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Connect 2018 User Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada – April 10-11, 2018
JustFood Connect 2018
Join the JustFood team in Las Vegas as Ultra Partner and Chief Operations Officer Richard Sides delivers the following session presentation:
April 10 Session Presentation – Richard Sides, Chief Operating Officer, Ultra Consultants
Disruptive Trends, Digital Transformations – Today and Tomorrow
Never before have food and beverage processors been faced with such disruption. New products, new distribution channels, segmented consumers and a changing regulatory environment all work to disrupt today’s processor – not just today but in the years to come. Richard Sides, Chief Operating Officer of Ultra Consultant, brings independent perspectives and industry insight to the trends, challenges and best practices in digital transformation.
Who Should Attend?
Manufacturers and distributors interested in learning about the JustFood software solution.
JustFood ERP software and services are powered by the fastest growing ERP platform in the world, Microsoft Dynamics, and features food industry–specific functionality. Aptean acquired IndustryBuilt Ltd., which develops the core product JustFood. JustFood is a comprehensive ERP solution purpose-built for food and beverage manufacturers and distributors. JustFood is built on the Microsoft ® Dynamics platform and is offered both on-premise and in the cloud.
The gathering puts the focus on food processing and food distribution companies and their efforts to reduce implementation timeframes and implementation risks often associated with ERP.
How to Register
Please register for this event on JustFood website here.
Featured Ultra Speaker: Rich Sides
Richard Sides has over 20 years technology-related operational experience assisting manufacturing and distribution organizations by improving their business processes and supporting information systems.
Richard’s experience includes operational responsibilities, management consulting, ERP system implementation, and serving in a variety of senior executive management roles. Richard’s background includes significant experience in process and discrete manufacturing as well as logistics, distribution and supply chain management.
Richard started his career in 1990 with Kraft Foods and was part of the pioneering efforts to introduce integrated supervisory and process control systems to Kraft’s production lines. He finished his 6-year career with Kraft by serving as the systems lead on the pilot implementation of Kraft’s Marcam Prism ERP rollout.
In the late 1990’s Richard became APICS certified and moved into management consulting, working exclusively with manufacturing and distribution companies. This experience included developing IT strategies, designing production and inventory systems, implementing business process improvements, and ERP implementation project management.
He has also served the role of Senior Vice President of Information Services for a multi-site manufacturing and logistics company where he implemented a more current system infrastructure and corresponding best business practices. Richard has also served as Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Supply Chain for a leading software provider. Richard has a BS in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from DePaul University.