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
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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
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
Most manufacturing and distribution companies have a goal of business process improvement. That’s why many companies partner with Ultra, as they require modern technology to support that improvement. Each organization’s “current state” is different. Some companies already have the necessary technology in place, but it isn’t in use
Technology is a key reason for manufacturers’ ability to produce more output with fewer workers. So when it comes to information systems, can you best maximize your investment in manufacturing IT systems? Automation, machine-to-machine data exchange, robotics, mobile data access via the ubiquitous cloud, manufacturing 4.0: all contribute to
This blog post provides an overview of how Blockchain will impact the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Included is a brief highlight from a recent ERP Showcase Webinar. Additional posts will provide insight into how Blockchains can be implemented throughout the supply chain. Blockchain can be described as a decentralized,
Thinking ERP in 2019? Many of the manufacturing and distribution teams we speak with are in the process of prioritizing their strategic plans. And many of these enterprises are considering the timing of an enterprise technology project. Regular readers know that Ultra’s team puts an emphasis on sharing the latest in economic activity through our
Before a project team begins their journey seeking transformation with an enterprise technology selection and implementation, we guide our clients to consider the concepts of KPIs and Performance Management. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the specific measurements and metrics that are relevant to your specific industry and production
As independent ERP consultants, we’re often asked about the right time to select a new ERP solution and inevitably the conversation leads to business process maturity. We’ve seen the many red flags that tell manufacturers and distributors it’s time to upgrade from an aging legacy ERP system. The tell-tale signs come when an organization takes
An in-depth case study demonstrates the benefits of today’s food and beverage ERP solution. Read on for the story highlights. Today’s food and beverage processor faces significant industry disruptions. New products and markets, expanded distribution channels, segmented consumers and a changing regulatory environment all work to impact today’s
Ultra's Founder and CEO Jeff Carr recently teamed with Manufacturing Business Technology magazine for a webinar entitled "ERP for manufacturing and distribution: Are You Blind to the Dangers of Outdated ERP Systems?" As manufacturing and distribution organizations consider an enterprise technology project, it’s critical for them to keep in mind
During a recent webinar, Ultra Consultants COO Rich Sides presented three real-world examples of business process improvement projects carried out by Ultra’s team of expert independent consultants. Each one of these examples follows Ultra’s proven roadmap for business process transformation that starts with an analysis of the current state, reviews