How-To Guides and White Papers
We welcome you to browse our free download how-to guides and white papers:
De-Stressing the Most Stressful Job in the Enterprise Environment: "How to Make Your Life Easier with ERP Scheduling"
Struggling with the countless changes on the shop floor is a thing of the past with ERP scheduling. It's a sophisticated tool that helps the scheduler/planner effectively manage the entire job-scheduling process from the moment the order comes in the door until the part or project is completed and shipped.
"How to Make Your Life Easier with ERP Scheduling" shows you how ERP scheduling works and the many ways your shop and your customers reap the rewards from:
- Automated scheduling;
- Improved accuracy;
- Improved visibility;
- Amazing flexibility;
- Fewer bottlenecks;
- Reduced costs.
ERP scheduling gives you realistic promise dates with unprecedented control over every job. Take the first step toward making your life easier by requesting this informative white paper.»Click here to download your copy of "How to Make Your Life Easier with ERP Scheduling"
"Get ERP Right the First Time"
If you are evaluating or replacing an ERP system, this is the most practical guide you will read on the subject.
Global Shop's guide Get ERP Right the First Time
includes topics such as:
- The Nine Steps to a successful ERP implementation.
- The "red flag" you need to watch for when evaluating ERP vendors.
- The "4 C's" checklist for evaluating ERP software.
- Achieving employee buy-in for your new system.
- How to put it all together to virtually guarantee a successful installation.
If you've been thinking about going lean through ERP, our white paper Get ERP Right the First Time
, will help answer some of your questions. It will also guide your first step toward achieving your ERP goals.»Click here to download your copy of "Get ERP Right the First Time"
"Demonstrating the ROI of an ERP System"
What kind of measurable return can you expect from your investment in an ERP system? You will be surprised! Today, when we talk about significant commitments in manufacturing technology, we talk about it terms of the total cost of ownership
and return on investment
. We know them often by their respective acronyms – TOC
. What can I expect this purchase to do for me, and how long will it take to achieve a financially positive return from that investment?
When it comes to purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, your TOC is often much lower, and your ROI may occur much sooner, than you think.
A robust ERP software solution is designed specifically for continuous improvement, the reduction of costs, and the streamlining of processes. Global Shop's informative white paper, Demonstrating the ROI of an ERP System, addresses:
- How ERP ROI can be measured in months, not years.
- Multiplying your ROI through effective planning and implementation.
- The single greatest area where the ROI actually comes from.
- Other money holes that ERP can plug on your leaky ship.
- The key non-monetary returns you should also expect from your ERP system.
You've come to realize that ERP software is something that will improve your financial bottom line in many ways. Whether it's in realizing cost reductions, maximization of capacity, time and attendance efficiencies, waste reductions, improved purchasing, or all of the above, achieving rapid ERP ROI is worth investigating.»Click here to download your copy of "Demonstrating the ROI of an ERP System"
"Building an ERP Task Force"
Assembling the right people for a successful implementation is step one. In addition to representing major areas of the company, team members need to be champions of the project.
Selecting and implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for your company is often the work of several employees working in alliance. In fact, formalizing your ERP goals and advanced planning for implementation are the two most important factors in a successful ERP outcome.
Global Shop Solutions offers its informative how-to-guide, Building an ERP Task Force
, as a way of providing insight into the key elements for a successful ERP implementation. Some of the areas covered in the paper include:
- How many employees should be on your implementation team?
- The most important factors you should use in selecting your ERP team.
- What should they be accountable for?
- The eight most important responsibilities for your team.
- How to shift the team's focus after the implementation.
For many companies, ERP involves a shift in the corporate culture, and the beginning of a continual improvement process offering you a competitive advantage. In the long run, a successful ERP implementation will increase the efficiency of each component of your operation.
Teamwork: It all begins with attention to detail at the start. Request a copy of our white paper, Building an ERP Task Force
, before you begin picking your players.»Click here to download your copy of "Building an ERP Task Force"
"Streamlining Your Business with ERP"
ERP software streamlines manufacturing companies by enabling them to effectively manage the many diverse activities that make up a normal day.
It is something of an understatement to say that the business climate for manufacturers is rapidly changing. Globalization of the supply chain, agility in production, uncertain production cycles, shortened lead times, and the list goes on and on.
The best way to combat these challenging economic times is to be as lean and streamlined as possible. Here's the bottom line: Streamlining reduces costs through waste reduction in a complete enterprise management scenario.
This is where enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help you stay competitive in a changing manufacturing environment. Global Shop's white paper Streamlining Your Business with ERP
outlines strategies to overcome the constraints common to all manufacturers:
- Slow design and production cycles.
- Inefficient scheduling of labor, machines and equipment.
- Poor inventory management and control.
- Inefficient purchasing procedures and materials management.
- Redundant and non-centralized data.
- High overhead costs and poor cost accounting habits.
- Low on-time delivery rates.
ERP software is designed to help you hurdle these systemic problems by facilitating a more effective management of your operation.
From a strategic perspective, ERP provides a central organizing hub for all the data required to manufacture the product, get it out the door, and handle the accounts receivable process. It makes all the systems and processes more visible, so that employees can do their jobs more efficiently and management can make better-informed decisions.
On the operational level, ERP helps to streamline processes in a number of ways, including one-time data entry, better workflow sequencing, product visualization, and engineering change controls. ERP also allows companies to manage the numbers in realtime instead of at the end of the month or quarter, which leads to better operational and financial decisions.
Learn more about streamlining your business for a decidedly competitive advantage in today's challenging economic climate. Request your copy of Global Shop's Streamlining Your Business with ERP
. We'll send it to you right away.»Click here to download your copy of "Streamlining Your Business with ERP"
"The Nine Insider Secrets to Lower Your Costs and Compete Globally"
in order to compete globally, companies must take control of every
aspect of their business, especially costs and customer service. Learn
from the experts who share their nine insider “secrets” and compare them
to your current operations.»Click
here to download your copy of "The Nine Insider Secrets to Lower Your
Costs and Compete Globally"