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February 13, 2019 Professional Development Meeting

February 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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5:30 PM Registration/Networking
6:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM Presentation

The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

"Never, Never, Never Trust Your ERP Systems!"
Executives are finding it more difficult to make sound business decisions as ERP
systems continue to infiltrate their organizations. This is contrary to
the contemporary
belief that these systems provide managers with all the
information necessary to make
more effective and efficient decisions. The
truth is hard to dispute and couldn’t be more

Managers are making an increasing number of bad decisions simply because the
fundamental systems parameters that
guide these systems are often incomplete,
inaccurate or

You will learn how to develop a quantifiable trust in the data
necessary to the usefulness of your ERP system and learn how to improve
the decision-making processes within your ERP environment. Specific
techniques to develop high levels of data integrity in ERP environments will
be presented along with specific tools for measuring data accuracy. We
will conclude the session by outlining a 9-step program for achieving the
highest levels of information systems integrity.

The need for “manager trust” of computer data has created an entirely new
management responsibility within the computerized company… monitoring
the condition of the data necessary to the decision-making process. No
longer is a manager responsible solely for reporting economic or
departmental performance. Today's manager must monitor and report the
condition of data utilized in the decision making process.
Don’t miss this exciting and informative program if you want to
DRAMATICALLY improve the effectiveness of your ERP environment!

Specifically, we will focus on the following issues:
1. Monitoring and reporting the COMPLETENESS of master file data in
the computerized company.
2. Monitoring and reporting the ACCURACY of master file data in the
computerized company.
3. Monitoring and reporting the EFFECTIVENESS of master file data in
the computerized company.
4. Changing the culture of the organization to develop the DISCIPLINES
that have ALWAYS been necessary to operate and ERP system.

Technical, organizational, cultural and behavioral impediments to achieving
high levels of master file data integrity will also be addressed so that
participants can return to their respective companies and begin
implementation of these techniques immediately.

Alan G. Dunn is founder and President of the Gerald E. Dunn, Inc., a holding
enterprise that owns and operates several companies and “practices,” each led
by a top industry professional.

In addition to his 35 years of technical and management consulting experience, Mr.
Dunn has several years of line management experience in manufacturing
environments. He has extensive background in most functions within
manufacturing companies and has participated in over 150 manufacturing and
distribution consulting projects in over 100 companies. Mr. Dunn has consulted in
more than 20 countries and across most manufacturing industrial sectors.

Alan is also known as a capable mentor and instructor. He is a passionate advocate
of the manufacturing industry as the most significant long-term "productive
capital" contributor to industrial society.

Mr. Dunn regularly presents executive workshops at the Center for Technology
& Management Education (CTME) of the California Institute of Technology
(Caltech) in Pasadena, California. Alan also manages the CTME Next
Generation Global Supply Chain Leadership Certificate Program. This is a
multi-year leadership development program that targets large multi-national
manufacturing companies that want to develop their geographically-dispersed
young high-potential talent into world-class global supply chain leaders.

Alan is also a regular instructor at the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI),
where he presents numerous workshops and web-enabled training programs. Over
the duration of his career, Alan has developed and presented more than 800 single
and multi-day executive workshops at venues across the globe.

Alan has also served on the APICS Board of Directors and was the Chairman of
the Board in 2015.
Mr. Dunn holds a BA degree in business management from California State
University in Fullerton. He is also qualified by APICS as a Certified Practitioner
in Inventory & Production Management (CPIM).

For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Kathy, Chapter Administrator:
[email protected] or (616) 490-8608.
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