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”

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”

The Three Tiers of ERP Providers (Video)

How Deacom fits into the market segments of Tier 1, 2, and 3 ERP providers In this whiteboard session, Jay Deakins, Founder and CEO of Deacom, discusses what differentiates the three tiers of ERP providers and how Deacom fits into these market segments. He talks about the typical customer size that each of the tiers … Continue reading “The Three Tiers of ERP Providers (Video)”

How Ready is Your ERP Software for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

In complying with the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act regulations, pharmaceutical manufacturers must ensure their ERP systems are up for the task. In late 2013 the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was introduced and signed into law as a means to govern the management of pharmaceutical drugs manufactured and sold in the United … Continue reading “How Ready is Your ERP Software for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act?”

Cycle Counting Physical Inventory

When paired with a single-system ERP solution, cycle counting has proven to deliver inventory management efficiencies felt company-wide. The end-of-year, inventory count is a process often dreaded by those in the manufacturing industry. However, implementing strategies like cycle counting can reduce the time and risk it requires to complete the task. Cycle counting is a … Continue reading “Cycle Counting Physical Inventory”

ERP Performance – Retrieving Data and The Mailbox Example (Video)

In this 2nd excerpt from an internal programming discussion on Deacom’s ERP software, Jay Deakins talks about the impact that retrieving data out of the database has on performance. The mailbox example he provides is a great analogy for a way to improve the structure of data retrieval within the system. The full transcription follows: … Continue reading “ERP Performance – Retrieving Data and The Mailbox Example (Video)”

Zone Picking Support in the Warehouse Management System

Zone picking is an inventory management strategy now supported in Deacom’s Warehouse Management System. Process manufacturers often organize their warehouse by zones in order to improve the efficiency of picking for both jobs and sales orders. Though different zones may share a similar location, each zone comprises of a different characteristic: refrigerated, dry, flammable, etc. Most … Continue reading “Zone Picking Support in the Warehouse Management System”

Making Things Twice as Fast – Performance Improvements in ERP Software (Video)

Following the overarching concept that everything programmed into Deacom’s ERP software can be made to work twice as fast, this excerpt captures the guidance provided to the internal development team on where to focus their efforts when looking to improve the performance of the system. The full transcription follows: I’ll start with a statement that if each one of you … Continue reading “Making Things Twice as Fast – Performance Improvements in ERP Software (Video)”