By Sam DeBone, Decision Resources Inc. More than ever, food and beverage manufacturers feel pressured to produce quality products and provide excellent customer service. The industry already faces its own unique set of challenges, such as cost reduction and food safety, but with the onset of a global pandemic, the obstacles are adding
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Why do manufacturers need a business solution that includes strong traceability capabilities? The simple response is that they can’t afford not to. Without an effective plan to manage and mitigate a recall, a hard-earned positive reputation and brand image could be irreparably damaged. The bottom line can take a huge hit, and, in a worst-case
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies in virtually every vertical, including – maybe especially – Food & Beverage, to make significant operational changes. Our Tim Green recently spoke with Aaron Olin, an Ultra Senior Consultant with exceptional expertise in building ERP solutions for Food & Beverage manufacturers and distributors.
Right-sizing inventory and wrangling a complex supply chain are challenging in normal times. But the ongoing COVID pandemic is making these core functions even more difficult to handle. Today, the key to surviving – and thriving – is to optimize your processes. But, our ERP experts say, the first step is not new software. It’s an honest,
Industry 4.0 offers industrial equipment manufacturers new and better ways to interact with buyers – who expect highly customized and configured products. Beyond customer expectations, it’s critically important for revenue, demand, production and supply chain planning to have integrated configure/price/quote capabilities. In advance of our
For most ERP project teams, starting an ERP project is a daunting task. It’s common for selection teams to get pulled into a variety of directions, often losing focus because they are responding to pressing demands and fighting for internal resources to drive effective ERP selection. It’s helpful to consider the genesis of most ERP projects.
The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. This guest post looks at issues manufacturers can run into with ERP selection. By now, you've probably heard a lot about Industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution focuses on
Ultra’s Chief Operations Officer Rich Sides recently participated on a panel as part of Oracle’s annual COLLABORATE 19 event held in San Antonio, Texas. The annual conference is jointly presented by the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group and Quest Oracle Community. Rich shared his passion for the manufacturing
The Ultra ERP Blog keeps pace with enterprise software market activity – especially as it relates to ERP selection and enterprise software implementation. Analysts note the U.S. legal cannabis market is now valued at $8.3 billion and is projected to reach $25 billion by 2025. The expansion is spurring an extended supply chain from growing,
As a part of Ultra Consultants’ mission to serve the needs of manufacturing and distribution teams looking for business transformation through technology, we regularly watch for surveys and reports relating to manufacturing technology. A recent survey by Software Connect, MRP Software Buyer Trends - 2018 Report, focused on buyer needs and trends
In the last 12 months, it has become harder and harder to engage ERP vendors. This may be an indication that ERP is in “short supply”. You ask how can this be? An ERP vendor can produce unlimited copies of its software! Yes, technically, but not practically. A software vendor is limited by its resources, both sales and implementation. Buyers
For nearly 20 years we have seen many organizations wrestle with the thought of buying new ERP software. Should companies who need new business software just they “bite the bullet” and migrate to a new ERP system? Or can they wait just another year or two? The hesitation can be due to a number of factors such as affordability and budget,