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Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) And Rhythm Systems Enter A Strategic Partnership To Help Their Mid-Market Customers Align Their Vision, Goals And Business Processes And Systems.

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Aug 3, 2017 11:14:06 AM

Philadelphia, PA – August 2, 2017 -- Independent Computer Consulting Group (“ICCG”) is pleased to announce a new strategic relationship with Rhythm Systems. This partnership will help ICCG to be a true and trusted advisor to its clients and for Rhythm Systems, an enterprise software systems partner, to help their own clients align their vision for business and strategic initiatives with the right enterprise-wide processes and systems.

ICCG is an enterprise software focused consulting firm and an Infor Alliance and Gold Partner with global presence and a track record of more than 2,000 business and digital transformation project executions across ERP, Supply Chain Planning and Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Solutions and Product Life Cycle Management Solutions deployments.  

Rhythm Systems provides software for mid-market companies to achieve successful business execution. Their cloud-based software streamlines strategic planning and execution for mid-market CEOs, executive leaders and departmental teams – ensuring all employees are aligned and working toward long-term, annual, quarterly, weekly and daily goals.

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Topics: Announcements, Press Releases

ICCG's Deep Knowledge Of Infor M3 Helps SP Apparel Accomplish Go-Live In Under 7 Months

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Jul 31, 2017 1:17:30 PM

Philadelphia, PA – July 31, 2017 -- Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG), a Global Information Technology Solutions Provider for the Enterprise, recently announced the completion of an ERP Go Live for SP Apparel.

SP Apparel has been making sports jerseys since 1999 and has developed a great expertise in the conception of creative designs, pattern making, sublimation printing as well as producing innovative personalized custom team apparel. They sell more than 250,000 jerseys every year, into 27 countries, and for 110 customers including big names such as Nike, CCM, and Reebok.

Well-known in the hockey industry, SP Apparel also provides a wide variety of quality athletic uniforms for soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse and basketball under the brand name of SSP.

What differentiates SP Apparel from other apparel manufacturers in North America is not only their very high quality products, but the ability they have to customize small quantity orders of jerseys to very specific customer needs. It is this scenario that also brings complexity in regards to their ERP.

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Topics: Announcements, Press Releases, Case Study, Infor M3

Replacing Your Business Process Software? Read Up On Best Practices With Resources From ICCG.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 21, 2017 3:45:09 PM

ICCG provides some resources - by industry - to provide you with the information and education to get started. Download and read at your own pace and if you have questions, we look forward to answering.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Rentals & Equipment, Retail

What Is World Class Manufacturing And How Do You Measure It?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 17, 2017 10:49:19 PM

Larry Fast, founder and president of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence

Question: 

"What is World Class Manufacturing and How Do You Measure It?

Answer:

Now THAT’s a great question! I am unaware of a specific measurement that is universally available for use. If any of our readers are aware of such a measurement(s), then please comment. I can only share how I’ve thought about it and what I’ve used over the years with my operations and my clients.

My definition of World Class: “When a U.S. company and its factories are competitive in global markets they wish to serve.” As I’ve said before, U.S. manufacturing leadership can gripe about the playing field not being level while they watch foreign manufacturers continue to eat into their market share in this country. The ultimate outcome will range from a shrinking market share in the U.S. and/or one day going out of business; OR, the alternative—we must become good enough to compete. That’s World Class.

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Topics: Manufacturing

SP Apparel Selects ICCG As Infor M3 Partner. Go-Live Accomplished In Under 7 Months

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Jul 12, 2017 11:41:00 AM

SP Apparel has been making sports jerseys since 1999 and has developed a great expertise in the conception of creative designs, pattern making, sublimation printing as well as producing innovative personalized custom team apparel.

Well-known in the hockey industry, SP Apparel also provides a wide variety of quality athletic uniforms for soccer, football, baseball, dek hockey, lacrosse and basketball under the brand name of SSP.

Over the years, SP Apparel has established a proud reputation for the quality of its products produced in Canada using state of the art manufacturing equipment and the latest technology. This reputation results from the constant efforts and dedication displayed by our team.

“Our ERP system is an essential part of our business and while we were not experiencing any problems there were many changes to our business processes and we felt updating our ERP system to a more technologically modern, functionally rich solution would help our growing business,” said Steve Berard, Executive Vice President and co-owner.

Berard decided to approach this very strategically, realizing this could be an opportunity to not only upgrade the system, but to make changes to improve efficiency and reduce overall costs.

He identified the following 3 steps to manage this important move:

1)      Created an RFP and evaluated 5 vendors on their ERP solution.

2)      Short-listed Infor & Microsoft.

3)      Evaluated total cost of ownership for this new ERP system.

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Topics: Announcements, Case Study

RSWM Goes Live With Infor M3 GST Deployment With Quality And Timely Support From ICCG.

