Manufacturing Resources

Manufacturing Notes from the Field Volume 1

Mfg Notes From The Field Volume 1 Cover20 Ways To Improve Engineering Change

Practical Advice from 20 Manufacturing Experts

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world "What advice they would give their peers on improving efficiencies around engineering change orders?"

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Manufacturing Notes from the Field Volume 2

Columbus MFG Notes Vol 220 Ways To Improve Sales Quotations

Practical Advice from 20 Manufacturing Experts

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world "What advice would they give your peers to better manage the sales quotation process on complex ETO and MTO projects?"

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Manufacturing Notes from the Field Volume 3

Columbus MFG Notes Vol 323 Ways To Improve Advanced Projects

Practical Advice from 23 Manufacturing Experts

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world "What advice would they give your peers to better manage the scope, budget and timelines of advanced projects?"

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Manufacturing Notes from the Field Volume 4

Columbus MFG Notes Vol 422 Ways To Improve Plant Maintenance

Practical Advice from 22 Manufacturing Experts

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world "What advice would they give your peers to optimize the lifespan and value of physical plant assets?"

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Manufacturing Notes from the Field Volume 5

Columbus MFG Notes Vol 521 Ways To Improve Service Management

Practical Advice from 21 Manufacturing Experts

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world "What advice would they give your peers to improve the warranty and maintenance services after the sale?"

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Manufacturing Notes from the Field Volume 6

Columbus MFG Notes Vol 626 Ways To Improve Supply Chain

Practical Advice from 26 Manufacturing Experts

We asked manufacturers and the manufacturing community from around the world "What advice would they give your peers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the supply chain?"

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Manufacturing Real World Scenarios Volume 1

Manufacturing ERP Managing Product Complexity6 Ways Manufacturers Are Managing Product Complexity.

Columbus has gathered together a number of customer case studies to highlight how manufacturers are dealing with the increasing demands of product complexity.

See how other manufacturers are addressing this issue through:

  1. Component Re-use
  2. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Integration
  3. Product Configuration to Order
  4. Product Personalization
  5. Version Control and Traceability
  6. Engineering change management

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Manufacturing Real World Scenarios Volume 2

Manufacturing ERP Optimizing Production6 Ways Manufacturers Are Boosting Production Capacity

Columbus has gathered together a number of customer case studies to highlight how manufacturers are boosting production capacity.

See how other manufacturers are boosting production capacity through:

  1. Scheduling Resources
  2. Production Flow Optimization
  3. Project Visibility
  4. Integrated Project Management
  5. Preventative Maintenance
  6. Integrated Maintenance Planning

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Manufacturing Real World Scenarios Volume 3

Manufacturing ERP Managing Customer Requirements3 Ways Manufacturers Are Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

Columbus has gathered together a number of customer case studies to highlight how manufacturers are delivering exceptional customer service. See how other manufacturers are addressing this issue through:

  1. Customer Complaints
  2. Warranty Repairs
  3. Service Business Opportunity

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Manufacturing Real World Scenarios Volume 4

Manufacturing ERP Best Practices3 Ways Manufacturers Are Benefiting From Streamlined Business Processes

Columbus has gathered together a number of customer case studies to highlight how manufacturers are streamlining their business processes. See how other manufacturers are using business process automation to:

  1. Implement Best Practice Processes
  2. Expand the Business
  3. Standardise Business Processes

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Manufacturing Real World Scenarios

ColumbusManufacturing RWS VideosWhite Board Videos

Columbus has transformed 8 of the Real World Scenario cases into one minute whiteboard videos. Watch the videos to see how other manufacturers are improving their business.

  • Reusing Components
  • Integrating Product Lifecycle
  • Configuring Product to Order
  • Managing Engineering Changes
  • Scheduling
  • Project Visibility
  • Improving Preventative Maintenance
  • Add a Service Opportunity

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Discrete Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX

Discrete Manufacturing ERP with Microsoft Dynamics AXColumbus consultant Scott Hamilton has recently published this valuable book focusing on using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in discrete manufacturing. Incorporating scores of examples to bring clarity to the concepts discussed, this book is a must for anyone using or considering ERP in discrete manufacturing.

Download two chapters for free.

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Kevin Bull talks about key ERP principles in Discrete Manufacturing

Kevin Bull, Columbus Product Strategy Advisor, outlines ERP software benefits from help in delivering the right level of service at the least cost to cost tracking, compliance management and more.

Convergence Manufacturing Rapid Value Video

Rapid Value is a business process modelling tool, In this short video you will hear from some of our manufacturing specialists on how it helps manufacturers to improve their business.

Manufacturing Know How Guide Volume 1

How to improve operational efficiencyHow to Improve Operational Efficiency

Columbus has gathered the experiences and best advice of manufacturing customers and experts in 4 topical guides. In this one, we discuss how to achieve operational efficiency in four easily implementable steps:

  1. Improve forecast and budget accuracy through an integrated approach to financial planning and budgeting
  2. Increase supply chain visibility and collaboration with trading partners
  3. Optimize inventory levels through the use of Lean tools throughout the enterprises
  4. Reduce inefficiencies in the Engineering Change Orders process by creating a single version of the truth

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Manufacturing Know How Guide Volume 2

How to improve revenue growthHow to Increase Your Revenue Growth

Columbus has gathered the experiences and best advice of manufacturing customers and experts in 4 topical guides. In this one, we discuss how to increase your revenue growth in four easily implementable steps:

  1. Build speed and agility into flexible business processes to be better positioned for capitalizing on market opportunities
  2. Develop real time decision making capabilities for a more responsive supply chain
  3. Improve the new product introduction process as main engine for revenue growth
  4. Create a customer driven organization to deliver new service and solution models for improved revenue growth

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Manufacturing Know How Guide Volume 3

How to improve supply chain collaborationHow To Improve Supply Chain Collaboration

Columbus has gathered the experiences and best advice of manufacturing customers and experts in 4 topical guides. In this one, we discuss how to improve supply chain collaboration in four easily implementable steps:

  1. Get all supply chain stakeholders on the same page by putting in place a formal Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) initiative
  2. Implement multi-echelon supply chain optimization tools to improve coordination and flow of materials across multiple tiers of suppliers
  3. Reduce supply chain risk and stay in compliance with integrated traceability
  4. Extend quality management to the supply chain

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Manufacturing Know How Guide Volume 4

How to improve quality control and industry complianceHow to Improve Quality Control and Compliance

Columbus has gathered the experiences and best advice of manufacturing customers and experts in 4 topical guides. In this one, we discuss how to improve quality control & industry compliance in four easily implementable steps:

  1. Build the foundation of compliance around financial control
  2. Make Sustainability a corporate priority and improve performance in Environment Health and Safety
  3. Eliminate supply chain or revenue disruptions with automated management of REACH and RoHS compliance
  4. Eliminate compliance as a risk to enterprise performance with an audit ready culture and integrated audit management tools

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