ERPs are indispensable to manufacturing companies. They are the industry gold standard for a reason.
You already know that ERPs enhance visibility, improve your business practices, and increase your shop’s efficiency. But how do ERPs actually do all of these things?
Many manufacturing companies rely on Excel for all sorts of tasks, from scheduling to inventory management to data analysis, because it is readily available, easy to use, and is seen as a cost-effective solution for organizing and planning business operations.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning — but what does that actually mean?
Though you can easily use Excel to create a database of your customers, Excel lacks several key benefits of more dedicated CRM software. A proper CRM system that is integrated and automated will allow you to better manage your leads and opportunities,
While you can certainly create inventory tracking spreadsheets in Excel, it is not the best option for inventory management — especially for complex manufacturers. Dedicated inventory management and control software, like that found in an ERP system, (continue reading)
The goal of CCPM is to identify the steps, timelines, and resources required to complete a project — to give you a roadmap that you can follow to ensure you complete more jobs on-time and on-budget.
Rescheduling is a major problem that manufacturers, especially custom manufacturers, are constantly dealing with. Rescheduling is the process of updating an existing production schedule in response to disruptions or other changes. This includes the arrival of new jobs, changes fr
An ERP system is one of the biggest investments that a manufacturer will ever make — but it will pay off in the long run. Though difficult to calculate, the ROI of an ERP system is immense, and manufacturers will see a significant reduction in costs after implementing an ERP.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of materials, involving the procurement, movement and storage of raw parts and materials, as well as the movement of work-in-process inventory and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.
Smart Scheduling is based on the Theory of Constraints (ToC), and uses the fundamental principle that within any custom manufacturing plant there is a Drum—one, or a small number of, scarce resources—which control the overall output of the plant.
ERP implementation planning isn’t always easy. But if you work hard, and have the right people around to help you, you can get a new ERP system up and running in your shop in a few months — even if you think you are too busy to do it.
Genius ERP is excited to announce that we have been awarded Fastest Growing Software in ERP - Enterprise Resource Management by SaaSworthy! SaaSworthy aims to capture the essence of a SaaS product to help users and businesses find the most useful and relevant product for their ne
We are excited to announce that Genius ERP has been recognized by Software Advice as one of the Most Recommended solutions for both ERP Software as well as Manufacturing Production Planning & Scheduling Software. Software Advice, a Gartner company, gives out their Most Recommende
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system manages all aspects of a business, including production, planning, purchasing, manufacturing, sales, distribution, accounting, and customer service, from one fully-integrated system.
What is a production bottleneck? A production bottleneck is the point in your production line where workloads accumulate because they arrive too quickly to be processed.
Business intelligence (BI) is the process of turning raw data into meaningful and actionable insights about your organization to make better, more data-driven decisions.
Looking for tips on how to schedule your shop floor better to be more productive and get more jobs completed on time? Check out our Free Smart Scheduling webinar where you will learn how our new Smart Scheduling feature can revolutionize the way you schedule your shop.
Looking to take your business to the next level in 2020? Grow your business with the ERP built by engineers and manufacturing industry experts exclusively for custom manufacturers.
Any business evolution involving operational change triggers hosts of challenges. However, when considering the case of complex enterprise technologies, these changes embody additional concerns.
As we prepare to say good-bye to 2019 and usher in a new year (and new decade), it’s time to take a look at future trends that will influence the manufacturing world in 2020 and beyond.
As a custom manufacturer you should know that ERPs are essential in today’s complicated manufacturing environment, because ERPs help you to manage and improve every aspect of your business. Learn more here!
Do you want to gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers in your sector? If you are a custom manufacturer, to do so, you need to get an ERP system.
There are a few modules and features that custom manufacturers should be on the lookout for when picking the ERP best suited to them. Custom manufacturers are unique in that they are never really building the same thing twice.
DBR, or Drum-Buffer-Rope, scheduling sounds elaborate and complicated. But, it is actually a simpler and smarter way to schedule your custom manufacturing shop—and one that you should think about embracing. Curious? Keep reading!
