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WBSRocks: Business Growth with ERP and Digital Transformation

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WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, manufacturing, supply chain, eCommerce, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily operational and financial growth challenges by taking a deep dive into business cases and processes, technology strategy and architecture, transformation initiatives, and business models. The show also offers an independent analysis of technology trends, various ERP vendors and solutions, and enterprise software mergers and acquisitions. Subscribe today to stay on top of digital transformation trends!

WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, manufacturing, supply chain, eCommerce, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily operational and financial growth challenges by taking a deep dive into business cases and processes, technology strategy and architecture, transformation initiatives, and business models. The show also offers an independent analysis of technology trends, various ERP vendors and solutions, and enterprise software mergers and acquisitions. Subscribe today to stay on top of digital transformation trends!

Location:

United States

Description:

WBSRocks podcast features in-depth conversations on ERP, digital transformation, manufacturing, supply chain, eCommerce, and industry 4.0. The purpose of the show is to help CFOs, COOs, CEOs, and business owners with their daily operational and financial growth challenges by taking a deep dive into business cases and processes, technology strategy and architecture, transformation initiatives, and business models. The show also offers an independent analysis of technology trends, various ERP vendors and solutions, and enterprise software mergers and acquisitions. Subscribe today to stay on top of digital transformation trends!

Language:

English


Episodes

WBSP342: Grow Your Business by Learning the Pros and Cons of Kitting Business Processes, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

6/30/2022
If you're an e-commerce brand, kitting would not be new to you. Kitting could be a great tool to increase the average order value and differentiate yourself from the competition without necessarily launching a new product line. But kitting requires your inventory to be aligned across channels to deliver the intended results. Without the inventory alignment, it may result in missed opportunities, customer experience issues due to not getting their orders as per their timeline, and worse yet,...

Duration:00:59:47

WBSP341: Grow Your Business by Understanding ShipBob’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/29/2022
If you are an eCommerce brand and starting on the eCommerce journey, 3PL may appear to be an attractive option. You might feel that the only thing matters for eCommerce is sales and marketing. But as you advance in your journey, you will quickly realize how critical your operations are for your customer experience. If your customers can't receive the right products at the right time, they will not stick with you for very long, regardless of how compelling could be your messaging and customer...

Duration:01:02:43

WBSP339: Grow Your Business by Learning the Nuances of B2B Digital Commerce Processes w/ Jay Schneider

6/27/2022
Digital commerce initiatives require your product, channel, and customer data in order. Or they might not pay off as you might never get the desired results from them as you expect. While both B2B and B2C eCommerce efforts have their share of challenges, the B2B space experiences complex relationships and hierarchies that drive the process intricacies. These relationships could be because of how the relationships are set up, how contracts are structured, and how each of them are paid in the...

Duration:00:42:37

WBSP338: Grow Your Business by Learning the Pros and Cons of Blanket Orders Business Processes, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

6/23/2022
When it comes to blanket orders, the business community has mixed feelings about whether they add real value to the business. But their implementation could be all over the place as well. The legacy systems that didn't support the blanket order functionality natively had to come up with creative ways of handling them. These creative ways might include canceling the lines and adding new ones as the quantity gets released. Or they could be as dramatic as creating a completely new order....

Duration:01:00:39

WBSP337: Grow Your Business by Understanding ShipHype’s Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/22/2022
When you look at the eCommerce fulfillment space, there are many options out there. And most of these options could appear very similar. In fact, sometimes it's very hard to spot the difference between a 3PL and an eCommerce fulfillment software, as both software might appear similar. Just because your Shopify can integrate with their 3PL software, it's not meant to be a replacement for your order management platform. It should not even be compared in the software category. It's just another...

Duration:00:59:51

WBSP336: Grow Your Business by Understanding Epicor Kinetic's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/21/2022
When it comes to ERP software designed for manufacturing, you will find dozen of options. But none of them come close to meeting the needs of complex manufacturers. Even the software that will claim to be designed for hybrid manufacturing and raved by their customers are really lean on manufacturing capabilities. One of the critical differentiators for most manufacturing software is their BOM and data model. Lose correlation of BOM data elements could have significant implications on your...

Duration:01:04:38

WBSP335: Grow Your Business by Learning the Digital Process Complexity of the Water Industry w/ Noemi Kis

6/20/2022
One T-shirt takes around 700 gallons of water to manufacture. This is how important the water industry is that not many people understand. The water industry also has a complex sales cycle with several handshakes in the process. And yet it has one of the most legacy processes for the aftermarket industry, with the majority of the sales processes not being digital. But is that changing? Would existing solutions in the market be sufficient for the water industry? If not, then what do we need?...

Duration:00:31:40

WBSP334: Grow Your Business by Learning the Pros and Cons of Dropshipping Business Processes, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

6/16/2022
Most eCommerce companies can't survive without dropshipping. They might not have the funds to carry the inventory or build fulfillment centers to support customers in every location. But dropshipping is not as easy as building the website, finding the vendors, and start collecting cash. Incorporating dropshipping processes as part of your operational and financial workflow is even more challenging. And if your ERP system doesn't have dropshipping processes built as part of the system, it...

Duration:01:01:04

WBSP333: Grow Your Business by Understanding Ordoro's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/15/2022
When it comes to the options available for eCommerce merchants in the QuickBooks ecosystem, there is no shortage. In fact, we have so many options that sometimes it might be a project in itself to find the right tools and use them for the purpose it was originally designed for. There are inventory tools that might also play the role of a PIM. There are other inventory tools that might also have multichannel capabilities. Then there are inventory tools that might also function like a WMS...

