Eric MacDonald

4 Benefits of Total Productive Maintenance

Lean Manufacturing focuses on continuous improvement in the pursuit of perfection. This philosophy can apply to manufacturing production through a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) approach. By empowering employees to take responsibility for equipment maintenance and productivity, productive maintenance can help a manufacturer see benefits in 4 key areas: Efficiency, Moral, Safety, and Satisfaction. Efficiency TPM […]

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Dependable and Controlled Access to Cloud ERP

By Mark Engleman, Engleman Associates, Inc. The Typical Cloud ERP Offering has Multiple Weaknesses A company’s ERP is a critical business application supporting critical processes. If a well-implemented ERP is suddenly ‘unavailable,’ it will effectively shut down many key business processes and be costly in terms of dollars and customer confidence. An extended outage duration […]

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5 Common Reasons Behind Lean Manufacturing Failure

Lean Manufacturing, by definition, is about reducing non-value-added activities from the workflow. Unfortunately, the implementation of a Lean approach fails more often than not, and can end up as a waste of time and energy if there is not long-term follow through. Below are 5 common reasons why Lean fails: Too many Tools It is […]

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Effective ERP Cost Control – Top five money savers to achieve

By Mark Engleman, Engleman Associates, Inc. We of course are referring to Enterprise Resource Planning software. Or ERP. For a manufacturing firm, it’s that big software application that plans production materials, takes customer orders, conducts purchasing, production planning, inventory control, accounting, and much more. The average ERP license, or ERP Cloud subscription price, is about […]

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