Posts Tagged ‘Plastics Manufacturing’

How Plastics Manufacturers Add Customer Service Value Using Consignment Inventory

Consignment Inventory

It is not unusual for Plastics Manufacturers to offer a Consignment Inventory model as a value added service to customers. Whether it’s due to the: • Tight collaboration necessary in the Supply Chain required by industries like automotive, • Volatile demand in your customer’s industry, • Financial needs of new customers related cash flow or…

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Continuous Improvement in Plastics Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement in Plastics Manufacturing

As Plastics Manufacturers continue to improve yield percentage, operational speed or uptime, it is important to track the events or draw insight for root cause. Quality issues related to high scrap rate can be due to materials, process, calibration or human factors. It’s important to capture these non-conforming events and report on them, so corrective…

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How to Gain and Leverage Financial Insights in Plastics Manufacturing

Gain Financial Insights for Plastics Manufacturing

As Plastic Manufacturers evaluate opportunities and threats, it’s easier to look inwards to investigate ways to optimize processes. Removing non value-added processes is one possible step. Evaluating cost across lines, customer, product, projects, groups, regions or cost centers is important to confirming profitability or possible cost leaks. Whether you’re an extruder, molder, or thermoformer, capturing…

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Managing Product Returns in Plastics Manufacturing using Dynamics 365 for Operations

Return Orders

Returns are a fact of life in Plastics Manufacturing. Without an ERP in place returns are generally manually managed taking into consideration both the financial business rules and receiving process. Whether you manufacture sheets and films or molded plastic parts, Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 for Operations provides this by: Easily creating a Return Order Linking this…

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Dynamics 365 & Azure Iot Suite – Color Sensor Demo

Dynamics 365 Azure IoT Suite Video

Building on the same concepts from our last IoT video, in which we used a temperature sensor to monitor our shop floor machinery in real-time through Dynamics 365 and Azure IoT Suite, today we will explore additional possibilities in terms of quality control checks, automated processes and more. As with the temperature sensor demonstration, it…

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