Monthly Archives - March 2015

A Primer on the Basic Simplicity of Lean Six Sigma

In manufacturing two sets of concepts are often discussed (though less often implemented).  These are “lean” and “six sigma.”  Each when applied in its own right brings enhanced [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 31, 2015

Emerging Trends for 2015 in ERP

Like all software, ERP evolves.  Recently, some folks at a firm called Compare Business Products compiled a few trends for 2015 culled from sources including Gartner Research and [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 26, 2015

Striking the Balance Between Supply and Demand

This month’s APICS Magazine (Mar/Apr ’15) presented what we thought was an ideal example of the utility of an ERP system combined with a little Excel expertise in [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 24, 2015

Digital Disruption Ahead

Cisco’s John Chambers has been a leading IT thought provoker for a long time.  It’s always worth listening to voices of successful experience and reason when it comes [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 19, 2015

Building Business Intelligence (Part 2 of 2)

In our prior post we looked at what the folks at Jet Reports had to say in a white paper about building a Business Intelligence repository.  The authors [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 12, 2015

Building Business Intelligence

In a recent white paper the folks at Jet Reports, a leading reporting engine for the ERP industry that’s extremely popular with users of systems including Microsoft Dynamics, [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 10, 2015

Avoiding 3 Common ERP Pitfalls

According to a 2014 Business Process Management Report produced by Panorama Consulting (available here) “Organizations that effectively define and document business process improvements as part of their enterprise software [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 5, 2015

The Small Business Owner’s Dilemma: Working ON Your Business Instead of IN Your Business

I have long considered the CEO’s number one task to be that of working ON the business, rather than IN the business whenever possible.  It’s not always possible, [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: March 3, 2015