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
Today’s blog post shares a video highlight to understand the payoff for those companies that team with independent technology advisors. One of the pleasures of partnering with forward-thinking manufacturing and distribution companies is to guide project teams that seek true business transformation. As ERP consultants, we come to feel like
Most project teams from mid-market manufacturing and distribution organizations are challenged by an ERP selection project. This is because an ERP project cuts across each area of the business, impacting functional areas from finance, accounting and supply chain, to shop floor, production, inventory, quality management, shipping and more.
Episode 2: (8:40) The Ultra independent ERP consultant team is often asked "what's the best team, timeline for our ERP project?" Today’s edition of ERP Insights Podcast looks at the optimal team make-up and timeline for an effective ERP project. Host Jeff Carr notes that in general, an ERP project will consume the better part of a year for a
International ERP engagements, those conducted outside North America, can be a game changer for any company. Such projects require different emphases on certain factors in comparison to projects conducted nationally. Oftentimes, the risks are higher in international ERP projects. Ultra Consultants' “Five Factors of Success” are a differentiation
Many manufacturing firms searching for the best ERP for industrial supply are facing the pressure of reducing costs and delivery times. At the same time they are asked to increase product quality and the breadth of product offerings. This alone is a challenge, but adding in an additional desire for continuous improvement in processes and profit
After countless ERP projects, Ultra Consultants knows that selecting an ERP software solution is about much more than just functionality and price point. When looking for the right fit, keep the following considerations in mind, especially if you are on the hunt for the best medical device ERP solution: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – an ideal
Many of us suffered through the aftermath of the air traffic control debacle in September that affected both major Chicago airports and nationwide air travel for several weeks. Unsecured data centers, unauthorized access, a lack of robust and tested disaster recovery practices are all too common amongst today’s businesses; but when disaster