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Leverage Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP for a Greener Workplace

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 good for our environment, but it’s becoming more and more crucial for the longevity of your business. ERP software is used mostly for financial or supply chain management. Because it manages these important parts of your business, it’s the obvious choice to help your company go green. Business intelligence available within your ERP software gives you the insight needed to make decisions that will help you go green.

Let’s say you’re trying to decide where to become more efficient. How can you make an accurate decision without insight into your sales and operations? With Microsoft Dynamics GP, you can see if one product or services sells better than the rest, helping you optimize on that profitability. You can also take a look internally to see what kind of issues each of your departments run into on a daily basis. If you can proactively eliminate obstacles by just running some analysis, the more sustainable your operations become and the better chance your company has at going green. If you house hardcopy files of your financial documents, it takes up space in your office and it’s extremely difficult to manage or even find information. Microsoft Dynamics GP helps you keep this financial information on your computer in a safe and secure place. It’s also much easier to file, manage, and track to ensure compliance. While increasing your efficiency, you are saving the trees without the need to print loads and loads of paper.

 Whether you want to attain a greener workplace or simply just do more with less in the New Year, Microsoft Dynamics GP may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. MRP Consulting has become the largest Dynamics GP Manufacturing partner in North America. We have worked with over 600 companies Worldwide and are available for a 1-day onsite visit in which we will map out your current processes and measure them again your current systems. Sometimes a “tune-up” is all that is needed to keep your business running as it should. We can all agree that having the right software will not only improve internal processes and productivity, but will also improve customer relationships.

Give us a call today.

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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

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...

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Strategies to Optimize WMS (Warehouse Management)

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...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Integrate with Bar-Coding and Scanning Systems

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...

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Transform Your Warehouse Into A High Performance Distribution Center

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...

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Reduce Order Processing Time by 50% Using Microsoft Dynamics GP

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...

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Smooth Warehouse Workflow with Advanced Distribution

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...

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Two Manufacturing Companies Replaced Peachtree with Microsoft Dynamics GP

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...

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Where is My Production Schedule?

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...

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What is Process Manufacturing?

It may be confusing to understand that there is more than one branch of manufacturing that produces different types of products. One in particular is process manufacturing. Process manufacturing is the production of goods in bulk that undergo techniques of being blended rather than being assembled (otherwise known as discrete manufacturing). Some of the primary industries that would be...

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Price. Speed. Quality. Pick Two

You might remember this equation from your college Business 101 class. Companies can compete on price, quality and speed (product or service delivery), but have to pick two out of the three. The conventional wisdom dictated that you couldn’t do them all and survive.

Fast forward to today, a business environment where your customers are expecting all three. Quality has become a...

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Reporting And Analytics Help Distribution Company Become Industry Leader

A recent Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Survey indicated that one of the top 3 critical areas of technology needs for manufacturers and distributors is better reporting and analytics. Even companies which report their needs are being met by their current IT systems should be looking for ways to expand the use of their data. The company that has the right data in real time can make the...

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Tags: Dynamics GP, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP for Distributors, California Dynamics GP Partner, wholesale/distribution, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics ERP for Distribution, ERP Software Information, Financial Reporting


Web Portals Interfaced to Microsoft Dynamics GP – Economical, Efficient and Effective

A number of our clients are deploying cost-saving web portals that interface with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The separation between power users inside Dynamics and portal users makes for a very efficient system in regard to cost, security, and performance. Whatever the type of portal – purchase requisitions, employee requests for PTO, dealer orders, or an outright retail ecommerce site &...

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Tags: ecommerce, Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics GP, California Dynamics GP Partner, Web Portals, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Cost of Accounting Software, ERP Software Implementation Tips, ERP Software Information, ISV/Add On Products, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality


Selling Across Multiple Online Storefronts

Since 2004, numerous online businesses have directly benefitted from selling their products on multiple sites, such as eBay, Amazon, Buy.com, Shopping.com and their own website (or websites). These business owners are also integrating their online storefronts with their ERP and CRM applications in order to deliver greater customer service and drive down business costs. Why make multiple storefronts...

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Tags: eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce Cloud Solutions, ERP and CRM Integrated with eCommerce, Online Storefront, Dynamics ERP for Retail, eCommerce for Dynamics ERP


What Can Microsoft Dynamics GP Do for the Supply Chain?

When I come across a great article about Microsoft Dynamics GP, I feel compelled to share it with people. This is especially true when the article relates to manufacturing and supply chain, which are MRP’s areas of expertise.  Rakesh Kumar, Global Industry Product Director Manufacturing Industry, at Microsoft Business Solutions put together a thought provoking article that sums...

