Category: Modern Manufacturing Blog

Vista Metals – A Profile of DRI’s First and Oldest Customer

December 18, 2018 | Modern Manufacturing Blog

Vista Metals The 50-year-old manufacturer was one of the first to invest in cutting edge ERP technology in Pittsburgh Founded in 1969, Vista Metals Inc. has established itself as a global leader in manufacturing high-strength, long-lasting, tungsten carbide preforms.  In 1985, Vista Metals, like most manufacturing companies at that time, was tracking almost everything on […]

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Time to trade in your spreadsheets for Business Intelligence software?

The definition of Business Intelligence or “BI” varies somewhat depending who you ask but it generally includes software and systems that gather information and process data for logical and useful presentation. From a practical viewpoint, BI should allow a business to intelligently act on the insights gained from analysis, uncover previously undiscovered relationships, and allow […]

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Cloud ERP vs. On-Premise ERP

January 29, 2018 | Modern Manufacturing Blog

Which is right for you? Most major ERP software vendors now have solutions that are available in the Cloud, but what deployment option is best for your company?  While Cloud solutions offer many benefits over the traditional, on-premise applications, there are situations in which an on-premise deployment is a better option.  In any event, the […]

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Planned Order Consolidation

January 19, 2018 | Modern Manufacturing Blog

Reducing variability in the Procurement Cycle In the last twenty years I have assisted an average of three to five supply chain teams with their MRP, MRP II and now ERP implementations every year. We have grouped components by commodity, defined buyer and planner schemes to add useable dimensions to the huge list of raw […]

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Lean Manufacturing with CloudSuite Industrial and SyteLine

December 11, 2017 | Modern Manufacturing Blog

We have often been asked if CloudSuite Industrial and SyteLine support Lean manufacturing processes. The simple answer is Yes! Because every Lean project is different, though the answer can get more complicated from there. Standard CloudSuite ERP functionality, and SyteLine functionality, do handle many of the transactions that our Lean customers look for. Specific functionality […]

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Customer Spotlight: United Equipment Accessories

United Equipment Accessories, Inc. (UEA) has grown from a small manufacturer in the 1950’s, operating out of Vern Iserman’s garage, to a preferred provider of quality custom components for motion applications. Their products include slip rings, cable reels, shift quadrats and hydraulic swivels.  Along the way, the family owned company has built a reputation for […]

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Air Tractor: How an engineer from the Rio Grande Valley turned a small North Texas town into a hotbed of aviation innovation.

Leland Snow, the founder of one of DRI’s favorite customers, Air Tractor, was profiled in the this month’s edition of Texas Monthly. Starting with $1,200 borrowed against his mother’s car in the early 1950’s – Snow became the “Thomas Edison of agricultural aviation,” and built a company that now employs 250 people in the same […]

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The 2 Questions you need to ask ERP Vendors (it’s not what you think)

Are you considering upgrading or replacing your company’s ERP system? Whether you are working directly with a software vendor or a third-party services provider, the two questions below will help you determine if you are talking to a company that knows what it takes to get you to go-live quickly and successfully. We don’t mean […]

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DRI Releases Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) Connector to the SPS Commerce Platform

September 16, 2015 | DRI News, Modern Manufacturing Blog

Decision Resources, Inc. (DRI), a leading Infor partner and provider of the Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) application, announced today that DRI now offers an SPS Commerce-certified solution. DRI’s SPS Connector application, the product certified by SPS, provides integration between the SPS Commerce Platform and the Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) application. DRI is currently working with […]

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