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Which Technologies are Gaining Momentum in Supply Chain?

The technological transformation is occurring at an unprecedented pace. What was expected to happen by 2035 is in process now. Industry 4.0 has taken manufacturing and supply chain by storm. Executives are realizing that they must upgrade their technological infrastructure to thrive in 2021. Which technologies are gaining momentum [...]

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]

The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology Technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, almost everyone has put technology and ERP implementations on hold due to concerns about COVID impacts and to conserve cash. On the other hand, it is the best time to gain employees' attention and focus to upgrade [...]

Intelligent ERP: The Foundation of Digital Evolution

Published in Digitalist Magazine on March 24, 2020 “I’ve seen dramatic improvements in customer service levels, operational profit, working capital, and, very importantly, growth and improved customer experience [with intelligent ERP]” comments Lisa Anderson, founder and president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert known for [...]

What’s Ahead in Technology?

To think about what's ahead in technology, it is important to put it in perspective with what's ahead in business.  Read our article, "What's Ahead in Business?" for details on the key trends impacting business: Importance of the customer experience Taking the holistic view has become a "must" Volatility [...]

Technology – Should We Take It or Leave It?

Technology is a hot topic. It seems we can’t stop talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D printers, and Autonomous Vehicles. But many technologies can be fads. Pay attention to what value can be gained before buying in.Technology is a hot topic.  Artificial intelligence.  Autonomous vehicles. 3D printers and additive [...]

What’s Important in Technology?

Technology is an integral part of managing your business and supply chain. Are you leveraging technology to improve your business performance?It is quite telling that every executive panelist on the "Professional Pathways in Supply Chain" panel at the Drucker Supply Chain Forum (Walt Disney Company, Source Intelligence, Intelligent Audit [...]

Obsession with Your Customer

Become a little more obsessed with what your customers want even before they know what they want to keep them your customers for a very long time.One of our clients has a healthy obsession for the customer!  It might drive some of his employees a little mad but it [...]

The Power of BI (Business Intelligence)

March 15, 2016 In today's Amazon-impacted world, if you cannot make rapid yet effective decisions, you'll be left in the dust. It is no longer acceptable to wait for IT to write a report in order to make a decision. Executives must have the "right" information at their fingertips [...]

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