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Optimize Production and Promotions in Your Niche Market with Microsoft Dynamics GP

A health food client knows that offering low calorie, high fiber, and low fat breads should be a no-brainer for their consumers. But making an imprint on their niche market of health foods was harder than they expected. They were using MAS90 for their production and financial solution and struggling to meet the demands of their niche market. Since they provide their bakery product to grocers around...

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Manufacturing 2.0: From Manufacturing to Marketing

Although it may sound like a self-serving finding, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness/Deloitte study mentioned earlier indicates that the best-performing manufacturers apply advanced technology better than their competitors do. The application of advanced IT, as all- encompassing, including systems within the organization that support production lines to applications that support global sales...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Supply (and Demand) Chain

The more pragmatic application of process improvement expertise continues to extend beyond the shop floor as well as beyond the four walls of the company. This work involves pricing, product innovation, traditional business forecasting and more traditional forms of supply chain optimization designed to address fluctuating fuel and transportation costs, regulatory changes, demand for product customization...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Shop Floor

The process improvement efforts, most notably Six Sigma and lean manufacturing initiatives, have produced impressive improvements and some additional needs. The U.S. has one of the most productive manufacturing workforces in the world. Factories are doing more with less, but clients need to figure out how they can produce even more with even less—and “without umpteen Six Sigma black...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Strategy

The demand for growth strategy work as well as mergers & acquisition (M&A) due diligence and integration services should rise in coming months. At the strategic level, companies also need help figuring out which international markets to target and how to enter them. Exporting and working globally is something that makes sense, but it is a challenge for many manufacturers because they are...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Simplicity Sells

Given the difficult and multifaceted nature of the challenges confronting North American manufacturers it is not surprising that the bulk of client demand relate to work and projects designed to reduce complexity—within strategy, on the shop floor, in supply chains and throughout information technology (IT) environments. A recent Bain study of about 1,000 companies finds that roughly 70 percent...

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Manufacturing 2.0: Energy, Volatility, Rules and Age

The role of manufacturing consultants has changed dramatically in recent years—“20 years ago, you had guys who smelled of the oily rag making the lines run faster,” notes one industry veteran—because of the number and magnitude of pressures and challenges confronting the industry. These forces, which include several forms of volatility as well as global competition and sustainability...

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Manufacturing 2.0

These days, thought leaders in the sector are focused on strategy, supply chain, sales & marketing, regulation & risk, process improvement, product innovation, sustainability and more. In short, we’ve moved way beyond the shop floor. The challenges and consulting opportunities within the North American manufacturing industry have less to do with manufacturing these days. That&rsquo...

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Tags: strategy, supply chain, sales & marketing, regulation & risk, process improvement, product innovation, sustainability


Manufacturing Wind Turbines Brings Hundreds of Jobs To Michigan

Two hundred new jobs will be coming to Eaton Rapids, Michigan through building wind turbines. This was the announcement highlighted recently at the event at Dowding Industries/ Astraeus Wind Energy, where the BlueGreen Alliance was joined by Senator Debbie Stabenow as well as business, labor, environmental, civic and investor leaders. To further emphasize the importance and opportunity in Michigan...

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Manufacturers Give Back

Manufacturers do more than create jobs, generate economic growth, and make the products we all depend on.  For example: Ball Corporation and its employees raised almost $1 million for two Colorado United Way chapters in a mere one week time span in October.  All told, over the last decade, the United Way has received more than $6 million from Ball and its employees. Ball is one of the...

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Why Manufacturers Should Invest in ERP Software and Technology

Most manufacturers are very concerned with operations and place less emphasis on the finance or accounting operations.  They understand where their money is made: on the plant floor. However, this thought process can often lead to much less attention being paid to how much time clerks are spending entering data and how much time is spent finding and adjusting inventory. I have seen...

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Manufacturing revs up in good sign for economy

The U.S. economy has been showing signs of gathering some speed recently. Factories are running at a faster pace; inflation is almost nonexistent; and there's even been some hiring, recent data show. The speed bump on the road ahead may be Europe, however, economists say.

"The consistent theme in the recent flow of economic data has been one of accelerating momentum in economic activity,"...

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Manufacturing Productivity Jumps 5.4 Percent in Third Quarter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nonfarm business labor productivity rose 3.1 percent in the third quarter, with unit labor costs falling 2.4 percent. (All percentages are in annual rates of growth.) For manufacturers, we saw a return to healthy 5.4 percent jump in productivity. For durable goods industries, the increase was even larger at 9.9 percent. Other than in the second quarter...

