Organizational Change Management During ERP Implementation

Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software impacts an entire organization. Following the principles of organizational change management (OCM) will help to make the transition smoother. “OCM is a framework for managing the effect of new business processes, changes in organizational structure or cultural changes within an enterprise.” It takes into account the needs of the… Read more »

Better Results With Brewery ERP Software

Enthusiasts approach brewing beers and ales with the same joy and sense of rigor as winemakers and connoisseurs. From home brewers to multinational corporations, brewing is serious business. It can be complicated and requires many steps that must be done in a specific order, with precise timing. Brewing is also a heavily regulated industry. Legal… Read more »

Managing Information With Chemical ERP Software

Data-driven decision-making is important in the competitive world of batch process manufacturing. Maintaining a strong bottom line requires paying strict attention to every detail and using that detailed information to make decisions. Chemical enterprise resource planning (ERP) software helps manufacturers track data from purchasing raw materials through shipping and delivery. Real-time Data Chemical ERP software… Read more »

What Does ERP Stand For?

The acronym ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. An ERP system is a strategically designed software suite used to organize various company activities including those of process manufacturers. One system is able to manage the business as a whole, in one centralized database, including the manufacturing floor, the warehouse, accounting, customer service, and the executive office…. Read more »

Food and Beverage ERP Software is Simplified by the Power of One

Food and beverage enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites allow users to track their batch production process from sales through shipping in real time. Such software suites have allowed current food and beverage manufacturers to have an incredible amount of information, control, and support at their fingertips. Manufacturers increase their efficiency by selecting an industry… Read more »

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Defined

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) can be challenging to define, because an ERP is used for many different reasons across a wide range of industries. For our purposes here, we will focus on the basics of what defines an ERP for the process manufacturing industry. In general, an ERP is a software suite that integrates business… Read more »

Stay Ahead of Industry Changes With Nutritional Labeling

Potential Changes Ahead We are a society of label readers. The information on food labels keeps us safe and informed. Very little has changed about the official Nutrition Facts label since its inception more than 20 years ago. That may be changing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is “proposing to update the Nutrition… Read more »

A Primer on Batch Process Manufacturing ERP Systems

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is all about the unified management of business. The very nature of a process manufacturing company makes it a great candidate for the benefits an ERP software suite. An ERP fully integrates business functions which include manufacturing, quality control, sales, inventory control, accounting, and many other areas…. Read more »

Chemical Manufacturing ERP Benefits

Chemical manufacturing companies face a unique set of obstacles whether it’s an international powerhouse or a small local business. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for chemical manufacturers to remain competitive in an industry requiring strict compliance due to growing government regulations. This includes the OSHA required, Globally Harmonized System of Classification, and its upcoming deadlines. Fortunately,… Read more »

What to Expect from Your ERP Software

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for process manufacturing companies can be a powerful asset. If you are considering ERP software, it’s likely you will have expectations about what it can do. First, you may be interested in return on investment (ROI) and how it affects your bottom line. You may also have expectations about… Read more »