Raw materials for all generations – certificates of sustainable forestry

by Stefan Riedl on 01/09/2020

Companies take advantage of certificates in order to demonstrate their sustainable behavior. How does this look like in the forestry business? Our expert Stefan Riedl will tell you about that in detail, read our current blog:

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ERP

Packaging 4.0? Augmented reality in packaging

by Benjamin Pöll on 12/11/2019

Imagine that you're walking through a supermarket. Suddenly, a packaged product catches your eye and talks to you. Maybe talking would be overstated, but what packaged goods already can do, is interacting with you. In our current blog article, our AR specialist Benjamin Pöll tells you how it works!

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ERP

Optimally preparing ERP projects in sevens steps

by Claudia Claßen on 12/11/2019

ERP projects are often complex – regardless of whether they involve replacing an old system or an initial implementation. Those who understand the importance of the preparatory phase – i.e. the stage prior to software selection and implementation – increase their chances of project success. But what should you pay particular attention to during preparation? We have compiled the most important points.

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ERP,
Digitization

Reducing Production and Warehouse Costs with Optimum Batch Sizes

by Michael Hering on 12/02/2019

How much should you produce of a particular product in one batch? How high can the stock level be? Does it make sense to increase the machinery capacity? Challenging questions like these can only be answered reliably with intelligent data utilization. Traditional models for batch size optimization (such as the formulas developed by Harris and Andler) produce initial indications, but they cannot provide comprehensive optimization taking into account all relevant articles, costs, and restrictions. The processes are simply too complex.

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Data & Analytics,
Industry 4.0 & IoT,
ERP,
Digitization

Electronic scrap – a challenge with potential

by Melanie Rainer on 12/02/2019

What happens to an old smartphone after you get rid of it? Join our friend “Susi” the cell phone on her journey after life as a talented organizer, assistant and source of unlimited knowledge. Click here to find out where Susi’s final trip takes her!

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ERP

Production controlling reduces costs and increases quality

by Michael Hering on 11/20/2019

Planning plays a major role in discrete manufacturing. Manufacturing and assembly are often divided into individual steps that have to be linked together in a multi-stage planning process. But good planning is not the same as fighting half the battle. After all, discrepancies can occur during production that influence the due dates, quality, or costs of the end product.

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ERP

How to shed some light on your cost structures

by Michael Hering on 11/18/2019

Cost transparency is the biggest factor in simultaneous costing. If you ask business owners in the machinery and plant construction industry, they’ll tell you that a lack of transparency is often the reason why no definitive information is available on profit margins. Without cost transparency, deviations go unnoticed until it’s too late to react.

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ERP

2020 – Dark Clouds in the Sky or Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Johannes Neumüller on 11/14/2019

Customers demand more flexibility and high information transparency whereas legal requirements extend business process time and increase complexity. Companies need to assure end-to-end reliability, also when it comes to closing the circle of circular economy. How can you overcome these challenges? A centralized platform assures flexibility, pace and the necessary success.

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ERP

All Excel or what?

by Michael Hering on 11/07/2019

Interdepartmental, integrated costing (“simultaneous costing”) has always been an issue in machinery and plant construction. At the VDMA (German federation of the engineering industries,) task forces in which companies exchange ideas on costing have become a permanent feature. How has this issue been around for so long, and why does it keep coming back on the agenda?

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ERP

Why change management?

by Patrick Jörg on 11/04/2019

Project management is generally at the forefront of all kinds of projects. This is also the case for ERP implementations, restructuring of IT systems, and other IT projects. Good project planning can stop a project from getting out of control – but it doesn’t automatically result in project success. What’s more, even when a project is completed to a satisfactory standard, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the project aims have been incorporated into the organization for the long term and will be lived out in practice in the future.

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ERP