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5 Best Practices for ERP Vendor Selection

Whether your company is implementing an ERP system for the first time, or replacing a legacy implementation, it’s critically important to make the right
choice. What new capabilities do you need and want? What problems are you trying to solve? We asked our expert consultants to give us their thoughts on best practices in ERP selection, and this is what they told us.

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How to Select the Wrong ERP Solution

The ERP solution you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come. But many organizations get off-track right at the start when they go into the selection process believing in some common myths about the process – misconceptions that can result in the wrong solution for your business. Here are the top five misconceptions that derail the enterprise software selection process.

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Expert Q&A: Manufacturing Execution Systems

A manufacturing execution system (MES) offers different things to different manufacturers – and different things to manufacturers in different industries. To reduce the confusion, and to provide insight into the value of MES solutions in the IEM and industrial products verticals, we asked a longtime consultant to share his insight.

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Finding the Right ERP Consultant

ERP projects are difficult and complex. Which is why the expertise and experience of an ERP consultant is highly valuable, and often necessary for a successful project and, ultimately, the realization of critical benefits. How do you find and select the right ERP consultant for your company?

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What is the Role of an Independent ERP Consultant?

We find that most mid-market manufacturing and distribution organizations are challenged when selecting and implementing new ERP technologies. The reasons center on project scale, skills, resources and experience. Which is where an independent ERP consultant comes in. Expertise is valuable.

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Outlook for 2021 Manufacturing Jobs Recovery (Video)

In the fourth of a four-video series, economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl and Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner discuss the potential for a manufacturing jobs recovery, the persistent skilled labor shortage and ongoing job training challenges.

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Are Recovery-Driven Consumer Buying Shifts Ahead? (Video)

In the third of a four-video series, economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl and Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner discuss pandemic-driven marketplace changes, the potential for a mid-summer return to services buying and a possible downturn for consumer products (and more).

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How Politics Affects Manufacturing and Distribution (Video)

In the second of a four-video series, Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner and economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl discuss how the shift in the political landscape, the Biden Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress will impact business, supply chains, trade relations, tariffs, regulation and taxes.

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How Manufacturers Can Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption (Video)

In the first of a four-video series, Ultra Senior Consultant Dave Lechleitner and economist Dr. Christopher Kuehl discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global supply chains, and how manufacturers can mitigate disruption and enable recovery.

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Smart Implementation: 6 Critical Change Management Strategies

Of all the possible errors you can make, poorly executed change management (or none) is perhaps the most avoidable cause of project problems and failure. Resistance to change, even positive change, is normal and expected human behavior – and plans must be made to minimize its impact.

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