Author Archives: ProfitKey International

IMTS 2014 & ERP: What To Know Before You Go !

Join ProfitKey, along with special guest APICS certified speakers, Wednesday, September 3 2:00-2:45pm ET Thursday, September 4 2:00-2:45pm ET “What does ERP, MES, and management software do for ME and how can it help MY company?”  Over the next few … Continue reading

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State Grants Help Local Manufacturing Companies

If you are a small to mid-sized manufacturer and are interested in growing your business, a state grant or private funding could very well be a viable option for you.  The United States Government and the manufacturing industry have teamed … Continue reading

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Federal Grants Help Provide Manufacturing Jobs & Training

OJT, or On-the-Job Training, is a federally funded program that no one seems to know about.  Here, in New Hampshire, OJT works through the New Hampshire Works and is a part of the Workforce Incentive Act (WIA). There are a great … Continue reading

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Empowering Manufacturers to Deliver Quality Products, On-Time (Part 3 of 3)

Functions where Real-Time Integration is Critical Estimating / Sales and Scheduling  Today, more than ever, the successful manufacturer has to provide more than the lowest price, or the best quality.  The key to beating the competition lies in total service … Continue reading

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Empowering Manufacturers to Deliver Quality Products, On-Time (Part 2 of 3)

What is ‘real-time’ ERP and data in manufacturing? ‘Real-time’ is a commonly used yet loosely defined buzz word in the manufacturing industry.  What does it mean in terms of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software and what does it take to … Continue reading

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Empowering Manufacturers to Deliver Quality Product, On-Time (Part 1 of 3)

The Benefits of an Integrated, ERP, MES and Scheduling Systems Much is made these days of the Global, Interconnected world we live in, from Social Media to Smart-phones, but how interconnected is your own shop?  Does purchasing know that Sales … Continue reading

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Manufacturing ERP Software Is No Longer A Commodity

By the mid-1980’s MRP (materials resource planning) had become a blooming software industry expanding in 1.3 Billion dollars in sales throughout American manufacturing.  MRP quickly became a necessity amongst major manufacturers in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.  Fast … Continue reading

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