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Your Six Sigma is How Lean?

Lean Six Sigma is a phrase encompassing lean manufacturing and six sigma process improvements into one overall management strategy. In order to understand how your company should embrace these principles, you must first understand the components of Lean Six Sigma and business process reengineering, particularly in the context of an ERP implementation. Efficiency and quality cover […]

Posted: May 22, 2015 by
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What It Takes to Succeed in Manufacturing Now and in the Future

The dichotomy between successful and struggling organizations is becoming more pronounced as the technological landscape changes. Over the last 20 years I’ve been in the consulting industry, I’ve been both directly and indirectly involved with thousands of companies and executives that have given me a unique insight as to why some organizations are better equipped […]

Posted: May 20, 2015 by
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10 Ways to Avoid the “Panic Zone”

So you spent the last year or so preparing for the launch of your new ERP system. The core project team has made this their full-time job, you invested in training super-users and end-users and you have engaged and informed the rest of the staff about the coming changes that will result from the new ERP […]

Posted: May 19, 2015 by
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The Importance of Independence in ERP Software Selection

ERP software selection intimidates many organizations. One of the most challenging aspects of an ERP implementation is selecting software that supports your organization’s business processes and helps your organization achieve measurable improvements. Even more challenging? Finding a truly independent ERP consultant to help you through the process. When selecting enterprise software that meets your organization’s […]

Posted: May 18, 2015 by
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Three Tips for Avoiding ERP Failure

All of us have participated in projects that have not gone as smoothly as we had hoped. Most of us will probably experience failed projects again in our lives because failure is part of the learning process both for individuals and organizations. However, not learning from mistakes and repeated patterns will cause projects to fail […]

Posted: May 14, 2015 by
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Three Tough Questions to Ask Your ERP Vendor Prior to Go-Live

Given that we are in the midst of our Manufacturing Vendor Showdown this week I thought it would be good to talk about what to ask your ERP vendor. ERP implementations never go quite as you might expect. Not only do most of them take longer, cost more and fail to deliver business benefits when […]

Posted: May 13, 2015 by
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Would You Show Your Customers Your ERP System?

It goes without saying that the best foot should always be forward when it comes to your customers. Products and services provided to customers are generally the most polished aspect of an enterprise as they represent the organization in the eyes of past, present and future clients. Now consider the inner workings of the organization. […]

Posted: May 12, 2015 by
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Setting Realistic Expectations for Your ERP Project

When an ERP implementation is headed for failure, the warning signs are present early in the implementation process. Unfortunately, this is when warning signs are most likely to go unnoticed. Often, it’s not until a week before go-live that organizations realize they should have set more realistic project goals. If your organization can maintain realistic expectations throughout […]

Posted: May 11, 2015 by
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It’s Showtime: Is Your ERP System Ready for Go-live?

You’re getting close to your “go or no-go” date, but how do you know if your organization is really ready? It’s easy to get ahead of yourself in anticipation of all the potential business benefits you will receive from your new ERP system, and it’s not uncommon to forget the fundamental ERP project tasks that […]

Posted: May 8, 2015 by
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YouTube: 10 ERP Selection Tips From the Pros at Panorama – Part 5

This webinar clip will explore the ways companies can evaluate and find the right ERP software for their organizations. Hosted by January Paulk, Director of Client Services at Panorama, this is a must-see for any organization looking to select new ERP software. This is the last part of a five part series. The full webinar […]

Posted: May 7, 2015 by
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