There’s no doubt that Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma principles have made a huge impact on manufacturing to improve efficiency. So how can manufacturers go beyond those traditional methods and use analytics to create more efficiencies in their businesses? David Lechleitner, a Senior Consultant at Ultra Consultants, provides insight into this month's cover story (see page 9-13).
Andrew Bolivar, the Director of Ultra Consultants Center of Excellence, will review a proven approach that defines the step-by-step activities necessary to maximize business potential and fully realize the benefits of technology investments during a Smart Manufacturing breakout session – taking place bright and early at 8 AM on day one of FABTECH 2019.
The industry trade journal Processing Magazine features the perspectives of Ultra's COO Rich Sides. Read about the role a modern ERP solution can play in meeting regulatory mandates.
The website IndustryNet shares the key findings from Ultra’s commissioned study on ERP implementation project outcomes.
The magazine Solutions Review includes Ultra’s ERP Blog on its recent list of “Best ERP Blogs.”
This industry magazine article by Ultra's Dylan Howard looks at four strategic activities that help manufacturers facilitate risk management and drive positive change throughout the client’s enterprise.
A food and beverage industry publication highlights Ultra’s involvement in ERP selection for a craft brewer. Read the steps the company took to evaluate and select the best enterprise technologies for their organization.
Ultra’s commissioned study about ERP implementations busts some long-held myths about ERP. The Mint Jutras study is summarized in this Industry Week article.
A recent survey conducted by Mint Jutras and commissioned by Ultra Consultants looked at ERP implementations—whether they are doomed to fail or whether ROI expectations are high enough. Here are three things most manufacturers don’t know about ERP implementations.
The publication “Manufacturing Automation” asked Ultra’s Andrew Bolivar about ERP implementation risk. His article describes the pitfalls of poor analysis in enterprise resource planning. The article also shares findings from Ultra’s recent ERP implementation survey developed with Mint Jutras.
The online publication “ERP Solutions Review” outlines how integrated SCM and ERP creates end-to-end transparency within the enterprise. The article is authored by Ultra’s Director of the Center for Excellence, Andrew Bolivar. See the critical metrics to monitor forecasts, supplier performance, inventory accuracy and manufacturing throughput.
The industry publication Food Engineering Magazine offers an analysis on applying lean manufacturing concepts to food processing. Ultra's Andrew Bolivar, Director of the Center of Excellence, adds his expertise to the article. Ultra is regularly called to provide guidance to food processing organizations.
Read Ultra’s overview of the key questions to ask during ERP software selection. When project teams set their sights on business process improvement, and go beyond just buying technology, they exceed future state goals and achieve ROI.
The trade journal Foundry Magazine shares results from Ultra’s ground-breaking ERP implementation survey. The article highlights the overview focus of successful enterprise technology projects. In addition, read the key findings from a survey of mid-market manufacturers and distributors.
IT consultants and integrators could see increased business in manufacturing AI, but they will need to overcome data quality problems and cultural issues along the way. Ultra’s Andrew Bolivar contributes to the conversation in this industry article published by SearchIT Channel.
Andrew Bolivar, Director of Ultra’s Center of Excellence, weighs in on the importance of change management during ERP implementation. The article cites several ERP vendors and other thought leaders, including Ultra Consultants.
The industry publication R&D Magazine asked Ultra’s David Saunders to weigh in on the ERP considerations to make in a highly regulated environment. David walks through the key issues for ERP features as related to verification and validation documentation.
The results from the Mint Jutras survey on ERP implementation within the manufacturing and distribution sector are examined in this article. Read analysis from Ultra’s CEO and Founder Jeff Carr on the key findings.
Ultra’s Andrew Bolivar, Director of Center of Excellence, discusses how analytics, data metrics and business intelligence helps drive intelligent manufacturing. Ultra’s insight included in this industry article from Automation World.
The industry publication IT Toolbox asked Ultra to offer expertise about how to avoid common IT project mistakes. See our analysis and insight about the importance of change management, and business process improvement.
