Posts by John Sicard

Following merger, ERP executives deny wrong doing

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As many of you know, upon the merger last year of BILK ERP and SoftMoore, BILK-Moore became the largest and richest enterprise software company in the world.  The merger assured BILK-Moore customers that the company’s slow system integration, underwhelming performance, lack of reliability and increasing costs remained not only an integral part of their service […]

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What value does responsiveness offer to the organization?

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I am putting the final touches on my presentation for SCM World Live on February 24th – a free virtual event for cross-industry global supply chain executives.   SCM World Live is bringing together an impressive group of global supply chain, operations and procurement industry leaders in an interactive format.  There will 20+ speakers participating in […]

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Visions of dinosaurs danced in my head…

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Image by lumierefl via Flickr Recently, this message from SearchSAP.com hit my email… “SAP, Microsoft align against Oracle in business software market”. I couldn’t help but have this vision of these big dinosaurs fighting each other while completely unaware of the potential danger of their extinction. The rest of humanity is hard at work redefining how […]

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How do you get sensible sense and responsive response?

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We have just signed up to present at SCM World Live – a free virtual event for cross-industry global supply chain executives.   SCM World Live is bringing together an impressive group of global supply chain, operations and procurement industry leaders in an interactive format.  There will be about nine different sessions throughout the day. I […]

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Supply chain is a team sport

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There’s a good article at Supply Excellence entitled “Has the Economic Recovery begun? Are you ready?” that I provided feedback on and wanted to include here as well. ### My comment ### Having had the privilege of meeting with executives of many manufacturers in the US over the past 12 months, one common dialog seems […]

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Economy will accelerate adoption of on-demand SCM solutions

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The current economic uncertainty facing many companies in the world will likely be the accelerant needed to push the on-demand (or SaaS) model further into mainstream. The result will be a win-win for both consumer of the service, and service provider. Indeed, the on-demand industry has the potential for significant and positive growth in these trying […]

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