Manufacturing Resource Partners Blog
Posted February 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
Nike Inc. showed off the latest handiwork of its Nike Better World initiative Tuesday when it unveiled its so-called Summer of Innovation lineup at an event in New York. The new products are aimed at the Summer Olympics taking place in London. Nike's efforts to create a closed-loop system — one that takes old shoes or shirts and uses them to make new products — led to the announcement Tuesday of some new steps forward in sustainable manufacturing from the sportswear giant.
Nike's Flynit Racer and Flyknit Trainer, announced Tuesday, were made using a manufacturing process that reduces waste by using special yarns creating a form-fitting upper without the need for a number of materials and cuts. In addition, Nike expanded its used of recycled plastic bottles in fabric for high-performance apparel. In play for several years, Nike increased its use of the technology, making its new Nike Hyper Elite basketball shorts from 100 percent recycled polyester and the jerseys from 96 percent recycled polyester. The result is a uniform made from about 22 plastic bottles.
In addition, its Nike Pro TurboSpeed track and field uniform is made from 82 percent of recycled polyester at about 13 recycled plastic bottles each.
Tags: Recycling, Textiles
Posted February 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
- Joe Cogliano, Senior Reporter - Dayton Business Journal reports that Ohio companies boosted export revenue nearly 12 percent in 2011. A report from the International Trade Administration Thursday shows the Buckeye State exported $46.4 billion in goods last year, up from about $41.5 billion in 2010. The Dayton Metropolitan Area — which...
Tags: Manufacturing, Economic Snapshot
Posted February 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
Many distributors are lured to new software solutions based on their promises to help manage inventory. Because inventory is the largest and most important asset for many distributors, managing it efficiently is critical to remaining profitable and competitive. So, it’s no wonder that inventory management is such a driving factor in distribution software selection. However, effective inventory...
Tags: Distribution Software, Inventory management software, Microsoft Dynamics partner California, Dynamics ERP for Distribution
Posted February 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
It’s becoming more and more common for businesses to comply with a growing set of local environmental regulations and with customer requirements that it run a greener business. A greener business means a couple of things: sustainability and productivity. Green businesses waste fewer resources and leverage the right tools to make the most of their employees’ time. It’s not only...
Tags: business intelligence and ERP, ERP Software Information, Green IT, Microsoft Dynamics GP California, Microsoft Dynamics GP, ERP Software Information, Finance Department Tips & Tricks, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
More than 90% of Distributors Consider Information Technology a Critical Component of Business Operations
Posted February 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
A recent Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Survey indicated one of the top 3 critical areas of technology needs for manufacturers and distributors is operational and process improvement. Microsoft Dynamics GP provides significant operational improvement for distribution companies by fully integrating data throughout the organization, and providing ease of access to information through...
Tags: Cut Costs with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Distribution, Dynamics GP, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, California Dynamics GP Partner, wholesale/distribution, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
In today’s tight economic times, many distribution companies are facing issues with reducing operating expenses while maximizing the utilization of resources. Today’s distribution management challenges include:
- Satisfying increasingly demanding customers
- Increasing visibility into your supply chain
- Improving inventory controls
- Controlling operational...
Tags: distribution add-ons for microsoft dynamics erp, Microsoft Dynamics for Distribution, microsoft dynamics gp california partner, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ISV/Add On Products, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
In the supply chain and logistics industry today, companies are trying to improve processes in every facet of their business. Streamlining processes leads to resource availability, and ultimately a quicker supply chain. However, many companies are not aware that Microsoft Dynamics GP has the ability to integrate with several bar-coding and scanning systems. This integration can assist...
Tags: dynamics gp California Partner, microsoft dynamics gp distribution, California microsoft dynamics gp, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution
Posted February 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
Distribution Centers today are under increasing pressure to deliver efficient pick, pack and ship processes, while simultaneously coping with a myriad of challenges facing their industry. While many of us may not have walked through a Distribution Center, consider that every time you visit your local grocery store, you are in fact acting as your personal picker, fulfilling your personal order...
Tags: Dynamics GP for Distributors, great plains partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Accounting Software Selection Tips, Dynamics ERP for Distribution
3 Ways to Improve Consumer Packaged Goods Distribution (CPG)- Customers’ Satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics GP
Posted February 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
You face short product life cycles, inventory management issues, and margin pressures – and we’re talking about your CPG customers’ satisfaction? You bet. When properly deployed, Dynamics GP can help you solve these three business-breaking challenges and become your indispensible customer service ally.
- Pain #1- Effectively Managing and Tracking Inventory: Microsoft...
Tags: consumer packaged goods distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
We established 6 specific ways to improve and measure wholesale distribution customer satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics GP in our last few posts. This week, we demonstrate how the Food and Beverage Industry can remove 3 major pain points while measuring and improving customer satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics GP.
- Pain #1- Monitoring and Ensuring Food Safety: The Microsoft...
Tags: customer satisfaction, Food and Beverage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Peter Kelly
We have been discussing using Microsoft Dynamics GP to help measure and improve your customers’ satisfaction. Now let’s examine how Industrial Goods Distributors can use Microsoft Dynamics GP to remove 3 major pain points while measuring and improving their customers’ satisfaction.
- Pain #1- Global Competition: With the wrong technology, being competitive...
Tags: customer satisfaction, Industrial Goods Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics GP Partner, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
How many of you can relate to this? A company I have been working with had a common problem: old, outdated software and the business processes, and bottlenecks to go with them. They set out to upgrade their old ERP system, but get more value for their software dollar. Using Microsoft Dynamics GP, they have improved time-to-customer, reduced overhead costs, and obtained a level of visibility...
Tags: California distribution, California GP Great Plains Partner, California microsoft dynamics GP partner, nevada dynamics GP partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ISV/Add On Products
Posted February 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
For many people, the distribution industry is viewed as simply “buy stuff, store stuff, and sell stuff”. How much does it take to really manage a distribution business? The answer, not surprisingly, is “how successful do you want your distribution business to be”? When should I buy new items? Is it time to off-load that stale-dated inventory? Who...
Tags: Dynamics GP Distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP 11, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics GP Southern California, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ERP Software Information, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 7, 2012 at 04:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
For many distributors the complexity of their pick, pack, and ship process has outpaced their supporting systems. Multiple warehouses and increasing inventory items require additional controls to ensure accurate order fulfillment. With Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Distribution tracking the status of inventory items as they flow from order to invoice is easy. Fulfillment orders provide the...
Tags: Advanced Distribution Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP Delaware, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, ERP Software Information
Posted February 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
We’ve had two manufacturing companies recently replace their Peachtree software with Microsoft Dynamics GP in order to facilitate growth of their companies. Both companies had requirements easily met by
Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing modules.
The discrete manufacturer outsourced manufacturing to two subcontractors—one that supplied some of the components and added...
Tags: California Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, Peachtree vs Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing, Dynamics vs. Entry Level Accounting Software Packages, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality
Posted February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Don Kapuscinski
I have worked with mid-sized manufacturing companies for over a decade and have looked at several APS or Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems that integrate to ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics GP. Especially a graphical tool with a Gantt chart that production planner can change the schedule by dragging and dropping. Most manufacturing companies don’t think they have a huge need...
Tags: advanced planning, aps, manufacturing, manufacturing discrete, process manufacturing, production scheduling, scheduling, Dynamics GP for Distribution, Dynamics GP for Manufacturing, ERP Software Information