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Jul 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Goods and Services Tax or (GST), represents the biggest tax reform in India’s history. This new tax regime, which replaces the current complex structure of multiple indirect taxes in favor of a comprehensive dual Goods and Services Tax (GST), came into effect July 1, 2017.

The RSWM Business and IT team worked with ICCG – an Infor M3 Implementation Partner, to complete this important deployment in record time - just 20 days. While the ICCG and RSWM teams worked on implementing GST on ERP Infor M3 for its yarn business, the internal RSWM team had taken full responsibility to implement GST on TIM/ BPCS. Both ERPs have successfully gone live with the support of all team members.

“We are happy to share that we have gone live with our GST implementation,” said Prakash Maheshwari, Executive Director for RSWM Limited – an LNJ Bhilwara Group Company. “It is a great achievement to reach this milestone and goal to be GST compliant.”

“This GST implementation had to be completed before July 1, 2017, making this a good challenge for us to undertake,” said Manoj Gandhi, Chief of Operations, ICCG. “We value our customer relationships and always go that extra mile to address their needs,” continued Gandhi. “RSWM is a very important customer for ICCG so we ensured that our experienced Infor M3 consultants were deployed to the project and they worked beyond working hours to meet the deadlines. At the end what mattered for us was that RSWM management was happy with the successful Go Live.”

RSWM continues to work closely with ICCG as their Infor M3 Implementation partner to address all other aspects of their Infor M3 deployment.

ICCG is Infor Global Alliance Partner focused on Infor M3 and Infor LN ERP solutions and also Infor Fashion PLM, Discrete PLM and Infor Supply Chain Execution and WMS solutions.

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Topics: Announcements, Case Study

With Quality Support From ICCG, Autometers Alliance Ltd. Goes Live With Infor LN - FP 7 GST Deployment.

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Jul 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Goods and Services Tax or (GST), represents the biggest tax reform in India’s history. This new tax regime, which replaces the current complex structure of multiple indirect taxes in favor of a comprehensive dual Goods and Services Tax (GST), went into effect July 1, 2017.

The Autometers Alliance IT team worked closely with ICCG – an Infor LN Implementation Partner, to complete this important deployment in record time.

As a company, Autometers Alliance Ltd., ranks among the premier Railway Equipment and UPS Manufacturers in India. Since its inception in 1959, Autometers Alliance Ltd. has been constantly striving to adapt the best international technologies and manufacturing practices, always concentrated on and keeping in mind the segment needs and application area.

ICCG is Infor Global Alliance Partner focused on Infor M3 and Infor LN ERP solutions and also Infor Fashion PLM, Discrete PLM, and Infor Supply Chain Execution and WMS solutions.

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Topics: Announcements, Case Study

When The Future Is Now, ERP Updates Prove Key To Success

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 29, 2017 7:17:18 PM

By Mary Trick, Chief Customer Officer, Infor

The typical age of an ERP solution release in a midmarket organization is more than seven years. A lot can change in that time – businesses expand, new technology is introduced, and new regulations are instituted.

  • Organizations on the latest version of their ERP software typically report a 13% reduction in operational costs.
  • Organizations that are implemented on the latest release are 70% more likely than those that are not to have the ability to share and integrate data with the extended enterprise; partners, customer, and regulatory bodies.
  • In an ever-more-mobile world, organizations with the latest ERP software are 67% more likely to have access on mobile devices.
  • 53% of organizations with the latest version use best practices of the ERP solution compared to 47% that are not.

If these findings aren’t enough to convince you of the merits of an upgraded ERP system, consider this: Out-of-date systems are harder to support and maintain. This translates into less efficiency and more cost and risk to you.

 

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Guest Blog, ERP

Digital Transformation In Omnichannel

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 26, 2017 11:01:57 AM

The following blog is being shared with permission.

By Miro Yaghi M.Eng, MBA, PMP, CPA, formerly Transformation leader and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with ICCG customer, Gildan Corporation, Montreal, Canada.

Digitization in an omnichannel environment is not about technology only its about the integration of process, people and technology. Its about understanding each of our customers preferences and providing them with a personalized, homogeneous, great experience in store, on line, offline, through mobile apps and with direct customer services. Every employee within a retail business line needs to provide the same quality of service by using all available technology with the objective to create and maintain a personalized, sustainable and repeatable relationship.

 

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Guest Blog

Spotlight: IDC Analyst Connection Provides Guidepost On Digital Disruption

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 16, 2017 8:43:53 AM

These are exciting times for manufacturing. Technology, operational innovation, and new concepts in digitization are changing the way we make and sell products and services. It’s a revolution, they say. And you can see it around you. If your plant isn’t already in the midst of a modernization project, you likely have one on the horizon. Or, you’re starting to plan and research your options, working at finding budget, generating buy-in from executives. 

 

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Topics: Products, Announcements

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