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Podcasts Provide Help for ERP Efforts

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ultra Consultants, Inc., Chicago, an independent research and enterprise solutions consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries, announced availability of its ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Insights educational podcast series. Hosted by Ultra CEO and Founder Jeff Carr, the podcast is tailored to serve those organizations seeking to understand how best to drive business process transformation. 

“We regularly hear a set of common questions and concerns about the challenges involved in making an informed decision during the enterprise software selection process,” says Jeff Carr, CEO and Founder of Ultra Consultants. “The podcast series is a new resource for teams to gain a thorough and objective understanding of what it takes to enter into an ERP project with confidence, knowing that they have made the best decision for their company’s unique needs.” The first podcast in the series answers one of the most commonly asked question in a technology selection project: what resources are needed for this project? Carr reviews organizational chart options and describes best practices for a typical project. Future podcasts will focus on business process transformation activities and achieving ROI.

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Stewart EFI Connecticut Achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Stewart EFI, LLC, announced that Stewart EFI Connecticut, LLC, Thomaston, CT, achieved upgrade certification to the automotive industry’s new quality standard, IATF 16949: 2016, in addition to recertification under the ISO9001: 2015 Quality Standard. It joins Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, TX, in obtaining this certification. Both were previously certified to the technical specification ISO/TS 61949: 2009. In 2016, the IATF (International Automotive Task Group) announced an upgrade to their technical specification. The revised IATF standard replaces the ISO/TS 16949 technical specification.

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Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tenere, Inc., Dresser, WI, a provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, named Brian Steel as its new chief executive officer. Steel and most recently served as vice president of global sales and marketing at Tenere.

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