Articles By: Robert Jolliffe, Sabre Limited

Inventory Reports for Manufacturers

  In manufacturing companies, it's very common for non-accounting staff to want to do some analysis and research into inventory levels.  Typically this is the supply chain group, who want to see the ins and outs of inventory over time, often to analyze and do some statistical analysis.   In my other Blog Post on Analyzing …

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Common Mistakes Business Central Manufacturing Customers Make Implementing Warehouse Management Software

You may have read our blog post on the four reasons businesses want Warehouse Management Software (WMS) and decided you want some barcoding technology for your business. Our customers who use Dynamics Business Central in their manufacturing environment often want to implement a WMS. Even with Business Central for your Manufacturing increasing your efficiency substantially; …

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MRP In Dynamics 365 Business Central 

If you read my Blog post on "What is MRP", you'll realize that MRP has a long and storied history within ERP. You also might recall that I lamented over cloud ERP systems that lacked MRP.  Most Cloud ERP systems actually grew more out of a CRM and Accounting blend background than the MRP and …

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Top Warehouse Management Systems for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 

Microsoft Dynamics products are built in such a way that add-on products and capabilities can expand and enhance each customers' experience.  One of the main benefits of this add-on approach is that there are numerous choices for critical parts of your ERP system.  Not all warehouse management systems are built equally, and not all companies …

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Product Configurators for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has really only been available since April of 2018 as a fully capable manufacturing ERP system. After just 8 months we have 4 product configurator products that are currently integrated!  This doesn't touch on the dozens more that are already integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 NAV also. I've broken down the …

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Lean Inventory Control Techniques: Kanban

Lean Manufacturing.  Most of us have heard of the term and understand elements of LEAN. That said, many people struggle with the relationship between LEAN and ERP.  In North America, the LEAN movement started with JIT - or Just in Time.  When it was first introduced, JIT was often presented as an “all or nothing” …

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How Cloud ERP is Changing Our Expectations

Once upon a time, before the great recession, companies looked for ERP systems that were as close to a perfect fit for their business as they possibly could find. This search took a massive amount of time, and always involved compromises.  The harsh reality is that virtually no ERP system is a perfect fit. Companies …

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Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Manufacturing

  The imminent introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central signifies the addition of a powerhouse player into the Cloud Manufacturing ERP community. As much as the Dynamics 365 Business Edition was a fully functional cloud deployment of Microsoft’s powerhouse AX product, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the fully functional cloud version of the …

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Five Helpful Facts about MRP

MRP and Operations Management Manufacturing is returning to North America in a number of important ways and sometimes in new industries. In the new economy that has emerged following the Great Recession, there is a new structure to how manufacturing is being done, including reaching out across oceans and borders to find new suppliers and …

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5 Tricks to Keeping ERP Costs Down

If you read my previous blog (Why ERP Implementation Costs are so Wrong) you will have read my take on ERP implementation Cost (especially with Manufacturing ERP) overruns. To borrow from Bill Clinton, “It’s the process, stupid!” So how do you, as a customer go about fixing this problem? You can’t really dictate the process. …

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