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Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Author: | Post Date: 22 Mar 2019

In the first blog on this topic, I described the origins and background to lean manufacturing. In the second blog – lean manufacturing journey, the key activities of the model described in the book entitled “Lean Thinking” were introduced. While this is seen as the most popular model, there are a few reservations about it. These will be covered as we progress. (more…)


How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Author: | Post Date: 21 Feb 2019

In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front. (more…)


ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World ERP and the Connected Digital World

ERP and the Connected Digital World

Author: | Post Date: 14 Feb 2019

I recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too. Upgrading a phone is always a contradictory emotional experience, on the one hand, you are excited to experience all the new features and capabilities, but on the other, you’re [...]


Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business? Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business? Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Is Your Accounting Software Bankrupting Your Business?

Author: | Post Date: 11 Sep 2014

In my previous blog on Technical Debt, I explained the concept of technical debt using software architecture as an example, and described the saw-tooth pattern of well-run businesses that consciously accrue technical debt for a period before investing time in paying off the worst of it. The technical debt metaphor also describes the challenges of businesses maturing from the inception stage to one can make [...]


Managing Technical Debt – Part 1 Managing Technical Debt – Part 1 Managing Technical Debt – Part 1

Managing Technical Debt – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 02 Sep 2014

Technical debt is a term coined by Ward Cunningham in 1992 to describe the software engineering phenomena of how expedient, short-term decisions can have negative, long term consequences that make it difficult to maintain and update the software. The concept does not just apply to technology companies, any company that uses technology also has technical debt and understanding the concept will help you manage it [...]


Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project

Twenty questions for CFOs embarking on an ERP project

Author: | Post Date: 29 Jul 2014

As the CFO of an organization, your responsibility is to ensure efficient and effective financial operations and records, and influence overall strategy. An ERP is the foundation of the operations of a business. For a CFO, it enables you to track and report on all business transactions, analyse information, ensure governance and compliance, and increasingly do this via mobile devices. Therefore, you need to [...]


Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all

Three Common ERP Myths De-Bunked – Myth #2: ERP is one-size-fits-all

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jul 2014

In my first blog on de-bunking common ERP myths, I discussed the myth that “ERP is too hard to learn”. In this next blog I discuss how (despite marketing attempts to the contrary) when it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning, one size DOES NOT fit all. Myth #2 – ERP is one-size-fits-all (more…)


Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus

Tips for Consultants Going Down-Market: Details vs. Focus

Author: | Post Date: 10 Jun 2014

One thing that we are seeing a lot here in Canada is ERP consultants moving down-market and participating in smaller deals. We think that it is great that smaller companies are getting expert advice on projects as important as ERP selection, but you can’t just take the process that works for big companies and drop it on small ones without substantial modification. (more…)


The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes

The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes

Author: | Post Date: 03 Jun 2014

ERP projects can potentially touch every part of the business, and even the ones that are limited in scope have a dramatic effect and touch virtually every part of the business in some form. When you are early in the planning stage, and when speaking with experienced sales representatives who have seen first-hand how dozens and hundreds of ERP implementations have transformed organizations on dramatically [...]



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