Don’t Fall Victim to the Sins of Manufacturing ERP

Paul Henderson — QAD SVP, Asia Pacific — has a lot to say about ERP solutions for manufacturing. In his words, “when we see disappointing results or outright implementation disasters, we frequently attribute it to the three sins of ERP in manufacturing.” According to Paul the three big no-nos of manufacturing ERP are:

  1. Lack of continuous improvement approach – rather than trying to get every requirement into your manufacturing ERP software implementation, take it in stages with a continuous improvement approach.
  2. A singular concentration on software – it’s important to remember that it’s not all about the software, but also the effectiveness of the operations and business process that the software supports.
  3. Assuming the job is over when the solution is live – going live is great, but that’s not where it ends. Benchmark and measure success, and then bring back in #1 – continuous improvement.

There is a common disconnect between manufacturers and ERP providers that lead to these sins. Overcoming this disconnect will result in a positive outcome. Read the full article published in Industry Week to find out more about the three sins of ERP and what you can do to avoid them and be successful with your ERP software now and moving forward.

Meet Paul

Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the ERP space and splits his time between his Australian homeland and Hong Kong. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Avoid the Three Sins — QAD Can Help

At QAD, we want to make sure that you don’t fall victim to the three sins of ERP in manufacturing. We believe that there is always room for improvement to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your ERP solution, and that you constantly find value now and in the future. QAD Services has a motto: Your goal is our priority. Whether you’re interested in moving to the cloud, or looking to streamline your processes, our global team of QAD-certified consultants is ready and waiting to deliver and ensure that you’re getting the most out of your ERP solution. Learn more about what QAD Services can do for you: