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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 [...]

Data Mining for Dummies

Maneuvering in today’s fast-paced business environment requires actionable information, which data mining provides. Locate your data to make your next strategic move.As I've been putting together a SIOP (Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning) executive meeting presentation, it made me think about data mining. In this case, there is very [...]

Best of the 100: Systems Pragmatist

Rushing forward without pertinent tools and processes can hinder your business goals. A systems pragmatist will gain traction by strengthening fundamental areas.As I've been going through my hundreds of articles to put together the 100 tips, it's become obvious as to which topics resonated with me as essential to [...]

How to Get a Job in Manufacturing IT

Published in Computerworld on April 16, 2014 Manufacturers are investing in technology and systems that help their efficiency or improve profitability, comments Lisa Anderson, out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. in Claremont, CA. "They want to automate and provide more visibility about orders to [...]

2020-11-02T19:25:51+00:00April 16, 2014|Categories: In The News, Leadership, Manufacturing, Technology|Tags: , , |

Top 46 Resource And Optimization Influencers (Plus a Few Others)

Published in prnewswire on Jan. 28, 2014 “Many businesses already know how focusing on supply chain management can drive dramatic increases in customer service and accelerate cash flow, but they haven’t realized that the benefits can extend further to combining green benefits with cost savings and becoming a better [...]

2020-11-10T19:57:37+00:00January 28, 2014|Categories: In The News, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

7 Hot ERP Systems Trends

Stay on top of hot ERP system trends to stay ahead of the competition. Those who make a concerted effort to identify and leverage emerging trends outperform their counterparts. As I want to make sure my clients are at the forefront of this path, I pay attention to emerging [...]

ERP Implementation Stars

Acknowledge your ERP implementation project leaders for their ability to manage multiple moving parts.I've found that successful ERP implementation project leaders are unsung heroes as few executives could or should understand the 1000's of moving parts & critical elements to achieving success. What are a few of these key [...]

The Critical Importance of Design

Never underestimate the importance of design when upgrading or implementing supply chain systems.I find that design is often undervalued. We seem to blindly follow systems and business processes yet don't take the time to think through design. Purchasing and maintaining an ERP system is considered a big-ticket item for [...]

What Manufacturers Need to Do About Data Recovery After a Disaster

Published in ThomasNet News on Sept. 17, 2013 Consultant Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif., urged manufacturers to make sure that nightly backups are completed. “Having a second location to store or perform the nightly backup is preferred,” she added. “For example, if you have facilities [...]

2020-11-02T19:20:49+00:00September 17, 2013|Categories: In The News, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , |
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