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Pat Welsh Pat was raised in Columbus, OH and is married with 2 kids and a dog. He came to us with 13 years of Public Accounting experience, 2 years of Corporate Controller experience and Manufacturing ERP Implementation experience. In his free time Pat enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, rowing, riding for Pelotonia and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for the past 20+ years.

Who Benefits from ERP?

An ERP system manages business information by integrating data across functional groups within an organization.  Modern manufacturing ERP systems offer numerous benefits because linking your organization increases efficiency and quality, lowers costs, and provides greater organizational flexibility and decision support.  Who benefits from ERP?  Let’s look at how various departments can tap into the potential…



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The Benefits of Integrating CRM and ERP

In today’s modern manufacturing industry, many companies employ two systems to ensure their business and production processes run effectively – a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  Often, these two systems run separately, but there are many benefits of integrating CRM and ERP.   What are CRM and ERP? CRM…



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Kanban and ERP

It is a common misconception in manufacturing that Kanban methodology is at odds with ERP.  After all, Kanban is a ‘pull’ system that pulls inventory through production as it is needed. In contrast, traditional ERP is a PUSH system that pushes inventory into a warehouse for stock.  But, today’s modern ERP solutions are far more…



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What is ERP?

With modern technology exploding in popularity, you may have heard the term ERP used to describe a software or enterprise solution, but what is ERP and how will it benefit your business? What is ERP?   ERP is an acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning.  It is a methodology for effectively running a business and is…



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ERP Tailored to Fit Your Needs

The goal of every Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) selection project is to identify the ERP solution that best suits the company’s needs, gives the company a competitive advantage, and provides the level of flexibility to support changes in strategy and growth.  With today’s modern ERP solutions it is now possible to achieve ERP tailored to…



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What are ERP and MRP?

More and more, we see acronyms replacing industry terminology.  In manufacturing, acronyms like ERP or MRP are part of everyday conversation. What are ERP and MRP?  Director of Manufacturing ERP Services, Pat Welsh, defines ERP and MRP, and explains how they are critical to successful manufacturing.   Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ERP is an acronym…



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ERP Wish List – What Manufacturers Really Want

Today’s savvy manufacturers know what they want when shopping for new ERP solutions.  What factors impact their decision most? Our ERP wish list breaks them down:   Functionality tops the list as the most important factor in selecting an ERP system, followed by ease of use.  Cost of ownership plays a large roll in the…



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The Trusted Advisor

Many business professionals strive to be recognized as a “trusted advisor” by their customers, clients, business partners and associates. Much has been written about the trusted advisor – going beyond the relationship, with various definitions that interpret the meaning. And it’s easy to title or crown yourself “trusted advisor” without validation. Clients, customers, and associates…



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