A modern ERP solution can enable extraordinary new efficiencies, provide valuable new capabilities, deliver critical insight and, ultimately, supercharge your organization. But it is one of the most complex, time-consuming and high-risk projects your organization will ever undertake. And it’s easy to make mistakes – like these 15 – that will result in failure.
Food companies turned to technology in 2021 to enable pandemic pivots, streamline operations, address supply chain issues, expand and diversify their roster of suppliers. The manufacturers and distributors that did not make changes continued to struggle. And this will be the case for 2022 as well, as demand, especially in e-commerce, is expected to increase.
The end of the year is the perfect time to look back and see what was successful (and what was not). And at Ultra Consultants, we like to use this opportunity to evaluate our interaction with customers, potential customers and the manufacturing and distribution industries via our ERP-focused blog. Here, based on the number of page visits are our 10 most-read blogs for 2021. Check out these informative articles featuring the knowledge and insight of our expert consultants.
To be managed effectively, achieve client goals and deliver value, ERP projects require structure. At Ultra, this framework is provided by our methodology. To show how we apply this proven step-by-step process and how each phase informs the one that comes next, this blog takes us inside Micro Control Company’s recent ERP project, starting with business process improvement (BPI).
Successful, goal-achieving ERP projects require structure. At Ultra, this framework is provided by our methodology. To show it in action – and reveal why it’s critical to success – we are going to follow a single ERP project for a client: R&L Spring Company. Along the way, we’ll share the project’s real-life challenges (and solutions) and provide an insider’s view of a business transformation.
Are you confident that your team can select the enterprise solution that is best-suited to your organization and industry? Is your company able to objectively evaluate the software options? Is your organization prepared to navigate the complex (and competitive) vendor landscape? Ensure that you consider all the key factors – and make the right choice – with this checklist and these important questions.
It’s common to believe that implementing a new solution will fix supply chain issues. But new software alone isn’t the answer – especially now. While few businesses came through the pandemic unscathed, some fared better. We can learn from their success and use that knowledge to create supply chains that stand up to the harshest economic conditions.
The procure-to-pay (P2P) process offers exceptional opportunities for optimization and integration. Many forward-looking organizations are eager to achieve new efficiencies, and are looking closely at P2P software solutions to centralize and automate the purchasing and inventory processes. But success requires some up-front work. Is your organization ready?
For manufacturers, the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented supply and demand chain upheaval. How successful were “textbook” best practices in mitigating and managing the new normal? Did they provide the required resilience? And now, with the worst of the pandemic behind us, what practices should be put in place to provide the flexibility needed to accommodate shifting manufacturing strategies?
With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past, distributors still are challenged like never before: Supply chain networks remain exceptionally complex, customer demands continue to escalate and disruptions are near-constant. What can forward-thinking distributors do to optimize operations today and enable success tomorrow?