Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Noon to 1:00 PM


Manufacturing Works Members: Free
Non-Members: $10



Ron Clough

Is your ERP System being utilized to its fullest potential?

How do you choose an ERP System for your company?

This Manufacturing Works webinar will first provide insight into the challenges of optimizing ERP software (and other related enterprise software like CRM, EPM, and EAM). Our presenters from Meaden & Moore will help manufacturers, distributors, and industrial service providers make a truly informed selection of a new enterprise software package by:

  • Providing a framework for companies to define a simple, high-level ERP strategy
  • Defining the enterprise software lifecycle
  • Clarifying the sources and types of gaps between expectations and reality in enterprise software
  • Offering prescriptions, tools, tips, and techniques for closing the four types of gaps
  • Reviewing tools to use before and as part of improving the level of ERP use and satisfaction inside a company
  • Identifying the costs to consider when embarking on improvement, upgrade, or replacement paths
  • Explaining several approaches to managing, controlling, and achieving ERP satisfaction improvements

Our Presenter

Scott Holter, CPIM, has spent more than 20 years in manufacturing and technology consulting, working with manufacturers of all types and sizes. He has extensive experience with multiple software applications, not only assisting clients with evaluating and selecting software, but also improving the utilization of existing software. He has led dozens of projects to evaluate, recommend, and select enterprise software in a way that maximizes the investment. In that time, Scott has reviewed, evaluated, and audited more than 80 different enterprise software products.

In 2000, Scott also authored and presented the paper “Synergy – ERP and Lean” to NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Since then, Scott has helped several companies craft and realize a vision for simplifying and melding companies' ERP software and Lean Manufacturing initiatives. In 2012, Scott was the keynote speaker at the Precision Metalforming Association's summit on ERP selection and implementation.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.


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