As a “logistical creature” by nature, there is nothing I enjoy more than tackling a problem and designing a process to streamline actions, prevent issues, and get a team all on the same page. Whether determining the most efficient way to care for 300 dogs (my first paying job) or in the capacity of a Sage consultant helping customers accurately track their inventory - the diverse needs of companies has always kept the tempting challenge of “how can we make this better” in front of me.
It’s one thing to look at your ERP system and see information that requires your attention. A purchase order request; a contract that’s about to expire, or an invoice that’s overdue for payment.
Is your discrete make to stock manufacturing or fabricating company lacking the production management software you need to avoid bottlenecks or missed shipments due to stock-outs? Do you trust your inventory information?
Have you ever had the experience of speaking with someone over the phone so many times that you build up an image of what that person looks like in your mind? If so – and most of us have – you probably recall the feeling of surprise when you actually first met that same person. Taller or shorter than you anticipated; younger or older; eyeglasses, hair color . . . the list goes on.
In order to remain competitive and profitable, discrete manufacturing companies often implement manufacturing KPIs to help them understand and react to changing scenarios. As the need for more useful and quicker insights grows, so has the reliance on outdated and ill-functioning software.
In recent years, cloud hosting has drastically increased – according to a cloud adoption study, global cloud adoption by businesses reached 81% in 2018. Although cloud hosting is generally a go-to for most companies, sometimes it isn’t the best fit for everyone. With this in mind, it’s always a great idea to take a look at all of your option if you’re considering cloud hosting or on premise hosting.
If you think social media is just for teenagers, think again. More than half of those logging on to social media sites are in their mid-thirties or older.
Traditional media outlets such as newspapers, radio and television, have long served the purpose of delivering one-way messages, like your firm's advertising. Social media, by contrast, uses web-based platforms to not only deliver your message, but to allow the recipient to participate.