Process Control

Technology is not a magic bullet


Source: Rog01 Used with licence

Source: Rog01
Used with licence

“Our back door discipline is appalling.”

“Our admin teams are constantly chasing paperwork from the factory.”

“We don’t have up-to-date inventory, and it’s costing us a fortune in unnecessary procurement.”

“We need a new ERP system to fix all our problems…”


While the first three sentences above might well be 100% true, the fourth is most certainly not. If you have poor systems and procedures in your operation, no system is going to be the panacea for all these ills.

If your managers and operators cannot follow basic disciplines now, what makes you think that a fancy new computer system is going to be any better? You will go from a mountain of paper to an ocean of incomplete data that will be just as much of a problem to fix and interpret.

This is why Applied Acumen is different. We’re experts in creating tailored technology solutions that enable our clients to grow and realise their full potential. However, unlike traditional ERP partners and IT Solutions companies, we’re also one of the world’s leading behavioural change consultancies.

We don’t just parachute a new system into your business, hand over the keys, and collect our fees. We put boots on the ground; we work alongside your managers, supervisors and operators to design the system or solution, train it out, and then audit compliance. And each programme is tailored for the specific needs of the client.

Have an issue with master data? We have extensive experience in taking incomplete information, filling in the gaps, and connecting differing data sources.

Need help making sense of your inventory? We’ve worked with many clients in getting their inventory, procurement and disciplines under control.

Do you have sophisticated manufacturing lines, with heaps of data, but with no way of interpreting the information in a meaningful way? We face and overcome these kinds of challenges with most of our clients, and we’re skilled in capturing information, and building clear and useful dashboards that enable managers to make quick and informed decisions.

Spent a fortune on a sophisticated ERP system, and can’t see any improvement on your bottom line? Talk to us… we’re the guys who can help.

In offering results based behavioural change programmes and providing bespoke information technology solutions (or working with, and making sense of, your existing systems), we’re ideally suited to ensuring our clients realise the value in their technology.

We know there are many businesses out there struggling with information, and not maximising its potential value. Applied Acumen is waiting for your call…

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