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Randy Smith
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Process Manufacturing Expert, ERP Software Specialist, Microsoft Dyanmics Professional
Process Manufacturing Expert, ERP Software Specialist, Microsoft Dyanmics Professional

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When should you go to the cloud? Vicinity Manufacturing's story.
There are a a number of arguments to be made about transitioning to "the cloud." I wanted to share our story on how we went to the cloud to help give some perspective on what the cloud is an why it is an option to consider. I was trying to remember when we ...
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When should you go to the cloud? Vicinity Manufacturing's story.
There are a a number of arguments to be made about transitioning to "the cloud."  I wanted to share
our story on how we went to the cloud to help give some perspective on what the
cloud is an why it is an option to consider. I was trying to
remember when we...
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Understanding the Importance of Lot Traceability in the Food and Beverage Industry
Food and beverage manufacturers rely on consumers’ faith that the food they eat is safe. Most manufacturers consider living up to that expectation a solemn duty, and they take every possible step to ensure that, in addition to being nutritious and delicious...
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How an ERP Implementation Can Go Off The Rails
There is very little that has a greater effect on a company’s success than it’s ERP system, which functions as both the memory and conscience of the business and forms the backbone of every business process. Yet many companies fall prey to the same common i...
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5 Must-Have tools for first-class R&D
Ask anyone in my family or in my company they will tell you
I am not “Mr. Do-It-Yourself”.  I am what
you might call “skills challenged”.  My
grade in Jr. High shop class was “Absent”. 
My 5 year old once asked me if I needed help with a repair project.  I ...
5 Must-Have tools for first-class R&D
5 Must-Have tools for first-class R&D
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The Zen of Formulation
The process to develop a new formula or recipe is a unique as the research chemist.  However there are some key elements that could make the process more productive and more efficient.  I will share some of my insights in this article. Define the R&D Proces...
The Zen of Formulation
The Zen of Formulation
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Essential Advice for Lab Management
“No man is an island” is certainly a true axiom for R&D efforts.  I have a few observations that you might find helpful in reviewing R&D activities. 1)  Integrate R&D in the production process – For most manufacturers one of the goals of the R&D department ...
Essential Advice for Lab Management
Essential Advice for Lab Management
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Three Critical R&D Mistakes and How to Fix Them
This blog is going to talk about the three most common and critical R&D mistakes and how a software system like Vicinity can help correct them or avoid them altogether. 1)   Overuse of Excel - As I travel to clients and prospects I find one of the most used...
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Spotlight On Microsoft Dynamics GP Users' Group (GPUG)
As we wrap up our conversation on Microsoft Dynamics
resources available to end users, we will take a look at one of the most
vibrant Microsoft Dynamics Users’ Groups, GPUG . In this article, we will be learning
more about GPUG with an interview from the Di...
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A Closer Look at Dynamic Partner Connections
This month’s blog has focused on Microsoft Dynamics
solutions and the resources available to partners and end users. In this
article, we will be diving deeper into a vital part of the Microsoft Dynamics
ecosystem with an interview from the Program Director ...
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