So many problems in fabrication begin at the very start of the process chain: quoting. As Ludlow explained, LMI quotes are based on data from past manufacturing jobs. The laser cutting data comes from XML files exported from Plant Manager, which has helped them build a library of exact processing times. If a part is […]
Years ago Kevin O’Leary joined a job shop during a period of surging growth, so he knew all about the growing pains. The shop he used to work for hired people as it grew, but he recalled the typical challenges: not enough time in the day, not enough equipment to get the job done. About […]
Among all the unknowns surrounding a new ERP system deployment, one thing is certain: change. A new ERP system can mean long-term structural transformation, a permanent and significant impact on virtually every business function, process and department across the enterprise. Previously manual processes may be automated; steps within a department’s long-established processes could be eliminated, […]
The decision to implement a new ERP system isn’t made in a vacuum; the ramifications of that decision will touch every part of the organization, nowhere more acutely than in the organization’s business processes. The extent to which an organization defines, manages and optimizes its business processes at the outset of an ERP implementation is […]
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