Duration:00:58:50

WBSP332: Grow Your Business by Understanding Infor CloudSuite Industrial's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/14/2022
There have been several attempts to segment manufacturing processes such as make-to-order, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order, and project-based manufacturing. Some segment it based on discreet vs. process manufacturing. But the reality is that the manufacturing industry is so broad that each micro-vertical could be unique with its processes. For example, one of the biggest differentiators from the ERP process perspective is the lead time and complexity of the manufacturing processes. A...

Duration:00:59:59

WBSP331: Grow Your Business by Learning the System and Process Complexity of the Packaging Industry w/ Megan Gamble

6/13/2022
While the products get the most attention in a manufacturing company, the packaging is equally important when it comes to the CPG world. Also, the systems and operational needs are completely different when we compare different players in the packaging industry, starting from packaging suppliers, packaging R&D organizations, and consulting companies. They all might require multiple systems in the architecture to ensure that the ERP systems are not being overengineered and the specialized...

Duration:00:51:35

WBSP330: Grow Your Business by Learning the Pros and Cons of Centralized vs. Decentralized Order Processing, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

6/9/2022
Not many businesses understand how to capitalize on the synergies of truly globally integrated organizations. They struggle to bring all the departments together from one plant. Bringing together all the entities and sites in one system is a much harder lift than you would think. Sometimes you may be lucky to be forced into it as your customers might be requesting centralized order processing or consolidated invoicing. And then, you might be distributing them from locations most financially...

Duration:01:02:20

WBSP329: Grow Your Business by Understanding Flowtrac's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/8/2022
There are many different apps out there in the eCommerce space. Some go by eCommerce operations platform. Some call them multi-channel management platforms. Some can do warehouse management and proof of delivery. Some even claim that how they are going to change the industry by replacing the bigger daddies of the enterprise software world, such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor, and Epicor. But most of these apps are present in the QuickBooks or Xero ecosystem just because these businesses...

Duration:01:00:34

WBSP328: Grow Your Business by Understanding Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/7/2022
There is a very thin line between mainstream and project-based manufacturing. Is software development manufacturing? How about constructing a house? The manufacturing systems that are designed for mainstream manufacturing, such as make-to-stock, made-to-order, configure-to-order, and engineer-to-order, are very different. While they might claim to do project-based manufacturing, they hardly have a costing wrapper to track different jobs for that project. It's almost like once in a while if...

Duration:01:03:04

WBSP327: Grow Your Business by Learning About the Procurement Maturity Model and Governance Framework w/ Anna McGovern

6/6/2022
While Sales and operations planning is the shared responsibility of both sales and operations. Sales typically have far more clout while procurement with very little to no say in it. And as a result, most SMB organizations end up stocking the inventory far more than they need. And this overstocking results in the locking of cash and profitability issues. This is especially common with SMBs that are smaller and don't have PE or VC investment with them. In today's episode, our guest, Anna...

Duration:00:45:43

WBSP326: Grow Your Business by Learning the Pros and Cons of iPaaS vs. Point-to-Point Integration, a Live Interview w/ a Panel of Experts

6/2/2022
When most people think of integration, they just feel that as long as you have APIs, you should be good. Well, the integration projects could be harder than building software from the ground up. When you build or implement software, you speak one language. On the other hand, when you integrate two software, you speak two, if not more. One option to integrate two software would be to have them talk without a translator. While this might be OK in some scenarios, the problems become bigger as...

Duration:01:01:01

WBSP325: Grow Your Business by Understanding Webgility's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

6/1/2022
Did you know that only 10% of the sellers on Amazon generate over $100,00 a year? And while 90% of these sellers have the same complexity as their peers at $100 million, they don't have the same deep pockets to spend the money on integration and IT. While the options may not be perfect, they need a quick way of synching data from across the channels and system. Also, at this scale, the strategy to somehow manage with a fragmented set of apps and web hooks-based integration is probably OK, as...

Duration:00:59:07

WBSP324: Grow Your Business by Understanding SAP Business ByDesign's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

5/31/2022
If Infor is the largest ERP vendor that no one knows about, SAP Business ByDesign is the product from the largest ERP vendor that no one knows about. Some even doubt if there is any future for the product. The SAP resellers like to cannibalize products from their own portfolio in the hope of getting much higher license dollars from customers, even if it means that they might feel overwhelmed with the larger product. So does SAP even care for SMBs? If they do, have they done anything to...

Duration:01:00:02

WBSP323: Grow Your Business by Learning From the Story of Process Transformation of a Chemical Company w/ Paul Vragel

5/30/2022
Inventory and on-time delivery are two major factors that show that your processes may require transformational change. These issues could lead to long production meetings chasing late orders or raw materials. They could also lead to ad-hoc arrangements and process inefficiencies that might be the implications of the band-aid solutions implemented to cure short-term operational problems. Having accurate inventory and a controlled supply chain requires a holistic understanding of the...

Duration:00:48:00

WBSP322: Grow Your Business by Understanding Sage X3's Capabilities, an Objective Panel Discussion

5/26/2022
Discrete manufacturing space is crowded with several solutions. But there are only a few that are really good at process manufacturing and agriculture verticals. The process manufacturing has unique nuances with requirements such as traceability, sub-lots, sub-batches, and formulation management. These verticals also have unique reporting and audit requirements. Managing them could be a challenge with a vanilla ERP. And it might turn out to be extremely expensive. So why is Sage X3 so good...

Duration:00:59:18