Supply Chains Under Stress: Best practices to manage your inventory

Webcast: Supply Chains Under Stress: Best practices to manage your inventory (recorded webcast)

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Supply chain disruptions have been a huge challenge so far in 2020. To manage this volatile time, businesses need to implement warehouse best practices with their people, their processes, and their technology.

In our webcast, we joined up with Russ Graf from NETSTOCK for a special session on what distributors, manufacturers, and retailers can do right now to weather the storm. We’ll look at how to optimize supply chain operations and mitigate risks, including useful tips and perspectives that you can use right away.

Here are some key points that we covered:

  • What we learned from the supply chain shocks caused by Covid-19
  • The disruptions that regularly affect supply chains
  • How to leverage communication and process to deal with disruptions
  • Deep dive into inventory replenishment and demand forecasting
  • Best practices to implement to secure your supply chain operations

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Webcast - Bring data to life with Solver and Power BI

Webcast: Bring your data to life with Solver and Power BI (recorded webcast)

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Let your data tell a story with interactive dashboards. Watch our recorded webcast to see how you can bring your data to life with Solver and Power BI. Interactive dashboards enable managers to monitor and measure performance in real-time so they can make smarter and faster decisions.

With Solver Cloud, a recognized leader in Corporate Performance Management tools, and Microsoft Power BI, the world’s leading visualization solution, you can quickly implement a set of powerful, web-based dashboards that will help you visualize trends, identify issues, and ultimately drive success.

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Case Study: Brookside Flavors

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NexTec and Sage X3 are key ingredients to success for Brookside Flavors

NexTec implemented Sage X3, giving the company a firm grip on inventory, access to data in real time, and set them up for a full transformation of their business.

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About Brookside Flavors & Ingredients

Brookside Flavors & Ingredients is a company with exceptional taste — manufacturing sweet and savory ingredient blends and enhancers utilized by some of the biggest names in the food industry. Brookside is an industry leader using natural, organic and non-GMO flavors and ingredients.

Industry - Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Industry
Food and Beverage
location
Location
Branchburg, NJ
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System selected
Sage X3

“NexTec brings an abundance of expertise and knowledge of best business practices to our projects that is helping us get the most from Sage X3 and preparing us for our continuing growth and success.”

Dean Karkazis, Director of Operational Analytics, Brookside Flavors

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Sage X3 helped solve Brookside Flavor’s challenges:

Improves efficiency

The company has seen significant improvements in inventory accuracy, order allocation, production tracking, and general efficiency. Employees can now enter data in multiple areas of the facility rather than waiting on one person to enter data into the software.

“NexTec shares our approach to doing business. We both insist on doing things right.”

Dean Karkazis, Director of Operational Analytics, Brookside Flavors

End-to-end solution

NexTec implemented a full suite of tightly integrated business management solutions, including: Sage X3 financial, distribution, and manufacturing suites; Sage HRMS; Sage Payment Solutions; True Commerce EDI; Solver BI360; and a complete RFID system.

Key Results

Single, robust solution provides visibility and functionality across multiple locations and departments
A skilled and well-planned implementation kept the project on time and in budget
Previously manual processes have been automated, saving time and money
The company can now collect a vast amount of quality-related data on its thousands of products

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Webcast - ADP reimaginging the workplace

Webcast: ADP Reimagining the Workplace – 7 Best Practices for New Normal (recorded webcast)

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The global health pandemic has changed the world. It has forced businesses to re-evaluate and re-imagine the future regardless if they are an essential business or not. Organizations are facing unprecedented pressure to be agile and ready to adapt as we return to the workplace.

Watch this webcast with NexTec and ADP as we will share market insights and data into the buying behavior of the consumer. We will answer questions such as “What are the new compliance requirements” and “How should my workplace be redesigned?” We will also share best practices for returning to work and considerations your organization should take into managing your workforce, as your business re-opens and returns to your new normal.

Agenda:

  • Returning to Work – The Current State
  • Work/Workplace Changes
  • Predicting Consumer Behavior
  • Managing Employee Availability
  • 7 Best Practices
  • Q&A

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Speaker Information

Ashley Ruggiri, MBA
Channel Sales Manager
ADP
Ashley.Ruggiri@adp.com

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Webcast: How Cloud ERP moves your business forward in the new normal

Webcast: How Cloud ERP moves your business forward in the new normal (recorded webcast)

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Watch our latest webcast to see how the new normal has created the need for Cloud ERP. You will also learn the top Cloud ERP benefits, Cloud deployment options, the ROI the Cloud can have on your business and much more.

Agenda

  • Surviving and thriving in uncertain times
  • Why businesses are making the pivot to the Cloud
  • Cloud definitions
  • Defining Cloud ERP
  • NexTec as your strategic partner

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Case Study: Benoit Inc

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Amidst a pandemic, Benoit goes live with Acumatica without delays or downtime

NexTec implemented Acumatica remotely and connected their operations. Data is shared in real-time, resulting in better insights, and time and money saved. Remote work is not an issue because Acumatica is easily accessible from anywhere and on any device. Benoit is secure in the event of future crisis situations.

