by Dr Will @ Iconic

Consistent, Effective, and Repeatable Processes in Craft Breweries

Posted by Will Bralick on Jul 26, 2016 11:23:15 AM

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild Education & Safety Summit 2016 on the campus of Texas A&M University on July 23, 2016 had one good presentation after another. 

Kudos to Charles and Caroline of TCBG and Josh Hare (Hops & Grain) and Jamie Fulton (Community Beer Co.) for a great conference!

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Topics: business management software, craft breweries

Had I known then what I know now ... Craft Breweries Pursuing Excellence

Posted by Will Bralick on Mar 9, 2016 12:03:39 AM

Our friends over at Microbrewr wrote a fascinating blog recently where craft breweries responded to the question: What do you wish you had known before starting your brewery?

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Topics: business technology, business management software

Retail-to-Order: Retail Management with a Manufacturing Twist

Posted by Will Bralick on Jul 30, 2015 11:33:00 PM

Many small-/mid-sized retailers not only re-sell products, but also manufacture products for sale.  In many cases, these products are custom made - or customized - for the customer.  These are short production runs in manufacturing where "short" often means "1 unit". 

Think wedding cakes.

These retailers often may have both "make for stock" and "make for order" operations.  A potter, for example, may make pots for stock, a custom ceramic vase for a long-standing customer, as well as pots for distribution to various lawn-and-garden stores possibly for sale on consignment.

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Topics: business technology, business management software

What is more boring than an eee arrrr peee?

Posted by William Bralick on Aug 16, 2013 7:46:03 AM

Your humble narrator ... well ... your narrator recently attended a S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives) conference on marketing. On the top of the agenda - permeating the agenda - was social media.

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Topics: business management software, marketing, Technical, ERP, interconnectivity

Iconic BMS is dedicated to helping you make your brewery Iconic ... by providing the techniques and technology to improve your operational excellence.

Your brewery is focused, as it should be, on your beer and your customers.  The "business of the brewery" is that set of activities common to all businesses that make your organization effective and efficient.  Improvements in the "business of the brewery" help you improve by freeing resources to focus on what is most important - the Customer ... and the beer!

This blog will cover more than just techniques and technology, though.  Included will be all manner of information that takes a brewery from fantastic to Iconic.

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