Listen as the hosts of the program speak with Ultra Founder and CEO Jeff Carr, and Cindy Jutras of Mint Jutras. The in-depth conversation looks at the results of the Mint Jutras study of North American manufacturing and distribution companies entitled “The Real Facts about ERP Implementation.”
Ultra’s Director of the Center of Excellence, Andrew Bolivar, shares his expertise with the industry publication IT Toolbox. The article suggests strategies to avoid “IT project scope creep” and organize for success. Ultra is part of the thought leaders providing commentary.
TechTarget Editor John Moore spoke with Ultra Founder and CEO Jeff Carr about findings from the Mint Jutras survey. Read about the methodology used for the survey and key findings, including that management support and change management are noted as critical elements for a successful implementation.
The trade journal CIO Review provides analysis into the recent report from Mint Jutras and Ultra Consultants. They share the rationale for conducting the survey of manufacturing and distribution companies, and highlight key findings.
The editor of IndustryWeek sat down with Jeff Carr, Founder and CEO of Ultra Consultants, along with Cindy Jutras, lead researcher on the Mint Jutras ERP implementation survey. They review findings of the survey, and the reluctance of some organizations to embark upon an ERP project.
Ultra’s Andrew Bolivar outlines why change management is critical to an effective ERP project outcome. See the proven methodologies to put in place. Ultra is part of the thought leaders providing expertise about change management, critical to success in IT projects.
Read about the Ultra Consultants/Kestrel Management alliance to provide food safety compliance and remediation advisory services to North American food and beverage processors.
Read about Ultra’s alliance with Kestrel Management to provide food safety compliance and remediation advisory services to North American food and beverage processors.
The magazine “Plant Engineering” shares Ultra’s overview of the reasons to “stay the course” when it comes to business process improvement. Useful information for teams planning a project in the upcoming year.
The publication “Software Connect” asked Ultra Consultants to share what’s important when it comes to managing change. The article outlines some of the most common questions manufacturers and distributors have about managing change during an ERP project.
Ultra’s in-depth ERP Toolbook provides comprehensive ERP education to help teams work effectively through business process improvement, enterprise technology evaluation, selection, and implementation.
Insight from CEO and Founder Jeff Carr of Ultra Consultants was featured in a recent edition of CFO Magazine. Jeff shares his insight on total-cost-of-ownership associated with on-premise systems as compared to a cloud-based solution. A must-read for manufacturing and distribution teams.
Jeff Carr, Ultra’s Founder and CEO, provides a guest blog post previewing his upcoming presentation at FABTECH 2018 Atlanta. Read about what it takes to drive a real world digital transformation.
Ultra provides education for businesses looking to recover from the missteps that led to a failed ERP implementation. The publication IT Pro Portal article written by Ultra’s Andrew Bolivar, Director Center of Excellence, stresses the necessity of education, change management and risk mitigation to ensure a successful implementation.
Ultra’s guidance is featured in the publication Manufacturing & Logistics IT. Included are the key tips for teams entering into an enterprise technology initiative. Read about a strategic approach to business process improvement, evaluation, selection and implementation.
The publication Industrial Equipment News asked Ultra to outline the necessity for a robust Enterprise Asset Management system to fully realize the investment in industrial machinery. In the article, Andrew Bolivar, Ultra’s Director of the Center of Excellence, explains why the ideal EAM solution integrates with ERP. Read the rationale to map current business processes and design appropriate solutions.
See the announcement shared by ThomasNet regarding Ultra’s Center of Excellence which was launched to help teams access research, educational resources and best practices about effective selection and deployment of enterprise technology.
As food companies upgrade their enterprise software, the opportunity to replace manufacturing systems with a leaner, less costly software layer beckons. Ultra’s COO Rich Sides shares his expertise with Food Processing Magazine in this feature story.
Metalforming Magazine shares Ultra’s take on why a new enterprise technology solution is not operating at its maximum efficiency without an accompanying organizational change. Addressed is the rationale for managing technology, processes and people during an ERP deployment.
The publication Plant Engineering shares Ultra's view that creating and measuring performance metrics should be well-defined and reflect the goals of the business. This is a key approach to keep in mind when manufacturing teams implement ERP.
