Friday, December 7, 2012

CareWare Systems selected to Implement Sage 300 ERP for Care Glove Sdn Bhd.

CareWare Systems selected to Implement Sage 300 ERP for Care Glove Sdn Bhd.

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – December 7, 2012 – CareWare Systems Sdn Bhd, Sage’s top business software reseller in Malaysia, has been picked to implement Sage 300 ERP for Care Glove Sdn Bhd Group.







Incorporation
Careglove Global Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of the Careplus Group of Companies, a listed entity on the ACE market on Bursa Malaysia.Careglove Global is a result of a joint venture agreement between Careplus and Descarpack Descartaveis Do Brasil LTDA, a major medical supplies distributor. The factory is located at the Senawang Industrial Estate, Negeri Sembilan.

Nature of Business
The  business activities include manufacture of various types of medical examination gloves for export worldwide. This joint venture arrangement and new factory will complement the existing facilities, which would enhance their position as among the most efficient glove manufacturer in the world.

Resources
As one of the leading rubber glove manufacturer in the country, Care Glove has embarked on an impressive expansion plan to cater for the expanded business growth for its rubber glove worldwide.

As the glove market is fiercely competitive it is  importance of continuously improvement and staying ahead in product development, Care Glove  has placed a lot of emphasis in Research and Development to produce a wide and diversified range of high quality and value-added glove products in order to cater to the ever-increasing expectations of end-users.  The company collaborates closely with government agencies and Ministries to keep itself abreast of the latest development in rubber research technology. The upgrading and collaborations of R & D is to enable Care Glove to be a world class cost effective producer with the most extensive range of premium quality glove products.

In line with this expansion program Care Glove also embarked on an intensive ERP evaluating process involving its joint venture partners Descarpack Descartaveis Do Brasil LTDA, who flew in its experts in viewing the demos and evaluation of the ERP. Eventually the team selected Careware Systems to supply and implement The Sage 300 ERP – Premium Edition (formerly Sage Accpac ERP 500) for its operation. For a start the ERP modules will cover the entire operations as from Distribution, Operation & Manufacturing and Accounting with 30 users spanning two facilities via Web Access.


According to Mr. Leslie Lim, the Senior Accountant of Care Glove, one of the reasons for going with Careware is because of the demonstrations which show an end-to-end operation and, cradle to grave tracking using Sage 300 ERP. Also product costing is very important to us and Sage 300 ERP has the abilities to help us track costing by Lot as the prices of our raw material may fluctuate with each batch.

Benefits
With the implementation of Sage 300 ERP, Care Glove group will significantly realize benefits by improving efficiencies in manufacturing processes and raw material inventory accuracy. Inventory tracking is more visible and managed in near real time. Costing by lot information is available at the inventoried item level. Financial reporting has improved with the ability to customize reports and quickly drill down to analyze results.
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For More Information
About CareWare Systems : Through its partnership with Sage, CareWare Systems helps small and mid-size companies in Malaysia reach productivity levels at the top of their respective industries. CareWare represents a variety of business management software including Sage ERP, SageCRM, For companies interested in growth, profitability and superior software support, CareWare is the Sage business partner for you. For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.careware.com.my/.

Monday, October 22, 2012

SAGE VISION 2012 - Awards

We are honored to announce that Careware Systems Sdn Bhd was awarded the Sage Asia Premier Partner 2012 at the Sage Vision 2012 held in Cambodia. She is the only Malaysia Premier Partner this year. In additional to that Careware also received an achiever’s award from AcDev the developer of ePOS a retail management solutions for Sage 300 ERP Series.

We want to thank our valued customer for your invaluable support over the years. Confidence and continued trust that you placed in us is the foundation of our success, and we will do our best to ensure that we meet and exceed your service expectations. Thank you again for your continued support!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Sage ERP ACCPAC Japanese 6.0 is Now Available!!

Sage ERP ACCPAC Japanese 6.0 is Now Available!!
Japanese companies can now use Sage 300 ERP (ACCPAC) in their own language.

