risk management

Change Management a.k.a. Risk Management

Who needs Change Management when you have shiny new technology or streamlined processes to solve your business woes? New, more advanced ERP systems promise streamlined workflows, decreased manual workloads, increased efficiencies… the list goes on and on and on. Process Excellence promises many of the same results. Then why do Read more…

business transformation defined

Business Transformation: What is it exactly?

ERP discussions include Business Transformation at an increasing rate. Transformation may sound impressive – or more than you want. So what exactly does Business Transformation entail? Google Business Transformation, and you’ll get approximately 13.6 million results. That’s a potentially hairy place to start for answers because any given company will Read more…

continuous improvement gets you off the roller coaster

Continuous Improvement. Get away from the roller coaster of change

Understanding you need to make improvements is one thing; making those improvements is another issue entirely. Companies face this dilemma every day. Getting to that point when you finally make a substantial change is met with both relief and anxious anticipation. But what if you could bypass that monumental decision Read more…

ERP digital and company culture

Culture first: ERP and processes aren’t enough to go full digital

ERP software is the technology backbone of manufacturers and the majority has already automated their processes through an ERP implementation. If the story ended there, all would be well. But technology marches on and manufacturers large and small continue to grapple with the fast-changing digital landscape. From on-premise systems, to Read more…

Omni-channel, manufacturing and distribution

Connecting Manufacturers, Distributors, and Omni-Channel

Reality is kicking in. Omni-Channel environments are not just for retailers, they are critically important to the manufacturers and distributors that support product and service delivery. If the term ‘Omni-Channel’ doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps ‘customer engagement’ does. Omni-Channel has been used primarily for the end customer-facing environments. With either Read more…