ERP Advisory Board

The ERP Advisory Board works to ensure the information and services provided by Top10ERP are trustworthy and accurate for our manufacturing and distribution audience.

ERP Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a select list of ERP and Manufacturing industry leaders who contribute to the information and data provided on Advisory board members lend their extensive experience and expertise to ensure that provides authentic, useful, and unbiased Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software decision-support content to our audience. Our board members also contribute expert-written content, research, and direction on topics and issues most relevant to ERP Software, Manufacturing, and Distribution business intersections.

The Advisory Council is a larger but select group of industry and systems professionals who periodically participate in industry surveys and market research. To request an application for membership to our Advisory Council, please contact us.

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Board Members

Dave turbide

Dave Turbide

ERP Analyst and Writer

Dave Turbide Bio

Dave Turbide has nearly 40 years of experience as an independent ERP consultant, educator, and freelance writer. Dave serves and assists both the developers who build software systems and the manufacturers who use ERP systems. Since 1982, Dave has helped hundreds of manufacturers to select, implement, and get better results from their ERP systems. Also, he has performed analysis, written blogs, articles, thought pieces, white papers, and case studies, and advised software developers and vendors to help them improve their products and market positioning. Dave has authored many reports for major analyst firms and is especially attuned to the needs and challenges of the mid-sized manufacturer and has written several books, including Computers in Manufacturing, MRP+, Why Systems Fail. In the past, Dave has taught as a certified manufacturing engineer for APICS as a Supply Chain Professional at the fellow level in Production and Inventory Management and Integrated Resource Management. As a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and seminars, Dave can be heard in person and on the web.

Cindy Jutras

Cindy Jutras

Software Analyst

Mint Jutras, LLC

Cindy Jutras is a nationally recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. With over 45 years of corporate experience and manufacturing expertise in supply chain, customer service, and business performance management, Cindy spent more than 30 years working for software vendors in various roles, including product design and development and product management and marketing. Cindy has spent the last 15 years doing industry research that benchmarks the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology.

Before founding Mint Jutras, Cindy was Vice President, Research Fellow, and Group Director for the Aberdeen Group, where she conducted survey-based research on ERP, suite-based enterprise applications, and business performance management. During her tenure with Aberdeen, she directly managed various research practices, including Enterprise Applications and ERP, Manufacturing, Product Innovation, and Engineering.

Cindy has traveled worldwide speaking at executive conferences on her original supply chain concept, Virtually Vertical Manufacturing. She is the author of the book ERP Optimization and numerous magazine articles and has published hundreds of benchmarks and other research reports.

Rose of sharon de vos

Rose of Sharon De Vos

Integration Consultant and Digital Transformation Strategist

IIoT Automating Solutions

Rose of Sharon DeVos is a veteran manufacturing software application specialist with over 21 years of experience working with manufacturers. She founded IIoT Automating, Inc., where she provides consulting services to manufacturers, including Digital Transformation Plans for the Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0. She also shares her implementation expertise as an Operations Consultant, working with existing manufacturing ERP users to rethink, reimplement, and fully optimize the use of their current ERP systems.

No matter the manufacturer's size, Rose of Sharon helps enterprises connect the dots between their business sectors, automation systems, and software applications, making Big Data the big asset it is supposed to be. Rose of Sharon shares her technical expertise with the audience through her blog posts and topical articles.

Kent gladish

Kent Gladish

Vice President, Membership Development

Technology & Manufacturing Association

Kent has been working in Manufacturing for over 37 years. Since 2004, he has been helping hundreds of small to mid-sized manufacturers in the Midwest achieve profitable growth and business success through advocacy, advice, employee training, and helpful networking programs and services. Kent is devoted to helping manufacturers become more successful and competitive by implementing strategies, technologies, and training and, his close relationship with manufacturers means he knows what they need.

Through his work at the Technology & Manufacturing Association and its many manufacturers in the industrial Midwest, Kent has a direct pulse on industry. His experience and contributions keep the audience up to date on the complex topics and challenges facing today's small and mid-sized manufacturers.

Advisory Board Publications

Below is a sample of original articles researched and written our Advisory board members.

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