Category: Process Manufacturing

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV, You’ll Get Quality Results in Less Time at Less Cost

As warehousing and distribution channels grow increasingly complex, efficient management of the supply chain becomes even more critical to profitability and customer satisfaction. Manufacturers and distributors need an integrated business management solution that can connect information from across the organization and increase visibility throughout the supply chain. Microsoft Dynamics NAV for warehouse management is an…
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Transportation Management Systems Can Reduce Costs By Up to 30%

Regardless of industry, a smart business owner or operations manager is always looking for ways to increase efficiency and reduce overhead. In today’s ultra-competitive economic climate, finding ways to increase margins without negatively affecting quality are invaluable. Fortunately, developments in transportation management software (TMS) systems have made it possible to increase margins while simultaneously improving…
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Is Your ERP Holding You Back?

Growing companies have a laser focus on managing growth while maximizing profits. Key metrics tend to revolve around boosting productivity, reducing costs, and achieving greater competitive advantage. With these objectives in mind, key ERP system requirements help growing companies realize a significant impact on the bottom line. Does your company have the right ERP system…
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SBS Group to Exhibit at 2014 IFT Food Expo in New Orleans

Edison, New Jersey – June 16, 2014 – As part of their commitment to Food and Ingredient manufacturing industries, SBS Group, a leading business software supplier, will be exhibiting at the 2014 IFT Food Expo in New Orleans June 21st through the 24th. The IFT Food Expo is the largest tradeshow in the industry, showcasing…
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December PMI Results Round out 2013

After an unexpectedly strong push in November, the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell slightly in December, down to 57 from 57.3. This ends the 6 month growth streak in the manufacturing sector, although it does mark the 55th consecutive month of growth for the overall economy. As expected, Exports (-4.5%), Inventories (-3.5), and Backlog of…
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November PMI: Holding Up to History?

At this point last year, the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for November ended a streak of 5 straight months of growth with a drop off of 1.8%. This year, a strong November registered 57.3%, a 0.9% increase from October and a whopping 7.4% increase from the 49.9% rating in November, 2012. Usually, November trends downward,…
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Keeping the Disruptions out of your Supply Chain

Recently, the Business Continuity Institute published the findings of their 5th annual supply chain resilience survey. The goal of this international survey, involving 519 respondents from 71 countries, is to “…consider the origin, causes and consequences of supply chain disruption.” Here are a few fascinating statistics: –          75% of respondents still do not have full…
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October PMI: Steady Growth for the Manufacturing Sector

It wasn’t significant, but the economic activity in the manufacturing sector did expand in October, according to ISM’s latest Report on Business. Moving from a 56.2 index in September to a 56.4 index in October, this past month was the fifth consecutive month the industry continued to grow and the 53rd consecutive month of growth…
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September PMI Reaches 2013 High

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reached a 2013 high in September, continuing the growing trend in the manufacturing sector for the 4th consecutive month. Climbing to 56.2 on the index, this is the highest PMI level since April of 2011, when the index topped out at 59.4. The PMI is a report maintained by the Institute…
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August ISM Report Reveals Surprising Manufacturing Growth

The manufacturing sector grew for the third consecutive month, as the economy overall grew for the 51st consecutive month. The PMI rose to 55.7%in August, up from 55.4% in July, marketing the highest reading on the index since June 2011. Projections had the market dipping slightly, but rose as a pleasant surprise to industry forecasters.…
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