 















Japanese User interface covers 6 core modules comprising Financial Modules & Operational modules.

SAGE ASIA has formally launched the Japanese language pack for Sage ERP Accpac version 6.0. The language pack covers all the user interfaces for Sage ERP Accpac System Manager and six core modules, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control, Order Entry and Purchase Order. It covers the all the standard reports out of the box. We provide the Software Subscription maintenance for the language pack so as to keeping update along with Sage ERP Accpac. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sage Construction & Project Anywhere

Sage Doubles Down On Mobile At Annual Sage Summit 2012

Sage North America CTO Himanshu Palsule today unveiled a renewed push for mobile use of Sage applications. During his keynote demonstration the use of Sage Construction Anywhere was highlighted in both video and in demonstrations as an example of technology that Sage is shipping today.

During the conference Sage employees with iPads plastered with Green Sage logos roam the conference demonstrating mobile applications to attendees.

Sage Mobile Sales Tablet App due for

• Sage 300
• Sage ERP X3
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Source : http://erplife.com/2012/08/13/sage-doubles-down-on-mobile-at-annual-sage-summit-2012/

Monday, July 23, 2012

CareWare Systems Implements Sage 300 ERP to Enable Rapid Growth of Malaysian Electrical Engineering Firm .

PESTECH International Berhad picks CareWare Systems to implement Sage 300 Project ERP to accommodate its rapid growth in Southeast Asia.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (PRWEB) July 20, 2012

CareWare Systems Sdn Bhd (http://www.careware.com.my), Sage’s top business software reseller in Malaysia for three years running, announced today it has been selected to implement Sage 300 – Project ERP for PESTECH International Berhad.

PESTECH, which is a leading provider of power system engineering solutions and products based in Malaysia, selected CareWare to replace its existing accounting system to help the engineering company continue its rapid growth in Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia. CareWare will implement a Project Accounting ERP solution based on the popular Sage 300 platform. The software implementation is expected to be completed by end of September 2012.

According to the Chief Financial Officer of PESTECH, the company selected CareWare because of Sage 300’s ability to not only provide comprehensive operational controls over complex engineering projects but also because CareWare has a deep understanding of how to make project-based engineering companies more efficient and profitable. “We selected Sage 300 Project ERP as much for its ability to help us manage day-to-day operations as for CareWare’s highly experienced team of software engineers,” the CFO said. “CareWare already has a strong track record of helping engineering companies like PESTECH implement advanced project management solutions. In the end, the choice to go with Sage 300 ahead of MS Dynamics NAV and SAP Business One was an easy one.”

One of the principle requirements of the new software solutions was its ability to help PESTECH manage its rapid growth in new markets across Southeastern Asia. According to Robert Tan, CEO and founder of CareWare, Sage 300 excels at enabling multinational businesses operate seamlessly in international markets. “Sage 300 Project ERP was created to help companies manage complex, capital intensive transactions from around the world with a minimum of effort,” he said. “Sage 300 was a natural fit for PESTECH’s sophisticated engineering projects because of its ability to assign costs to projects and provide real-time reporting so that company management can adequately control the profitability of ongoing projects.”

The ability of PESTECH to expand internationally rests on its ability to compete for and win projects. Sage 300 Project ERP tracks projects through a seamless suite of modules that manage project labor, equipment usage, field supplies usage and equipment depreciation. Sage 300’s multinational currency module takes the guesswork out of currency translations and fluctuations, meaning company executives will have the timely financial information to make sure projects are on time and on budget.

