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How to put together an effective change management plan for your ERP project

How to put together an effective change management plan for your ERP project Change is the one constant in this world. And who knows more about change than those people who help organizations with change on a daily basis. As with all change management challenges, solid planning with clear objectives forms the foundation, but getting […]

5 Key Considerations When Choosing Your ERP

5 KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR ERP If you have been tasked with researching an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for your organization, we know that you’ll have many questions: Should I choose a cloud or on-premise ERP? What are the benefits of a cloud vs. on-premise ERP? What factors do I need to consider to […]

25 Signs That You Need to Update Your ERP

25 Signs That You Need to Update Your ERP An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is critical to successful business operations, but only if it is performing optimally as a user-friendly, single source of truth for the entire organization. When your ERP doesn’t work the way it should, it can cause crippling problems across your […]

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team Cumulus Consulting has increased its Ignition certified development team to five developers, after three more Cumulus team members recently completed Inductive Automation’s Ignition Core Certification Training. Cumulus’ Grant Acheson, Craig Snow and Anusha Maddineni each received their certifications after first completing the 40 hours of training and the 8-hour […]

MFGx.io Factory IoT Platform Released

MFGx.io Factory IoT Platform Released Troy, MI – June 27, 2018 – MFGx, LLC announced today the release of MFGx.io, the complete Factory IoT Platform for connecting data, applications, IoT devices and people. Most manufacturers today deal with multiple disparate systems, poor integration or lack of ability for these systems to communicate with each other. […]

What is Smart Manufacturing?

What is Smart Manufacturing? Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, big data and the ever-present desire for increased productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. But what exactly is smart manufacturing? Today, manufacturers can see and react to the performance of their machines and integrated systems with analytics in real-time. […]

How ERP Optimization Makes Your Business Run Better

How ERP Optimization Makes Your Business Run Better Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a momentous responsibility. Part of the ERP selection process is establishing goals for the system based on your organization’s needs. Once you’ve chosen the right ERP and the implementation (another huge undertaking) is complete, you can exhale and enjoy […]

9 Rules to Help You Conquer Your ERP Implementation

9 Rules to Help You Conquer Your ERP Implementation An enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation ranks right up there with the largest, most complex and critical undertakings an organization can go through. The right ERP solution is pivotal to a business’ ongoing success, but the implementation process is as critical as the ERP itself. Drawing […]

What is an Operational Execution System?

What is an Operational Execution System? The Wikipedia definition of an operations execution system (OES) is “a suite of manufacturing systems designed to execute operations tasks, such as production, maintenance or inventory tracking.” Also called Manufacturing Process Management and Collaborative Manufacturing, today’s modern OES enables organizations to connect the otherwise disconnected and disjointed subsets of […]

How RFID Technology Resolved Inventory Tracking Headaches

How RFID Technology Resolved Inventory Tracking Headaches In order to maintain an edge in today’s highly competitive manufacturing environment it is critical to have highly efficient and accurate processes and to execute orders accurately, deliver on time, and at an competitive price. So when Viking Products discovered that some critical manual processes were causing inventory […]

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