business adaptability, adaptability, disruption

Business Adaptability – A Core Survival Strategy

Adaptability is key to survival, whether we’re talking about organisms or organizations. For organisms, the strategy is simply to survive, but organizations, regardless of the industry, size, or location, have an...
blockchain, dirty word

Is Blockchain a Dirty Word?

In December of 2017, I enthusiastically wrote an article on the promise of blockchain in solving complex issues, like that of tracking conflict minerals, as well as supply disruption due to...
food and beverage, cloud, cloud erp, erp, coffee, manufacturing

The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World

Expect the unexpected. This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. It pertains to all areas and aspects of the business, but it absolutely should not refer to...
mes, erp, production execution, manufacturing execution system

You Asked, We Answered: An MES Q&A

As QAD’s Director of Industrial and High Tech verticals, I travel the world imparting words of wisdom and expertise on all things related to these industries. Well, maybe not, but I...