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Chandler Hutchison

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Aviation Workforce: The Future of The MRO Industry

March 30, 2015 / 1 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Aviation, MRO, MRO Industry, MRO Software Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul, MRO workforce, ProMRO / by Chandler Hutchison

Our world is changing. And we’re not just talking about global warming, shifting demographics, and advanced technologies; we’re also talking about a new workforce slowly replacing previous generations of workers. For some industries, such as MRO, getting a new, digitally skilled aviation workforce can only mean good news. But are millennials really tech savvy? Can a “tech whiz kid” become a capable professional, who can be trusted with the lives of hundreds of people?

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Manufacturing ERP: How Can You Get More Out of Your Manufacturing Data?

March 27, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software / by Chandler Hutchison

Most organizations extract data the same way that they were first shown by the consulting firm in charge of training and implementation of the ERP system. An ERP solution like Dynamics AX makes it easy to create forecast charts, extrapolate sales graphs, do financial activities and so on. However, the ERP is more than a graphs- extrapolation and financial tool. You can use Dynamics AX to know the status of every process in your manufacturing plant in real time.

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How Many Companies Use Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV?

March 25, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, NAV / by Chandler Hutchison

One of the questions that organizations looking to transition or upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX or NAV ask is how many organizations use the ERPs.  Data released from the recent Convergence 2015 conference shows that Microsoft NAV is the most popular Dynamics product. In fact, Dynamics NAV has more than double the total customers of the next most popular ERP.

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ERP Implementation: 3 Mistakes Small Manufacturers Make

March 24, 2015 / 0 Comments / in ERP Software / by Chandler Hutchison

Implementing a new ERP system can be challenging for small manufacturers looking for new enterprise solutions. In fact, the challenge is felt by companies or all sizes, industries and complexities, but more so with small manufacturers.

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Is a Manufacturing ERP Right For Your Small Business?

March 23, 2015 / 0 Comments / in ERP Software, ERP, ERP solutions, Dynamics AX, manufacturing, manufacturing erp, Manufacturing Software / by Chandler Hutchison

“I don’t need a manufacturing ERP system to run my business.” Probably, this was the first thought that crossed your mind after reading the title above. But before making a final decision, you should read the rest of this post.

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3D Printing and The Future of The MRO Industry

March 16, 2015 / 0 Comments / in ERP Software, 3d printing, ERP, ERP solutions, ERP systems, Manufacturing Software, MRO, MRO ERP, MRO Industry, MRO Software, MRO Software Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul, ProMRO / by Chandler Hutchison

Manufacturing products without a factory would have seemed impossible a few years ago. However, the “impossible” is slowly taking shape thanks to additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This relatively new technology is ready to deliver a small, “mobile” factory to every OEM, MRO, and repair shop. In fact, a number of businesses are embracing additive manufacturing as a temporary or permanent manufacturing solution, as you read these lines.

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Is MRO Software Reshaping The Aviation Industry?

March 13, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, MRO (maintenance,repair, overhaul) Software / by Chandler Hutchison

MRO software solutions are currently used by aircraft MRO companies to manage a wide range of operations, ranging from controlling work orders and technical records to tracking logistics. By integrating MRO solutions, such as Dynamics AX, with additive manufacturing technology, also referred to as 3D printing, the companies operating within the aviation industry can go not one, but five steps further.

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Is It Time For A New Discrete Manufacturing ERP?

March 10, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Manufacturing ERP Software, ERP Software / by Chandler Hutchison

Most manufacturers stay with their discrete manufacturing ERP systems for more than a decade before changing. This is understandable given that business processes take long to evolve and the direct and indirect costs of implementing a new ERP system are prohibitive for frequent changes.

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Do You Need An ERP Consultant?

March 09, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software, ERP Implementation, Clients First, ERP, ERP Consultants, Consultants, VAR, VARS / by Chandler Hutchison

Nowadays, a growing number of companies are facing the choice of whether to hire an ERP service provider or not. Some of them swing between ERP consultants and systems integrators, who could help them with the ERP implementation process. However, most business owners decide to launch an ERP initiative themselves, without considering the knowledge and skill set of a specialist.

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Creating A Master Menu in Dynamics AX

March 06, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Microsoft Dynamics AX, ERP Software / by Chandler Hutchison

Dynamics AX has different menu items, which can sometimes be overwhelming when doing your daily activities. Regardless of your industry, you will rarely use all the menu items on a daily basis.

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