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Jun

ERP and the Future of Lean Manufacturing

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Day 2 @Ford #FordGreen #tech event @ #NAIASIf you’re in the manufacturing industry, chances are high that you’ve heard of Lean Manufacturing. Created in the 1950s by the Toyota Motor Company of Japan, lean manufacturing introduced the concept of refining your processes to eliminate waste and improve efficiency through the production cycle. It became -and still is- the default manufacturing system for industries all.

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Jun

Manufacturing and Plant Floor Efficiency

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs we’ve mentioned before, today’s manufacturers are competing in a global industry by reforming and improving their plant floor operations and supply chain management. Those who aren’t trying to better their lean manufacturing systems are facing competition from practically everywhere and anywhere.

Many manufacturers face the problem of having production processes being accomplished across loosely connected and widely dispersed plants, as well as having supply chains operating in seemingly.

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Jun

Manufacturing and Data Collection: Business Intelligence

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data collection business intelligenceAs the American manufacturing industry continues to grow in 2015, most organizations are attempting to take their business to the next level of success and improvement. For many, this task centers around things such as expanding locations or supply chain improvements. Whatever the next phase, mid-size manufacturers need to know if their back office can handle the strain of expanding into a new market.

Business Intelligence:
Using Data to Drive Business

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Feb

ECI Named “Infor Manufacturing New Partner of the Year”

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2015 is off to a great start for Infor, SyteLine ERP, and especially us here at ECI. After Derik and Jeff award being partnered with Infor -the creators of SyteLine- for only one year, ECI has already been awarded the Manufacturing New Partner of the Year award for dedication and commitment to providing the best products and services to your businesses.

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Dec

Communication Goals with ERP Consultants: Unity of Process (2/3)

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Within any organization, communication streamlines complex and coordinated action. The left hand, as they say, knows what the right hand is doing and that is particularly important if you have more than just two hands. Multiple departments, dozens or hundreds or thousands of employees, all must be kept informed, directed, and communicating statuses, needs, and general information as easily and quickly as possible. Naturally, the same communication principles hold to partners outside of the corporate fold. In implementing or.

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Dec

ERP and Reducing Pollution: Costs Are Always Costs (2/3)

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In our previous post we discussed the importance of enterprise companies caring about their -and our- environment. For years, the refrain against environmentalism was that addressing such concerns cost money and jobs. Fortunately, the views of industry are changing and ultimately to the economy’s benefit. Certainly, more stringent pollution controls such as more advanced scrubbers on the stacks or more secure chemical storage measures cost a given business.

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Nov

ERP and Reducing Pollution: It’s Always Been Your Environment

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We’ve spoken before about the numerous advantages of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in context to environmental and green-energy concerns. Both in terms of present-day abilities and future features, an ERP is able to bring greater savings and a better planet for your business—and your children. Expanding capabilities in ERP software to track the disposition of byproducts and pollutants could certainly lend a hand in tracking a business’s impact on the world and increase.

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Oct

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Here at ECI, we often try to predict what the future of business consulting and software will bring. After scouring the web and our own history books for trends, we believe the following is an accurate depiction of where the industry is headed:


Modernized ERP Solutions


The ERP users of tomorrow will have grown up with social networking tools and touch based interfaces that we couldn’t have dreamed of as students. If we expect them to be productive and.

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Sep

Business Software Spotlight – Salt Lake City

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As Salt Lake City is fast becoming the new hub for high-tech business software success, local legislation in Utah is attempting to prepare their young residents for a future in information technology.


Senator Howard Stephenson wants students in Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah to start learning computer coding as early as elementary school. Utah does not currently teach business software coding that early, despite the fact that.

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Sep

Business Software Spotlight – Salt Lake City, UT

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As the United States high-tech economy grows, business software enthusiasts are on the lookout for the top drivers in their field. For this reason, Salt Lake City, UT is fast becoming one of the leading cities in business technology growth thanks in part to the increased demand for mobile, search, social, and cloud computing business software technologies, with some reports showing a 10% increase in tech-sector employment for that region.

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