It’s hard to believe we are at the 2019 mid-year mark. This time of the year, many manufacturing and distribution teams look at business processes and internal systems. Driving a digital transformation is often the goal. This is especially relevant for those organization's whose fiscal year begins at the mid-calendar year. Digital
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As an ERP consulting firm, we often guide teams to work through enterprise system selection to improve key processes related to gaining visibility into the enterprise. A common theme running is a desire these organizations have for improved visibility and transparency of information. The role of an ERP consultant adds clarity in helping the
As an independent ERP consulting firm, we guide project teams looking to work through enterprise system selection to improve key processes related to inventory management. We understand that current economic data and events impact the economy, with a special focus on the U.S. Manufacturing and Distribution Industry. This blog post aggregates
It’s a challenge for project teams to manage risk during an ERP project. We know as an independent ERP consulting firm with extensive experience in ERP selection and implementation projects that no enterprise software implementation project comes without some risk. To gain the desired success, it is essential to identify and manage risk during an
Buying an ERP system? Many manufacturing and distribution organization project teams are now considering an active ERP project. The reasons vary, but in all, it’s likely that legacy technologies and processes are not robust enough to manage costs, streamline operations and accommodate growth. The Reasons for Buying an ERP System When project
We are often asked whether there is a distinction between ERP and “Best-of-Breed” enterprise technology solutions. We hear these terms as we meet with manufacturing ERP project teams, as well as solution vendors, to classify solutions in the marketplace. In several recent ERP selection discussions, we’ve heard the implication that Best-of-Breed
As an independent ERP consulting firm, Ultra has guided manufacturers with project management leadership for hundreds of enterprise software projects over the years. Because of this, we know that competent project managers coupled with a proven methodology are the key to a successful enterprise software implementation. Conversely, inadequate
Complex manufacturing organizations produce highly engineered products with longer product cycle times and multiple levels of subassemblies in their bills of material. These organizations design, engineer and manufacture “discrete” products to order. This approach is distinct from “batch manufacturing.” With complex manufacturing, the company
Is your company looking at who should be on your ERP evaluation team? The evaluation of any software vendor solution must be conducted with an ERP project team with proven expertise and objectivity. But that’s tough when everyone in the organization has a full plate with existing duties, and in many cases – not too many folks in the
A typical question we hear from manufacturing and distribution companies is what a successful enterprise technology project looks like. The recent ERP Implementation survey Ultra Consultants commissioned from MintJutras answers that question, and also explores other factors when it comes to driving a successful enterprise technology
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
The Ultra team partnered with a biopharmaceutical company that was moving through stage 3 trials for a new drug. It was clear that the company needed to move away from the limits of legacy ERP. As we worked with the team on current state business process mapping, the analysis showed a need to replace outdated and unsupported ERP to enable the