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Inventory Control in the age of COVID 19

To what degree do you have control of how and when your inventory comes and goes? To whom it is sold and in what quantities? Not so much?  Is making critical business decisions more difficult now?  I’m sure you know that uncertainty is the new reality. As business managers it…

Pandemic Partnerships

From Phil Perkins,  President and CEO,  ACUMEN Corporation As the Covid-19 Pandemic rages on, one can always find positive aspects to everyday life. That is especially true for our company.  As a technology-based business we are very fortunate to be in a position to support our clients from our home…

Trulife Group – True Leadership Success

Mark Ownby, ACUMEN Corporation, VP of Operations, shares a recent experience. I have been implementing software for small, medium, and large companies since the late 1980s (yes, they had computers back in the dark ages). I have had projects that went smoothly and projects that – well, let’s just say…

The View from the Home Office

I know you are tired of hearing this, but these are unusual times. On a normal weekday, each member of our team at ACUMEN Corporation gets up in the morning and heads out to one of two places, either our offices in Richmond or in the Carolinas or to one…

COVID-19 -our Plan

Our plan: COVID-19 will not affect support Here at ACUMEN Corporation it will be business as usual during our fight against Coronavirus, with slight modifications to promote safety and good health. I hope this note finds you well and in safe surroundings. We take our responsibility to you and your…

Confessions of a Car Guy – Part 2

Blending Great Technology and Human Ingenuity Last evening, I had the occasion to see the movie Ford vs. Ferrari. As an admitted “car guy” I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat during the racing segments. The movie featured a good number of scenes featuring my favorite car…

Pride in Partnership

Phil Perkins ACUMEN Corporation President and CEO I’ve often said that we at ACUMEN Corporation are fortunate to serve so many innovative clients.  Most are either manufacturers or distributors. Many make or distribute innovative products to their appreciative customers. Only a handful of clients can be said to truly disrupt…

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Improving Your Delivery System

Early in my consulting career I had the good fortune and pleasure of working as a project manager with wholesale distribution firms as they implemented inventory, order-processing and financial-management systems. Over a 10-year period I met some of the most interesting and committed individuals in the business world. Midsized distributors…

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A Well-Oiled Machine

This week I’m not referring to a sports car, I’m focusing on you. Last week we had occasion to have a working lunch with one of our larger clients. The topic of discussion was the impending go live date and the final activities along the critical path. At ACUMEN we…

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Talk to Me

How fortunate I feel, since in 1991 we ( the ACUMEN marketing team) came up with a tag line for our logo, Weaving Human Intelligence with the Technology of our Times, that is still relevant today.  You may be aware that I write and speak often about digital transformation and…