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ERP Selection

Best Practices for ERP Selection: Top 5 Considerations

In the fast-paced landscape of SaaS, AI/ML, and Data Analytics, businesses are drawn to technologies promising to deliver big results while solving specific challenges. While some advancements might yield quick wins for individual tasks, adopting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is far more foundational and demands a holistic perspective. The ERP system is not

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IT Project Governance: Maximizing Value in Manufacturing and Distribution 

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing and distribution, technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring businesses remain competitive, secure, efficient, and responsive to ever-evolving consumer demands. For CEOs navigating this dynamic landscape, it’s abundantly clear that technology is not a one-size-fits-all solution. To make effective choices in technology investment while optimizing returns, organizations need a

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5 Things Manufacturers Can Learn from the Clorox Breach 

On September 18, 2023, household cleaning product giant, Clorox, sent shockwaves through the industry when it revealed a cyberattack that had occurred a month earlier was still causing significant production disruptions. The attack had damaged critical parts of Clorox’s IT infrastructure, resulting in extensive operational upheaval, despite the implementation of their business continuity plans. Although

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Distributor Technology

Distributor Evolution & The Role of Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic began a series of disruptions that continue to impact manufacturers’ and distributors’ financial strength and growth plans today. The pandemic snapped the longest continuous economic expansion in US history, according to an analysis by consulting firm McKinsey. Since then, manufacturers and distributors have faced shutdowns, supply chain delays, labor shortages, inflation, and

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Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Vulnerable and Valuable: Why Middle Market Supply Chains are Prime Targets for Cyberattacks  

While technology brings incredible enhancements to supply chain management, it also creates more vulnerabilities to an enterprise. These threat vectors leave a company exposed to significant disruption in business operations, which can result in long-term ramifications to the organization and its entire supply chain. Furthermore, the interconnection of systems and data across supply chain partners

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How Technology is Enabling Agile Supply Chains

Empty shelves, delivery delays, and increased shipping costs have received much attention from the general population since the pandemic began in 2020.  According to the online publication Axios, 75% of U.S. companies’ supply chains were disrupted early in the pandemic. But as supply chains emerge from the pandemic, demand and supply continue to be at

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