assume that everyone is doing things the same way. Some may be superstars, and others may need some mentoring. Some processes may be outdated and costing you time and money, while others are extremely efficient. One area of the business may benefit from how others operate. Take the time to review and analyze your findings. Your company may benefit greatly as a result.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (2905)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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