Archive for June 2017

Growing Business Intelligence in the Field

Growing Business Intelligence for Field Operations

Keeping track of what’s going on in the field, and at remote locations, is vitally important to companies with Field Operations.  Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations provides that with a cloud based solution that lives up to Microsoft’s promise of “any device, anywhere, anytime”, at a price point that makes sense for today’s connected enterprise.…

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Managing Expiration Dates in Plastics Manufacturing

Expiration Dates in Plastics Manufacturing

While using a First In, First Out (FIFO) inventory management method in Plastic Manufacturing is well known and helps control time based degradation by constantly rotating raw materials, it doesn’t necessarily address differences in raw material quality deterioration associated with this aging. Resin, colorants, and other additives obviously do not have the same properties (different…

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4 Tech Trends Field Operations Firms Should Embrace

Technology Trends in Field Operations

The relaxing of many regulations that directly affect Field Operations Industries combined with the passage of an Infrastructure Spending Bill, signals that we are poised to see massive growth in this sector. In the past, many firms with robust Field Operations have resisted new technologies for several very good reasons: Unpredictable costs Too much demand…

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Apps, ERP, and IoT in Plastics Manufacturing

Apps, ERP and IoT in Plastics Manufacturing

Plastic Manufacturing is growing, and it remains a cutthroat industry. It’s no longer enough to simply have good products or an efficient manufacturing operations – you now need the proper systems and technology in place to succeed. Your ERP runs your business, houses your master data, and is your primary system of record. On the…

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Project Profit and Loss Reporting for Field Operations

Project Profit and Loss Reporting for Field Operations

One of the most challenging (and most rewarding) aspects of Field Operations is understanding when a particular project is over-budget or under budget and, more importantly – why?  Whether you are running a business with a multitude of small projects or big ones, or even a mix of the two, the company’s overall profitability depends…

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Dynamics 365 for Operations – Benefit Accruals Made Fun

Benefit Accrual Plans Dynamics 365 for Operations

Yes!  Benefit Accruals, for such things as Vacation and Personal time, can be FUN and not just when they are taken!  In Dynamics 365 for Operations, the functionality has been expanded from prior AX versions to include additional functionality like: Earning Codes for Plan Accrual Earning Code Group Compensatory Time Accrual at a Fixed Amount…

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