About CareWare Systems
Through its partnership with Sage, CareWare Systems helps small and mid-size companies in Malaysia reach productivity levels at the top of their respective industries. CareWare represents a variety of business management software including Sage 300, SageCRM, and Technisoft Service Manager. For companies interested in growth, profitability and superior software support, CareWare is the Sage business partner for you. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.careware.com.my/.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

CareWare Systems to Implement Sage 300 ERP for Destini Berhad

Destini Berhad chooses Malaysia’s leading ERP software consulting firm to fully integrate its operational and financial activities into one seamless system.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

CareWare Systems Sdn Bhd (http://www.careware.com.my), Sage’s top business software reseller in Malaysia for three years running, announced today it has been selected to implement Sage 300 ERP for Destini Berhad beginning summer 2012.

Destini Group is a conglomerate based in Malaysia with four distinct business lines and operations ranging from aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul to information technology consulting services and software development. Destini selected CareWare and Sage 300 ERP in large part because it needed a solid accounting and operations platform to integrate its various business lines without sacrificing flexibility and control.

According to the CFO of Destini Group, CareWare was the logical choice because of its experience implementing complex ERP software solutions in Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia. “In addition to our other product lines, Destini is a leading Bumiputra engineering company and is a dominant service provider for the Royal Malaysia Air Force, Navy and Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia. We picked CareWare to implement Sage 300 ERP because CareWare has demonstrated a remarkable ability to implement a single ERP platform to manage complex business processes across Southeast Asia.”

The software implementation project is expected to be completed by September 15, 2012 according to Robert Tan, CEO and founder of CareWare Systems. “Sage 300 ERP will help Destini by providing a single ERP platform to manage very diverse business lines seeking to grow in Malaysia and Southeast Asia,” says Tan. “Sage 300 ERP’s web-based business intelligence capabilities will help Destini’s executive team manage its diverse operations by providing timely, actionable financial information down to individual operating units. Deploying a customized Sage 300 will also allow Destini to integrate such important business activities as inventory management, project invoicing, asset tracking, payroll and much more.”

Tan notes that Sage 300 ERP has become the top choice for Malaysian construction, engineering and manufacturing companies seeking affordable yet highly customizable business solutions to manage their growth. “CareWare is helping companies like Destini discover innovative ways to integrate operational functions like order entry, purchasing and inventory management with a consolidated general ledger, multi-business unit budgeting and real-time financial reporting.”

For more information about Sage 300 ERP in Malaysia or throughout Southeast Asia, please visit the CareWare website at: http://www.careware.com.my/.

About CareWare Systems

Through its partnership with Sage, CareWare Systems helps small and mid-size companies in Malaysia reach productivity levels at the top of their respective industries. CareWare represents a variety of business management software including Sage 300, SageCRM, and Technisoft Service Manager. For companies interested in growth, profitability and superior software support, CareWare is the Sage business partner for you. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.careware.com.my/.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CareWare Systems Selected to implement Sage ERP system for MEGA PRINTING & PACKAGING SDN BHD

MEGA PRINTING & PACKAGING SDN BHD Improves Order Management and Accounting Processes with SAGE 300 ERP.


Petaling Jaya, June 12, 2012. As a family runs business operation in the Sothern state of Melaka Mega Printing & Packaging Sdn Bhd has established herself as one of the leading manufacturer of a wide range of sophisticated flexible packaging materials catering to the high ends of the domestic and foreign market. The company also engages in consultation works on packaging from design stage to final production catering mainly for leading food manufacturers and confectioners both on the local front and overseas. Today, her modern set-up boasts of 179 staff and workers operating on three shifts.

Business Challenge
Specialty printing & packaging is a very challenging business that is facing tremendous margin erosions over the year as competition heats up both locally and abroad. With waffle thin margins it is imperative to manage the Sales Order process, Material Inventory and Manufacturing process efficiently. The company encountered issues tracking the cost of manufacturing individual components, forecasting purchase requirements, and scheduling production processes. With little or no integration between the manufacturing systems and accounting, management was also not able to easily retrieve information on the day-to-day operations, hindering the overall decision-making process.

Recognizing that having modernizing their plant with new machineries imported from Japan & Europe itself is not the only solution, Mega Print began searching for a new integrated ERP system that would boost efficiencies within its inventory management and accounting processes. However, the search for a new solution proved to be a difficult process.

