Entries by Chandler Hutchison

Aviation Workforce: The Future of The MRO Industry

Our world is changing. And we’re not just talking about global warming, shifting demographics, and advanced technologies; we’re also talking about a new workforce slowly replacing previous generations of workers. For some industries, such as MRO, getting a new, digitally skilled aviation workforce can only mean good news. But are millennials really tech savvy? Can […]

How Many Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV?

One of the questions that organizations looking to transition or upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX or NAV ask is how many organizations use the ERPs.  Data released from the recent Convergence 2015 conference shows that Microsoft NAV is the most popular Dynamics product. In fact, Dynamics NAV has more than double the total customers of […]

3D Printing and The Future of The MRO Industry

Manufacturing products without a factory would have seemed impossible a few years ago. However, the “impossible” is slowly taking shape thanks to additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This relatively new technology is ready to deliver a small, “mobile” factory to every OEM, MRO, and repair shop. In fact, a number of businesses are […]

Do You Need An ERP Consultant?

Nowadays, a growing number of companies are facing the choice of whether to hire an ERP service provider or not. Some of them swing between ERP consultants and systems integrators, who could help them with the ERP implementation process. However, most business owners decide to launch an ERP initiative themselves, without considering the knowledge and […]

Process Manufacturing ERP: Recipes and Formulations

Process industries like food and beverage, cosmetics and specialty chemicals have had product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for many years. These solutions rarely receive the same level of attention as those meant for discrete industries. Things have however started changing in recent years as leading ERP manufacturers like Microsoft, through its Dynamics AX solution, focus […]

Upgrading Your ERP Software in 2015

Organizations not keen on agile operations are usually resistant to upgrading ERP systems. Installing a new system brings about unprecedented changes, turmoil and complexity. However, every software has a lifespan and sooner or later, you will need to upgrade your ERP. Over time, ERP systems lose their crispness and their capabilities start declining. Your competitors start […]

The Benefits of Warehouse Management ERP

Early inventory management systems were designed to provide basic stored item and storage location functionality. Today, modern warehouse management ERP systems can do much more, allowing companies to continuously improve their operational efficiency. Some of the best solutions to manage warehouse operations are the warehouse management modules included in advanced ERP systems, such as Microsoft […]

MRO Software: Texas Manufacturing

Since 2010, Texas has continued to attract more manufacturing partnerships, multi-billion dollar investments, and skilled workforce than any other state. The success of the manufacturing sector in this state is thanks, in part, to the stable pro-business environment, low taxes, excellent transportation infrastructure, and competent labor force. The support received from MROs and advanced manufacturing […]

Upgrading ERP: Microsoft Dynamics SL or GP to Dynamics AX or NAV

Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics SL, Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV are leading enterprise solutions tailored for different industries. Many organizations depend on one or more of the four product lines in their daily operations. When organizations need a new ERP system, the costs of installing or upgrading is something that must be carefully considered. However, […]