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The ERP Webinar Series: Why Pursue the ERP Dream?

Tuesday, July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Organized By Missouri Enterprise
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The ERP Webinar Series: “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters”

Another High-Value, No-Cost Learning Opportunity for Missouri Manufacturers.


Session 1 of 3:     Why Pursue the ERP Dream?

                             Thursday, September 9th, 2021. 11:00AM – Noon.


DESCRIPTION: Never the shrinking violet, instructor Tom Gordon bluntly asks, “Why would you want to spend all this money on something that can cause disruption and lower morale?” Tom will cover the first phases of your ERP dream with a thorough review of the benefits of implementing ERP and how it can be transformative for your business. 


  • Review of manufacturing control systems from punched cards to RFID, to MRP and ERP.
  • Business planning advantages inherent in an ERP’s single, unified database:
  • Examine “what ifs” at all levels.
  • Understand capacities and capabilities related to capital expenditures.
  • Strategic, tactical and operational planning.
  • Financial detail and forecasting abilities.
  • Legacy data and organizational knowledge preservation and leverage.
  • Algorithmic and heuristic activities, including the value-added proposition, productivity expectations and process controls.


SERIES OVERVIEW: Done right, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems implementation can positively transform your organization to compete at a much higher level. ERP can become your bridge over troubled waters that are fraught with operational inefficiencies that keep you from realizing your profitable growth potential. Done wrong, ERP deployment can be a costly, disruptive and unrewarding undertaking with little to no measurable ROI (or worse!). 


The ERP webinar series is designed to help you get ERP right. Your presenter is Missouri Enterprise’s own Tom Gordon, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable ERP experts in the business. With Tom leading the way there’s rarely a dull moment as he regales you with real-life examples, casts memorable metaphors to keep you focused on what’s important, and shares a wealth of knowledge you can tap into when you join in. Each hour-long session will pass quickly so come ready to take notes! Learn more about each session and sign up for them all or choose your hottest topic. 


Session 1 of 3. Why Pursue the ERP Dream?

Thursday, September 9th, 2021. 11:00AM – Noon.


Session 2 of 3. How to Plan for Your ERP Dream.

Thursday, September 16th, 2021. 11:00AM – Noon.


Session 3 of 3. What You Need to Know to Implement Your ERP Plan.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. 11:00AM – Noon.

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