100 Ways To Improve Supply Chain

100 Ways To Improve Supply Chain

Practical advice from 100 supply chain experts. Columbus asked the supply chain community from around the world “What advice would you give your peers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the supply chain?” Click below for Part One and Two.

Ways to Improve Advanced Projects

Columbus recently asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world this question: “What advice would they give your peers to better manage the scope, budget and timelines of advanced projects?”  This is what they said.

5 Key Ingredients to ERP Implementation Success

5 Key Ingredients to ERP Implementation Success

With any ERP implementation, there are many ingredients or components in the mix that can impact the success of the project.  We are interested in helping you with that recipe. To help us is  John Lischefska,  a guest blogger with the 5 Key Ingredients to ERP Implementation Success,  John is the featured blogger on the new … Continue reading

20 Ways to Improve Sales Quotations

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world what advice would they give your peers to better manage the sales quotation process on complex ETO and MTO projects.  This is what they said about ways to improve sales quotations….

Advanced ERP Solutions Help Manufacturers Gain the Project Visibility Needed to Plan, Manage, and Control Projects from Start to Finish

Advanced ERP Solutions Help Manufacturers Gain the Project Visibility Needed to Plan, Manage, and Control Projects from Start to Finish

Complex project-based manufacturers have one common goal – delivering projects on time and under budget. To do this successfully, they need the ability to continually monitor each project throughout its lifecycle while keeping tabs on cash flow, profitability, and even what happens beyond delivery to the customer. Unfortunately, this is not always easily accomplished, especially … Continue reading

Manufacturers Gain a Competitive Edge with Integrated Engineering Change Management

Manufacturers Gain a Competitive Edge with Integrated Engineering Change Management

Manufacturing companies need to be able to adapt quickly in today’s constantly changing environment, and often that means making changes to their products. Engineers make modifications during development and production with the intent of adding functionality, improving manufacturing performance or addressing the availability of a particular part. To make sure proposed changes are appropriately reviewed, … Continue reading

What Manufacturers read in 2012

This year at Columbus, we saw the launch of two books on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 produced by Columbus’ consultant, Scott Hamilton (the first was written for food processors, and, more recently, Scott released one for discrete manufacturers). But what else is being read at the moment by manufacturers?  A few weeks ago, our UK office asked … Continue reading