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Maximize Efficiency with Woodworking Design Software and ERP Integration

woodworking design software

Nothing says quality like custom-crafted wood products, whether it is state-of-the-art cabinetry, ornate entry doors, or one-of-a-kind furniture. Woodworking and the manufacture of wooden products have come a long way from the days of hand tools and simple machines. Today, modern shops use advanced woodworking design software to enhance their creative techniques. They also may use software for manufacturing and for accounting. But in many cases, these are siloed tools that are not connected.  Even with a more comprehensive…

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Engineer-to-Order ERP: Unlocking Manufacturing Efficiency

engineer-to-order ERP

Custom manufacturers frequently seek innovative solutions to streamline their operations and enhance efficiency. One such powerful solution tailored to meet the distinct demands of these businesses is Engineer-to-Order (ETO) ERP software. This specialized software is designed to unlock manufacturing efficiency by offering a wide array of comprehensive features that are specifically crafted to optimize processes, reduce bottlenecks, minimize errors, improve resource allocation, enhance supply chain management, and ultimately propel sustainable growth within the manufacturing sector. Leveraging the capabilities of…

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3D Product Visualization: How to Strengthen the Buyer Bond

3D product visualization

In a world where unique design is increasingly important to buyers, custom-manufactured products have gained immense popularity. From custom window treatments to distinctive bathroom cabinetry, consumers want designs that reflect their individuality. For custom product manufacturers, one thing remains constant amongst their customers. They want to see what their custom orders will look like before purchase. How can that be accomplished? Traditionally, contractors or dealers provide the consumer with static images or 2D drawings during the design phase. This…

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Master Product Data Management Software

product data management software

Mastering Manufacturing with Product Data Management Software Innovation, precision, and efficiency reign supreme for manufacturers of complex, discrete products. Manufacturing companies are always working to improve processes, cut costs, and deliver good products on time in today’s competitive market. Many organizations use Product Data Management (PDM) software to achieve these goals. PDM is a powerful tool that can change how you manage and work together on product data. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of PDM…

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Why You Should Integrate a Cabinet Design Tool with Your ERP

Using a cabinet design tool in a kitchen

If you make custom cabinets, you know that good quality and proper fit are only part of the equation. Increasingly, customers are expecting an exceptional cabinet design and ordering experience. From kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, and custom built-ins to modular office furniture and store fixtures, it’s all about making your customer happy. These days, it’s not enough to deliver outstanding craftsmanship at a reasonable price. You also need to offer an exceptional design experience to your customers. They want…

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CAD + ERP = Better CPQ for Custom Manufacturing

woman looking at CAD drawings of furniture on her computer demonstrating CPQ for custom manufacturing

In the competitive world of custom manufacturing, combining CAD tools with your ERP system is a move toward greater efficiency and accuracy. Integrating 3D modeling and CAD with your manufacturing ERP software can give your company a significant advantage. This is especially true for configuring, pricing, and quoting … or CPQ for custom manufacturing and specialized product offerings. This article explores the benefits of integrating 3D modeling as part of a CPQ for custom manufacturing. Connecting CAD programs directly…

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