“We always wanted an integrated system, but what was available specific to our industry was limited,” says CFO of Mega Print. “To customize a local product to our needs seemed to be the best way to go. However, after hearing the horror stories about escalating costs and time delays associated with integrating customized systems, we continued to search.”

Mega Print looked at a number of options including SAP B1 with manufacturing add-ons as well as, Sage 300 ERP with its add-on AutoSimply Manufacturing modules..

Part of the challenge for the potential vendors was Mega Print’s product Cradle to Grave tracking and Costing by LOT requirements. Parent and Child Tracking for inventory items, one to many, many to one and many to many relationships.

Solution
Mega Print had both the SAP B1 and SAGE ERP consultants down to Melaka for presentation & discussions. Their evaluation team then comes up to Kuala Lumpur for further discussion and to attend both the SAP Solutions Summit and also Sage Solutions Summit that was organized by Careware the leading Sage partner in Malaysia.

After a thorough selection process and recognizing the strengths and weakness of both the system, Mega Print selected SAGE 300 ERP Premium to help it handle its sales Order, inventory management and accounting processes. The reason that they selected Sage ERP was that Careware consultants were able to show and address their pain points with some of their own data. Functions like Costing by Lot, Flexible BOM and tight integration to Sales Order Entry and Accounting systems, etc.

Careware demonstrated a clear understanding of Mega Print’s requirements. Having experience in the similar industry, with at least two other deployment of Sage 300 ERP for two Printing & Packaging factory in Melaka. With a thorough understanding of business practices and a solid team of IT professionals, Careware was able to customized or suggest work around procedure to the needs of Mega Print.

Business Benefits
Since installation of Sage 300 ERP v. 6, Mega Print is already gone live and running with the Financial & sales operational & inventory modules. Right now the next phase of implementation kicks in June/July for Manufacturing Oder, Production Planning and Manufacturing Lot in progress.

Mega Print has been able to improve a number of processes related to inventory and accounting. Inventory tracking is more visible and managed in near real time. Costing by lot information is available at the inventoried item level. Financial reporting has improved with the ability to customize reports and quickly drill down to analyze results.

Looking Ahead
Having already realized a number of business benefits with Sage 300 ERP in its accounting and inventory management, Mega Print is looking forward to deploy the system to handle the manufacturing side of its business. This is where the company expects to gain the most benefit. “The big productivity improvements will come when we fully implement Sage 300 ERP for the manufacturing side as well. “With Sage 300, they now have a solid integrated platform which can be use to tackle any part of their business.”
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For More Information
About CareWare Systems : Through its partnership with Sage, CareWare Systems helps small and mid-size companies in Malaysia reach productivity levels at the top of their respective industries. CareWare represents a variety of business management software including Sage ERP, SageCRM, For companies interested in growth, profitability and superior software support, CareWare is the Sage business partner for you. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.careware.com.my/.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sage CRM Named Champions by Info-Tech Research Group in Vendor Landscape Evaluations

Sage CRM Named Champions by Info-Tech Research Group in Vendor Landscape Evaluations

We are delighted to announce that Sage CRM, along with Sage ERP solutions, was recently named as a Champion by Info-Tech Research Group in the firm’s Mid-Market ERP, Large Enterprise CRM and Small Enterprise CRM vendor evaluations. Info-Tech Research Group’s Vendor Landscape evaluation report recognises outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, the evaluation pays tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

Sage CRM secured the award by having the highest vendor score in the small enterprise market. This was primarily driven by our reach and channel strength, our strength in ERP and social media integration including integration with LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as providing a dedicated app for iPhone and Android.

According to Info-Tech award criteria ‘Champions receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry.’

Info-Tech’s CRM vendor evaluations are based on extensive research on each key player in the market looking at areas such as company, products, technology, customers, partners, sales models and pricing. Info-Tech analysts evaluate each vendor’s market position and product offering, ranking vendors on:

• viability and stability,
• strategy,
• technical merit, and
• product feature set.

