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Plan the Work; Work the Plan

Oftentimes we spend countless hours planning a project with details, responsibilities and timelines, only to forget to work the plan. Once a plan is done, refocus your energy to execution.We were reminded of this favorite client project and success story related to processes recently as we were talking with [...]

4 Critical Success Factors Key to ERP Success

I've always focused part of my business on ERP selection projects as these leverage the unique combination of my strengths — understanding the cross-functional and cross-organizational view in combination with the strategic priorities to identify the critical success factors. We then align these factors with the optimal business process [...]

Should You Upgrade Your ERP System?

Although upgrading and implementing an ERP system is challenging, you need to see across your facilities to accurately assess whether you are getting bogged down by your own infrastructure.Since I've been working on several ERP selection and design projects lately, it has reminded me of how challenging these projects [...]

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Thanks to my LMA Advocate Awardees

People are cornerstone to business success. LMA Advocates are acknowledged for their contributions to LMA Consulting Group on its 10th year of business. As my initial newsletter subscribers know, Profit through People has been my focus since day 1! After 10 years of consulting, following 15 years in organizational [...]

The Manufacturing Connector – Systems Pragmatist

To achieve significant progress on new organizational processes or systems tackle the fundamental to do list first: understand your current processes to figure out where the opportunities for improvement and systems leverage lie.When I talk about The Manufacturing Connector(SM), I am referring to the comprehensive process to connect the [...]

The IT – Business Partnership

Successful companies forge partnerships with their IT departments to create an ERP system that provides data to make good decisions and provide their customers with an exceptional experience.Is IT viewed as a partner to the business? Or a necessary evil? Or something in-between? Successful companies go down the path [...]

What is a Systems Pragmatist?

Systems Pragmatists incorporate design every step of the way, and stay several steps ahead of the process.Would you select curtains to spice up a house with a rickety foundation? I certainly hope not! Instead, you would resolve your foundation issues before even thinking about nice-to-have's. So why do we [...]

How to Defy the Odds with Culture Change

Execution must be a core component of your organization’s cultureBetween 70-80%+ of culture change programs, such as mergers and acquisitions, fail to produce the results originally expected. Yet, there are still many private equity firms and companies aggressively searching to merge and/or acquire a business – and certainly companies [...]

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