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Ultriva Named 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Tech Solution Providers by CIO Review Magazine

  
  
  
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CIO Review has chosen Ultriva for its 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers. The positioning is based on Ultriva’s solutions that help manage the supply chain and improve the inventory velocity of leading industrial manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and logistics firms.

Much of Industry Has Lost its Way Regarding MRP

  
  
  
Demand Driven

Last week I shared the insights of a CEO using Demand Driven Supply Chain methodologies profiled Chad Smith in Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics (Smith and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2013). Smith is a co-founder and Partner at the Demand Driven Institute, an organization dedicated to proliferating demand driven methods globally. Smith serves as the Program Director of the International Supply Chain Education Alliance’s Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program. Two months ago Chad Smith and I (Ultriva founder, Narayan Laksham) discussed the five components of DDMRP (Demand Driven Materials Resource Planning) at a well-attended webinar.    

CEO’s Perspective on Demand Driven Supply Chain

  
  
  
Ultriva DDMRP

Two months ago Chad Smith and I (Ultriva founder, Narayan Laksham) discussed the five components of DDMRP (Demand Driven Materials Resource Planning) at a well-attended webinar.  Wanted to take this blog as an opportunity to dig a little deeper.  Smith is the co-author of Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics (Smith and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2013). He is a co-founder and Partner at the Demand Driven Institute, an organization dedicated to proliferating demand driven methods globally.  Smith serves as the Program Director of the International Supply Chain Education Alliance’s Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program. 

Ultriva SCM Technology Featured in CIO Review (Part 2)

  
  
  
Ultriva Modules help manufacturers

Our last blog shared that Ultriva was the cover story in the manufacturing technology special edition issue of CIO Review. This feature article was authored by Raj Kumar and is titled, “Ultriva: Escalating Manufacturing Output Through Lean.”  The author interviewed Narayan Laksham, Ultriva’s founder and CEO. This second part of the story features Ultriva real-world success in the manufacturing space.  Here is part two of the article: 

Ultriva SCM Technology Featured in CIO Review (Part 1)

  
  
  
Cio Review cover

Recently, Ultriva, the leader in collaborative supply chain solutions, was the cover story in the current October issue of CIO Review. This issue was the manufacturing technology special edition. The feature article was authored by Raj Kumar and is titled, “Ultriva: Escalating Manufacturing Output Through Lean.”  The author interviewed Narayan Laksham, Ultriva’s founder and CEO. During the course of the interview, Laksham explained how he applied lean principles to the supply chain processes and developed a solution that triumphs over the traditional Material Requirements Planning (MPR) systems and delivers more value.  Here is part one of the article: 

Supply Chain Pain Points in Recent Voice of Customer Survey

  
  
  
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It is no secret that our SCM (supply chain management) software helps supply chain experts solve their pain points. In order to better serve our existing and prospective customers, we wanted to know specifically how Ultriva customers value the technology. This type of thinking is not new for Ultriva, we constantly incorporate customer feedback into our new enhancements and features, mostly recently in version 7.7.  Voice of the customer (VOC) is what drives the people and product at Ultriva. 

Multi-lingual Support in the Global Supply Chain Essential

  
  
  
Global Languages

Being based in Cupertino, California, it is not uncommon to run into people who speak two, sometimes three different languages. My children are well-versed in explaining American idioms to classmates who might take “barking up a wrong tree” literally. Silicon Valley is its own little global microcosm.

Role-based Architecture Absolutely Required in Supply Chain Software

  
  
  
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Every business application needs to manage different roles. Each role has a defined set of actions to be performed to make the application successful within an organization.   Take a simple example of a procurement organization – it includes several roles like – planner, buyer, supplier, material handler, receiving dock person, purchasing manager, supply chain manager, inspector, and materials manager. Each of these human resources has defined roles and responsibilities. That is what role-based architecture brings to the business application.   

Manufacturing Day Oct 3

  
  
  
Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 3rd marks the third annual Manufacturing Day or MFG DAY in social media parlance. In case you have not previously heard of Manufacturing Day, it is the annual celebration of manufacturing in North America, particularly in the United States. This National Event was established to expand knowledge about manufacturing and improve the public’s perception of U.S. manufacturing. The special day emphasizes the importance of American manufacturing to the economy. It also stresses educating the public about the value of US manufacturing careers. (Much has been written lately about the US Manufacturing Skills gap and how it impacts manufacturing). 

A Genius Approach: Built-in Engineering Rules Prevents Problems

  
  
  
SCM Rules

Albert Einstein said intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. Built-in engineering rules allow customers to define rules on any event or action that occurs in the supply chain. 

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