All data is combined to achieve an overall rating, placing vendors in one of four categories:

• Champion,
• Innovator,
• Market Pillar, and
• Emerging Player.

Sage CRM is a leading supplier of CRM solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. More than 12,000 organisations in 70 countries use our award winning Sage CRM software to manage their critical sales, marketing and customer service activities every day.

This is an excellent award for Sage CRM and it recognises our on-going commitment to developing an award-winning, SMB focused CRM solution that delivers real value to customers.
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Source : https://community.sagecrm.com/user_community/b/sage_crm_news/archive/2012/05/15/sage-crm-named-champions-by-info-tech-research-group-in-vendor-landscape-evaluations.aspx

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Check on medical devices to ensure they are safe for public use

PUTRAJAYA (May 21, 2012): Manufacturers and importers of medical devices will soon come under the microscope as the Health Ministry moves to regulate the industry.


Under the recently gazetted Medical Device Act 2011, a Medical Devices Authority will be formed as a regulatory body to register such devices, and to monitor manufacturers and importers for quality compliance.

More than 3,000 items, including everything from thermometers, condoms, pacemakers and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines are expected to come under scrutiny under this Act.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai told a press conference yesterday the Medical Devices

Authority is being set up to ensure that medical devices used by hospitals, clinics, individuals or sold by pharmacies are safe for public use.

“The authority will be set up by the end of May, and a board of directors, chaired by the health director-general, will also be established. The board is expected to conduct its first meeting by June,” Liow said.

Over the next few months, the authority will draw up subsidiary regulations in the Act.

“The regulations are scheduled to be drawn up by end-October, after which the authority will begin the registration process over a period of two years.

“Devices which fall under the medium-high or high-risk categories (see accompanying graphic) will have to register with the authority, who will ensure that the products adhere to strict standards.

“This way, we will no longer allow fly-by-night or sub-standard manufacturers to put their products on the market,” Liow said.

The minister was speaking after a National Key Economic Area (NKEA) for healthcare steering committee meeting at the ministry yesterday.

Makers or importers who refuse to register after the two-year period is over will face a maximum penalty of RM200,000 fine or three years imprisonment, or both.

Liow said devices that are marketed with false claims on medical efficacy will also be pulled off the shelves.

“If a device is claimed to treat diabetes or high-blood pressure without proper clinical proof, they will not be allowed to register with the authority (and hence won’t be allowed for sale),” he said.

Medical devices are defined under the Act as any instrument, implant, in-vitro reagent or calibrator, software, or material intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination, for the purpose of:

>> diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment of disease or injury.
>> of investigation, replacement or modification or support of the anatomy or a physiological process
>> disinfection of a medical device
>> control of conception
>> or support or sustainment of life.

Pills, drugs, serums or vaccines are not considered medical devices.

Liow, however, said that retailers of medical devices or individual users do not need to register with the authority.

When approached after the press conference, Health Ministry Medical Device Control Division director Zamane Abdul Rahman said a website is being developed for manufacturers to register their devices online, as well as for users and retailers to check for devices which are blacklisted or not registered to the authority.
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http://www.thesundaily.my/news/384885

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What is new in Sage Manufacturing Suite - AutoSimply.

We are pleased to announce that the new Item Number Change and BOM Import utility is now available.

1. Item Number Change


1. BOM Import, Update and Integrity Check Utility


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Enterprises not waiting to board Win 8 train

Windows 8 may be in the spotlight right now after Microsoft showcased more of its upcoming operating system (OS) during the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC), but most companies are likely to continue to look to Windows 7 to power their business.


Al Gillen, program vice president of system software for IDC, said that business and enterprise users will continue their existing upgrade to Windows 7 and not wait for Redmond's latest OS iteration to be launched later this year. This is because the greatest uptake for the upcoming OS will be among consumers or Windows tablet users, since "that is where the greatest amount of change and improvement is incorporated into", he explained.

