ERP

Strategy for successful ERP implementation

Strategy for successful ERP implementation
Strategy for successful ERP implementation Before we delve into the Strategy for successful ERP Implementation, let us understand why manufacturing companies need an ERP? What are the goals of an ERP implementation, how to define the success of an ERP Implementation, and what are the components of a successful ERP implementation strategy What is ERP? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications integrate all important processes of an organization such as planning, production, purchasing inventory, sales, marketing, finance, human resources into a centralized system. ERP automate...
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How to use ERP as change driver in organization?

How to use ERP as change driver in organization?
How to use ERP as change driver in the organization? "Change is the only Constant in Business. Those who are able to adapt will win"  Alfred Herrhausen Changing Business Landscape The business landscape is changing very rapidly due to new and emerging technologies, digitization and automation. Hence embracing change is the need of the hour for any organization to survive the competition in the long term and succeed. Companies that are early adopters of ERP, digitization, automation have gained a significant edge over their competitors in terms of resource utilization, process transparenc...
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Cost Reduction in Manufacturing

Cost Reduction in Manufacturing
Cost Reduction in Manufacturing Industry  "Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced" - Taiichi Ohno In this age of aggressive competition, manufacturing companies are struggling to improve their bottom lines. Hence it is imperative to achieve cost reduction in key business processes such as production, procurement, inventory, and so on, to ensure and improve profitability. What is Cost Reduction? Cost Reduction is the process to identify and remove unnecessary expenses from businesses to increase profits without impacting product quality. I recently had an oppor...
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Are you making these information mistakes?

Are you making these information mistakes?
"Do you simply have data about your company or do you have accurate information?" Data is gathered for a purpose, the goal is to turn data into information and provide a basis for taking action. Did you know, that Information can make or break your business? Do you wonder how? In the words of Peter Drucker - The Purpose of Information is not knowledge. It is being able to take the right action. Hence, Information is valuable because it influences a decision or an outcome. For example, if a manager observes that the company's inventory has increased month over month, the manager uses t...
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How to achieve Digital Transformation? How to create Digital Transformation Strategy?

How to achieve Digital Transformation? How to create Digital Transformation Strategy?
Digital transformation is a fundamental reality for businesses today. Organizations of all sizes realize that to delay digital transformation further is to risk obsolescence. And it is up to a company's leadership team to commandeer this revolution while ensuring business continuity! - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway   What is Digital Transformation? In this age, which is driven by Information Technology, businesses must adopt new and emerging technologies into business processes and organization strategies to survive the fierce competition. Digitization is ...
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What is management by exception? How to implement it with Spectrum ERP?

What is management by exception?  How to implement it with Spectrum ERP?
What is Management by Exception? Management by exception primarily focuses on identifying and handling cases that deviate from the specified acceptable norms. It implies raising a flag, in situations that might cause difficulties to the business. It involves determining the reasons for an exception, resolving the causes and handling deviation with the help of skilled staff and management guidance. How you can set up "predetermined rules" for your business?  Spectrum ERP measures and monitors your business activities in real-time. It also allows you to identify a set of business activities a...
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Why is speed important for a business to succeed?

Why is speed important for a business to succeed?
"Speed is the New Currency of Business" - Marc Benioff - Chairman and CEO Salesforce Why is speed important for a business to succeed? Business is all about Speed they say!  But before we get into how or why speed is critical for any business to succeed, let us understand what exactly is speed in business. What is Speed in Business? In terms of Business, Speed essentially means how quickly your business performs. What is your turnaround time? How soon do you respond to prospect queries, clients requirements, customers feedback etc. In terms of a typical manufacturing business, it will m...
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ERP Selection & Implementation Guide

Business has become more competitive and value driven than ever. To improve their deliveries and performance more and more organizations are going digital and adopting ERP. And with the increase in number of ERP implementation, number of failures has also increased. ERP selection & implementation has a key role in successful ERP implementation. Here is our guide for ERP selection and implementation. 1.   What is ERP? 2.   How ERP is helping midsize organizations around the globe? 3.   8 Signs it's time to invest in ERP for your business. 4.   ERP selection steps. 5.   How to...
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Action Plan for Inventory Optimization

Inventory Optimization has always been challenge for SMEs. The objective of this article is to suggest actionable steps for inventory optimization for SMEs. Steps mentioned in this article are prepared based on data analysed from various process industries. We will cover inventory optimization for discrete manufacturing in separate article. 1) Identify Consumption Pattern and Consumption Rate: Analyse your past consumption data of minimum 2 to 3 years consumption. Based on analysis of past data you should be able to segregate items into different consumption patterns. Few examples are: ...
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Supply Chain and it’s impact on profit and growth in today’s business

What is Supply Chain Management? Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an important part of every organization, whether small or large. SCM is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. SCM also deals with the movement and storing of materials needed to create a product, as well as inventory management, and keeping track of finished goods from where they were created to who they go to.  Modern supply change management encompasses the strategic alignment of end-to-end business processes to realize market and econom...
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