Combating 6 Common ERP Nightmares

It’s not often that an ERP evaluation project is on the bucket list of manufacturing professionals. But when the right solution is selected, it can be the best decision a business can make. In this article, we will reveal some of the most common ERP nightmares we have heard, and share tips on how you … Continue reading “Combating 6 Common ERP Nightmares”

What to Expect at DEACOM DISCOVER 2017

It’s hard to believe that we are only one month away from this year’s DEACOM DISCOVER User Conference. As we put the finishing touches on session content and event details, we can’t help but reminisce about last year and get excited for what is in store for April. In 2016, we broke records when it … Continue reading “What to Expect at DEACOM DISCOVER 2017”

When a “One-Size-Fits-All” ERP Just Won’t Fit

When is the last time you purchased a one-size-fits-all shirt only to find that it was perfect? Let’s face it, this hardly ever happens. Instead, consumers find themselves settling on many features of the product, from the fabric down to the color. While this concept is very popular in apparel, it is also prominent in … Continue reading “When a “One-Size-Fits-All” ERP Just Won’t Fit”

Unifying Operations with One ERP Platform

Recently, we have seen a shift in manufacturers adopting ERP solutions as a centralized platform, rather than separate pieces of software. By creating a single ERP foundation for multiple business entities, manufacturers are able to streamline workflows and boost visibility between the various divisions. Take Diversified CPC International, for example, an established gas manufacturer and … Continue reading “Unifying Operations with One ERP Platform”

3rd Shift Harry and the Tale of FEFO vs. FIFO

In this second installment of our series of 3rd Shift Harry stories, we take a look at a devastating issue that can arise when your inventory management rules are bypassed. Picture this… It’s early in the morning and the 3rd shift is coming to a close. After a long and tiring night, Harry is counting the minutes before … Continue reading “3rd Shift Harry and the Tale of FEFO vs. FIFO”

DEACOM DISCOVER 2017 User Conference (Video)

This coming April will mark the 12th year in a row that we’ve hosted the DEACOM DISCOVER User Conference. In this video, Scott Deakins, Chief Operating Officer of Deacom, talks about what we’re planning for the upcoming event and what our customers can look forward to throughout the three days. The conference is designed to … Continue reading “DEACOM DISCOVER 2017 User Conference (Video)”

3rd Shift Harry and The Hardened Path of Destruction

In this first installment of our series of 3rd Shift Harry stories, we see the catastrophic consequences of what can happen when the wrong materials are issued to a production batch. Paint and coatings manufacturers work with a number of different chemicals and materials to create their products. Paints are typically formulated according to their … Continue reading “3rd Shift Harry and The Hardened Path of Destruction”

How to Tell If Your ERP Can Handle Pharma Serialization

November 2017 marks an important deadline for pharma manufacturers who need to begin serialization all the way down to the item level. Yes, it may seem like a daunting task but delaying the inevitable can result in poor business decisions come crunch time. Don’t let the pressure get to you.  Start to evaluate your options … Continue reading “How to Tell If Your ERP Can Handle Pharma Serialization”

The Not So Tall Tales of 3rd Shift Harry

In all the years we’ve been working with batch and process manufacturers, it seems everyone almost always has a story about a particular, challenging employee. Through these anecdotes, we’ve learned a lot about what our customers deal with on a regular basis and the internal issues they sometimes must overcome – often because of one … Continue reading “The Not So Tall Tales of 3rd Shift Harry”

An Easier Way to Manage Work Center Depreciation

Are you managing your business work center depreciation correctly? If you rely on duplicate and manual data entry, chances are that your answer is “no.” Properly calculating the depreciation of fixed assets will allow your business to capitalize on one of the IRS’s most valuable tax deduction for manufacturers. Such assets include buildings, furniture, and … Continue reading “An Easier Way to Manage Work Center Depreciation”