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Procurement Do’s and Don’ts

Introduction Most manufacturing organizations find that materials represent the largest portion of their costs for products. Yet, few focus on the strategic importance of systems tools, processes, or the structure of procurement. Below are some of the critical success factors for elevating the procurement functions in your organization: Do Make procurement important. Make sure the …

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5 Strategies for Streamlining Medical Product Development and Approval

Introduction Manufacturers struggle with many logistical issues, but product development and approval are challenges that can single handedly make-or-break a company. This is especially true for medical device, equipment and supplies manufacturers who face additional pressure and regulatory standards for their products. Fortunately, the process doesn’t need to be as hard as most organizations make …

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Incorporating Value-Added Services into Your Warehouse Management

Introduction According to Statista, the U.S. value-added warehousing and distribution market grew by over 15 billion dollars from 2010-2020. For growing manufacturers and distributors, fee-based, value-added services such as light manufacturing, assembly, and kitting and bundling can offer substantial new revenue streams. However, offering these services in a warehouse quickly complicates inventory control. Using a …

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How an ERP-CRM Integration Fosters Employee Collaboration

Introduction Collaboration is the heart of growth. For your business to become the best in the industry, you need your team to work together to accomplish ambitious goals. Manufacturers with departmental silos that “do their own thing” are set up to fall behind and struggle to meet demanding customer expectations. In this article, we will …

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Gain Accuracy and Control in your ERP with a WMS

Introduction To make money, accuracy and control are critical for manufacturers. Unfortunately, most manufacturers waste hours and dollars redoing work that was executed incorrectly the first time. A benchmarking survey from the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) noted that top-performing organizations spend $14 less per $1,000 of revenue to operate their warehouses than bottom performers. …

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What Medical Manufacturers Need to Know about Software Validation

Introduction Medical device, equipment and supplies manufacturers are, in many ways, defined by their software validation. Not only is software validation required by the FDA, it directly shapes the quality of a manufacturer’s products. In this blog, we will review what medical manufacturers need to know about software validation in order to be successful. What …

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Use Product Life Cycle to Manage Inventory Turnover

Introduction With rapidly shifting costs for raw materials and transportation, it is more important than ever to have fluid working capital. Many manufacturers struggle to have flexible funds because a significant portion of their capital is invested in inventory that’s sitting in their warehouses. The faster you can sell or use these items, the better …

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Eliminate Duplicate Data Entry with an ERP-CRM Integration

Introduction Manufacturers need accurate data for everything from inventory management to capacity planning, but data entry is a huge time drain. To save time, money, and develop a more productive workforce, the top industry leaders solve data entry logistics with an ERP-CRM integration. By creating a single source of truth at your organization with a …

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Success Story: How Datix Exceeds Expectations with Unity

Introduction Manufacturers turn to ERP and CRM software to support managing their business processes, increasing production efficiency, closing more deals and achieving company goals. However, what happens when these systems don’t deliver on their promised returns? In this Datix Success Story, we will be sharing how Unity: Integration by Datix helped one mechanical device manufacturer …

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Why a Warehouse Management System Delivers Greater ROI

Introduction The goal of warehouse operations is perfect order fulfillment: to deliver exactly the items a customer ordered, on time and with optimal efficiency. An advanced warehouse management system (WMS) can provide the agility that manufacturers need to meet changing requirements. It can also help create rich potential competitive advantages by supporting new demands quickly, …

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3 Essential ERP Features for Medical Manufacturing Compliance

Introduction Every medical manufacturer fears one thing: being found noncompliant by the FDA or another regulatory body. Compliance is essential for a medical manufacturer’s reputation and financial future. Because of this, compliance considerations should be integrated into every business process, organizational strategy and software application for medical device, equipment and supplies manufacturers. To ensure compliance, …

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