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Manufacturing KPIs

A question that invariably arises when I’m implementing manufacturing budgeting and planning software with clients is – which metrics should we be tracking? In my experience, key performance indicators (KPIs) are an excellent means for ensuring that budgets align with strategy. Specifically, what are the factors necessary for them to improve competitiveness over both the shorter and longer term? Read on to learn about my shortlist of must-have manufacturing KPIs.

Carlson Launches Manufacturing CPM Solution

We are excited to announce our newest industry-specific solution, Carlson Manufacturing CPM. Powered by Adaptive Insights, Carlson Manufacturing CPM is a ready-to-implement Cloud solution that gives manufacturers the ability to align budgets with strategy, standardize and optimize finance practices, improve collaboration, and plan for long-term success. If you are looking for manufacturing budgeting software, read on for more details.

Chris Pinto - Director - Carlson Management Consulting

Keys to a Successful Adaptive Insights Implementation

As an award-winning Adaptive Insights Platinum Partner with almost 150 corporate performance management solution implementations in place, we are often asked about the key steps that ensure successful projects. Indeed, we have gained the reputation as being the “go to” firm for the most complex implementations so we’ve accrued quite a bit of knowledge and experience in that area. Read about the objectives and project phases that are critical to successful implementations.

Interview with Becky Blackler, Executive Director of the CFO RoundTable

I recently attended a CFO RoundTable event at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. I also had the opportunity to meet Becky Blackler, the Executive Director of the CFO RoundTable, and followed up with her to learn more about the organization that she directs. Read on to learn more about this growing organization dedicated to educating CFOs.

Do You Speak the Same Language as Your Budget Owners?

I recently visited a client in Tokyo which was an interesting and exciting experience. I have traveled extensively through Asia in the past and have worked abroad in my career, but had never been to Japan. I was visiting Wacom, the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. I had time on the flight home to reflect on the applicable lessons from this trip that can be applied to the budget process, particularly around the topic of language and communication.