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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 [...]

2021-10-27T19:02:01+00:00January 28, 2014|Categories: In The News, Press Releases, 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: , , , |

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 [...]

Lessons Learned: ERP Failure

How effective is your ERP selection and implementation process?Published in "The ACA Group" website, November, 2011 Click here for original article. ERP system implementations fell off the grid during the recession; however, I've seen resurgence in the last year. Companies are thinking about investing again. However, although businesses are [...]

Successful System Implementations

The multifaceted task of implementing a successful ERP system starts with selecting the “right” system and having a cohesive, adaptable strategy.As strange as it might sound, the software and its features is typically the least important ingredient to success. Instead, focus on... Just the critical few key requirements. Although [...]

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