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Keep your project on track amid personnel changes

I have been doing this project management thing for a long time now – over 30 years – and the one constant, as they say, is change. One change that can have a huge impact on a project is personnel. Whether the project is a short (a few weeks) or…

3 Inventory Planning Steps to Take for 2019

Your 2018 is wrapping up nicely – well done!  You’ve sold products, brought them into your warehouse, repackaged and shipped to customers.  But looking around the warehouse, there sure is a lot of product on the shelves and bins.  What is all that for?  Good question! Most successful (and unsuccessful)…

About Digital Transformation (and its dirty little secret)

I’m sitting here early in the morning having coffee, listening to the ocean and thinking about “digital transformation”. Well, not exactly, but it seemed like an interesting way to start this post. If you read certain business publications, you may notice that virtually every software vendor and consulting firm are…

Inventory Turns – moving at the speed of “G”’s or ZZZZ’s?

NASCAR is an important sport here in the Richmond, Virginia area.  And so, it’s not surprising that I was drawn to a series of studies related to the science of speed, (produced for the National Science Foundation (NSF), written and hosted by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky).  These studies explain the scientific principles…

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Real Business ACUMEN: Solo USA

Successful manufacturing and distribution companies have a secret: Real Business ACUMEN. See how Solo USA in Newport News, Virginia uses SAP Business One to handle sales to manufacturing to shipping of its home and industrial sprayers and products.

S.M.A.R.T Goals – a Key Tool for ERP Implementations

As I am starting a new SAP Business One implementation, I am reminded (and am coaching the project team) of the importance of setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. When faced with something as potentially daunting as implementing a new ERP system, it is easy to set lofty, generic goals that are impossible…

SAP Cloud Business Soars; Operating Profit Up Double-Digit

Wow – big news from SAP (here’s the link with details)!  SAP Cloud Business Soars; Operating Profit Up Double-Digit; Raises 2018 Outlook and 2020 Ambition Nothing like growth – and double-digit growth at that!  There is a reason for SAP’s huge success:  a fabulous product!  If you have inventory, or make and…

Knee replacements hurt! Why you shouldn’t wait to improve your inventory software and business systems.

My wife works at a health and wellness company – specifically in fitness and weight loss.  Many of their customers are quite heavy and need to drop substantial weight.  This extra burden on their bodies typically has serious joint issues along with the health risks:  knees most often.  Bad knees…

Great Product and Great Partnership

ACUMEN Vice President of Operations Mark Ownby recently returned from the annual SAP Innovation Summit held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando April 18-20. ACUMEN is always represented at these events since so much information on product design and direction is provided during a very compact schedule. This year…

Our CEO Phil Perkins Co-Authors His 4th Business Success Book

Congratulations are in order for ACUMEN Corporation CEO, Phil Perkins.  Phil has just co-authored and published his fourth business success book, The Willing To Buy Coach.  Phil and co-author, Dan Schultheis wrote The Willing To Buy Coach as a follow up to their earlier collaboration on Willing To Buy: A Questioning…