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The Waste of Just in Case

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 10:15:00 AM by J. Michael Wong, CPIM

From Just in Case to Just in Time

There’s a saying that goes like this, “you can’t wish for success, you have to work for it.” Wishing for no stock outs or line shortages with Just In Case (JIC) inventories is the same thing. Yes, there are lots of ways to “fire and forget” your replenishment plans, but there’s an art—and science—to it. 

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Evolve 2018 in Chicago, April 3-5

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

The Evolve 2018 conference, scheduled for April 3-5 in Chicago, is three full days of educational and networking opportunities. While meeting with ERP thought leaders and Macola subject matter experts, you will also be able to engage with other Macola customers to share ideas and strategies that maximize your organization's ability to reduce costs, increase ROI and control enterprise processes.

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Gartner Names Macola Software a Leader in the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing ERP

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 6:41:11 PM by Nick Mears

Gartner Names a Leader

Gartner has named Macola Software a "Leader" in the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software. 

Starting with a list of over 315 manufacturing ERP products, Gartner, through a data-driven assessment, recognized 23 solutions that advanced into their famous quadrant methodology. 

With Macola's recognition as a "Leader," and it should be noted that there were only six who were placed in the "Leaders" quadrant, we believe this recognition to be a reflection of the investments that have been made in our flagship ERP solution, Macola 10, that directly benefit the manufacturing sector. 


What Being in the Leader Quadrant Means

Gartner's recognition of Macola as a "Leader" supports our commitment to manufacturers and our ability to provide the tools and processes manufacturers need to automate and grow their businesses.

To quote Gartner and the FrontRunners Quadrant:

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Using Automated Workflows to Eliminate a Sea of Paperwork

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 7:56:50 AM by James Alexakos

An Introduction to Automated Workflows

Have you ever been frustrated by a daily process or task that seems to consume considerable time but has no visible benefit to yourself or your customers? Do you ever think to yourself, "A monkey could do this chore?” Don't worry, because you are not alone.

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Macola Supply Chain Optimization (Macola SCO)

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 1:45:00 PM by Jessica Boucher

Identify Process & Cost-Saving Strategies While Establishing & Improving Key Metrics

Over the next few months the Macola Consulting team will be highlighting several service packages designed to meet your ever-changing business needs.  Our first service package of 2018 is Macola SCO (Macola Supply Chain Optimization). 

With Macola SCO, you will be guided through a series of workshops that our experienced APICS and Lean Six Sigma certified consultants will help you identify process improvements and cost saving strategies while establishing or improving upon key metrics--all with your success as our number one priority. 

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Our Top 7 Blog Posts from 2017

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

From Traceability to Technology Trends, Here Are Our Top 7 Most Read Blog Posts


As we roll into another exciting year of helpful tips and strategies for manufacturers and distributors, we thought we’d take a step back for one final look at the most read blog posts of 2017. In no particular order, here they are. 


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Join Macola Software at FABTECH 2017!

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

Hear Macola Software's Own Derek Ochs Discuss Drones, Wearables & VR

We’re proud to be involved with FABTECH 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Macola Software’s Director of Software Development, Derek Ochs, will be presenting on drones, wearables and virtual reality (VR) next week at FABTECH 2017, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

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Introducing a New Podcast Series: "Winning with ERP"

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM by Nick Mears

Podcast #1: "ERP for the 21st Century"

The First in Our New Podcast Series

We are proud to announce the first podcast in our new podcast series, "Winning with ERP".

"Winning with ERP" is a new podcast series that explores how successful manufacturers and distributors are succeeding with ERP. For over 40 years Macola has helped manufacturers and distributors maximize efficiencies and profitability--and now we'd like to share some of the ways that we've helped businesses succeed with ERP.

The first podcast in this series is "ERP for the 21st Century." This podcast explores how ERP can be helpful for you--no matter the industry you're in--as long as you have data and processes to manage.   

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Macola 2017 Hackathon

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM by Nick Mears

Growing Through Innovation & Creativity

2017 Hackathon

Through innovation and creativity, Macola’s development team recently completed its annual Hackathon—and we couldn’t be more impressed with the results.

But in case you’re not familiar with what a hackathon is, a hackathon is a friendly—yet very competitive—event that spurs out of the box and creative product-evolving ideas in a fun and fast-paced environment.

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Top 10 Tech Trends: 3D Printing

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 9:08:22 AM by Nick Mears

Trend #5 - 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Macola recently commissioned a survey of manufacturing and distribution professionals in the US regarding the factors that are driving business and technology strategies (Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution: 2017 Business & Technology Trend Reports).

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