Scheduling is one of the most difficult tasks that custom manufacturing shops face. Learn more about what is DBR and how it will help you deliver on time.
Genius ERP exposed the truth about ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) versus MRP (Material Requirements Planning) difference. Whether for inventory management or the material requirements planning. Learn more about better collaboration & increased efficiency. Come take a look!
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Getting an ERP up and running is a monumental task that can save your company significant cost and make your employee’s daily work much more enjoyable. The right implementation plan starts with the right software, and you don’t get there just by Googling “best ERP for me.”
Our team of experts compiled notable points on how ERPs help ETO manufacturers. Close the book on topics like the complex nature of ETO manufacturing & CAD-ERP integration. Read more!
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Let’s go back to basics for a minute and define what inventory management is. In a nutshell, inventory management is the management of inventory and stock
Labor costs are one of the biggest line items in your budget as a manufacturer, so keeping them under control is key to being profitable.
What is the best ERP? Obviously, my first answer was Genius ERP, of course! But after thinking about it for a little while, I realized there isn’t one ERP that is truly the best.
Deliver on time, every time. You know it’s the number one thing you need to do to keep customers happy and remain competitive in today’s marketplace.
We’re one month into 2019 already and it’s time to get seriously moving on our goals for the new year! If growing your business is at the top of your agenda this year, read on to see how an ERP can help you reach your goal and succeed.
To remain competitive and viable as a small- to mid-sized manufacturer, your business strategy needs to be driven by clear, comprehensive and timely information. That means you need to be using an ERP system that helps you make smart, fast decisions.
The right ERP is critical tool for growth for manufacturers, but not every CEO understands that right away. Here are 5 ways choosing the right ERP for your business will benefit your CEO.
You know your shop needs to run at full capacity to remain profitable and competitive. But do you know if it actually does? As a manufacturer, throughput in production can mean the difference between meeting quotas and losing customers to your competition.
To build a sustainable and profitable manufacturing business you need to stop making common business mistakes, and start using tools that help you streamline tasks, boost productivity, and leverage data in real-time. The right ERP system can put you on the right track to success.
Strong business analytics in the manufacturing industry is both integral and accessible with the right ERP. In a bygone era, successful business intelligence implementation meant having to gather data manually from numerous sources, and work it up in spreadsheets.
Manufacturer understand poorly streamlined inventory management can adversly affect your business. Learn why ERPs should include reliable inventory control software.
In fact, 75% of ERP implementations are deemed failures by Gartner. (Not Genius Solutions though! We have a proven 10-step process that gives us industry-leading implementation success rates.)
With businesses prioritizing "going digital" ERPs will continue evolving to fulfill businesses' ever-changing needs. Find out the 5 future trends in ERP systems.
Our team answered the questions you're asking about Excel ERP Systems. Learn more about Data entry & Efficiency. Take a look around!
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With a project management ERP, production bottlenecks can be avoided, jobs can be completed faster, and orders sent more efficiently. Consider the following 4 ways the right ERP helps improve inventory control.
Many SME Manufacturers ask themselves if they really need the features an ERP offers. Learn about the advantages of properly implementing an ERP system for SME manufacturers.
Implementing an ERP system is one of the biggest technological changes you can make for your business — it will help you to streamline your business processes, be more organized, and ultimately help you grow as a company.
If you’re small- to medium-size manufacturer looking to grow, 2018 is the year you need to embrace an ERP system.
ERP systems have deep root in the manufacturing industry, but many manufacturers still have trouble understanding exactly what an ERP is and does. The term ERP is an acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning, but even the full name doesn’t really tell you what an ERP does.
There are two big assumptions every manufacturer should avoid when looking at ERPs. Getting them out of the way is the first step in heading towards something that starts to look like the right solution.
Implementing an ERP is disruptive — and it should be. It’s a system capable of improving every aspect of your business, it impacts every single one of your departments, and it can help make your business more profitable. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be very effective.
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The NHTSA recently released statistics showing that globally there were 803 vehicle recalls over the last 10 years, involving 63.9 million vehicles. Unfortunately, recalls are becoming the norm rather than the exception.
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