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Are You Ready for a Systems Transformation?

The need for a systems transformation seems to be arising more frequently lately.  How do you know if it is time to consider a systems transformation?  Let's start by defining a systems transformation.  In essence, a systems transformation is an upgrade of the way you perform business inclusive of [...]

Competition – Or Are They?

October 6, 2017 Last week, Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Director of the Engineering Clinic at Harvey Mudd, and I led our most recent Harvey Mudd executive roundtable on this topic.  We created these roundtables to bring Southern California executives together to network and discuss timely topics [...]

Which Business Best Practices Do Top Notch Trusted Advisors See?

Best business practices, this way....In my ProVisors ODAM (Ontario-hosted Distributors and Manufacturers group – don’t you love the play on words?) meeting this month, we discussed business best practices we’ve seen with our manufacturing and distribution clients. It was a fascinating discussion as our group is diverse and consists [...]

What are the Best Referrals You’ve Received?

Provisors members sharing their best referral stories I lead a group of trusted advisors for ProVisors in the Inland Empire, and we celebrated our five year anniversary in September. It was a fun celebration and interesting to see how many long-term members we have, who have gained significant benefit [...]

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" [...]

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 [...]

Who Should You Follow? A Guide to Good Mentoring Relationships

My own consulting mentor says: “follow someone who has been there and done that”. Experience counts.We recently took on one of our first consulting mentoring projects. Since our focus is on delivering growth and profitability for manufacturing and distribution companies, we work mainly with business-to-business. With that said, every [...]

Women in Supply Chain (and Why Men Should Care)

August 16, 2017 Talking about “Women in Supply Chain” at the Western District Conference for APICSWhether a man or woman, if you are in the end-to-end supply chain, you should be thinking about women in supply chain.  There is a serious skills gap in the next several years in [...]

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