TMAC Manufacturing Event

Manufacturing & Distribution Half-Day Event

Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLC (“LGT”) is  partnering with TMAC for an upcoming manufacturing and distribution half-day event. Please join them for 5 complimentary hours of continuing education, not to mention a continental breakfast, lunch, and networking with M&D industry leaders from across the Metroplex.

Satya Kudapa will be presenting on Lean Six Sigma.  He has more than eight years of experience providing professional coaching, mentoring and implementing Quality Management Systems, Lean Six Sigma Principles and Project Management.

If you’ve ever wondered what a behind-the-scenes view of implementing Lean Six Sigma would look like for your company, or if you are in the process and are looking for expert advice on how to make the implementation as smooth as possible, make sure you don’t miss out on a discussion on that topic (and more) led by Will McDade, the CFO of Interstate Batteries.

CPE: 5 hrs
Area of Study: Management
Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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Benefits of ERP

6 Manufacturing Problems ERP Solves

6 Manufacturing Problems ERP Solves Manufacturers face various challenges every single day. The challenges may vary from one manufacturer to another. However, there are common problems facing all the manufacturers alike. Some of these issues can be addressed using personalized company policies or well-designed SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)  while others can be addressed by implementing […]

5 ERP Myths

5 ERP Myths You Believe, pt. 1

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a trusted business tool companies use to monitor and facilitate operations and, in turn, increase revenue. Unfortunately, notoriety is often followed by false hearsay. In this 2-part article, we will be talking about 5 common myths about ERP that some organizations believe.

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5S implementation tips

Starting your 5S Implementation, pt. 3

This third installment will draw a close to our series on 5S implementation tips and tricks. If you haven’t already, take the time to read it from the beginning starting with part 1 and continue with part 2 to learn how to complete a fast, efficient and (most importantly) successful implementation of 5S, a lean business methodology.

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5S Lean Manufacturing Clients First

What is 5S? Lean Manufacturing Simplified

If a normal day at the office involves your employees running around with their heads cut off because they can never find what they’re looking for, it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of lean manufacturing but you have no idea how or where to start. Or maybe you’re not sure if your organization is ready to make that kind of change. If that sounds like your organization then you as a manager or owner are probably looking for a simplified version of lean manufacturing.  The 5S system provides improved: customer service, efficiency, safety and, our favorite, increased profitability.

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How to Stop the Dysfunction in your Procurement Process

A recent Google survey hosted by AmeriQuest has uncovered an unfortunate truth some manufacturers may not want to admit ­­— their business has a dysfunctional procurement process. When I say dysfunctional I don’t mean everyone argues about purchasing to the point of needing a therapy session – at least I certainly hope that’s not the case. What I mean is that there is a lack communication, visibility and sometimes a plan for procurement altogether.

In theory, one might think that the process of procurement should be easy. All you’re doing is finding a good vender for acquiring raw materials for your products, right? Sure it is, as long as it’s also a reliable resource, the materials fit into your budget, it’s in a good location for cheap, timely transportation to your warehouse, and the materials they send are up to quality standards. Many manufacturing companies don’t have a lot of time to waste on finding and negotiating with potential vendors. This usually leaves them to settle for a “good enough” vendor.

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Four Tips for Effective Inventory Control

Manufacturing, inventory control software, inventory, ERP for inventory control, Acumatica

In the manufacturing industry, it’s not just important to have an accurate up-to-date account of your company’s inventory, it is absolutely necessary for your company’s survival. Many businesses may think they’re keeping a sufficient record of their inventory by simply storing their yearly count in Excel or Quickbooks. Read more

Attend Lunch & Learn – Mfg. Lean Transformation Event

Attend Lunch & Learn - Manufacturing Lean Transformation EventJoin the Garland Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association (DCMA) and TMAC for Lunch & Learn – Manufacturing Lean Transformation Event

Presentation: The Journey of Lean In A Traditional Business Given By Chief Financial Officer, Duane Prentice, of Hatco Inc. 

Duane enabled breakeven EBITDA for a business which had lost $100M EBIT over the preceding four years (including a$37M EBIT loss in prior year) and generated a $23M positive free cash flow.  He knows LEAN! Read more

CFO’s Discover Tangible ROI of CADLink Integration to ERP

Tangible ROI Factors of CADLink Integration With ERP

As a CFO of a manufacturing or MRO company, you know all to well, how your time spent looking at the bottom line, and directing your business through financial mazes and getting the best business solutions for your company can be a time consuming process.  Clients First Texas recently partnered with an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with great references and a solution many of our manufacturers need; CADLink by Qbuild has tangible returns on investment of integrating CADLink with your ERP solution.  As a result, we are presenting the CAD integration solution by having a webinar aimed at the manufacturing and MRO industries.  The webinar will be held on March 24th at 12PM CST. Read more

Integrate CAD Software With Dynamics Using CADLink

 

Solve CAD Software & Engineering Manpower Issues Using NAV & CADLink

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics AX and CADLink, your company can eliminate clerical work and increase the efficiency of every skilled engineer.  As your business relies on engineers in your manufacturing processes, you know all too well that engineers hate wasting their creative genius doing menial tasks such as data entry for supply chain bill of material updates.  CADLink can remedy this by synchronizing your CAD software bill of material items with a two way data push that reduces data entry errors, and inaccuracies to ultimately prevent: Read more