Forecasting – Apparel Industry

30 May 2017, Posted by FDM4 in BLOG Posts

Enterprise resource planning, or ERP, became popular among larger manufacturers in the mid- to late-1990s, with companies around the world investing approximately $300 billion in the systems during the decade. Enterprise resource planning involves using technology to coordinate the activities that take place in different…

FDM4 on the Hunt for 20 Programmers

13 Mar 2017, Posted by FDM4 in NEWS Posts

FDM4 International was recently featured in local news articles sourced from the North Bay Nugget for its on-going search for programmers. “I want them now. I need them yesterday,” John Cutsey, Owner and CEO of software company FDM4 in North Bay, said Thursday. Business is…

Apparel Industry: Inventory Management Guide

30 Jan 2017, Posted by FDM4 in BLOG Posts

Depending on the industry you’re in, you may have an inventory of products that includes many of the same items from year to year, or you may have an inventory of goods that changes often. If you’re in the apparel industry, you are probably tasked…

A Look Back on 2016, and a Look Forward into the New Year

24 Jan 2017, Posted by FDM4 in BLOG Posts

2016 saw vast changes, both in the global community – politics, economies, and communities coming together to support those impacted by disaster (think Fort McMurray), were all massive stories, and within FDM4 – the launch of V15, employment growth, and web based developments. It is…

Reduce Order Entry Error for Decorated Apparel

04 Nov 2016, Posted by FDM4 in BLOG Posts

The key to any successful apparel manufacturing company is giving customers what they want. When you make errors on an order, you risk losing your customer’s trust and, inevitably, their business. It’s important to ensure order entry for apparel decoration is done correctly to cut…

How You Can Improve Warehouse Employee Satisfaction

30 Oct 2016, Posted by FDM4 in BLOG Posts

 Improve Warehouse Employee Satisfaction Employing truck drivers, shipping and receiving clerks, stock clerks ,order fillers, and distribution managers, the warehousing industry provides hundreds of thousands of positions in the American job market. Warehouses are a critical component in the supply chain in many manufacturing sectors,…