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Both large and small companies invest an enormous amount of money on inventory every year.  Smaller companies typically track inventory in a manual intensive paper driven process where larger companies have dedicated departments monitoring and tracking inventory.

At a … Read more

 

If you have a handle on your finances, you probably know that you are making money on the products you sell. However, calculating true costs for all of the products you manufacture throughout the year can be a challenge. Microsoft … Read more

 

Managing Manufacturing Process Complexity

Although companies have access to a wider range of options when it comes to managing their supply chain, processes are getting more and more complex.  Manufacturers use raw materials that come from suppliers all over the world in products that … Read more

 

Top 10 considerations when choosing your method of Picking Sales Orders

There are at least 10 different methods of picking sales orders.  Picking by Zone – Batch – Single Order – Pick n Pass – Parallel – Directed Picking – Read more

 

Creative Ways to Deal with Lot Tracking in Your Warehouse

 

If you’re a distributor or manufacturer and lot tracking is heavy on your mind these days, then this article is for you.  I know lot tracking requirements can be very Read more

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP continues to be an extremely strong SMB software platform, but it has many of the same limitations of other ERP systems.    They can’t all be good at everything, meaning certain areas of the business are controlled and Read more

 

Few manufacturing businesses can afford mistakes, and since it is impossible to be mistake-free, the best result manufacturers can hope for is to avoid the major ones and minimize the damage caused by the minor ones. Careful financial planning is … Read more

 

Appolis has developed an iOS based Sales Order Entry System we call “WoW Order”. The need for order entry in the field is alive and well and we continue to get requests for this capability all the time. This article … Read more

 

So you may ask “What in the world is this guy thinking – how am I going to lose my inventory in my warehouse?”

If you are like many distributors or manufacturing around the world – you have inventory locations … Read more

 

By Travis Smith, CTO – Appolis Inc.

The use of barcodes during manufacturing is not a new concept, but the efficient use of barcodes is something that is much more difficult to design for.  Recently I read an article in Read more

 

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