ERP Optimization Consulting

We have extensive experience maximizing the effectiveness of existing ERP implementations.

Our goal is to leverage your system's capabilities to target your specific business objectives.  Tangible cost savings, efficiency improvements, customer satisfaction, and on-time performance are the goals.

Particular areas of data, process, and system optimization include:

Master Data Clean-Up and Management

It's a known fact:  ERP systems won't run well if the underlying master data isn't up to par.  We can work directly with your system's back-end database to quickly and effectively clean up bad data.  We can also help you implement a program of master data governance to ensure sustainable data quality going forward.  Having clean and accurate part master lists, BOMs, manufacturing routings/methods, and time standards can be well within reach.

Production Planning and Scheduling

Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) is one of the cornerstones of our consulting practice.  We are the "go-to" consultants for those companies that are not satisfied with their current production scheduling practices and wish to improve their on-time performance.  Altemir Consulting is also unsurpassed in its ability to eliminate schedule volatility with the aim of re-establishing customer-driven work priorities on the shop floor and extended supply chain.

Visit our production scheduling page for more information.

Shop Floor Control

Visit our Lean MRP page to learn more about our unique approach to instituting Lean pull-based flow on the shop floor using ERP production scheduling as its underpinning.  This is a novel technique that usually doesn't require additional capital investment.  Improved labor and material reporting, lean material control, and throughput management are other areas where we excel.

Inventory Management

Altemir Consulting is adept at establishing statistically optimized inventory and purchasing parameters and implementing them as part of an improved inventory management program.  We have achieved inventory reductions greater than 25% while maintaining fulfillment rates greater than 98%.  We understand the mechanics of demand forecasting, MRP, and inventory control that are applicable to distributors fulfilling customer orders as well as manufacturers who seek to maintain sufficient on-hand raw materials.  Improved inventory accuracy is also an area where we've had a lot of success.

Visit our Inventory Management page for more information.

Purchasing

Supply chain management organizations will appreciate our expertise in eliminating MRP-driven schedule volatility.  A carefully crafted program of master data management together with inventory control can significantly improve your organizations ability to practice just-in-time (JIT) purchasing and maintain adequate inventory stocks.

Other Functional Areas

We can address a variety of other areas such as customer order management, document control, quality inspection, and engineering change management.

Extensive ERP System Experience

We can bring about positive change with virtually any ERP system that uses a relational database (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.).  We have hands-on experience with the front-end user interfaces and back-end databases of a number of different ERP systems ranging from QuickBooks to SAP.

We are system-agnostic

We have deep transactional business, analytic, database, and technical skills that can help rapidly transform the use and benefit of any ERP or enterprise IT system.

Some systems that we have direct experience with include but are not limited to:

ERP:

  • SAP
  • Epicor
  • Infor VISUAL
  • Infor XA
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • QAD
  • Cetec ERP
  • ShopMate
  • MRPeasy

MES:

APS:

  • SAP
  • Epicor
  • Infor VISUAL
  • Planet Together
  • Preactor

QMS:

  • CEBOS
  • Qualio
  • Infor VISUAL

PLM:

  • ENOVIA
  • PTC Windchill
  • AutoDesk Fusion Lifecycle

CAD:

  • Solidworks
  • ProENGINEER
  • CATIA

Explore the Possibilities ...

We welcome inquiries from all businesses, small and large, that are eager to move to the next level.  Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific needs at no obligation.