Elaborating, he noted that for the average business user that spends much of his time using Microsoft Office and other business applications, a touch-enabled environment--one of the key features of Windows 8's Metro UI (user interface)--brings little productivity enhancements.

Those who might benefit from these new features to the operating system would be mobile workers such as healthcare employees, insurance adjusters, field technicians, and etc, Gillen added. However, their productivity will be enhanced only if the applications they need and use are upgraded to run natively on the OS and are fully touch-enabled, the analyst qualified.

"[As such,] we expect Windows 7 to continue to be heavily deployed by business users even after the launch of Windows 8," the executive stated.

One iteration at a time

Two organizations ZDNet Asia spoke to reiterated that Windows 7 deployment is their main priority currently.

Ong Leong Seng, chief architect & director at Integrated Health Information Systems (IHIS), for one, pointed out that the organization is in the midst of rolling out Windows 7 to all its hospitals, so its IT environment currently supports both Windows XP and Windows 7 for desktop and laptop devices.

He noted that upgrading operating systems is a "fairly long process" for organizations in the healthcare industry, and it would be transitioning its back office users first. In fact, IHIS was pushed into making the migration to Windows 7 because with support for XP coming to an end, this leaves them "little choice but to upgrade", he said.

Ong added: "We are not waiting for Windows 8, but will be exploring desktop virtualization to help smooth subsequent OS upgrades in the future."

Business intelligence (BI) software vendor QlikView is another that had gone ahead with deploying Windows 7 within the company.

Terry Smagh, vice president of Southeast and North Asia at QlikView, said it has supported the existing OS since its launch in 2009. This support was based on how closely the company works with Microsoft in ensuring that its products were always updated and supported the latest Windows version, he stated.

That said, the company has embraced HMTL 5 for its products, which Smagh said smoothes the crossover of its BI software, also known as QlikView, to Windows 8 in time to come.

"As Windows 8 is scheduled to be released soon, our move toward focusing on HTML 5 for end-user experience over the Web allows cross-platform support, be it on Windows or even Apple's iOS platform, which is dominant in the market," he said.

Microsoft did not directly comment when contacted, but pointed ZDNet Asia to its Web site showing customers that have adopted Windows 7 in their organizations.

Rich Reynolds, general manager of Windows commercial marketing at Microsoft, did earlier urge companies to continue and accelerate deployment of Windows 7. In a report last year, he said waiting for Windows 8 to launch might lead to security risks for businesses since official support for Windows XP will end in April 2014.
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By Kevin Kwang , ZDNet Asia on March 7, 2012 
http://www.zdnetasia.com/enterprises-not-waiting-to-board-win-8-train-62304116.htm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sage Manufacturing Solution Summit.

A Special Invitation to
Sage Manufacturing Solution Day.

A Flexible System, Customized For Your Specific Needs

To really learn something about what SAGE ERP Manufacturing Suite can do for your company, join us on a 'back to basics' seminar and we'll give you what you need - an in-depth, straight-forward, guided tour - right inside the product - from Manufacturing to Distribution and Financial Integration.

SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS
Introducing :Sage ERP Manufacturing Suite 
 Sage ERP 300 - Accpac 6>
 Sage X3 ERP for Process
 Sage Business Intelligence
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Date : Wednesday, 21st March 2012
Time : 8:30 am to 2: 00 pm
Venue : Armada Hotel
Lorong Utara C, Seksyen 52
46200, Petaling Jaya
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Lunch will be provided, with 1 tea break.
Register Here: http://www.careware.com.my/index.php?mid=1730&p=contents-item&id=9968

Six Reasons Why Manufacturing Systems Fail

Manufacturers can achieve a number of business goals by investing cost-effective, end-to-end solutions that are simple to implement and use. With that being said, things can (and do) go wrong. Here are six reasons why manufacturing systems fail:

1. A faulty inventory item numbering scheme

Consider a company that has two sources for chips. Even though each supplier has its own part number for the item, the company didn’t map out its own part numbering scheme properly. As a result, the item appears to be out of stock even though there are still chips on hand from the other supplier. There’s a right and a wrong way to set up inventory control when you have more than one supplier. If the program you’re using doesn’t have multiple supplier capabilities, you won’t be able to properly set up Inventory Control to reflect this. Make sure the system you are considering maintains a cross-reference between your internal part number and each supplier’s part number.

