Ultra Consultants

Ultra Consultants, a CFE Media content partner, is a leading independent research and enterprise solutions consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries throughout North America. Ultra delivers enterprise technology expertise and process management to drive business performance improvement for their clients.


Manufacturing IT, MES May 21, 2019

Maximizing the investment in manufacturing IT

Getting the most out of an investment in manufacturing IT seldom produces the desired results unless a simultaneous review and redesign of business processes is undertaken.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors May 1, 2019

ERP questions and considerations for process manufacturers

Process manufacturers face many challenges when choosing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software due to many challenges with codes and standards and constant maintenance.

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Asset Management December 28, 2017

The digital factory’s impact on the plant floor

The digital factory is driving manufacturers to a more competitive position and using technologies such as product lifecycle management (PLM), manufacturing execution systems (MES) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) to change how manufacturing works.

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Manufacturing IT, MES November 19, 2017

Master data management’s benefits for ERP

Master data management (MDM) is a technology-enabled business discipline in which business and IT organizations work together to ensure uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of an organization’s official, shared master data assets for enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects

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Project Management August 29, 2017

Eight steps to get ready for ERP

In a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, the CEO understands the ERP business case and allocates resources at the proper level to ensure that it is a success.

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Info Management August 16, 2017

Three key steps for an ERP performance review

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that are outdated and haven't been updated are in dire need of a business process review process to assess the current value of the system.

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Workforce Development August 9, 2017

Seven enterprise resource planning selection challenges

Choosing the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can be tricky with all the available options as well as possible pitfalls; it is important to understand and take into account the whole process.

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Virtualization, Cloud Analytics July 12, 2017

5 Cloud ERP considerations: Stay current with timely resources

Before deciding whether or not to implement Cloud ERP, a company should consider the benefits but also the proper timing for the specific company.

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Workforce Development July 11, 2017

Tips for managing common ERP risk factors

Preparation is crucial for an ERP project to combat the many risk factors.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors May 27, 2017

Benefits of ERP for process and batch manufacturing

Batch and process manufacturing have specific needs for software and production and enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules can help ensure that production is efficient and profitable.

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