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Webinar: What Cloud ERP Does for Manufacturers & Distributors

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET


Can 21st Century Companies Thrive with Outdated Systems?

Can 21st-century manufacturing and distribution operations thrive, if supported by 20th-century enterprise systems? The fact is, they can’t.

A webinar hosted by CFE Media, featuring George Trudell of Ultra Consultants as panelist, provides  small and midsize manufacturers and distributors with key insight. See how  SaaS-based enterprise resource planning, so called cloud ERP, is the most effective way to deploy an up-to-date, world-class system.

Today’s cloud-based ERP features lower upfront, implementation and operating costs. Software versions are always up to date. ERP assets move from being a capital expenditure to an operations expenditure. Moreover, besides lower costs, cloud-resident, mobile-friendly and social media-aware ERP delivers a consistent, role-based and device-independent user experience. A business system becomes a customer-facing commerce system.

Get actionable insight on how to avoid spreadsheets, improve order processing, make support- and services-provision profitable, and gain control of compliance activities. We’ll also address challenges and risks often associated with cloud-based applications, including security and performance issues and the importance of detailed service-level agreements.

Register for the Webinar

To reserve your spot for this informative webinar, visit the CFE Media registration page .


Moderator:  Kevin Parker, Editorial Director, CFE Media Kevin Parker has more than 25 years’ experience writing for and editing industrial-technology magazines, including chief editor of Manufacturing Systems and the magazine Processing. He also has been on staff with Chemical Processing and Exploration & Production magazines. Parker has edited custom-publishing pieces for clients that include Autodesk, Microsoft, OSIsoft, Cisco Systems and others. He has moderated nearly 100 audio and video webcasts on a wide variety of industrial-technology topics. Parker was also an engineering-services and quality-control manager. Parker’s bachelor of science degree is from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, and while in the U.S. Army he served three years with the Berlin Brigade.


George TrudellPanelist: George Trudell, Senior Analyst, Ultra Consultants: George Trudell has 30 years supply chain and technology experience helping mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies improve their businesses. He worked in industry for 15 years as a Corporate Director of Supply Chain, Planning Manager, Strategic Planning and Master Scheduler. He has worked in consulting for almost 15 years, from Senior Consultant to Partner at Grant Thornton, McGladrey, and now Ultra Corporation. George has selected and implemented ERP systems at each step in his career, leading ERP projects from both perspectives (industry and consulting).





Panelist: Gavin Davidson, Product Marketing Manager for ERP, NetSuite: Gavin Davidson, product marketing manager for ERP, brings to NetSuite more than 25 years of industry experience. In his current role, Gavin is charged with utilizing his understanding of the product, market place and customers to increase sales, improve customer satisfaction and retention and drive the solution maps for partner and product offerings. Prior to joining NetSuite, Gavin initially completed an apprenticeship in production engineering before taking on several consulting roles implementing a variety of manufacturing software products such as Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics, Experlogix and Visual Manufacturing.