Lifecycle Solutions for Manufacturers: The “Cradle to Grave” Approach

“Cradle to Grave.” It’s a business concept. Also referred to as Womb to Tomb, Whole-Life Cost, Lifecycle Cost, or Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). It’s far from a new concept – dating as far back as the early 20th century – and yet it’s often overlooked when companies are making major purchase decisions. Selecting an…

How and Why to Leverage Custom Software Development in a Manufacturing Setting

Having specialized in every aspect of manufacturing software solutions for 25+ years, we know pretty much everything there is to know about it. From design to development, migrations, implementations, integrations, configuration and customization. One truth has been a constant. No out-of-the-box software will get you 100% of the functionality desired to run a shop floor…

Forecasting Your Way to Success

Forecasting Your Way to Success Author: Jeffrey Fink In this article we will define forecasting as it relates to the materials requirements planning (MRP) process, discuss the risks of inadequate forecasts, provide some practical forecasting techniques, and a list of some benefits that arise from effective and well-maintained forecasting/demand planning processes. Manufacturing-Related Current Metric: First,…