The industry publication Enterprise CIO shares an article by Andrew Bolivar, Director of Ultra’s Center of Excellence. The article presents budgetary factors to consider when making a decision about the investment in a new or updated ERP solution. This is useful education for teams planning for enterprise technology budgets.
Ultra’s founder and CEO Jeff Carr outlines the processes that strategic leaders must monitor to ensure a robust ROI. Teams heading into ERP selection will gain value in obtaining this perspective published in the industry media outlet Search ERP.
The cloud has increased the options for running ERP systems and has caused additional complications. The article includes Ultra’s insights as to what companies should consider before selecting a deployment option.
The publication CIO Review shares news of an educational webinar suited for make-to-order manufacturing project teams. The three-day series offers an inside look at top systems and modern features to streamline operations.
Ultra’s Regional Director Dennis Gilhooley, Jr. shares a warehouse management best practices case study with APICS Magazine. See how a company achieved transformation and their desired future state goals.
The industry association mesa.org shares Ultra’s “Smart Manufacturing” Story entitled “4 Tell Tale Signs of a Failed ERP Project.” The best practices article is part of the association’s Smart Stories program. Register to download.
The industry media outlet “IMPO: Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations” published an article by Ultra’s Andrew Bolivar. The article stresses the importance of robust Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions. Included are the benefits of efficient EAM and reasons organizations should leverage this technology to drive value.
The publication Field Service News presents best practices that can help a business increase efficiency through leveraging field service management strategies. Insight from Ultra Consultants includes a list of areas where an automated FSM solution can provide business results.
The editors of the publication CIO Review have named Ultra Consultants a 2018 Top 20 ERP Solutions and Service Provider. Each year, the IT publication surveys the ERP vendor and services provider landscape to build the Top 20 companies list in the marketplace.
Ultra's article in manufacturing.net focuses on integrating business process improvements along with new enterprise technology to achieve the maximum increases in productivity and profitability.
Ultra shares perspectives with Industry Week on how forward –thinking companies embrace digital transformation. See lessons-learned of how manufacturers operate more efficiently as well as attract millennials to replace the aging workforce in manufacturing.
The regional media outlet South Carolina Manufacturing asked Ultra to suggest methods to “future proof” a manufacturer’s enterprise systems. Read the article for actionable tips to prepare for disruption.
The magazine Control Engineering shares independent guidance provided by Ultra to select the most useful Enterprise Asset Management System. See why integration with ERP is essential.
The hosts of Manufacturing Talk Radio interview Jeff Carr, CEO and Founder of Ultra, along with Andrew Bolivar, Ultra’s Senior Business Consultant and Director of Ultra’s Center of Excellence. The conversation covers what it takes for an effective enterprise technology project.
Ultra shares a guest post showcasing an upcoming webinar on digital transformation. The article is posted on the Terillium blog.
The industry publication IT Toolbox offers best practices in inventory management, including tips shared by Jeff Carr, Ultra Founder and CEO. The emphasis is on leveraging ERP functionality to improve inventory control.
The trade journal Plant Engineering shares Ultra’s suggestions for eight critical ERP implementation best practices. The information is useful for project teams evaluating an enterprise technology project.
Jeff Carr, Founder and CEO at Ultra Consultants, is interviewed on three of the crucial ERP implementation steps that all businesses must execute in order to achieve ERP implementation success.
The industry publication ERP Focus shares actionable insight into why change management is so critical to ERP implementation success. Included is a real-world scenario of how change management drove success at an industrial manufacturer.
Ultra's CEO, Jeff Carr, explains how The IIoT bridges the shop floor and ERP software that is allowing for the creation and sharing of data in real time.
Andrew Bolivar, a Senior Consultant with Ultra Consultants, defines the ABCs of a well-defined set of Best Practices that help guide decision making on ERP Selection & Implementation.
The industry publication Solutions Review selected Ultra’s ERP Insights Podcast as a Top 5 Best ERP Podcast. Check out their article and be sure to tune into Ultra’s podcast series to listen and learn. Ultra’s Founder and CEO Jeff Carr serves as host of the series.
Industry Week's January’s state of the economy report from Ultra Consultants, with special focus on the U.S. manufacturing and distribution Industry.
