5 Ways Your ERP System Supports Quality Management

Topics: ERP, Electronics Manufacturing, Quality & Control

Posted on May 21, 2015 12:59:14 PM by Exact MAX

ERP Quality ManagementThe 2014 IPC Annual Electronics Assembly Quality Benchmark Study reveals many smaller electronics manufacturers fail to gather data on either the performance of their suppliers or the satisfaction of their customers. In contrast, an Aberdeen Group study, “Quality in Discrete Manufacturing,” reveals two thirds of manufacturers see customer satisfaction as the biggest driver for improved quality performance.

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: How to Quickly Create a Sales Order or Credit Memo

Topics: Front Office, Exact MAX, Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Posted on May 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM by Exact MAX

Exact MAX Tips & TricksDo you know what the quickest way is to create a Sales Order or Credit Memo?

Here's how...

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Maximizing the Return on Your Product Development Dollars with ERP

Topics: ERP, Electronics Manufacturing

Posted on May 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Exact MAX

electronics-manufacturingIn the electronics industry the customer only buys a product once. When it comes time to replace it he expects to get something better, and probably to pay less for it. This gives the company that launches first two huge advantages over latecomers:

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Warranty Tracking

Topics: Front Office, Exact MAX, Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Posted on May 12, 2015 10:30:00 AM by Exact MAX

Exact MAX Tips & TricksHere's a quick tip about Exact MAX Warranty Tracking...

Exact MAX Warranty tracking is a great tool for managing returns for repair, replacement and credit. But did you know that in Warranty Tracking you can have one RMA number associated with multiple part IDs?

After you add the first RMA, simply change the two-digit extension and then select the next part ID.

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5 Must-Have ERP Features for Electronics & High Tech Manufacturers

Topics: ERP, Electronics Manufacturing, Manufacturing

Posted on May 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Exact MAX

checklistHere at Exact MAX, we talk every day with electronics and high tech manufacturers that are looking for ways to control their costs, maintain high quality standards, manage complex supply chains and meet very demanding timelines. They want to know if an ERP system can help them better manage their business issues and get a leg up on their competition.

The good news is ERP can! So today we thought we'd do a recap of one of our previous posts on this topic. Read on for the 5 must-have ERP features to be on the lookout for if you're an electronics or high tech manufacturer.


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Introducing Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Topics: Exact MAX, Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Posted on May 5, 2015 8:45:00 AM by Exact MAX


For all of our Exact MAX customers out there who follow our blog (you know who you are), we have something new and exciting to share.

Starting today, we're launching Tips & Tricks Tuesday!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn (or subscribe to our blog email updates) for your weekly dose of Exact MAX tips and tricks.

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Top ERP Modules Implemented by Leading Manufacturers

Topics: ERP, Strategy, Manufacturing

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM by Exact MAX

getty-medium-getty-2956-525524021Industry leading manufacturing companies tend to use their ERP systems more extensively throughout their organizations, and they also achieve better results than their competitors. Here’s an overview of the ERP modules that leading manufacturers are using, and the improved performance they achieve as a result.

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How to Be a Manufacturing Leader (Not a Follower)

Topics: Strategy, Manufacturing

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM by Exact MAX

getty-medium-getty-2956-92221556Manufacturing companies overwhelmingly rely on an ERP system to keep their businesses running smoothly. More than simply a system of record for transactions, effective ERP solutions encompass every aspect of the business. In fact, the more business processes the company’s ERP system covers, the more likely the company is to be a leader.

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Should You Replace Your ERP System?

Topics: Implementation, ERP, Strategy

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM by Exact MAX

fish-jumpJust because a manufacturer has an ERP system in place, doesn't mean they're 100% happy with it. Over time, employees forget about some of the ERP functionality they have available, or people leave and their system knowledge leaves with them. Tight budgets mean there’s rarely enough money for more training, and the IT team is stretched thin enough without taking on an ERP upgrade project. Or perhaps the business has changed over the years, and users users don’t think the current ERP system can support the new requirements. 

When these common scenarios exist, companies start to feel dissatisfied. Sometimes they decide to break up with their existing ERP vendor. Oher times they decide to just explore new ways to use their current system more effectively. So how can your company decide what to do? Do you go the route of replacing your current system or do you just try to use what you already own in a better way? Let's consider the pros and cons of each.

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Is Demand-Driven Manufacturing the Key to Success?

Topics: ERP, MRP, Supply Chain, Strategy, Manufacturing

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 9:30:00 AM by Exact MAX

demand driven manufacturingSuccessful manufacturing companies have several things in common. They all:

  • Control costs
  • Minimize inventory
  • Strive to improve operational efficiency

But what's that one differentiating characteristic that truly sets the top leaders apart from the rest? It just might be how successful a company is at becoming demand driven.

Demand planning and forecasting are at the heart of manufacturing planning. Without the ability to forecast future demand, most product lead times would stretch out to unacceptable levels. So how do you actually go about forecasting future demand? Is it really that easy? Here are some tips to get you moving in the right direction:

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