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challenges oilfield services ERP software

About Benoit

Benoit is a top provider of premium threading, completion products, and engineered services to the oil and gas industry. The company was founded 80 years ago and has become a trusted manufacturer of threaded connectors and flow-control tools. Benoit has multiple locations and 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

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Industry
Oil Field Service
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Location
Houma, LA
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System selected
Acumatica

“Acumatica and NexTec are making a positive impact in our operation, giving us the information and support we need to run the business efficiently, and providing the security of knowing our business data is stored offsite and backed up automatically.”

Mike Stevens, Director of Production & Process Strategy, Benoit

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Acumatica helped solve Benoit’s challenges:

Manufacturing Insight

At any given time, Benoit has over one hundred active production orders. Acumatica gives the company visibility into where each order is in the manufacturing process and captures labor costs associated with each step to ensure accurate costing data.

“NexTec is extremely responsive when we have questions or need help
troubleshooting something. They are knowledgeable, friendly, straightforward and helpful.”

Kevin Dupre, Manager of Production & Process Strategy, Benoit

Unified operations

Before implementing Acumatica, Benoit was using four different, unconnected systems to run its business. Acumatica’s ease of use, hosted deployment model, and broad-based functionality made it a good fit to bring the disparate systems into one where data can be shared across teams in real-time.

Key Results

Four previously disparate systems are now integrated in Acumatica
Implementation was accomplished entirely remotely, with no delays or downtime
Employees have the ability to work anywhere, any time, on any device
Benoit now has real-time visibility into the status of every order and where it is in the manufacturing process

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Webcast: Acumatica Lunch and Learn for Manufactrurers

Webcast: Acumatica Lunch and Learn for Manufacturers (recorded webcast)

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In today’s fast-paced, customer-centric world, manufacturing companies are working harder than ever to keep up with demands and stay ahead of the competition! Acumatica’s Manufacturing Suite can keep you ahead of the curve—and drive results you can count on.

Watch this valuable webinar where you will see a demo of the robust manufacturing capabilities and how it may fit your business.

Agenda

Acumatica Overview

  • Menus, User Interface and Navigation
  • Dashboards

Manufacturing Overview

  • Bill of Materials
  • Production & Scheduling
  • MRP
  • Product Configurator
  • Data Collection
  • Reporting & Inquiries

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2020 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Study

2020 Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry Survey – Special COVID-19 Edition

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2020 Food and Beverage Manufacturing StudySpecial Edition: COVID-19 and the Food & Beverage Industry

NexTec Group recently finished a survey of over 100 Food and Beverage Manufacturers across the US. This year, we wanted to learn how food and beverage manufacturers are responding to the coronavirus crisis and how they are preparing for the “new normal.” 85% of the respondents have experienced supply chain disruptions and a majority indicated that their ERP and CRM software has been highly valuable in managing through these turbulent times.

Download the report to see what else we found out, including

  • The effect the pandemic has had on demand for products and the supply chain
  • What contingency or continuity plans food and beverage manufacturers had in place
  • The actions they have taken or plan to take in response to the pandemic
  • What software and technology manufacturers found most valuable during the pandemic
  • What new software and technology manufacturers plan to use as a result of the pandemic

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We hope this report provides you with some insight and helps you plan for the future. Should you need any advice on ERP, CRM, or BI software or how to set up your operations to help mitigate issues during a crisis and put your company on the path to a strong, solid future, please contact us using the form on the right.

Take care and stay safe,
Your friends at NexTec Group

Case Study: Elmer Candy

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NexTec and Sage X3 make life sweeter for Elmer Candy

NexTec implemented Sage X3, giving the company a firm grip on inventory, access to data in real-time, and set them up for a full transformation of their business.

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About Elmer Candy

Elmer Candy Corporation, established in 1855, is one of the most successful chocolatiers in the United States. Its sweet confections, primarily boxed chocolates, are sold at retailers across the country, including Walmart, Costco, Kroger, and Target. If you’ve purchased chocolates for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or another holiday, you’ve most likely picked up a box from Elmer Candy. To meet the high holiday demand, Elmer Candy must accurately forecast sales, ensure its supplies of raw ingredients, and efficiently craft, package, and distribute its goods.

Industry - Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Industry
Food and Beverage
location
Location
Ponchatoula, LA
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System selected
Sage X3

“In the end, NexTec offered the single best combination of partner experience, end-to-end functionality, and competitive pricing. We felt confident in our decision from the start, and that confidence hasn’t wavered.”

Joseph Wiley, MIS Director, Elmer Candy

Main functionalities

Here’s how NexTec Group and Sage X3 helped solve Elmer Candy’s challenges:

Improves efficiency

The company has seen significant improvements in inventory accuracy, order allocation, production tracking, and general efficiency. Employees can now enter data in multiple areas of the facility rather than waiting on one person to enter data into the software.

“We are positioned to fully transform our business, and NexTec is leading the way.”

Joseph Wiley, MIS Director, Elmer Candy

End-to-end solution

NexTec implemented a full suite of tightly integrated business management solutions, including: Sage X3 financial, distribution, and manufacturing suites; Sage HRMS; Sage Payment Solutions; True Commerce EDI; Solver BI360; and a complete RFID system.

Key Results

Elmer Candy saw a full return on investment in just one season
Real-time data has facilitated rapid and informed decision-making
Sage X3 has made it possible to complete lot traceability reports in a matter of seconds
The company is positioned to grow 10-15% thanks to improved accuracy and streamlined processes

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