We read with interest a recent Food Safety Magazine article entitled Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA Recall Report. As the article notes, the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food companies implement the appropriate processes to not only manage recalls, but also to implement tools that support an effective food safety
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The New Year is in full swing and we’re kicking off projects with mid-market manufacturers heading into ERP selection. We’re also talking with other companies about ERP success factors as they explore the launch of a first quarter ERP project. These companies represent a variety of industries: process manufacturers such as food and beverage;
With 2014 underway, we’ve been speaking with many mid-market manufacturers who expect good things in the year ahead. This expectation for growth impacts ERP strategy. Recent reports forecast a steady increase in 2014 manufacturing activity. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual survey shows that the manufacturing sector is optimistic
A company that builds discrete products faces key business challenges when it comes to selecting ERP for discrete manufacturing. As an example, metal fabricators and metal formers must monitor the entire business operation – to better meet customer requirements for high-quality products delivered at exact specifications. Complexity is an
Many mid-market manufacturers are going through approvals for a 2014 ERP selection project. If your organization is one of them, you well know the time it takes to create the ERP project team, as well as to obtain the appropriate resources and executive sponsorship. Many of our archived blog posts address best practices related to ERP
When it comes to an ERP selection project, manufacturers gain value when the entire selection team takes time to unlock thinking and explore possibilities. Most ERP selection projects are complex, multi-phased affairs that demand effective internal leadership, strong collaboration and timely information. Far from being IT-driven projects,
Undertaking an ERP selection is a big, and sometimes overwhelming, project. After teaming with numerous small to medium manufacturers, we know that it takes commitment, resources and focus to be effective when it comes to ERP selection and implementation. A key part of the project is to determine the “future state” – or where the company
One of the first tasks facing a typical ERP project team is to review ERP systems available in the marketplace and the ERP vendors who support them. Which solution deserves consideration? Which ERP vendor offers the most potential in terms of delivering an ROI? Industry Knowledge After decades of offering organizations a framework for