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Katie Foley

Katie Foley
Katie is an Operations Analyst at Visibility. She has a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.
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Women in Manufacturing History

Posted by Katie Foley on Jun 14, 2018 11:48:00 AM

When most people think of the manufacturing industry, they think of it as a male dominated field. And in many ways it is – women only make up a third of the workers in the industry. However, women make up about half of the sales and office jobs in manufacturing.

Through working at Visibility, an ERP technology company that serves the manufacturing industry, I have gotten to meet many strong and successful women in manufacturing. Seeing these women break glass ceilings made me wonder – where did women get their start in manufacturing? In this blog we will take a look at the great women in manufacturing history.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Visibility Consultant Serves as Red Cross Disaster Volunteer

Posted by Katie Foley on Jun 11, 2018 12:14:48 PM

Most people know the Red Cross responds to major disasters, but you may not know that the Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes.  Visibility implementation consultant Paul Hoy is a Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer and has responded to over 300 house fires, blizzards, tornados, terrorist attacks, and hurricanes over the last 6 years, assisting literally thousands of displaced residents!

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Topics: Community

What ERP and Parenthood Have in Common: Inventory Control

Posted by Katie Foley on May 11, 2018 3:30:00 PM

I entered the wonderful world of parenthood almost one year ago in June 2017. While on the face parenthood and ERP seem to have nothing in common, after some sleep deprived nights you can start to see some similarities! There are many ERP modules that could simplify my day-to-day life as a new mom so I thought I would start a series of blogs on the various modules as they relate to parenthood. First up, inventory control…

Diapers- check! Wipes- check! Formula- oh no, we’re out of formula! No parent wants to be doing the midnight drive around town to search for that one type of formula that agrees with your baby’s tummy and taste buds.  With the inventory control module, I could keep track of my inventory and associated costs. I could set reminders to order items when they reach a certain level. This would ensure that I have all of the necessary baby supplies in stock and that I am ordering them at the best prices at all times.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Finding the Pot of Gold at the End of the ERP Implementation 

Posted by Katie Foley on Mar 9, 2018 11:30:00 AM

This weekend many of us will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is held on March 17th each year to commemorate the death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day has become a day to celebrate Irish culture by wearing green, listening to Irish music, eating corned beef and cabbage and of course drinking beer. ERP implementations and St. Patrick's Day have more in common than you might think! 

Leprechauns, the creatures of Irish mythology, are often associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Of all the leprechaun myths, the story of leprechauns burying a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow is perhaps the most famous. So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, how can we find that “pot of gold” at the end of the ERP implementation?

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Topics: ERP

Top Ten Reasons to Attend VCC 2018

Posted by Katie Foley on Jan 23, 2018 9:09:50 AM

The Visibility Customer Conference season is upon us! We are particularly excited about VCC 2018 as we have a brand new format planned.

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We have compiled a list of the top reasons why you should join us for our 2018 ERP conference in Nashville this April: 

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Topics: Customers, Company, ERP

What is IoT and How it Affects ERP

Posted by Katie Foley on Aug 28, 2017 2:05:00 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term I’ve heard a lot in recent years and never took the time to fully understand it’s meaning. So what is IoT? IoT is a network of physical objects that are embedded with software, sensors, and other network connected technology that allows the physical objects to collect and communicate data.

It's not as complicated as it sounds. You’ve probably experienced some IoT enabled devices already. Some common consumer product examples of IoT:

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Topics: Technology

Industry 4.0: How ERP Can Help With Industry 4.0

Posted by Katie Foley on Aug 15, 2017 9:15:00 AM

This is our third post on the topic of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing. Our first post address what Industry 4.0 is at a high level, how it is defined and where it originated from. Our second post took a look at the steps companies can take to achieve Industry 4.0. Our third post will specifically address how ERP can help with Industry 4.0. 

ERP software for manufacturing organizations results in greater productivity, improved efficiency, and high flexibility – all principles that are at the core of achieving Industry 4.0. Here are some of the features of Visibility ERP that can help your organization achieve Industry 4.0:

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Topics: ERP

Selecting an ERP System: ERP Contract Review

Posted by Katie Foley on Jul 31, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Once you narrow in on a preferred vendor, ask the vendor to send you contracts to review thoroughly before signing on the dotted line.

Although we recommend a comprehensive review of the contract your company’s legal team, here are five areas to focus on when reviewing an ERP contract:

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Topics: ERP

Industry 4.0: How to Implement Industry 4.0

Posted by Katie Foley on Jul 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

In our second post in our Industry 4.0 series, we will address how your manufacturing company can implement industry 4.0.

Here are the steps your company should consider taking in order to work towards Industry 4.0:

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Topics: Manufacturing

Our New Corporate Headquarters

Posted by Katie Foley on Jun 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As many of you know, Visibility moved to a new space last November. What you may not know is how special and unique our new corporate headquarters space is.

 Pictured Above: A Look Inside Our New Corporate HQ

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Topics: Community