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Technology & Your Organization

As the rapper Common offers during a Microsoft AI commercial: “It’s not about what technology can do. It’s about what you can do with it.” Microsoft is right. It’s not about technology is capable of doing. It’s about what you can do with technology to: Simplify business execution Reduce cycle Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Client Successes

Requirements Analysis to Correct Operational Problems with Configurable Products

Industry: Semiconductor Capital Equipment Role: Project Manager Number of people working on Assignment: 20 people in Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Order Services, Production Control and Finance Duration of Engagement: 2 months Problem Presented: Our firm was referred to client as being an “expert” who could help them implement a configurator application—a Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Client Successes

Define the User Interface for a Rule-Based Software Application to Properly Configure and Validate a Customer’s Orders

Industry: Semiconductor Role: Business and Technical Expert Assigned to End-User Number of people working on Assignment: 2 – client staff; 3 IT staff; 7 Accenture consulting personnel (project managers and programmers) Duration of the engagement: 7 months Problem Presented: Information Technology and outsource I.T. consulting staff were not appropriately identifying Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Client Successes

Define Business Processes for Migration to New Configurator Application

Industry: Semiconductor Role: Project Leader Number of people working on Assignment: 6 client personnel Duration of Engagement: 2 months Problem Presented: Client had to convert data from an existing computer application to a new computer application for approximately 1,000 custom semiconductors. This conversion effort would take place over a period Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Client Successes

Create Operations Infrastructure for a High-Tech Start-Up Company

Industry: Large Format Color Printer Role: Project Manager Number of people working on Assignment: 1 consultant/programmer, 9 client personnel Duration of Engagement: 4 months Problem Presented: Client needed assistance defining an operational infrastructure necessary to transition the company from being a start-up “product development” company to a complete sales, manufacturing, Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago
Client Successes

Integrate ERP with Business Process

Leverage ERP Investment, Improve Operational Efficiency, Reduce Inventory and Cycle Times Industry: Engineer-to-Order Capital Equipment Manufacturer Role: Project Manager Number of people working on Assignment: 6 people Duration of Engagement: 9 months Problem Presented: Prospect contacted our firm about the need to define a “part numbering system” for a 35- Read more…

By Dave Gardner, ago