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The Fastest-Growing U.S. Manufactured Goods Export Market this Year is….

No,not China!  Its Chile!

Of the 25 largest markets for U.S. exports of manufactured goods, so far this year the title of fastest-growing goes to Chile, where U.S. exports of manufactured goods are up 41.9 percent through August, two and a half times as fast as the 16 percent increase in U.S. exports to the world. Exports to Chile have been spurred particularly by a 70 percent increase...

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Manufactured Goods Exports Outpace Imports

Exports of manufactured goods continued to dominate total U.S. exports in September, per the Commerce Department trade data released today.  Manufactured goods accounted for 80 percent of goods exports and nearly 60 percent of overall exports of goods and services in September.

Manufactured goods exports in September were $100 billion — 15 percent larger than in September 2010,...

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Manufacturing and the World Series

I read an interesting article a few days ago from the Texas Department of Agriculture titled ‘Without Agriculture There Would be No World Series’. This title peaked my interest since I was up late watching the Rangers and Cardinals. I had no rooting interest in either team but that is an altogether different story. Reading this article was very interesting; it lists all the...

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Stay Focused and Stay Sharp

Someone who seems to be knowledgeable in a broad range of trades but is not necessarily great at any particular one is commonly referred to as a “Jack of all Trades, Master of None”.  A similar effect can
happen with business applications too. Organizations can take the right path to software selection by being laser-focused on the business issues that need to be addressed...

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Microsoft SQL Server Advantage

When choosing a new ERP system, (financial management or accounting solution) it is important to consider the technical underpinnings and the advantages during the software evaluation process.  Microsoft
Dynamics® GP is built on Microsoft SQL® Server, which has many advantages when using, maintaining, and reporting on the system.

SQL Server is a relational database created...

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Report Shows Manufacturing Sector Still Growing

A monthly manufacturing survey from the Institute for Supply Management released Monday shows the factory sector is still growing, albeit modestly. The ISM’s U.S. manufacturing ISM index showed a reading of 51.6 for September, coming in above expectations after a reading of 50.6 in August. A reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector. Separately, a report on U.S. construction spending...

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TrophyWare vs Software That Just Works

Microsoft, Oracle, SAP...these are the big dogs in ERP software. Yes I know there are others...nobody invests back into ther systems and has the resourses that these three companies have to keep their respective systems on the forefront of technology. Only Microsoft invests more into their systems more than Oracle and SAP...combined!

Sure, if you are looking for an ERP system that will...

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What A Prospect Learned When They Didn’t Choose Microsoft Dynamics GP

I recently checked back with my champion at a prospect client, a sale which I lost about four months ago. The selected upgraded software is purchased; the annual plan locked in; funds are spent for implementation, consulting, travel expenses, and training. All that’s left is “free” online training. The key employee that drove the decision has dug his heels in to defend the implementation...

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Make the Smart Move From QuickBooks to Dynamics GP

It never ceases to amaze me when I come across companies that have clearly outgrown QuickBooks but haven’t invested in a more robust and scalable ERP system, like Microsoft Dynamics GP. We see companies that have really been struggling for years and years to run a successful business on software that no longer supports their needs.  Often, they end up with tons of spreadsheets that have...

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What You Gain From Business Intelligence (BI) in Microsoft GP

A CEO plays one of the most important roles in a business and has a tremendous amount of responsibility. So some people may say, “I would never want to be a CEO, it’s just too much”. But I say, “If you increase your business intelligence using Microsoft GP, it is a breeze.” Now you’ll have more knowledge to make better business decisions:

  • You don&rsquo...

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User-Friendly ERP Software

This article highlights traits among MRP and ERP software solutions that are highly rated for user-friendliness. Although usability can be subjective, we have identified a few ease-of-use traits that are fairly universal among manufacturing software solutions. Let’s take a look at five of these traits and how Microsoft Dynamics ERP Software stacks up:

1....

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Why You Should Review Your ERP Software in Your Annual Business Checkup

Just as you periodically review the progress of your business as a whole, you must also review the progress of your ERP software. Moreover, it may serve you well to do both at the same time since the essential purpose of your ERP system is to enhance your business anyway.

That review should include the following:

* Review of business objectives and strategies – How did your...

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Slow, Frustrating, and Inaccurate: What your ERP Software Shouldn’t Be

ERP software should make your life easier, not harder. There are three main characteristics that your ERP Software should NOT encompass. If you find the next three paragraphs all too familiar, well it may be time to give your current ERP solution the boot!

