Problems are often masked with symptoms that lead us away from the root cause. I recently had an experience I would like to share with you that sheds some light on this concept and it involved one of our RealTime Production Monitoring devices and its connection to the Local Area Network (LAN).
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In this age of virtuality, I pose a question: "Do you know where your inventory is located?" Not your physical inventory - that's probably somewhere on your plant floor and you probably have a very efficient system to track this inventory. I'm talking about your virtual inventory. It's yours, it's on your books and it's virtually elsewhere. Two examples of virtual inventory are Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Outsourced inventory.
When it comes to unwanted fires, there are two types of people who deal with them: firefighters and fire preventers. The firefighters are people who arrive on the scene with all of their equipment and expertise. They deal with the situation as quickly as possible and emerge from the dowsed fire as heroes. Kids want to be like them and the rest of us respect and admire them.
When you think of an ERP implementation, one of the first things that usually comes to mind is the process of converting your whole business from one system to a new one. A subset of the total business system conversion is the addition of a recently acquired business or new facility. As a testament to our strong customer base and their growing businesses, we have had many requests of late to add a new entity to an existing EnterpriseIQ installation. These requests have encompassed many different scenarios:
How do you get to the Carnegie Hall of efficiency for the sweet music of success in supply chain management software? Practice, practice, practice.