Merit Matters Blog - Merit Solutions

16
Jan

What Are Best Practices for ERP RFPs?

The RFP for your ERP system might not seem like it’s important. In fact, you might be tempted not to invest much time or effort into it – you just want to get the process over with, start using your ERP system, and become more efficient and agile. That would be a mistake.

You want the best RFP possible, because your RFP provides vital guidance for your vendors. To write the best RFP possible, you need to follow a set of best practices to achieve success. Read on to learn what these best practices are so you can incorporate them into your RFP.

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9
Jan

Creating an RFP for Your ERP System: A Primer

What is one of the most crucial parts of the ERP system purchase process? It might surprise you, but it’s actually creating the RFP. The RFP is a critical document. If you don’t get it right, you could wind up with an ERP system that doesn’t meet your needs.

Read on to learn what you should do when creating an RFP for your ERP system and what mistakes to avoid so you don’t waste time or money, and you purchase the right ERP solution.

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5
Jan

Managing Supplier Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry

To be a food or beverage manufacturer is to face enormous amounts of risk. These are highly regulated industries in which the slightest mistake could actually cost customers their lives, and penalties for failing to comply with the law are jail time. On the less serious end of the spectrum, changes in customer demand are also a risk food and beverage manufacturers must navigate.

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3
Jan

How Can You Navigate Food Industry Retail Trends?

The world is changing around us, yet are we keeping pace? That question is especially relevant in the food industry.

Over the years, we’ve seen a shift in the retail landscape with a move towards retailer consolidation. More and more consumers are buying food products online, too. How do these food industry retail trends affect manufacturers, and how can they manage these shifts successfully? Read on to learn more, as well as what kinds of technological solutions they can use to handle these changes.

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29
Dec

What Are the Solutions to Supply Chain Management Challenges in the Food Industry?

There has never been a more complex time to be a player in the food industry. The industry is highly regulated. Competition is fierce. Ever-changing customer demands can make or break a firm. How do you manage the challenges of supply chain management in the food industry and remain successful?

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21
Dec

Lean Digital Transformation

Lean mindset companies define their work as driving value to customers. Yet many digital initiatives such as ERP implementations push work to people with business software dictating what to do and when to do it – restricting problem solving to the system instead of the people.

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15
Dec

How Is Customer Demand Reshaping the Food and Beverage Industry?

Kale isn’t anything new – it’s not the invention of some mad scientists in a lab. So, why in 2012 did its popularity skyrocket? A campaign by a PR professional (who also really likes kale) catapulted the cruciferous vegetable into the spotlight, where it’s stayed ever since.

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14
Dec

Webinar: Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics 365

Are you using Microsoft Dynamics AX? Are you interested in learning about your migration path to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations?

Download and watch our webinar, Getting to Microsoft Dynamics 365: Your Upgrade from Dynamics AX, where we discussed how organizations using Microsoft Dynamics AX can migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365. This recording covers areas like:

  • Why Upgrade?
  • Cloud Preparation
  • Migration Planning
  • Upgrade Paths for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Case Study
  • and more.

Watch now for free: Getting to Microsoft Dynamics 365: Your Upgrade from Dynamics AX.

12
Dec

Digital Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

We are in the Industry 4.0 era – a generation that will be won or lost with digital technology. How will you fare?
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7
Dec

Is It Time for Digital Transformation in the Food and Beverage Industry?

You would think that being a player in the food and beverage industry, you’d have it made. Everyone needs to eat and drink ; in the EU, food and beverage expenditures average almost 13% of household consumption, and the industry generates one out of every six dollars of the US industrial output. However, challenges abound in this space.

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