Four reasons to stop looking to your ERP vendor to solve all your supply chain problems.


I noted an article from IndustryWeek several weeks ago that identified a growing problem with corporate ERP systems;  The article, which referenced a study by IFS North America, shows that companies are going beyond simple make-to-stock, make-to-order models and are instead moving to more complex manufacturing models like engineer to order.  ERP software, however, doesn’t […]

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Another couple of software deployment lessons learned…the ballooning wish list and the search for a superuser.


My colleague, Duncan Klett, recently wrote the blog titled “Six lessons learned from six failed software implementations.” I completely agree with his lessons learned and recommendations, but I have many of my own!  I want to outline two lessons learned from many software implementations that are currently near and dear to my heart. Reporting… So […]

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Do you know the key to continuous integrated business planning?


Just a quick post today to let you know that Kerry Zuber, director of solutions consulting at Kinaxis is presenting at the Integrated Business Planning Summit taking place on March 30–31, 2011 in Atlanta. Kerry Zuber will be presenting the session, “Continuous Integrated Business Planning.” Here’s the session abstract: Businesses are facing unprecedented levels of […]

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With offshoring and outsourcing, there needs to be a broader description of S&OP.


Here is the final part my interview with P.J. Jakovljevic from Technology Evaluations Centers (TEC) on sales and operations planning (S&OP). If you missed them, check out part one, part two, and part three. The entire Q&A along with PJ’s introduction and commentary on Kinaxis can be found here (free registration required). PJ: Do you […]

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