Slow: If you have to wait minutes to enter transactions into your ERP...

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Manufacturing Costs: Standard Cost vs. Job Cost Collection

How much does that cost? Do you really know?

In most ERP systems, costs are collected against a job ticket that accounts for labor, material, and workcenter hours, and often G&A overhead costs. This sounds simple enough, but if you are a repetitive supplier with a core fabrication competency, then your cost structure follows a repetitive routing with varying labor, material and overhead...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP for Supply Chain?

When I come across a great article about Microsoft Dynamics GP, I feel compelled to share it with our blog readers.  This is especially true when the article relates to manufacturing and supply chain, which are my areas of expertise.  So I want to thank Rakesh Kumar, Global Industry Product Director Manufacturing Industry, at Microsoft Business Solutions for putting together a thoughtful...

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Microsoft Dynamics Customer Support Changes

Starting on October 3rd, 2011, there will be changes to the existing Customer Support Plans for all Microsoft Dynamics products. This by no means changes how Manufacturing Resource Partners will support you locally. That will remain the same. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Microsoft is focused on...

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When is The Best Time to Replace or Revamp Your ERP Software System?

When times get hard, and they inevitably will with the ebb and flow of success in the business world, many businesses begin to evaluate their work processes to find any areas in need of improvement. That inevitably leads them to their ERP/accounting software systems, which may or may not be up to their standards. Far too many of those companies installed ERP systems they hoped would turn their...

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Is Your Software Prepared To Grow With You?

Businesses today is faced with change, challenge, and uncertainty. To stay competitive, owners and executives need to stay abreast of economic, industry, technology and regulatory changes, and are often forced to make difficult decisions with limited information. Is the information you need to make important decisions about your business at your fingertips? Or like most people do you have...

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The Perfect Manufacturing Solution

I can almost hear the cries of outrage (or laughter depending on coffee consumption levels) from the vertical manufacturing software publishers at what I am about to say.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is the perfect manufacturing solution for small to medium sized manufacturing companies.

Stay with me for a minute, I have sold Dynamics AX and much more expensive and sophisticated...

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Manufacturing in the U.S.A.

Many US companies have moved manufacturing off shore and focus on sales and distribution in the US marketplace.  I am sure everyone is aware of the fact that most of our goods are manufactured
overseas. Many manufacturers are now transforming their companies into wholesale distributors with a whole set of new business and operational issues. Quality control can be a problem so these...

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Tags: conversion, GP Partner, Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, data conversion, dynamics gp


Manufacturing Software FDA Approved

I have been asked many times over the years if manufacturing or ERP software was FDA approved. Based on my experience in the manufacturing industry, ERP software is not FDA approved, but rather can be utilized to follow and maintain your company’s processes to be compliant with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP). If you are a manufacturer you are probably already aware of what...

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Strengthen Your Team’s Offense

With the baseball season looming, the sports/business analogies have been flying around the marketplace.  The message that keeps repeating is that ‘the best offense is a good defense’. This may mean something different to each employee and their role but for an organization as a whole, this should mean using the business intelligence (BI) features and functionality in your...

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Material Resource Planning

For those of us in manufacturing, a common term is Material Requirements Planning or MRP.  With Microsoft Dynamics GP, MRP enables the Production Managers and Buyers to have visibility on when made items and purchased items are needed to meet Sales and/or Manufacturing demands.

A few of the useful pieces of information include:

  • Gross Requirements – how many units of...

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Understanding the Status of Manufacturing

Okay. Let’s be honest, understanding the status in Manufacturing Orders can get a little confusing.  Do you understand what these are and when to use them?  If not, this might help. Statuses of Manufacturing Orders or MO.  Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing allows for various statuses of a Manufacturing Order.

* Quote/Estimate (this can be set from the Sales Order)&nbsp...

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MRP Consulting is pleased to announce its partnership with Effective Inventory Management

MRP Consulting is pleased to announce its partnership with Effective Inventory Management, Inc.

Jon Schreibfeder is president of Effective Inventory Management, Inc., a firm dedicated to helping manufacturers, distributors, and large retailers get the most out of their investment in stock inventory...

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Welcome to The MRP Factor

I definitely owe you an apology. Please let me explain.

First of all, let me say that we are excited to finally be utilizing social media to help deepen relationships with our most passionate, profitable customers – and creating more of them than ever before! I am sorry it has taken this long to adapt to the social media craze after all, MRP Consulting is built on providing education...

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