Managed services: RedTail Solutions EDI-enables Microsoft Dynamics GP
RedTail Solutions offers three new modules for its managed EDI service for Microsoft Dynamics GP . According to RedTail CEO Bob Gleason, “Our managed EDI service is the right answer for Microsoft Dynamics GP users who want an integrated EDI solution with low cost of ownership.”
New capabilities include the following:
Support for conducting EDI with suppliers: Automatic generation of an outbound EDI purchase order (850) transaction from the POP module in Microsoft Dynamics GP enables purchase orders entered into Microsoft Dynamics GP to be translated via RedTail into the outbound 850 transaction and transmitted to EDI enabled suppliers. Invoices (810) received from suppliers can be reconciled against EDI purchase orders.
Enhanced ASN generation: Users will now be able to generate outbound advanced ship notice (856) transactions based on completed shipment or open order information from the SOP module in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Support fro remote warehouse management systems and third-party logistics providers: Users will be able to automatically generate an outbound warehouse shipping order (940) transaction from the SOP module in Microsoft Dynamics GP, enhancing process control and accuracy.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.