ERP for Food and Beverage Industry: 3 Mission-Critical Focus Areas

ERP Food and Beverage Industry

The Ultra team shared a blog post a few months back entitled “What Do Companies Need to Know About Food Processing ERP Systems?” The post highlighted the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which requires food companies implement the appropriate processes to not only manage recalls, but also to support an effective food safety plan. Since … [Read more...]

ERP Systems and Part Numbering: How Smart Do You Have to Be?

Parts Numbering

Many of the companies we work with operate a production environment that necessitates the tracking of hundreds – if not hundreds of thousands - of parts. Parts must be managed, stored, retrieved and handled in ways specific to the manufacturer’s unique operation, especially in high mix production environments. To help manage and effectively … [Read more...]

Implementation Change Management: Can You Communicate the Plan?

Communication Concept

A previous blog post took a careful look at the importance of establishing a comprehensive and structured approach as part of an ERP implementation change management. The post made the case that it’s critical to integrate and align the people, processes, structures and culture to the project objectives and business strategy to ensure a … [Read more...]

Going Beyond Project Management: Change Management Approaches for ERP

Change Management Diagram

After hundreds of ERP selection and implementation projects, we find that implementing the ERP system is usually only one part of the story. When we team with manufacturers, we put the focus on establishing comprehensive and structured change management approaches to assist with the transition to the new system. As a core service, Ultra helps … [Read more...]

ERP Ready or Not? Are You Ready for a New System?

How ERP ready is your company? Is it ready to begin the process of effectively selecting and implementing a new ERP system? Questions and concerns about ERP readiness are some of the most common we hear as we work with our manufacturing clients. Companies are concerned if now is the right time to undertake an ERP project; if their team can … [Read more...]

Global Shop Solutions ERP for Mid-market Manufacturing

Global Shop Solutions

We’ve been working with an ERP project team at a US-based mid-market, highly engineered-to-order manufacturing company. They sought our expertise in reviewing ERP systems that can offer the most potential in terms of delivering an ROI. After decades of offering organizations a framework for effective ERP selection projects, we helped identify … [Read more...]

ERP 2014: Upcoming Event Helps You Work Smarter in the New Year

ERP in 2014

Another year is winding down so for many organizations, attention turns to ERP in 2014. It’s typical for many manufacturers to consider what business activity will look like in the upcoming calendar year, and whether their current ERP systems can handle the demands.   For those organizations anticipating a 2014 ERP upgrade or new implementation, … [Read more...]