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
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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Technology magazine for a webinar entitled "ERP for manufacturing and distribution: Are You Blind to the Dangers of Outdated ERP Systems?"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
The smart use of ERP is based on a philosophy of integration, continuous improvement, the simplification and standardization of business processes, and the elimination of waste throughout the organization. Implementing ERP techniques can help companies to improve their operational performance and customer responsiveness and drive positive
Considering business process improvement? This guest blog post from Mike Raia of Integrify looks at implementing workflow automation to connect people, processes and systems. As companies grow either organically or through acquisition, there is always a risk that core processes will unravel and fall apart, leaving a wake of failed programs and
Considering business process improvement? This guest blog post from IQMS looks at the benefits of implementing integrated ERP and MES. Visibility into your manufacturing operations is key to improved decision-making and thereby to improved efficiencies and making more profits. According to the National Association of Manufacturers - the
Many of the manufacturers and distributors we team with experience challenges around ERP and inventory control. As an independent ERP consulting firm, it’s a topic that comes up often as project teams look to Ultra to understand the best way to work through enterprise system selection to improve key processes related to inventory
I recently shared a blog post entitled “How an Enterprise Asset Management Solution Can Help Improve Your Bottom Line” providing insight for organizations looking to improve the tracking and maintenance of expensive enterprise assets. The information is useful for teams looking to better manage assets like plant equipment, shop floor machinery,
In the last few years, we have seen two different implementation methodologies emerge. When buying a new ERP system, you should make sure you understand the ERP implementation methodology proposed by the vendor or re-seller and its pros and cons. ERP Implementation Methodology #1: The Traditional Method The first methodology is the Traditional
Today’s enterprise is challenged to efficiently manage service technicians in the field to deliver cost effective customer service, especially with the proliferation of mobile devices and complex connectivity issues. When it comes to business process improvement in this area, it is helpful for project teams to stay current with modern
In my experience as an independent ERP consultant working with manufacturers and distributors, I have found that monitoring business performance and looking at current and future state conditions is much more productive than monitoring past decisions and actions. Within the operation of any organization, we can find plenty of data to let