Recent Articles

July 15, 2014 11:20 am
Pat Garrehy
Many ERP packages have fallen short, because they are either severely limited in functionality or they are only replications of a predecessor legacy ERP package supporting one business type. They do not acknowledge that manufacturers require a greater variety of methods. 
July 14, 2014 9:47 am
Timothy D. Garcia

Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.
July 11, 2014 7:30 am
Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research
In this post, we’ll look at five areas of your production facility where you may be unaware paper-based systems are holding you back, as well as how today’s next-generation solutions are facilitating the move to a paperless manufacturing environment.
July 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Tom Kunes, Principal, Client Services, Kestrel Management
Documenting procedures on how to execute these eight functions are what eventually get integrated into an overarching management system. Following these procedures will help improve the company's capability to comply on an ongoing basis.
July 10, 2014 8:00 am
Rene Linck, ITT Bornemann Sales and Product Manager, Food and Pharma Division
Hygienic twin screw pumps can handle a variety of high viscous products. Diced tomatoes that need to be delicately handled, meat products like sausage preparation or yogurt processing are all examples that can be adeptly handled by twin screw pumping technology. 
July 9, 2014 11:00 am
Adam Stern
Not all manufacturers can afford to set up and maintain their own Exchange Server. That’s why increasing numbers of manufacturing operations are making the switch to Exchange Server hosting. Hosted Exchange services typically include security, antivirus and anti-spam.
July 9, 2014 7:45 am
Keith Schmitz, Writer, Rytec High Performance Doors
Though so much attention is focused on the cleanliness of tools, tables and processing equipment , airborne pathogens can't be ignored. Fortunately, the negative pressures, created by large exhaust fans, in these areas remove most of the bioaerosols. 
July 8, 2014 2:26 pm
Steve Leavitt
Small manufacturers believe they can not afford ERP solutions nor spend the time to iron out the complexities. Forget everything you’ve heard about business software. Today, solutions exist to provide similar functionalities found in ERP, but without the hefty price.
July 8, 2014 8:27 am
Peter Arendt, Managing Director, Food and Agribusiness, Huntington Bank
Whether you’re Hormel Foods buying Muscle Milk or simply have made the decision to sell the business you spent a lifetime building, there are plenty of buyers. However, finding the right buyer and structuring the transaction can be daunting. 
July 7, 2014 10:17 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
The manufacturing sector's economic activity has expanded for the 13th consecutive month in June. According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, the PMI registered 55.3 percent, a small decrease compared to May's reading of 55.4 percent. 
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