As an independent ERP consulting firm, we’re pleased to share the successes our clients achieve when driving business process improvement.
A good example of a recent success story, showcasing how technology upgrades drive improvements, comes from Ultra’s engagement with a large specialty steel service center which operates out of several US-based facilities.
The company was looking to improve its operations to gain efficiency and to streamline business processes. Management knew that its outdated legacy software coupled with manual processes and workarounds were hindering their operations and their bottom line.
Moreover, the company has been transitioning from a distributor-centric business to a hybrid model where the distribution operation must co-exist with a manufacture-to-order fulfillment model.
Numerous gaps existed in their legacy processes which had to be overcome to support the company’s value proposition going forward.
Company leadership understood that it was key to team with an independent resource to lead the project. They partnered with Ultra due to our deep and significant industry expertise with business process best practices and enterprise software knowledge.
Ultra proposed improvements in enterprise technology and business processes to deliver:
- More efficient distribution-focused system
- Better support for growing manufacturing levels
- Multi-site inventory availability and planning
- Real-time order entry and pricing
- Distribution requirements planning
- Forecasting tools
- Integrated warehouse management
Value Proposition Delivered by Ultra Consultants
As part of ERP process improvement services and Ultra’s proven methodologies, the enterprise achieved:
- Better aligned profits
- A competitive edge in customer response and satisfaction
- Improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness
- Stronger financial performance
- Greater fulfillment of customer needs and expectations
The team produced a positive impact on business performance, technology backbone, and employee performance.
A Two-Phased Approach
The Ultra team proposed a two-phase approach: Business process improvement and technology selection. In each phase of the project, the role of an ERP consultant was critical to the success of the project.
Watch for an upcoming blog post which outlines the details of this approach, and how the company is well positioned to drive improvements through the strategic use of technology.
Looking for your own success story? A detailed white paper provides a project roadmap to:
- Improve outdated business processes
- Select and implement new ERP software that delivers true ROI
- Boost business performance
Organizations like the company outlined here have teamed with Ultra Consultants to reduce implementation time, mitigate risk, improve team efficiency and uncover opportunities to maximize the value of your project.
In hundreds of projects like this one, gain value by teaming with an independent consulting firm – an objective partner in business process improvement and ERP selection.
Contact Ultra to discuss the specifics of your challenges.