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Business Central Manufacturing Show

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This podcast is primarily meant for people working in an SMB manufacturing company that either uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (or Dynamics NAV) or considers using it. (Or is on a similar system and just want to get smart). The podcast does not focus on a role (e.g. production planner or marketing or operations or IT), but just on the industry (manufacturing) and the size of the company they work for (SMB, not enterprise).Of course, this podcast is also for any person working with a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partner (VAR or ISV) who helps manufacturing clients.

This podcast is primarily meant for people working in an SMB manufacturing company that either uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (or Dynamics NAV) or considers using it. (Or is on a similar system and just want to get smart). The podcast does not focus on a role (e.g. production planner or marketing or operations or IT), but just on the industry (manufacturing) and the size of the company they work for (SMB, not enterprise).Of course, this podcast is also for any person working with a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partner (VAR or ISV) who helps manufacturing clients.

Location:

Germany

Description:

This podcast is primarily meant for people working in an SMB manufacturing company that either uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (or Dynamics NAV) or considers using it. (Or is on a similar system and just want to get smart). The podcast does not focus on a role (e.g. production planner or marketing or operations or IT), but just on the industry (manufacturing) and the size of the company they work for (SMB, not enterprise).Of course, this podcast is also for any person working with a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partner (VAR or ISV) who helps manufacturing clients.

Twitter:

@mkarlo

Language:

English

Contact:

+4924081410


Episodes

The constant battle between production planning and scheduling

11/2/2020
This week’s episode is a special edition of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. Last week, hosted our online event called “next by NETRONIC – session 2”. The idea of the “next” events is to talk about topics, not about products as well as to discuss with each other rather than to have a 1-way demo. Hence, last week’s event was a panel discussion in which we looked at the constant battle between production planning and scheduling. The discussion was led by Martin Karlowitsch, and his...

Duration:00:30:07

How to right-size your manufacturing ERP solution (Trevor Moore)

10/26/2020
We continue our podcast episode by going north of the border. From Wisconsin, we now head to Montreal, Canada where we had the chance to talk to Trevor Moore, the Product Director of ERP Solutions at Gestisoft. Trevor started his career in the manufacturing industry, where he implemented full ERP systems in two different companies as a production scheduler. Given his experience on the end-customer side, he ventured into the NAV world where he now has a 20-year track record of successfully...

Duration:00:28:54

How routings can be used for both costing and scheduling … and more concrete tips (Kevin Fons)

10/19/2020
We continue our podcast, where we left off last time, somewhere in the US. From the Atlantic coast in Florida, we now go to Madison, Wisconsin (virtually) for our next guest, Kevin Fons. Kevin has been working in the manufacturing industry for 30 years and with Dynamics NAV, Dynamics 365 Business Central, and ISV add-ons for about 16 years. Today he is a Senior Applications Consultant for Innovia, where he leads various NAV & Business Central projects for a wide array of customers. Starting...

Duration:00:26:59

How ERP enables the digitization in manufacturing (Olof Simren)

10/12/2020
The wait is over! The Business Central Manufacturing Show is back with its 14th episode. In this episode, we talk to Olof Simren. A Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV expert who started working with Navision back in 2002. With over 18 years of Microsoft Dynamics experience, an awesome blog about Dynamics NAV manufacturing, and projects in different parts of the world, Olof now leads a US-based company called Naviona. In our interview, we discussed how an ERP system can help...

Duration:00:25:50

6 super concrete tips for manufacturers working with Business Central (Matthew Woodhouse)

6/15/2020
Episode number 13 of the Business Central Manufacturing Show was with Matthew Woodhouse. Matt is the Microsoft Dynamics Team Director at Technology Management and runs its project delivery team. Originally coming from a manufacturing & distribution background, Matt first came into contact with Navision back in 1999. Since then he has been helping manufacturing companies. The interview evolved in a way that we looked at manufacturing and Dynamics 365 Business Central from various angles (e.g....

Duration:00:28:22

Why gamification matters for manufacturing - and how it can work (Paul Hogendoorn)

6/8/2020
Paul Hogendoorn was my guest for the 12th episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. Paul is an incurable entrepreneur from Canada and has founded, co-founded, or helped launch numerous ventures over his 30+ year career, including most recently, FreePoint Technologies. FreePoint's unique technology captures and delivers real-time productivity information, connecting plant floor manufacturing processes directly to managers and operators in innovative, practical, and cost-effective...

Duration:00:26:36

How manufacturers can achieve sales and back office process efficiency (Chris de Visser)

6/1/2020
I met with Chris de Visser for the 11th episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. Chris is from the Netherlands, but lives in New York and works as CEO North America for Continia. Before taking that role, he successfully ran the American business of Sana Commerce in Northern America. As such, Chris does not represent a partner being specialized in manufacturing with deep vertical know-how. Instead, he brings a lot of experience with horizontal topics such as sales and process...