2. Insufficient control of content for bills of material

Every BOM needs to be entered correctly from the start, based on specifications received from engineering. Even if the BOM has all of the right components in theory, sometimes in practice quantities aren’t exactly what they need to be and then people on the shop floor start to personalize as they assemble. It’s critical that engineering and manufacturing communicate effectively over the correct structure of BOMs and that only qualified people are keeping BOMs up-to-date. Regardless of the size of your manufacturing operation, a robust security system will restrict unqualified people from using certain critical functions of the software.

3. Inaccurate inventory on hand

One of the benefits of an integrated solution is that you eliminate redundancies in your system. One of the drawbacks is that errors can be compounded. If your inventory on hand is miscounted from the start, the error will repeat itself throughout your system. And the last thing you want is to be forced to close down for several days to do a physical inventory in order to identify discrepancies and reset your on-hand quantities. Manufacturing systems that offer “net-change” physical inventory functions will make it easy to correct stock counts without having to halt production activities.

4. Lack of agreement between engineering and manufacturing

Before implementing any system, it is absolutely essential that you reach an agreement between engineering and manufacturing on your goals and how you’re going to get there. It doesn’t matter how sophisticated your software is if you don’t have appropriate buy-in from these two departments. Work with your consultant to develop a thorough implementation plan. Make sure everyone in engineering, manufacturing, and management signs off on the plan before you begin installing software.

5. Unrealistic expectations of what the system will be able to accomplish

Know exactly what you want to accomplish with your new system. You wouldn’t buy a Chevrolet to travel 200 MPH, nor would it make sense to pay a lot of money for a Lamborghini just to keep it in the driveway. Buying functionality you won’t ever need is just a waste of money. Make a careful list of the functionality you really need, adding a few of those “would be nice” items. Award major points to manufacturing systems that have a built-in growth path, especially if you can test-drive advanced functions using your own familiar data.

6. Failure to determine the company’s needs in accounting, manufacturing, engineering and data collection

It is vital that you spend time thoroughly evaluating your company’s needs before choosing and installing any system. Get a complete review of the requirements in accounting, manufacturing, engineering and data collection. This is a mandatory step in the process – and one that cannot be skipped. Doing your homework in the planning stages will pay off ten-fold when it’s time to connect all the pieces. Ask your reseller if consultation and training is available directly from the software supplier.
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Erik Kaas is Vice President of Product Management for Mid-Market ERP products at Sage, including Sage Accpac, MAS 90 and MAS 500. He is responsible for managing the product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities. Erik manages a team of product managers responsible for specifying market requirements for current and future products. The product management team conducts market research supported by customer visits to ensure that engineering develops and releases products based on the needs of customers.

Source : http://www.mbtmag.com/blogs/2012/02/six-reasons-why-manufacturing-systems-fail

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sage Solutions Summit 2012

A Special Invitation to : 
Sage Solutions Summit 2012.

How to Increase Productivity & Profitability in today’s Business Environment.

In today’s economic climate, business productivity has never been more important and your Sage Solution is an integral part of your organization’s productivity story. Whether you’re looking for core financials or have deep industry-specific business requirements, Sage ERP has you covered with solutions that don't have costly and time-consuming customization development.

Sage ERP Helps You

Control & Manage Your Business:
Gives you confidence that the right decisions are being made by the right people in your organization.

Increase Margins:
Helps you maximize your profitability and liquidity by making the most of your people, processes, and systems.

Drives Growth:
Turn improved profitability into new opportunities with a financial management solution that helps drive and support your business growth.

