Complex Project Manufacturing requires integrated information management

In large scale, mass market consumer manufacturing, production planning and supply chain management are critical, interwoven functions. Keeping inventory levels low through Just In Time inventory requires continuously monitored and updated projections in order to meet shifts in customer demand.  In environments where items are produced in the thousands or millions, the scale and quantity of […]

Finding Innovation in ERP and Accounting for small and medium businesses

The small and midsized market for ERP packages is a tough place to try to pick winners and losers.  There are a lot of software brands and publishers (at one point, over 200 products were available to small and mid-sized businesses). There is Microsoft with their Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains), Dynamics NAV (Formerly Navision) […]

Manufacturing best practices and the implementation of an ERP

The aim of world-class manufacturing organizations is to function in a perfect supply chain where Kanban-style “pull” systems respond to immediate customer demand without the need for complex trend analysis and error-prone product demand forecasts.  If every aspect of the value stream from the raw materials, to your supplier’s stock room, to your shop floor and on […]

What’s Holding Ohio Businesses Back?

When we read recently that Ohio ranked a distant second behind Texas for business expansions, we couldn’t help but wonder why. All sorts of factors play into the ranking, of course, and the ongoing horse race with the Lone Star state to claim Site Selection magazine’s ‘Governor’s Cup’ award for ‘the highest number of qualified […]

LBSi and the Expansion of Kentucky Businesses

Kentucky has long been known familiarly as the home of great college basketball, huge trade shows, international business and the Kentucky Derby of lovely Churchill Downs.  We have helped move Kentucky a long way from the mint julep days.  LBSI, (Long Business Systems, Incorporated) is moving rapidly to help Kentucky businesses into the days of the […]