Monthly Archives - September 2016

Getting Inventory Turns Right (And in the Right Hands)

Inventory turnover is a constant business concern and “a powerful marker,” as noted in the latest issue of APICS Magazine (in an article entitled “Don’t Alienate Your Inventory [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 29, 2016

A VERY Brief Look at What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

Several of our crew will be attending the annual “Directions” conference for NAV resellers in Phoenix this week.  Upon our return we’ll have lots more to say about [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 27, 2016

“Upskilling” in Manufacturing

Our business revolves to a large extent around manufacturing – we implement business management software systems for companies who make and distribute a wide range of products – [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 22, 2016

The Future of the Supply Chain is Starting… Now

According to the Trends e-magazine, business today is moving from the “transition phase” of digital supply chain technologies (to improve service levels and reduce costs) to the “deployment phase.”  [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 20, 2016

5 Steps To Aligning Your Corporate Strategy With Your ERP Options

Most of us in the business software and ERP industry frequently remind prospective clients of the importance of aligning your business goals with your ERP choices.  If the [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 15, 2016

5 Reasons BUSINESS-Focused ERP Implementations Always Beat Technology-Focused Implementations

Buried in a recent report on Organizational Change Management (OCM) from Denver based Panorama Consulting are five points that those of us who implement these systems would like [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 13, 2016

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is Transforming Manufacturing

Recently, Trends e-magazine published a report that threads together the four phases of what they see as the ongoing continuum of the Industrial Revolution.  They defined phase one [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 8, 2016

What To Do BEFORE You Invest in Technology

Technology and ERP systems are too often presented as the panacea that will cure all your business ills.  But the fact is, technology without the right planning could [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 6, 2016

An American Manufacturing Renaissance?

In our prior post we looked at what Trends e-magazine editors had to say about the intersection of tech and jobs in the 21st century, noting news both good [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 1, 2016