How ERP Can Help in Lean Implementation

How ERP Can Help in Lean Implementation

News reports over the last several months continue to paint a gloomy picture for today’s economy.  Rising material and labor costs, weak consumer spending, and the collapsing housing market are hammering businesses nationwide.  Many are looking for ways to re-engineer themselves in order to compensate for flattening growth.  To survive, one must do more with the resources they…

A Value Proposition: Managing Costs with ERP

A Value Proposition: Managing Costs with ERP

I read a great blog post regarding the Value Proposition of seat belts.  Seat Belts!  Who would think that seat belts needed a marketing plan?  Then again, I can remember riding in my Dad’s old Chevy pickup when I was a kid – and I’m fairly certain the thing didn’t even HAVE seat belts.  However, if we can all…

Question: How do I Increase My Sales in a Down Economy? Answer: Sell.

Question: How do I Increase My Sales in a Down Economy? Answer: Sell.

I have been reading countless articles, and listening to as many newscasts, that all forecast a dismal Holiday season for retailers. And it seems that every retailer is warning their investors to prepare for the worst: lower overall sales, lower margins, lower same-store sales, etc… The news is grim, as customers reportedly tighten their purse-strings…