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Do sudden absences sometimes affect your ability to maintain consistent quality and productivity results due to those...

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6 Essential Tools to Improve Your Manufacturing Process

Plastics processors should continually evaluate their operations to decrease human error by improving automation. Man...

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Precimold Significantly Improves Production Capacity and Margins

CUSTOMER PROFILE Name: Precimold Inc., Candiac (Montreal), Quebec Founded: 1966 Key Focus: specializing in small, cu...

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Make your next ERP the most profitable decision ever for your pla...

Plastics processors stand to gain massive benefits from choosing the right ERP system: Everything from being able to ...

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Why change to industry specific ERP

Executive overview If your critical business data resides in different business systems or spreadsheets and your everyd...

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How to Build a Business Case for ERP

Executive Summary Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth. But with the economic ...

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Martin’s Toys & Proarce reduced Administrative Tasks, Downti...

With over 700 employees and 3 plants, Martin’s Toys & Proarce are two Mexican injection molders that specialize...

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King Plastics reduces costs, lead time, and manpower while improv...

King Plastics, located in Orange, CA, is a 55-year-old privately held company that manufactures injection-molded plas...

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Meredith-Springfield’s Recipe for Real-Time Control

Do you have automated reports showing every day or every shift’s efficiency by work order? Can your operators access ...

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Grupo Perplast gets Results & gains Efficiency through CyFra...

Grupo Perplast (Naucalplan, Mexico) satisfies customer needs through plastic injection and mold making. Since 1981, t...

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Accurate Real-Time Data Ensures Profitability and Traceability

Calico Precision Molding designs and produces custom parts and components for the automotive, aerospace, military, m...

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With CyFrame plastics-specific ERP you don’t have to work on intu...

Since 1999, Valley Extrusions, a custom precision profile extruder that can handle 100 to 20,000 pieces an hour and r...

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Video: CyFrame ERP Overview for Blow Molding & Injection

 Successfully implementing an integrated solution must include the complete production process in order to provide m...

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Real-time reporting enables injection and blow molder to recaptur...

For more than 22 years, Matriplast has produced rigid containers, specifically for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, ind...

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Video: CyFrame ERP for Profile and Sheet Extrusion

 Successfully implementing an integrated solution must include the complete production process in order for it to pr...

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Injection Molder masters profitability in growth phase

Founded in 1988, E. Hofmann Plastics provides full-service, in-house design, manufacturing, decoration, assembly, pac...

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Record Setting ERP Implementation – with CyFrame

For more than 20 years, Versaprofiles has specialized in value-added thermoplastic extrusion manufacturing, with a fo...

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Video: Total Inventory Control in Real-Time

Inventory & Traceability – Control your entire inventory from order entry to shipping....

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Better Manage Its Growing Business – with CyFrame

Since 1992, L-D Tool & Die, a privately-owned mold-maker, and custom injection-molding company has been designing...

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Back In The Black – with CyFrame

For more than 25 years, B&C Plastics has been making stock and custom, blow-molded polyethylene containers such a...

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Reduces company overhead by $300,000

By Rebecca Reid, managing editor MRPII/ERP for Plastics Processors Melvin O’Leary, president and CEO of Meredith Sprin...

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5 Strategies to Grow Your Molding & Extrusion Company

Many innovative, growth-oriented extruders and molders expand rapidly early on and remain profitable and successful, but...

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5 Molding & Extrusion Profit Killers

Plastics processors strive to establish and improve controls that will help them be proactive in their decision making. ...

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Top 5 Areas where the Profits Hide in your Plastics Processing Bu...

Profits often hide beyond the ability to pinpoint them and make accurate, timely course corrections. Beyond our control...

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Year-end Surprises: Daily Inventory & Margin Control

Are you feeling positive or anxious about the anticipated profitability projections? Is your business forced to carry a...

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Are Outdated Practices Anchoring Your Profits?

Are you confirming orders, scheduling production and managing inventory the same way you always have just out of habi...

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Are your IT initiatives aligned with your strategic direction?

Do you perceive that improving your molding or extrusion business’ capacity to better manage, work smarter, make better,...

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Why new technologies with outdated business practices fail proces...

Can you afford to keep investing in customizing old technology while trying to gain efficiency in your plastic processin...

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Why ERP systems Fail Molders & Extruders

We meet them all the time, at trade shows, association events and through industry referrals: Molders and Extruders who ...

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Quantify the process GAP in your Plastics Operation

Not paying attention to the widening gap between your internal processes and optimizations being realized through new te...

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Are you managing on the tip of the Iceberg?

You keep a close watch on sales, daily production numbers, and complete a profit & loss statement at the end of each...

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What Daily Performance Indicators should an Owner of a Plastics P...

Dashboards provide executives with real-time, visually attractive and easily interpreted displays of critical informa...

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Is your ERP taking forever to implement?

Did you know that 50% of ERP projects fail as a general rule? When it takes too long to implement, it is a telling sign ...

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Plastics Production Profitability: Chain of Information

Production profitability in the molding or extrusion businesses is multifaceted and typically spans multiple data manage...

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Are you leaving money on the table?

The contrast between True Costing vs. Being Profitable   Every plastics manufacturer has some idea of what their ...

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Mold Cycle Time: A Critical Measure of Performance

For a plastics manufacturer, mold cycle time is perhaps the most critical measure of performance. Mold cycle time is the...

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Plastics Processors Survival – Continuous improvement mindset

Constant and continuous commitment to process improvements   Plastics companies can be grouped into two categor...

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Vital for a successful plastics processor: Keeping promises

How many times a year do you have to call your customers to ask for time extension? How many times a week do you have...

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Is your internal process driving your plastics business to fail?

When was the last time you looked at improving your internal process? If it wasn’t reviewed within the last year, then y...

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How much cash is a 10% production efficiency gain?

Do you know what the financial profits were from your production shifts yesterday? Do you know what a 10% improvement i...

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Boomer survival guide for plastic processors

How many of your key employees are “Baby boomers”? Will they retire in less than 1 year, 3 years or 5 years? Are you r...

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Are your inventory practices regrinding your profit?

Your current inventory management practices might be hiding costs, grinding your profits and limiting your sales! For p...

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Can You Afford to Keep Missing the Mark?

Plastic processors often experience delayed product shipments caused by errors, obsolete production schedules and materi...

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Are you paying your management to be office clerks?

Are your key managers and administrative staff compiling your production entries into spreadsheets and formatting report...

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Fear of ERP could be killing your business

Being a plastics processor is tough. You know you need an integrated system to improve margins, eliminate errors and wor...

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Are you shipping cash?

Do you ship cash along with your packaged products?  As you ship your molded or extruded product, have you taken into a...

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Highlighting competitiveness with the right ERP solution

Blow molder B&C plastics was trying to survive in today’s business world with yesterday’s technology. Then an invest...

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Ontario blow molder gets ERP turbocharge

There’s nothing wrong with writing things down on paper by hand — it’s how Shakespeare and America’s Founding Fathers di...

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ERP Software – Making your company more efficient, productive, pr...

Robert A. Larson – Industry Consultant To tell you the truth, when I started the process of writing this article, I wa...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Software for your business

As a proud member of the SPE association, I was asked to put my last 20 years of experience in the software industry to ...

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