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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes

hugh alley  and retractable screen doors. Hugh is responsible for the entire supply chain of the firm, including purchasing, logistics, manufacturing and distribution. Alley has been doing process improvement work for 20 years, and has been advising management about IT system requirements and implementation for 15 years. Educated at University of Waterloo (Systems Design Engineering), Cornell University (Resource Economics), and Vancouver School of Theology, Hugh has taught at both Simon Fraser University and

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