As a factory manager, you don’t want your employees to have any injuries while working. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to teach your employees how to remain safe while operating machinery and performing other tasks in a factory.(more…)
We spent three whole blog posts covering the Part module. We’ll take a more streamlined approach moving forward, starting with the Product module.
The Product module allows you to monitor all of your products. As you may remember, products differ from parts in the fact that products are always meant to be sold to customers while parts may or may not be intended for that purpose. It’s possible to use the same part in more than one product, so Fishbowl lets you associate multiple products with the same part, if necessary.(more…)
If you’re just starting your business and you’ve never created an invoice before, here’s how to create an invoice. Once you’ve got the basics down, consider personalizing your invoices.
There’s no reason to feel intimidated. The digital age has made accounting easier, even for small business owners. In this article, we’re going to teach you why making personalized invoices is worth the effort and how do to it. Let’s get started.(more…)
It would be nice if equipment lasted forever, but that is simply not the case. No matter how much you care for your pieces of heavy-duty equipment, they will break down at some point. Nobody wants the boiler to break down because it is vital, but you need to prepare for the possibility. The following are a few pointers that will help you figure out what to do when your industrial boiler breaks down.(more…)
We could keep talking about Fishbowl’s Part module forever; it has that many intricate pieces to it. But all good things must come to an end, and this week we’ll finish talking about the last two major components of the Part module: ABC codes and tracking methods.(more…)
Running a factory well can be a pretty taxing job for anyone. There are always so many security components to take into consideration. If you’re interested in enhancing the security of your factory or manufacturing plant, you need to look into surveillance camera installation. Security cameras can monitor all types of activities at your factory. They can help strengthen operations substantially as well.(more…)
Software Connect recently published its MRP Software Buyer Trends – 2018 Report, and it’s filled with fascinating insights into mindset of MRP buyers. They interviewed a randomly selected group of 183 manufacturers and put together their responses into a number of charts to see what they are looking for in a material requirements planning solution.
Here are the top 19 features that these manufacturers said they are looking for in an MRP:(more…)
Let’s dive back into the Part module for the second time. You might even call this part 2. Last time, we discussed how to create new parts and now we’re going to cover how to create part reorder levels.(more…)
Manufacturing waste will be generated in every manufacturing plant. It is important that you establish practices to minimize the generation of waste. Some types of commonly observed wastes in manufacturing facilities include waste from overproduction, defects, inventory, unnecessary motion and transportation, waiting times, over-processing, and unused time and creativity of employees.
Here are 8 ways to reduce manufacturing waste: (more…)
In this third and final part of the comparison between Fishbowl and QuickBooks Enterprise, we’re going to address Fishbowl’s numerous modules and plugins.
Actually, these are all unique to Fishbowl. They are not also present in QuickBooks, so we’ll simply address them in Fishbowl and avoid constantly repeating the fact that they are unavailable in QuickBooks Enterprise.(more…)