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Job Order Costing in 6 Easy Steps

Job order costing allows companies to allocate manufacturing costs to specific jobs, thereby helping them to give more accurate quotes, measure production efficiency, determine the profitability of specific jobs, and draw better budgets.

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How to Communicate Effectively in a Manufacturing Company?

An exchange of information is necessary to trigger any kind of action and as such, communication is an essential part of any manufacturing business. Improving your communication process and practices can therefore have a significant effect on the efficiency of your business.

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Purchase Order Management – Achieving Consistent Deliveries

For any manufacturing company that relies on components and raw materials from suppliers, purchase order management constitutes an important set of practices that can significantly simplify the procurement process. In this article, we look at how to achieve consistent success with your procurements using the best purchase order management practices and solutions.

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Managing Consignment Goods in MRPeasy

Consignment inventory is an inventory management and purchasing method wherein the goods procured from a vendor remain in the ownership of the supplier until they are sold or consumed. Here is how our US-authorized consultants Business Solution Providers, Inc. implemented consignment inventory for a client.

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What Is Co-Packing or Contract Packing?

Co-packing means having a specialized packing company package your manufactured goods into their final selling form. Using a co-packer helps small manufacturers focus on their core competencies, save money on packaging equipment, labor, and logistics, and sell their products in higher-quality packaging.

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Paperless Manufacturing – How to Build a Paperless Factory?

Paperless manufacturing means managing, coordinating, and reporting production activities purely with digital solutions. A paperless factory typically sees benefits such as the elimination of non-value-added tasks, better traceability, optimized production scheduling, shorter lead times, etc.

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Make-to-Stock Manufacturing Workflow and Best Practices

Make-to-stock (MTS) is a manufacturing workflow that uses the push system. This means that goods are produced to stock by “pushing” them through the supply chain according to anticipated demand. In this post, we will look at the pros and cons as well as best practices for utilizing MTS.

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Procurement Planning – A Simple Guide

A thoroughly planned procurement process helps to ensure that a company’s purchases arrive in a timely manner and in the right quantities, from the best vendors and with good prices. A well thought out procurement plan helps businesses stay in control of the product manufacturing cycle and avoid last-minute surprises.

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Product Costing in 7 Easy Steps

Product costing is a necessity not only for accountants but also for managers. Understanding the costs related to manufacturing your products gives you the chance to determine optimal selling prices and take steps toward cost reduction. Here is a simple guide to performing product costing.

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Make-to-Order and Assemble-to-Order Manufacturing Workflows

Make-to-order (MTO) and assemble-to-order (ATO) are manufacturing workflows that use the pull system, meaning that production starts when an order comes in. As such, they are mostly used by companies that manufacture customizable products. In this post, we go over their differences, pros and cons, and production management considerations.

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What Is Pipeline Inventory?

Pipeline inventory consists of goods that a company has ordered but which have not yet arrived in the facility. Managing this type of inventory can help schedule production or shipments in advance, reduce standing inventory levels, and avoid stock-outs.

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