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Insights - Q&A With ICCG's Michael A. Lea, GM Process Manufacturing

Posted by Harriet Schneider on May 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Michael A. Lea is a 25-year technology veteran who has demonstrated strong consultative sales management and leadership qualifications, and continues to remain a thought-leader about advanced software and business solutions designed to meet the diverse and rapidly evolving business demands of his clients

He has held various positions of increasing responsibility such as Senior Technical Sales Consultant for Infor, VP of Sales & Business Development for Coolearth Technologies, and most recently as a Consultative Sales Executive for Bora Enterprises.

Q. Supply chain visibility is so essential for a manufacturer to manage the customer service levels. How do we bring transparency and traceability in supply chains?

A. The priority and goal for any process manufacturer is to have complete lot tracking and traceability. This is commonly referred to as the “genealogy” of all raw materials, resources, and assets that enter a facility, and remain within the four walls of the facility until it passes through the facility as a final product or goods.

Real-time, accurate data and visibility are a necessity. The OTC (Order-to-Cash) systems and solutions must be closed-loop and work in conjunction and seamlessly from customer order/demand through the PTP (Plan-to-Produce), the manufacturing process (including vendors, suppliers, and co-packers) and then finally shipping, distribution and logistics.

As a consultant I’m frequently asked what is the main pitfall towards achieving transparency and traceability? This is a hard question and a huge consideration for manufacturers as each situation is different and unique. It’s one of the first things we address in our strategic consultation.

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Topics: Process Manufacturing, Infor Cloudsuite Process PLM, Q&A

Leading Beauty & Personal Care Manufacturer Selects Infor CloudSuite® Process PLM (Optiva) As Its Platform And ICCG As Its Implementation Partner

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The business objective of the project is to help them get to market faster and with a unified view of data and processes and serve its customers at a higher level of service and quality of products.

A leading beauty care company that has been in growth mode and with active business collaborations for leading beauty brands selected Infor® CloudSuite™ PLM for Process (Optiva) for its Product Development and collaboration platform and ICCG, Inc. as its Implementation Partner for this strategic investment.

Infor CloudSuite PLM for Process maximizes the value of process manufacturers’ R&D teams and helps reduce the time spent performing key PLM processes, such as new product development and introduction, formula optimization, regulatory compliance, and project management.

“Bringing products to market to meet evolving customer demands is no longer enough. To grow revenue and remain competitive, manufacturers must shrink product development cycle times and get products to market faster, while at the same time, ensure regulatory compliance,” said Bala Anantharama, Senior Vice President at ICCG. “So when this company came to us needing to select and implement a proven and complete PLM solution designed for their specific product development needs, we knew Infor CloudSuite Process PLM would be a perfect fit.”

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Topics: Infor Cloudsuite Process PLM, Optiva

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