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Meet Sammy Kolt, Vice President of Portfolio Operations

For Sammy Kolt, no two days are alike as he combines his passion for people with his enthusiasm about operations and enablement. He filled several different roles at Aptean, a great benefit when it comes to leading Portfolio Operations - a group that encompasses a number of very different areas from product management to M&A integrations to Customer Success.

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What Now? Deciding When to Adapt, Configure or Customize an ERP

By Jack Payne, VP, Product Management & Solutions Consulting

Implementing an ERP calls for careful governance and change management. The ERP you select won’t be a perfect match to your business requirements; 90-95 percent is considered ideal. So how do you close that gap? Do you adapt to your new system, or do you change it? If you do make changes, how much of the code do you alter?

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MYJAR Eliminates Complaint Tracking Workarounds with Aptean Respond

Managing complex information by spreadsheet is one of the business world’s ultimate workarounds. MYJAR took care of this problem by choosing Aptean Respond to track and manage complaints – and improve the performance and reputation of the global financial organization.

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Aptean Explores the Cost of Enterprise Software Workarounds in New Webinar with Guest Forrester

Webinar now available for viewing on demand.

We all know a software workaround when we see one. But do we truly understand their significance to a company’s productivity and finances? According to one survey, their impact can run in the tens of millions of dollars. Like many constant irritations, workarounds are something we get used to – and become blind to how destructive they really are.

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Preparing Your Factory to Take Advantage of Advanced Artificial Intelligence

Ask any factory manager his or her thoughts on the most important tech advancement of the last two decades, and you’re likely to get a similar answer: data capture. Moving processes away from error-prone pencil-and-paper recordkeeping immediately increases shop floor visibility and efficiency. Managers no longer need to manually track machine and labor productivity; they can interpret the information and adjust processes based on their findings.

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Using Your Manufacturing Execution System to Engage Employees

According to Gallup's 2017 State of the American Workplace, only 25 percent of U.S. manufacturing employees are engaged, meaning they are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and employers. An equal percentage are actively disengaged. These disengaged employees negatively impact their coworkers and cost employers anywhere from $483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity.

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Leadership, Training, and Processes Key to Aptean TabWare EAM Implementation at UFPI

Getting a company with 130 independent locations up and running on a CMMS/EAM system sounds daunting. However, recent implementations by Universal Forest Products across its large, distributed organization prove it can be done. The keys: dedicated leadership, effective training, and standard processes.

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GS1 Standards: A Better Trail of Breadcrumbs for Supply Chain Management

GS1 Standards: A Better Trail of Breadcrumbs for Supply Chain Management

By Jack Payne, VP, Product Management & Solutions Consulting

Those who remember the tale of Hansel and Gretel probably recall that they left a trail of breadcrumbs through the woods to help them find their way home. But do you remember what happened to those breadcrumbs? That’s right: Birds ate them and the brother and sister ended up lost.

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Meet Sammy Kolt, Vice President of Portfolio Operations

For Sammy Kolt, no two days are alike as he combines his passion for people with his enthusiasm about operations and enablement. He filled several different roles at Aptean, a great benefit when it comes to leading Portfolio Operations - a group that encompasses a number of very different areas from product management to M&A integrations to Customer Success.

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Green is the new black: How ERP and EAM aid in sustainable manufacturing

Whether we’re talking about recycled materials, genetically modified foods or conflict diamonds, it’s fair to say that more and more people are aware of – and care about – the origins of the materials they use. Cost is still important, but it isn’t necessarily the first criteria consumers consider when spending their hard-earned cash. They want to know their clothes weren’t produced in sweatshops using child labor or diamonds weren’t mined in war zones. They support manufacturers that strive to limit the impact their processes can have on the environment.

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PEZ Candy Inc. and Aptean Ross ERP

In a time when instant gratification has become the rule, not the exception, consumers often base their buying decision on convenience; we want easy access to products, and we want them now. So it should be no surprise that every company at one point or another has grappled with identifying new ways to incorporate real-time information into their processes to stay competitive.

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April 12, 2018 Jill Smith Jump to Comments