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Nice-Pak Products Drives Purchasing Power With Crossroads

Nice-Pak Products, a leading manufacturer in the wet wipes industry, has selected Crossroads RMC to evaluate the purchasing processes within their facilities in Indiana. During this evaluation, Crossroads RMC will determine the best path for streamlining purchasing operations and develop a standardized approach that can be shared within other locations of Nice-Pak utilizing Infor LX.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Frank L. Petrasio/Number of views (1701)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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International Wire Selects Crossroads RMC For Their High Performance Conductor Division

International Wire Group, Inc. headquartered in Camden, New York is the largest bare copper wire and copper wire products manufacturer in the United States. Crossroads has been selected to evaluate the manufacturing processes within the High Performance Conductor Division of International Wire, with locations in South Carolina and Georgia. During this evaluation, Crossroads will determine the best path for streamlining the shop floor which will include data collection and labor reporting. International currently utilizes Infor LX and will be evaluating Crossroads’ MES solution as part of this project.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Frank L. Petrasio/Number of views (1583)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX TIP OF THE WEEK: INVENTORY TRANSFERS

Misplaced inventory… this happens all the time, but it CAN be avoided.

As part of an employee’s initial training, they should be taught the importance of proper inventory handling. This training should occur even if inventory handling is not their job! Employees need to know how the actions (or lack thereof) of one individual affects the rest of the company and the system used to run your business. Proper inventory management is the responsibility of ALL employees. 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1690)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Inventory Transfers

Misplaced inventory… this happens all the time, but it CAN be avoided.

As part of an employee’s initial training, they should be taught the importance of proper inventory handling. This training should occur even if inventory handling is not their job! Employees need to know how the actions (or lack thereof) of one individual affects the rest of the company and the system used to run your business. Proper inventory management is the responsibility of ALL employees. 

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1939)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tip of the Week: Finding the Cause of Waste

If a particular machine in your shop breaks down a lot, and you are seeing lots of scrap on every job, maybe it is time to look at what is going on. Is there truly a problem with the machine? If so, get it fixed, or move production to another line. Maybe it is a problem with how the machine operator has been trained, or maybe it is due to poor quality materials that are being used as components on a given job. Until you dig in to find the root cause, you can’t fix the problem.  

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1891)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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, March 07, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1867)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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, March 07, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1779)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Crossroads RMC Data Collection: Roslyn Converters is on a Roll!

Roslyn Converters, a leading producer of specialized paper for the food, tobacco, pharma and retail industries, has selected Crossroads RMC’s data collection solution for Baan as part of a system wide upgrade of their existing internal systems and software. As part of this project, Roslyn will be installing the latest version of the Crossroads RMC Data Collection Software for Baan, and will be moving to a current version of Honeywell data collection hardware. The project will kick off this month, and is expected to go live within the next 30 days.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1627)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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