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Episode 21

The Advantages of Industry-Specific ERP Solutions, Systems & Processes

The ERP Organizational Change Journal

by | Apr 23, 2021

In this episode with guest Paul Van Metre, we will discuss “The Advantages of Industry-Specific ERP Solutions, Systems & Processes”. We will also discuss one industry-specific ERP manufacturer’s approach to the ERP organizational change triad: People, Process, and Technology. 

by Dr. Jack G. Nestell | The ERP Organizational Change Journal Podcast

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This Episodes’ Guest

Paul Van Metre

Paul Van Metre

Mr. Paul Van Metre is Co-founder of ProShop ERP. ProShop is an ERP solution for small to medium manufacturing companies. ProShop includes all the traditional functions of ERP, Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and quality management system (QMS).

Mr. Van Metre is also a Board Member of Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) where he helps to ensure that PNAA’s mission of serving SMEs in the Aerospace and Defense industry in the Pacific Northwest is being executed and bringing value to all stakeholders.

Paul also has extensive experience running an aerospace manufacturing company for many years.

Episode Resources & Links

ProShop Website https://www.proshoperp.com/

ProShop ERP / Game Changing Machine Shop Software

“Building trust between the estimating department and the shop floor.”, https://www.proshoperp.com/building-trust-between-the-estimating-department-and-the-shop-floor/

 “Building a Learning Organization”, https://www.proshoperp.com/building-a-learning-organization/

 “Don’t Let Tribal Knowledge Kill Your Shop”, https://www.proshoperp.com/dont-let-tribal-knowledge-kill-your-shop/

 “Best Practices” video called “Culture”:  , https://www.proshoperp.com/company/video-library/#Best-Practices

 “Achieving Success” and “Reasons for Failure” , https://www.proshoperp.com/implementing-proshop/

“How To Choose The Right ERP System For Your Shop”, http://adionsystems.com.pages.services/proshop-erp-whitepaper/

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More About This Episide

There is one best ERP solution for each and every unique organization. But what does that really mean?  And, the organization needs to take the time and effort to find that “one best fit” without making assumptions. But How? 

In fact, research suggests that ERP systems selection, implementation methodology, and partner selection are critical for a successful ERP organizational change project. What matters and what really makes for an organization’s success is being mindful of how critical the triad (people, process, and technology) is and hence the true differentiators that ERP solutions and vendors bring to the table.

So let’s learn more with our guest as we discuss potential people, process, and technology differentiators including the value placed of organizational learning, culture, and trust.

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