We all know that to be ahead of our competition we need to get there fast. The question I would pose, “Is it necessary for ALL things”? We realize that technology has driven the universe to run at a much faster pace. We think we need it now – not later. So does that mean that we should all be doing things exactly the same way? Should everything have a cookie cutter approach? Does one size fit all?
I visited Europe two times in the last six months. One thing that I realized is that the cultures are beginning to look the same. What I mean by that is the cities, the towns, and the people are starting to look alike. It was so noticeable while shopping. Having visited 36 years ago and then again recently, I noticed that I can get the same thing in Europe as I do in the USA. Before, I could find unique items associated with the culture. Those things don’t exist today as they did 36 years ago. Now everything is mass production coming from various other countries who made the product. Is the global economy and technology pushing us to be and want the same thing? If so, what makes us different? What makes companies different? What makes each company striving for improvements different? Does this stifle innovation? Is this why more and more things are becoming a “cookie cutter” look and feel?
So if things are becoming a cookie cutter approach in relation to ERP Software implementations, what are the true benefits verses having actual business consultants as we know it today?
Let’s look at the cookie cutter approach first. The approach is to use a process map which links into various processes of an ERP system. Now this is pretty cool as some might say. A generic process for each department within a company. However, the generic process is at is simplest form. This approach enables the customer to possibly implement a new ERP system in an overall minimal amount of time. The results are shortening the cycle time of the implementation, reduction of cost (perhaps), and provide a general process already defined. But what happens to those companies that say they are unique? How many times have we heard that saying or said it ourselves? So how would the cookie cutter approach work with a company that is unique?
One would think that if my company has unique processes that the company would lose added value that the ERP software solution would provide. One would think that the company would lose out of the full potential of the ERP Software solution offerings to maximize the overall efficiency for the company using the new tool. Who better to support connecting or bridging the two together than Business consultants! Business consultants who have had good experience of managing a company, good knowledge of the ERP software solution, and good understanding of practical practices.
Business consultants are very good at adding value to the overall ERP software implementation. They provide the business solutions to those unique companies wishing to maximize on their investment! They provide amazing solutions with excellent results. They do this knowing that they must provide quality and add value to support the customer with “under budget” and “on time” deliverables.
So when you begin your journey on an ERP Software implementation, which would you like to do? Do you want a status quo, cookie cutter approach (easy, fast, cost savings)? Or elevate your company to being it’s best with highly skilled business consultants?
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Marian has over 35 years of experience in managing manufacturing supply chain positions including Supply Chain Manager, Unit Manager, Production Control Manager, Procurement, Production Planning, Warehousing, Customer Service and Continuous Improvement. Her industry experience is diverse from electronics, mechanical, rubber, plastic injection molding, automotive, hydraulics, and raw material processing.