Duration:00:24:36

Manufacturers: Winners doesn't take it all, but balance information (Christophe Billard)

5/25/2020
This is the 10th episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. This week, I spoke with Christophe Billard, who is from France, but lives and works in Spain. After working as a business demand planner and in supply chain management for pharmaceutical and FMCG companies, Christophe became an ERP consultant 15 years ago. Since then has helped many manufacturing companies to fully embrace the power of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. In our conversation, we looked at best practices...

Duration:00:21:42

Let's talk production scheduling concepts, not scheduling solutions (Mike Fontaine)

5/18/2020
For episode #9 of the Business Central Manufacturing Show, I met Mike Fontaine from Canada. He is a solutions expert at VOX ISM, and has 20+ years of experience with ERP software and manufacturing. Actually, Mike used to work with manufacturing companies as a buyer, a scheduler, and a production planner. After spending some minutes on the experiences that Mike gained working for manufacturers (quote: "I actually was the MRP system of the company"), we found ourselves chatting about...

Duration:00:26:11

A box of chocolate of manufacturing ERP best practices (Michael Hering)

5/11/2020
Michael Hering from Germany was my guest in episode #8 of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. As Industry Manager Concrete, Michael is responsible for COSMO CONSULT's products and solutions for discrete manufacturing. The conversation turned out to become a box of chocolate with manufacturing ERP best practices. We looked into a variety of aspects such as lean management and the IT required for it, artificial intelligence in manufacturing, concrete steps to make when implementing a...

Duration:00:26:26

7 super practical tips to master the digital transformation (Guus Krabbenborg)

5/4/2020
I met Guus Krabbenborg from the Netherlands for this episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. He was my first guest without a dedicated manufacturing background. However, he is a highly-experienced business trainer and consultant with a well-earned reputation in the international Microsoft Dynamics arena. He has managed and co-owned several software companies and was Sales Director for Navision Software in The Netherlands. Guus and I quickly came to the topic of digital...

Duration:00:27:08

Do not search for the secret sauce of Dynamics 365 Business Central (Robert Jolliffe)

4/27/2020
This week, I had the chance to interview Robert Jolliffe, CEO and President of Sabre Limited from Canada. He has been an ERP consultant in the manufacturing space for over 25 years, starting immediately after graduating University of Toronto Engineering. His two uncles and his father owned and operated manufacturing businesses, and hence manufacturing is in his blood. In our conversation, Robert not only explained the phrase "secret sauce" to me, but also made it very obvious, why...

Duration:00:27:08

Two underestimated Business Central manufacturing powers: Upgrade-ability and extensibility (Bart Pattijn)

4/20/2020
I met Bart Pattijn from Belgium for the fifth episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. He is ERP consultant at Christiaens BV, and actually didn’t start his career in an IT company. Instead, he initially was a production manager in several food companies. Hence, he has plenty of hands-on experience when it comes to manufacturing and planning. He has been working with Navision since 2004. Our conversion quickly became very hands-on, and Bart managed to unveil two underestimated...

Duration:00:19:43

A round-trip from material requirements planning (MRP) to shopfloor execution (Sune Lohse)

4/12/2020
In this episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show, I met with Sune Lohse. Sune is Chief Strategy Officer and Business Unit Manager Supply Chain at Abakion from Denmark. He holds a bachelor in “manufacturing engineering” and helps customers optimizing supply chain processes. Sune is author of the book "200 ERP Questions: The most important things to think about when considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central" and initiator of the free Microsoft Dynamics learning portal...

Duration:00:26:34

Situational manufacturing: What manufacturers can learn from football (AJ Ansari)

4/6/2020
Football is a strategic team sport. Typically, those teams win that are able to quickly adapt their strategy to the changing dynamics of the game. This is called situational football, and in this episode, we develop the idea of situational manufacturing. My interview guest is AJ Ansari, a Microsoft MVP with 13 years of experience in the Microsoft Dynamics channel. Prior to his current role as COO at DSWi, he has built and led a profitable NAV practice from the ground up at InterDyn BMI (now...

Duration:00:20:01

Focus processes, not functionalities (Peik Bech-Andersen)

3/30/2020
"Focus processes, not functionalities" is the number one recommendation Peik Bech-Anderson gives to all manufacturing companies starting with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This episode is an interview with Peik Bech-Anderson. Peik is a solution architect and senior developer, and he first saw Navision back in 1984. He is the author of the best-selling book “Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. A comprehensive guide to the manufacturing module in Microsoft Dynamics NAV”,...

Duration:00:16:39

Calling all Business Central manufacturing specialists (Martin Karlowitsch)

3/28/2020
This is the initial episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show – the first podcast for small and midsized manufacturers that work or consider working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. With this initial episode, I am calling all global Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central manufacturing specialists. I cordially invite you to join me for this show. Actually, this initial episode is an exception as I am the only person speaking in this episode. My plan is that nine out...

Duration:00:10:11