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Ultra Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Deschutes Brewery Improves Processes to Craft Better Beer
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00PM CT (2:00PM ET)
Explore how Ultra helped Deschutes, a fast-growing craft beer brewery in Bend, Oregon, optimize their business processes and identify, evaluate, and select a new ERP system.
Deschutes Brewery, a craft beer brewery headquartered in Bend, Oregon, improved identification, evaluation, and selection of a new ERP system.
At the time of their ERP project planning, Deschutes had seen tremendous growth both in the craft beer industry and in their organization: Shipping approximately 350,000 barrels a year, running two fully functioning pubs/restaurants that are small brewhouses as well, and a customer base consisting of distributors across the US and international markets. Deschutes was also in the process of expanding their warehouse in Bend, with plans to build a new brewhouse/warehouse on the East Coast.
Join the Lunch & learn webinar to see how through focused business process improvement and ERP selection methodology, Deschutes selected a system to consolidate multiple tools into a core ERP platform, support their ability to scale as their growth continued, and provide them with functionality for multi-location, multi-currency, recipe management, lot traceability, and inventory control.
Get a First-Hand Look at:
- Growth challenges faced by Deschutes and why the time was right for an ERP system.
- The ERP selection process to address challenges with multiple systems, standalone solutions
- Building business processes based on the demands of their growing company
- Why an independent consultant was so valuable to Deschutes
Who Should Attend?
Food and beverage industry leaders, especially in the following positions:
- Information Technology
- Production Planner
- Warehouse Manager
- Inventory Control
Salli Churchill, Regional Director Ultra Consultants
Salli Churchill has over 20 years of experience in a variety of positions, including financial planning and analysis, business process improvement, software selection, project management, and ERP implementation. Prior to joining Ultra Consultants, Salli worked as a consultant for BDO Seidman and ISG helping clients improve business processes by evaluating, selecting, and implementing ERP and other business applications. Her experience spans a wide range of companies and industries. Most recently, Salli worked as an IT Project Manager for a mid-size manufacturing company in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she led a three-phased implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite R12. During that time, Salli also led the organization through several lean process analysis workshops, as well as implementations of their ADP Payroll, ADP Time and Labor, and Concur expense applications. Prior to consulting, Salli held various positions in financial analysis and financial planning and budgeting. Salli holds a BA degree in Finance from Michigan State University, and an MBA in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University. Salli is also PMI-PMP certified and is active in the West Michigan PMI chapter.