Friday, October 20, 2017

The outlook for small to medium business manufacturing

It is clear that the future in manufacturing belongs to small medium, innovative businesses that are willing to embrace new and emerging technologies and find new ways to serve new customers in new markets.

Over the next 5-10 years, small medium manufacturing businesses in Malaysia will need to embrace the industrial revolutions that is taking place today else risk been rendered irrelevant in today's Digital Disruptive age.

Whenever there's widespread change in any sector you can bet your bottom dollar that a word will be coined alongside it, and the new buzzword for the combination of industry and the current Internet of Things (IoT) technology is Industry 4.0.

A German government memo released way back in 2013 was one of the first times that 'Industrie 4.0' was mentioned. The high-tech strategy document outlined a plan to almost fully computerize the manufacturing industry without the need for human involvement.

Think about what the industrial revolution did for the Victorians and you get an idea of the type of wholesale change that is already taking hold of the industrial sector. You're probably wondering exactly what it is though, and with that in mind, there are new technologies you absolutely have to know about the future industry trend. 

Many manufacturing companies have a difficult time deciding which direction they need to go from a software standpoint. Talk to us, we will help you simplify your manufacturing processes.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

INDUSTRY 4

During my engineering work days, I remember we have had Intelligence Building & Factory Automations, even Smart home. We have the Chillers, Condensers, AHU units and lifts and lighting all linked up to a computer centralized system. Monitoring and Sensing chilled water, condenser water and air temperature and volumes for the building to optimize energy usage and comfort and conveniences. That was achievable then if you can afford it.
Today than ever before all these now becomes a realities in IoT and INDUSTRY 4, thanks to the quantum leap of Computer Processing Power, OSes and modern internet (CLOUD) ready Applications Software and of course CONNECTIVITY.

Here is an amazing useful video that explains about INDUSTRY
4, produced by KPMG.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

What is the Difference between Sage 300 Lot and Serial Numbers?

Sage 300 Serialized Inventory & Lot Tracking has been used frequently to track products throughout the receiving and sales process. However, there is an important distinction between lot tracking and serialization.

The Lot (or batch number) is a number assigned to a group of products for which are common with specific properties. There is a one-to-many relationship as many products can have the same lot ID. Batch numbers typically provide additional functionality for tracking manufactured date, expiry dates and other more detailed information. Typically used in the food manufacturing or distribution business.

For Example, a food company could make 1,000 cans of sardines in an 8-hour shift.  Each can’ would be labels with the same lot id used to track the manufacturing date or expiry date. While Pharmaceutical companies have analogous tracking requirements for their drugs as required by our government - the ability to keep track of stock by lot throughout the supply chain processes and the expiry and recall dates is a mandated requirement.

Sage 300 -  Lot Tracking traces lots back to your vendors and delivery of products to your clients to help comply with regulatory requirements and to provide better service.

Sage 300 serialized Inventory allows properties that can be different for stock items of the same product. Unlike lot ids, there is a one-to-one relationship as a unique number is assigned to a single product. No other product can exist with the same serial number. Typically used in the machines manufacturer or distributer.

It helps in keeping track of warranty period and service history. If a medical device company is making
Electrocardiograph, each ECG machine model is packaged with its own kits and accessories, and each of its components that make up the KIT has it owned serial numbers. You may group each items with its own serial number together as a set for sale or individually.

When creating sales order for a product, you typically may commit the specific serial number of the product based on your available stock’s serial numbers at hand or in some operation you may make a sales order for the ECG machine, but you wouldn't specify the serial numbers at the time of making a sales order; you would specify them when you make the shipment.


Sage 300 - Serialized Inventory tracks serial numbers from Purchase Orders to Inventory Control to Order Entry and historical inquiry; assigns system-generated serial numbers to items not serialized at the time of receipt. 

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Why should I choose Sage 300 ERP?

Businesses looking to purchase and implement an ERP system almost always find the process complex, time consuming and expensive. Evaluating a solution is never an easy exercise; much time and efforts have to be put in. demonstrations and discussions with solution partners and end users.

We suggest that the right decision need to be made only once. You will not need to change your software every other year as in the case of the scenarios when a wrong or unwise selection has been made. The right decision can propel your business forward, while the wrong decision can be a costly handicap.
So In evaluating a solution consideration has to be given on the longevity and growth path of the software and the company behind the software.

Here are some of the factors that you can consider:

True Scalability
Sage 300 is a business management software solution designed for  medium-sized and small businesses. Critical program functionality includes support for accounting, distribution, manufacturing and project management tasks.

With three Sage 300 editions to choose from, you don’t have to worry about outgrowing your system. When your business grows, and you need to add more users or capacity, just move up to a higher edition. Screens and modules are consistent between the editions, and data migration is a cinch—so you can forget about system downtime, and focuses on helping your business continue to thrive and grow.

Sage 300’s object-oriented and multi-tiered architecture is what makes it so flexible
. All three editions share the same architecture and code base, which makes it simple for you to upgrade your as your business grows, and yet retain the valuable history of transactions for your analysis.

