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8 ERP Trends for Forward-Thinking Organizations

Posted on May 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

A Year of Change, Growth, Learning and Integration: Eight ERP Trends for 2018

As we head into the second quarter of 2018, forward-thinking enterprise organizations continue to find new ways of integrating technology into their ERP processes.

Based on Macola research and the findings of top analysts, these eight ERP trends will significantly impact the ability of manufacturers and distributors to increase visibility & control of enterprise processes, improve decision making through better data collection, integrate core business functions, and automate processes to increase efficiencies and reduce costs:

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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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Three Keys To Automated Integration Between ERP and EDI [Guest Post]

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM by Guest Post

To complement Macola solutions, we partner with best-in-class third-party providers to offer add-on solutions that integrate with Macola 10, Macola ES and Macola Progression. Today, we are pleased to feature a guest blog post from one of our technology solution partners, Data Masons, which offers Vantage Point EDI for Macola, a cost-effective and reliable gateway—and as a reminder—also integrates with Macola solutions:

Driving Costs  Out of Your Supply Chain
Technology and business process automation are increasingly becoming strategic components of success for today’s digital economy. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, 3PL or in the CPG, automotive or food industries, your competitiveness is often tied to two critical business applications responsible for managing your business, ERP and EDI. Successful implementations of these two key technologies can drive costs out of your supply chain execution and improve key metrics such as revenue per employee and cost per business transaction.
ERP systems, such as Macola 10, handle finances, inventory, manufacturing and the business execution aspects of your operations. Your EDI system handles electronic interactions (transactions) with your supply chain (trading partners) including customers, suppliers, logistics organizations, banks and more.
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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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Macola 10 Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 Product Strategy Leadership Award – ERP for Food and Beverage

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 11:35:35 AM by Jeanne Fox


Two key challenges food and beverage manufacturers and distributors deal with are frequently changing customer demands and fierce competition ─ a look at jam-packed grocery store shelves confirms this. Food and beverage companies require an ERP solution that enables them to quickly modify processes and scale easily to respond to market trends and customer demands.


Frost & Sullivan is recognizing Macola 10 for addressing the needs of the food and beverage industry and cites several proof points including Macola’s commitment to regularly update the solution with value-added capabilities that help manufacturing and distribution companies stay competitive. Frost & Sullivan’s award description reads: “51 enhancements in Macola’s 10.4 version make the company’s ERP solution one of the most collaborative, integrated, comprehensive, unified, flexible and scalable in the market.”

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Macola Managing Director, Alison Forsythe, Named to 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 4:24:51 PM by Jeanne Fox

Macola 10 ERP Software Recognized for Automated Workflow Successes in the Food and Beverage Industry



Industry Challenges

For food and beverage manufacturers and distributors, production bottlenecks translate into missed deadlines, spoiled products and lost money. Faced with getting their products on the shelves while they are still fresh, food and beverage companies deal with several challenges along the way. They must comply with industry regulations, quality control regiments and ingredient registration requirements – to name a few. That’s why trade publication, Food Logistics, recognizes industry leaders who ease the burden for food manufacturers.

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