Frequently Asked Questions
How can I implement ERP behaviors and mindsets in my legacy environment?
Many of the most critical ERP behaviors and mindsets have nothing to do with system functionality, but everything to do with making sure the data is an accurate depiction of the physical reality. For example, Bills of Materials and Routings should depict actual demonstrated performance – not theoretical calculations, or nameplate ratings. Similarly, inventory should be accurate at the lowest level of identification (lot, batch, pallet, etc.), and location (bin), not just at the aggregate plant level. These are all examples of mindsets and behaviors that are essential for operation in an ERP environment, which can be implemented in a legacy environment.
If I use the ERP Readiness TRACC, do I still need an ERP Solution Provider?
We strongly encourage partnering with a reputable ERP Solution Provider when you are ready to implement an ERP system. Although ERP Readiness TRACC can help you prepare for your implementation, when it comes to system selection, and the actual build, testing and deployment of an ERP solution, our recommendation is that you engage an ERP implementation expert, which your ERP Solution Provider should be.
Can ERP Readiness TRACC help me if I am in the middle of an ERP implementation?
Perhaps. If you have sites that won’t go-live for a year or more, and your ERP Solution Provider has not yet turned their attention toward those sites, there is a good chance ERP Readiness TRACC can help those sites prepare. Contact us to discuss.
Can ERP Readiness TRACC help if I have already implemented ERP, but aren’t yet receiving the expected benefits?
Possibly. If the primary reason for delayed or reduced benefits is inadequate organizational change management during the implementation, then there is a good chance that ERP Readiness TRACC can help. If the reason(s) are more technical in nature, then that may require a technical solution. Contact us to discuss.
What are the ERP principles that ERP Readiness TRACC are based on?
The blessing and curse of all ERP systems is that they assume the information in the system is correct, and that users will actually do what the system says they will do. Because of that, the principles which help ensure success in an ERP system, and the ones which the ERP Readiness TRACC are based on, are:
- Plan the work, work the plan
- Keep system aligned with physical reality
- Detect & correct discrepancies in 1 or 2
- Drive simplification