All Sage 300 editions offer the same flexibility: you choose the deployment options, the user interface and languages, the network environment or operating system, the add-on software developed by Sage Software or independent parties, and the features that help you operate more efficiently and profitably.

Domain Experience
One of the crucial ERP requirements is proper vendor selection apart from software selection. Many ERP failures can be traced to systems that don’t fit the needs of the business. For this reason, a rigorous approach to choosing your ERP system is essential to avoid common pitfalls and maximize the return on investment from the outset.

However, most entrepreneurs don’t have the expertise, time or resources to manage a major system implementation initiative. So, it makes sense to get the help of an experienced, business partner who has the right domain experience be it in manufacturing or project that has a proven record of implementation, training and success. They can provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to manage your ERP project.

When considering an ERP implementation, make sure the training, scalability and vendor performance can meet your company's needs.

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To learn all about Sage 300 ERP solutions  contact CAREWARE Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lean Manufacturing and ERP.


So what does Lean Manufacturing mean to you? Is it just the buzz word? Is it just JIT re-stated? Is it applicable to smaller firms than say, Toyota? It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on Lean, as we do receive inquiry from manufacturers in our region listing lean as a requirement.
Although most of the time they do not really know what is lean all about and looking for a piece of software to help them solve problems. This has also been fuel by many software vendors, playing one up-man-ship by claiming that their ERP/MRP is Lean manufacturing systems.

From my understanding (and I'm no manufacturing guru, so take it with a grain of salt)

Lean is a strategy and generally is not an ERP product function or module. However, I personally believe that ERP products are either Lean "sympathetic" or not. It means also optimizing your process and the system that supports it. Off course the purist would insist on mimicking the kanban card systems. For me it comes down to keeping inventory as low as possible and reducing waste at every step. That is what Sage 300 Manufacturing helps you to achieve.

So can Lean/MRP co-exist? Some purist will say no, akin to water and oil. But certainly, in many companies lean and ERP do coexist, if only out of necessity.

 So what does it leave me with Sage 300 Manufacturing? (Which I am a partner) Yes, they do they support Lean? We (together with clients) start by reviewing a few key business processes, identifying obvious waste in a well-defined area, to see how to remove waste. Success in an early stage will motivate the company to continue its lean efforts.

Sage 300 Manufacturing market is in the small to mid-size enterprises, so our experiences are strictly toward these.  Streamlining process sometimes involve software, sometime it is not. Lean thinking should be applied not only on manufacturing processes but to all area in the business by streamlining several areas that needed attention.

Start small and be happy for small blessings and move on to bigger thing s in the lean journey.  
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Are you looking for an Inexpensive, Easy & Fast to implement Manufacturing Software?

Until recently, organizations needing manufacturing systems had few choices; you installed an expensive, complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system, and then you spend eight months to a year learning and trying to make it run. With productivity drops and frustration sets-in and users get demotivated you are back to square one.

Sage 300 Manufacturing is designed for small to medium-sized manufacturing firms. The system is simple yet powerful, that users can follow logically which enables an efficient manufacturing operation flow covering material purchase, processing manufacturing orders, work in progress, routing cost calculation, material consumption, material scrap and item substitution and order closeout and more. The design of Sage 300 Manufacturing System is conceptualized to fully accommodate users’ business processes needs and expectations. 

So don’t be caught with the Big Boys game, check out what the alternative has to offer:


Contact CAREWARE’s Manufacturing Account Manager Today

To learn all about Sage Manufacturing solutions  contact CAREWARE Manufacturing Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Supply Chain Visibility

Working with you to implement a supply chain management solution that drives efficiency!

Evolving a wholesales/Distribution company to a new level of growth is more challenging than ever. To achieve growth goal in the world that is increasingly complex and globally competitive, distributor need to implement share common distribution processes and systems.

Wholesale distributors must continually increase their efficiency levels, or risk losing market share to their leaner competitors. You need to quickly adapt to changes in the entire value chain, replace costly inventory with supply chain visibility and quick response. Operate effectively and outsource/sourcing manufacturing and minimize the risk associated with reduce inventory and miss delivery.

So, give us a call and we help you to solve these challenges with
Sage 300 ERP to enhance business productivity and take advantage of best practices for supply chain efficiency, order accuracy, and operational improvement. Powerful, integrated modules to control operations and supply chain will enable your company.

• Reduce costs by consolidating inventory and distribution processes and improving cycle times.
• Drive continuous improvement through real-time business intelligence and flexible alignment with dynamic shifts supply and demand.
• Use strategic sourcing to obtain the best quality supplies at the right price.
• Optimize your inventory to keep customers happy while improving the turnover of stock.
• Institute advanced order processing system that improves accuracy, speeds up fulfilment, and results in fewer returns.



CareWare
will work with you to build your Sage 300 ERP solution based on the functionality you require, including the Operations and Distribution modules such as Inventory Control, Purchase Order, Order Entry, and Return Material Authorization. These modules connect seamlessly to accounting, business intelligence, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality for a complete, end-to-end business management system.
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To learn all about Sage Manufacturing Solutions  contact CAREWARE Account Manager today by calling (03) 27143855 or by emailing sales@careware.com.my

There are multiple licensing options; one is sure to be a perfect fit for your company.