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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Growth?

When faced with double digit growth, many businesses are stunted because they haven’t prepared their supply chain for growth.Recently, we worked with a large, complex organization to provide an external assessment of the supply chain organization and how well it was prepared to support scalable growth.  It reminded us [...]

My Late Aunt Marge & the Art of Conversation

October 14, 2017 Last week, my Aunt Marge passed away, one month shy of her 96th birthday. My dad, brother and I went to surprise her for her 90th birthday (see them below). She was sooo very excited to see my dad. She had a gift for conversation and [...]

What is Walmart Doing?

I sat on a panel of experts for Mobility 21's annual conference titled "Speed to Delivery: Good's Movement's High-Tech Future".  It was a fascinating conference and panel discussion as to the amazing amount of technology being discussed to address the future of transportation.  One of the panelists was the Senior [...]

My ProVisors Ontario Group’s 5 Year Anniversary and Amazing Connections

September 30, 2017 I am the Group Leader for the ProVisors (top notch group of trusted advisors to business executives and owners) Ontario group.   Last week, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary..... aren't we a sharp-looking group!  HUNDREDS of referrals and business connections later, we continue to be quite [...]

Electric Cars Surge in Investment by BIG & Interesting Names

Dyson just announced it will build a radically different electric car by 2020.  What is particularly interesting is that Dyson is not who you'd expect to get into electric cars.  They are spending far more (one billion pounds) to develop the car than they are on the rest of [...]

Styx and the Power of the Positive and Enjoying Your Career

September 25, 2017 Last week, I attended a Styx concert at the L.A. Fair - what a powerful event!  The band has been around for 45 years and still enjoys singing together!  It was apparent in watching the concert.  They really took the positive spin on their commentary and [...]

Even The Best System Will Fail Without Talent

It’s paramount in business to have the “right” people at the table.As an ERP expert, it is quite clear to me that even the best systems will fail miserably if they don't possess talent. Don't even bother to select and implement an ERP system if you don't have the [...]

Why Executives Should Care About ERP Strategy

Incorporate ERP strategy discussions into executive meetings. It matters.Lately, we've been called into several clients with ERP challenges that directly impact business growth and success.  Do you desire profitable growth?  If so, add ERP into your strategic discussions. Would you delegate a decision that could literally "make or break" [...]

Maybe Our Old System is Just Fine

We cannot tell you how many clients call thinking they need a new system to support their business when it isn't true!  Certainly there is a time to upgrade to a new system - when you've outgrown your old one (often-times QuickBooks with add-on's like Fishbowl), your old system [...]

Emerging Technologies for Supply Chain

Emerging technologies in supply chain from e-commerce to robotics are more important now than everThere is an ever-increasing interest in emerging technologies for supply chain. When thinking of your end-to-end supply chain (from your suppliers' suppliers through your manufacturing and distribution operations to your customers' customers), you must consider [...]

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