What Fantasy Football Has Taught Me about Implementing ERP Systems

Well, it’s time for another year of Fantasy Football…another year of hoping that I draft well, field the right teams, make the necessary adjustments, and hopefully have fun. I realized that a lot of the skill needed to play Fantasy Football can help with an ERP Implementation. In the leagues to which I belong, I… Continue reading What Fantasy Football Has Taught Me about Implementing ERP Systems

ERP Implementations and House Building – Phase 8: Moving Day

In this multi-part blog series, Alan Lyczkowski discusses the many surprising parallels that can be drawn between an ERP implementation and the process of building a house. NOTE: If you’re just joining us for the series, you can read the first installments here: Introduction, Phase 1: Analysis, Phase 2: Shopping, Phase 3: Choosing a Partner,… Continue reading ERP Implementations and House Building – Phase 8: Moving Day

Best ERP Manufacturing Software

Dynamics NAV and ERP Manufacturing  Despite all the various refinements to ERP systems, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)—advances in forecasting and internet sales ordering from smart phones, remote warehouses, “pick-up” lockers in major cities and same-day order and delivery—there are still going to be aspects of raw material warehousing, manufacturing machines, assembly lines, etc. that will… Continue reading Best ERP Manufacturing Software

ERP Implementations and House Building

In this multi-part blog series, Alan Lyczkowski discusses the many surprising parallels that can be drawn between an ERP implementation and the process of building a house. My wife and I are going through the process of building a house. As a NAV Implementer, I can see a lot of similarities between building a house… Continue reading ERP Implementations and House Building

Winning Manufacturers: What Are They Doing That You Are Not? (Part 2)

In our last blog post, we addressed three prime examples of manufacturers who are winning the race by implementing some innovative automation and integration techniques. Here are three more from our eBook: Mobile Accessibility – As with many long-established companies, an auto parts manufacturer was getting by with an aging accounting solution, homegrown Materials Resource… Continue reading Winning Manufacturers: What Are They Doing That You Are Not? (Part 2)

Why ArcherPoint Takes a Customer-Centric Approach to Training

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) training at ArcherPoint is done differently than you might expect from a software reseller, consultant, or training facility. We do not offer the traditional “university style” training that is more commonly found in our industry. While this approach to training has its advantages and its place, what we have chosen to… Continue reading Why ArcherPoint Takes a Customer-Centric Approach to Training

Get a Handle On Inventory, Materials, and Costs!

Keeping inventory, materials, and costs in sync is the equation for successful manufacturing operations, but every manufacturer already knows that, and it’s certainly easier said than done. However, if you add integration into each part of this seemingly perfect equation, you might just come up with a better system overall – one that’s manageable without… Continue reading Get a Handle On Inventory, Materials, and Costs!

3 Ways Collaboration with Key Clients is Powerful with Integrated ERP

Providing the right level of service to key customers can feel like a never-ending race. But information such as advance ship notices to trading partners does more than build loyalty; it can set you apart from your competitors. Data sharing with key customers strengthens your relationship and ultimately increases profits for both you and them.… Continue reading 3 Ways Collaboration with Key Clients is Powerful with Integrated ERP

Warehouse Management Systems to Gain Efficiencies

An efficient warehouse management system (WMS) can reduce the wasted, lost, and damaged stock that most manufacturers suffer. If your WMS isn’t in optimal working order, then all departments suffer, from sales to operations. A warehouse driven on data can simplify receiving and sending orders, even when warehouse operations get very complex due to a… Continue reading Warehouse Management Systems to Gain Efficiencies

7 Factors to Consider in Material Resource Planning (MRP)

A Complete Material Requirements and Resource Planning Software Solution Supplier Lead Time – You can’t promise an end result if you don’t have what you need to create it. Therefore, supplier lead times need to be an essential part of how you plan production. On-Hand Inventory – If you don’t have to purchase more, you… Continue reading 7 Factors to Consider in Material Resource Planning (MRP)