Take action today to learn more about the proven, comprehensive business management capabilities that provide the increased control, streamlined operations, and insight you need to help improve profitability and, ultimately, support your business as it grows. See you!

Manufacturing – Project – Distribution – Service - Customer Relationship Manager

SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS

Introducing: Sage Total Solutions Suite

 Sage ERP 300 on Win.7
 Sage CRM 7.1
 Sage X3 ERP for Process
 Sage Business Intelligence

FORUM DETAILS
Date : 21st March 2012 (Wednesday)
Time : 8:30 am to 2: 00 pm
Venue: Armada Hotel
Lorong Utara C; Seksyen 52
46200, Petaling Jaya
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Lunch will be provided, with 1 tea break.
Register Here:
http://www.careware.com.my/index.php?mid=1730&p=contents-item&id=9968

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

We want to wish you a

Happy and Prosperous Chinese New year 2012.

Gong Xi Fa Cai



2012 The Year of the Dragon

Thank you again for your continuous support and friendship. May the year of Dragon bring golden opportunities and fruitful rewards your way. We look forward to a prosperous Chinese new year as we go into the year of the 2012! The coming 2012 year of the water Dragon is just about the corner.

In contrast to European dragons which are considered evil, the Chinese dragon is a kindly creature that controls over water, rainfall & thunderstorms. It’s brought rains to the farmers but also punishes those who are disobedience to their parents.

In Chinese daily language, excellent and outstanding people are compared to the dragon while incapable people with no achievements are compared with other, disesteemed creatures, such as the worm. A number of Chinese idioms feature references to the dragon, for example: "Hoping one's son will become a dragon" (望子成龍, i.e. be as a dragon).

The Dragon symbol of the 2012 year is an potent intelligent and laborious worker who never puts aside work though sometimes this leads him to excesses. The water Dragon has enough courage to face challenges and easily finds weak points that stand on his way to success.
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Note :
Since you cannot keep a dragon, maybe you can keep an arowana. The picture show an arowanas, in Chinese, is called "Kam Lung Yue", or Golden Dragon Fish. Arowanas are popular aquarium fish in Asia. It is a majestic fish that the Chinese believe will bring a steady flow of fortunes and success in business.

I believe that success and fortune is a result of our diligence and blessing from the Lord.
You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail. (Proverb 19:21. NLT)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Malaysian manufacturers to comply with new US law

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian manufacturers exporting to the US will have to ensure usage of licensed IT softwares in their business operations following the newly imposed Unfair Competition Act (UCA) in Washington and Louisiana states.

The two states have passed the bill in July last year, making it a violation for any business to carry out manufacturing and commercial activities using stolen or misappropriated IT infrastructure in its entire supply chain.

Open Computing Alliance regional representative Michael Mudd said that Malaysian companies that obey Malaysian law would already be compliant with the UCA.

“All they need is to get an audit certification from their external auditors to confirm that the software used is paid for. For this, I would imagine incremental cost to be low,” he said at a seminar at MATRADE Hall.

“I believe that Malaysia has an early bird advantage of about six to 12 months to comply with the UCA, in advance of larger economies,” he said, saying that China, for one, will need more time to shift to the compliance mainly because of the scale of its economy.

He added that smaller companies can act quicker because of faster decision-making and use its compliance as a competitive advantage.

Although the new civil law is still in a communicative period rather than enforcement already, Mudd said that it would be an inevitable as it is gaining traction across the US.

“The fact that the Attorneys General (representing 39 states and territories) wrote a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission asking for to enforce similar law across the country is indicative of (the law) moving forward very fast,” he said.

The US is the fourth largest trading partner and export market for Malaysia, accounting for RM51.19bil worth of Malaysian exports from January to October last year.

In 2010, the total trade between both countries were RM117.21bil or 10% of Malaysia's total trade volume.
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http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=%2F2012%2F1%2F11%2Fbusiness%2F20120111123628&sec=business