Plastics and Rubber manufactures faceincreased demands quality, efficiency, on-time delivery, pricing and cost control amongst increased growth and demand of products across all markets. Manufactures as a result are looking for better ways to manage raw materials, improve production efficiency, tighten delivery schedules, and increase profits. Epicor for Rubber and Plastics is a proven solution to help meet the unique challenges manufacturers that focus on injection molding, thermal forming, extrusion, and similar complex manufacturing capabilities.
“We used to run 3-4% scrap. Last month we were down to 1.37%. You can't get much better than that; that's world-class and is largely attributable to Mattec MES. It's the tool that gives us the numbers we need to make good decisions.”Dave Rose, Quality Engineer, Johnson Controls
“Epicor has enabled Lakeside Plastics to not only survive during the most difficult years of the automotive industry; it has provided the company with a competitive advantage that has allowed us to grow and expand.”Glenn Coates, President, Lakeside Plastics
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“With Mattec MES we’ve reduced our defect rate from 25 parts
per million to 1 part per million, a world-class rate that puts us
on par with the most demanding manufacturing standards. As a result, we’ve eliminated penalties for production errors,
saving approximately US$5,000 per error.”
“We used to run 3-4% scrap. Last month we were down to 1.37%. You can't get much better than that; that's world-class and is largely attributable to Mattec MES. It's the tool that gives us the numbers we need to make good decisions.”
“Real-time planning and scheduling insights with Mattec allows us to respond to our customers faster.”
Reflecting on 2016: Marvel Manufacturing Award WinnerAs
we end the calendar year of 2016, we wanted to highlight our Wisconsin based customer,
Marvel Manufacturing. Founded
in 1904, the company introduced the first vertical tilt-frame band saw in 1917 and remains
the leader in the vertical tilt frame market.
We Have the Data…Now What?Technology advances in manufacturing have made data accessible in a way that it has never been before. Information can be collected in real time in points throughout the manufacturing process. The issue now is what to do with all of that data—how can you take this information that has been collected and turn it into actionable insights?
How Leading Manufacturing Organizations Select ERP to Support Their Growth Strategies According to Aberdeen’s Business Management and ERP Study, the number one challenge facing today’s manufacturers is "managing growth expectations": As organizations grow, they are faced with more complex operations and decisions, are exposed to more competitors, and incur increased costs that must be minimized. In cases such as these, manufacturers should rely on their technology environment and access to accurate data in order to do much of the heavy lifting.
How to Eliminate Inefficiency to Propel Your Growth—and Protect Your BrandAs a manufacturer, you understand that to grow in today’s competitive global markets means that your business must operate with increasing efficiency. However, this can quickly lead to a catch-22 situation that perhaps you’ve experienced: while you’re working to become more efficient to drive growth, unplanned growth happens—such as surprise surges in demand that you just weren’t prepared for. And suddenly, you find that your operations are overwhelmed and becoming less efficient instead of more so.
Manufacturers Struggling with Millennial Supply and Demand IssuesIn discussions about the future workforce, there’s no question millennials are the "force" to be reckoned with. PwC predicts millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025.
ERP Selection Tips for Make-to-Stock ManufacturersA make-to-stock manufacturing company that builds discrete products for inventory faces key business challenges. In this environment, finished products are manufactured and shipped based on demand forecasts issued by the customer base, therefore it is critical to accurately forecast customer demand and create inventory replenishment plans.
The Dangers of Unplanned GrowthProfitable growth is a hallmark of a thriving business. When growth goes according to plan, it can feel like you’re sailing along the high seas in a magnificent ocean liner that can’t fail. But how about when growth doesn’t go according to plan or when it’s fueled by surprise surges in demand? In sharp contrast to planned growth, unplanned growth can be daunting and overwhelming—like bailing water out of a sinking ship.
How Manufacturers Can Successfully Manage the Complexities of GrowthIt’s simple: you want your business to be profitable, and growth can lead to increased profitability. However, the reality of growing your business is anything but simple.
Five Risks Manufacturers Face When Not Planning for GrowthWhile most manufacturers consider growth to be positive, there’s no escaping the inevitable challenges that come with it—hence the familiar term "growing pains.” Business growth can indeed be difficult and overwhelming, especially when you’re not prepared or have a plan in place to manage it.
Five Proven Success Factors for Manufacturing GrowthAs a modern manufacturer, you know that growth isn’t just a business goal—it’s an imperative for staying in business given the intense competition you face.
Epicor solutions are designed around the unique operational needs of manufacturers and are available in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. Customers can better manage complexity and focus on core growth activities.
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