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Three reasons to implement a new ERP system

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In my experience, implementing a new Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) system can be an expensive and risky undertaking. I advise my clients that the decision to replace the existing system or to implement their first ERP system should be driven by one or more of the following three factors. To improve profitability and cash flow To solve problems with existing systems To improve operations  1. Improve profitability and cash flow Executive are always looking for ways to improve profitability and cash flow. Good ERP systems can help by reducing costs of material and labor, and driving faster through put.  A…
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Eagle Eye: Don’t Prioritize!

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As much as I talk about priorities, I’m sure you’re wondering if I’ve lost my mind by saying “don’t prioritize”.  Possibly; however, there is a time to throw out priorities! What do you need to accomplish to support your strategies? How about your key customer needs?  I’ve seen too many clients “reshuffling chairs on the Titanic”. Who cares about priorities if you are drowning! There comes a time for radical thinking. For example, if you have significant levels of past due orders where your current level of staffing will yield only 50% of what you need, prioritizing will end in…
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