For today’s forward-looking distribution organizations, improving productivity is about improving core business processes. How mature are they? How efficient are they? How close are they to best practices? Procure-to-pay – sourcing, planning, buying, receiving, payment – is a core business process that offers exceptional opportunities for
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Thanks to technological advances in the industry, the global smart meters market is expected to grow from $20.7 billion in 2020 to $28.6 billion by 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 6.7 percent. For companies at the forefront, it’s a chance to gain ground and boost revenue. Milbank Manufacturing Co. is a company with nearly a century of
Amazon and other top ecommerce companies can offer virtually instant gratification because super-efficient and highly integrated operational processes underneath the buying process make it possible. Do your Order-to-Cash processes – quoting, customer orders, ecommerce, pick/pack/ship, accounts receivable – allow your company to deliver a fast
Global organizations, particularly those dealing in Consumer Goods, often struggle with piecemeal systems, which create inconsistent approaches to business processes and financials. Locations across the globe and multiple currencies make it harder to facilitate a united company structure. Additionally, a diverse supply chain can add
Stories from the Field: On the Front Lines of the Pandemic with Zymo Research Biomedical device and testing equipment enterprises are on the front lines to defeat today’s pandemic, working overtime to supply desperately needed testing and supplies. Many of these enterprises have had similar beginnings – answering an unmet need and putting
Many states have shut down all non-essential businesses – but steel manufacturing is definitely essential. It’s already a challenging industry that requires the right mix of inventory for varied applications, and manufacturers are discovering that they may have too much of one type of steel and not enough of another. COVID-19 social distancing
Thinking ahead to 2020? Making the case for Business Process Improvement (BPI) is likely on your mind. Manufacturers have long known that deploying a new technology solution such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) or others must be more than just a pure “technology
Today’s ERP systems for Consumer Products Manufacturers (CPG) must drive true transformation. In order to compete, consumer goods companies must keep pace with customer demand while managing margins and complying with ever-changing safety and environmental regulations. Companies must also manage a variety of pressures ranging from the price
Project teams often enter into technology selection and implementation as the first steps in realizing true ERP business transformation. Enterprise technology, with ERP as a foundational technology, plays a big role in those transformations. Often companies new to modern ERP systems get easily overwhelmed with the technology landscape and
We read with interest an article entitled “The latest technology isn't enough – you need the business model to go with it” published by the World Economic Forum. The article makes the case that the manufacturing sector has many potentially disruptive technologies available to them, ranging from artificial intelligence to connected machinery to
It’s always interesting to see what questions we’re asked as an ERP consulting firm. Many of the teams we work with face challenges when customizing products to serve a variety of customers. As business improvement consultants, we often hear about these issues especially in the age of customer-centric processes. That’s why this blog post
This blog post continues the success story outlined in a recent blog post entitled “Steel Services Company Drives Improvements Through Technology Upgrades” As an independent ERP consulting firm, we take every chance to share a manufacturing case study that showcases client achievements. As we outlined in an earlier blog post, we recently