Most Food & Beverage organizations start ERP selection with a list of the biggest and best-known names in the ERP software marketplace, then research features, functionalities and total cost of ownership, and then schedule multiple rounds of sales presentations and demos. Often overlooked in this process are specialized solution providers
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Evans Food Group Ltd. had just finished its complex – and successful – Ultra Consultants-managed ERP transformation in May 2017 when the Chicago-based company experienced major changes. First, in late November 2017, Evans, the leading global producer of pork products and private label, co-packed and branded pork rinds, acquired Gaytan Foods, a
Supply chains are mission-critical for businesses. (Obviously.) But did you know that, according to research from Deloitte, 79% of organizations with superior – or "mature" – supply chain capabilities achieve revenue growth that is significantly above average? It’s easy to say that a solid supply chain offers an advantage. In practice, however,
An aging ERP system is like a house or automobile in that the older it gets the more it needs to be maintained. And, like a house or car, at some point it makes sense to purchase a new one rather than continue to fix the old one. Estimates vary, but ERP systems typically have a lifespan of between seven and 10 years – although, with today’s
The enterprise software selection process is a long and complicated process – for several good reasons. The solution you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every function. It’s a significant investment, even with today’s cloud-based packages. And with approximately 75 percent of ERP
Seven months ago, the food & beverage landscape looked far different than it does now. And as companies continue to adapt to the changes driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is evident: ERP technology can play a big role in enabling and sustaining success. Watch this three-minute video to learn how organizations of all sizes are
By Sam DeBone, Decision Resources Inc. More than ever, food and beverage manufacturers feel pressured to produce quality products and provide excellent customer service. The industry already faces its own unique set of challenges, such as cost reduction and food safety, but with the onset of a global pandemic, the obstacles are adding
Manufacturing and distribution organizations initiate business process improvement (BPI) projects to streamline business processes, identify areas where efficiency can be improved, and enable better, more effective utilization of resources and assets. But, experts say, the majority of BPI projects do not achieve their goals. Why do so many
Why do manufacturers need a business solution that includes strong traceability capabilities? The simple response is that they can’t afford not to. Without an effective plan to manage and mitigate a recall, a hard-earned positive reputation and brand image could be irreparably damaged. The bottom line can take a huge hit, and, in a worst-case
Our consultants are experts in business process improvement, software selection and ERP implementation – and they bring deep industry experience to every engagement. Recently, Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner shared his in-depth knowledge of costing and pricing in the metal fabrication industry with The Fabricator, the leading magazine
Process Improvement is Key to Business Transformation When you avoid committing any of The 7 Deadly Sins of ERP Implementation, your project team can laser-focus on business process improvement. At the most basic level, the primary function of an ERP solution is to help your organization efficiently and effectively execute core business
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies in virtually every vertical, including – maybe especially – Food & Beverage, to make significant operational changes. Our Tim Green recently spoke with Aaron Olin, an Ultra Senior Consultant with exceptional expertise in building ERP solutions for Food & Beverage manufacturers and distributors.