South Carolina Manufacturing shared Ultra’s advice on The industrial Internet of Things. Ultra’s founder and CEO Jeff Carr details how embracing the Internet of Things is critical for manufacturers to maintain efficiency savings, cost savings and a competitive differentiator over slow adopting laggard manufacturers.
The media outlet Industry Week published Ultra’s insights about US and international economic activity – a useful overview on the key trends that impact the manufacturing sector.
The IQMS Manufacturing Blog features George Trudell’s “Lessons Learned” that project teams are wise to remember – especially as related to quality solutions and business process improvement.
South Carolina Manufacturing shared Ultra’s top tips to get on the right path in 2018 – As these organizations grow and mature, they often seek technology solution upgrades and business improvement projects. Ultra’s founder and CEO Jeff Carr details the need for a proven methodology, a road map to true business process transformation and ROI.
Plant Engineering Magazine shares Ultra’s take on emerging trends, disruptive forces impacting manufacturers as they consider enterprise technology investments.
South Carolina Manufacturing shared Ultra’s top tips to get on the right path in 2018 – especially as related to ERP selection and business process improvement.
The industry publication Automation.com looks ahead to the new year. Ultra’s Jeff Carr outlines key advantages of strategic selection, evaluation of ERP systems, with an eye toward business process transformation.
Pharmaceutical processors face a strict set of mandates and requirements when it comes to enterprise technology. Ultra’s David Saunders shares key considerations with Pharmaceutical Processing Magazine.
Infor’s Manufacturing Matters Blog shares Ultra’s tips to assemble a top notch ERP project team. See this insight for companies looking to evaluate, select and implement an ERP system.
Jeff Carr, Ultra Consultants Founder and CEO, weighs in with other industry experts regarding common missteps IT leaders make when choosing, deploying and implementing an ERP system — and what they can do to prevent or circumvent them.
Manufacturing and distribution project teams have access to free educational webinars addressing key topics such as lean, mixed-mode processes and Cloud ERP. The article summarizes the current offerings
Making the right decision about technology is a formidable task – particularly when it comes to enterprise solutions such as an ERP system The trade journal Enterprise CIO asked Ultra’s Jeff Carr to weigh in.
ERP Focus shares Ultra’s insights into ERP and risk. Ultra makes the case that The most successful organizations employ a structured approach to risk analysis and through the planning phases and the other phases of the ERP project.
Food Processing magazine highlights Ultra Consultants’ expertise in enterprise technology evaluation, selection and analysis in this feature article. Featured is Ultra’s role in assisting Deschutes Brewery with business process transformation.
The media outlet Industry Week published Ultra’s insights about US and international economic activity – a useful overview on the key trends that impact the manufacturing sector.
The publication “Data Center Knowledge” shares Ultra’s summary of questions to consider about ERP maturity and health. The tips are of value to those manufacturing and distribution companies evaluating an ERP upgrade or replacement.
Ultra Founder and CEO Jeff Carr shares tips to avoid the common pain points organizations experience during enterprise software selection process.
Ultra Consultants is again certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work. Our independent research and consulting firm ranks as a high performance workplace culture.
Ultra Consultants guest article looks at a proven methodology to drive results and measurable value after ERP deployment.
ERP Focus shares Ultra’s insights into how ERP data visualization can improve manufacturing and distribution operations and customer satisfaction.
Ultra Consultants shares insights about the specific requirements batch and process manufacturers face when it comes to enterprise systems.
Ultra is ranked as a FORTUNE 50 Best Small Workplaces, compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, in our first year of participation.
Ultra’s George Trudell contributes to an article that looks at the challenges of managing far-flung, large-scale operations –no small or easy task, but new ERP choices can ease the pain.
Ultra has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Ultra earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.
Ultra Consultants announced that Scott Hanson has joined the company to further develop their growing portfolio of manufacturing and distribution customers seeking technology-driven business transformations.
George Trudell, Ultra Partner, talks with Eric Smith about preventing supply chain disruptions, and best practices for distributors to build a better supply chain for their companies through technology, talent and innovation. (Subscription required to access full article.)