Posts by bfaller

Dynamics 365 – Say “Hello” to Wave Templates

One of the basic functionalities of Warehouse Management in Dynamics 365 for Finanace and Operations Enterprise Edition remains the Wave Template functionality.  Wave Templates are used to manage, automatically or manually, the Shipping Waves, Production Waves or Kanban Waves.  When the Wave is processed, work is created for the operations team(s) to be performed. Wave…

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Top Takeaways from D365UG/AXUG Summit ‘17

D365UG/AXUG Summit 17

“Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots” – Sorry, we’re having a bit of trouble getting back into the groove of things after this year’s D365UG/AXUG Summit in Nashville. With over 200 session and a record breaking attendance number, this year’s Summit HAS to go down as one of the best…

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Using Rebates to Drive Revenue in Plastics Manufacturing

Using Rebates to Drive Revenue in Plastics Manufacturing

If you don’t care about driving profitable Plastics Manufacturing revenue, you can stop reading right now. Rebates are an incredibly fair way to discount products since the rebate (discount) is based upon actual sales, not projected. And, you control the complexity or simplicity of the program dependent on your sales requirements. The goal of rebates…

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LCS Update: September 2017, Release 2

LCS Update Release 2

Microsoft’s Lifecycle Services tool has been given a few new tools and features this September. LCS continues to be an outstanding mechanism for managing application lifecycles, and Microsoft now plans to have new releases every two weeks! Updates in LCS Release 2 includes a few new features including: Security updates to Remote desktop and Windows…

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Resin Price Visibility Protection in Plastics Manufacturing

What did you pay for the resin (PP, PS, PE, PET, PVC, etc.)? It’s like something out of a James Bond movie… Whether it’s for competitive reasons or some sales guy who’s trying to negotiate a better deal, pricing is a sensitive subject and what you’re paying for a raw material that makes up a…

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Managing Purchase Order Lead Times in Plastics Manufacturing

Managing Purchase Order Lead Times in Plastics Manufacturing

In Plastics Manufacturing with resin and additive price fluctuations, sales forecast volatility, and varying levels of self-imposed risk, it is important to manage procurement. Minimizing inventory and the holding costs associated can sometimes take a backseat if other volatility warrants possibly over buying. Strategies around what, when and how much will always be important to…

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Who needs Dynamics 365 Service Agreement Cost Prices?

Dynamics 365 Cost Price for Specific Service Agreement

Prices! When we talk Service Agreement Prices in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition (aka formerly Dynamics AX), first let’s clarify if we are talking Sales Prices or Cost Prices. In short, Sales Price is what we charge on the customer invoice. Cost Price is used for internal purposes to analyze the spend…

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Building Intelligence Into Your Plastics Manufacturing ERP System

Building Intelligence in Your Plastics Manufacturing ERP System

Intelligent ERP. This phrase is gaining momentum and it’s being spurred by Digital Transformation. Plastic Manufacturers are always looking for performance improvements to allow selling and producing more with fewer resources at a lower cost. While Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other advanced analytics offer exciting opportunities in areas where predicted outcomes can make a…

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Project Recovery or Considerations for Your Next ERP Implementation

Money Pit. Throwing good money after bad. You think the original decision was bad? Think again… The problem with your original ERP decision wasn’t necessarily the initial decision; it was the series of bad decisions that occurred afterwards. For Plastics Manufacturers – with already tight margins, resin price dependence, and growing customer expectations – a…

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The Importance of an Easy-to-use ERP in Plastics Manufacturing

The Importance of an Easy-to-use ERP in Plastics Manufacturing

Full featured, consistent and easy to use? Good to have ERP goals, right? But, are they mutually exclusive? You’ve outgrown your current Plastic Manufacturing ERP system. Processes have also become more complex and it’s time to evaluate ERP systems that will not only consistently support these processes and functionality but also be simple to use.…

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