ERP: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Alex Mateo wearing black down coat, blue shirt, with city skyline in the distanceERP: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly by Alex Matteo and Frank Zucco of Wanco, Inc.

Shining a light on how Wanco connected the shop floor with the top floor.

  • Changing work force behaviors, job market
  • Goals: scalability/flexibility
  • Strategic: technology adoption
  • Tactical: ERP
  • Missteps: From taking too big of a bite to accidental sabotage
  • Glimmers of progress lead to good stories
  • Complimentary initiatives
  • More missteps: changing tactics & activating ideas from those doing the work
  • Benchmark: others successes and failures
  • Big strides but still fragile
  • Digging Deep: Solidworks, epdm, accounting, purchasing, inventory
  • Outlook & Take-a-ways

PresentersWanco Logo Industry leader

Alex Matteo
Director Production Engineering
Wanco, Inc.

Alex has worked in aerospace, medical, and consumer electronics industries for 17 years in various roles. He has broad experience in managing technical teams, implementing continuous improvements in Quality Management Systems, increasing ERP adoption, and leading New Product Introductions by improving communication across engineering and production. Alex is a Project Management Professional (ID: 2443602 ), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Denver, and an M.B.A. from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado.

Frank Zucco
Director of IoT
Wanco, Inc.

From 2012 to present, Frank has served as Director, Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems and Sales Manager for Wanco and Partners. He has led development of new products and systems, and has doubled sales twice in his areas in that time.  In 2018, Frank added a role as Director IoT for Wanco.

Prior to his time in the traffic industry, Frank was a senior leader and company owner in the solar and renewables industry for 6 years. Frank started his career as a US Navy Pilot and Leader and has split most of his career between Sales/Management in Technical fields, Leadership & Organizational Consulting roles.

Frank earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis MD, and an MS in Organization Development from American University, Washington DC.

1982-1991 Navy Pilot, Standardization Officer, Served in combat
1992-2003 Sales/Management, National Consultant/Trainer, BioTech / Pharma (several companies)
2003-2006 Sales, Leadership & Organizational Consultant, Center for Creative Leadership
2006-2012 Owner, Sales Team Leader & Engineer, Renewables — Sunflower Solar, Standard Renewable Energy, GreenPoint Partners
2012-2019 Director, WZITS (Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems) and IoT Wanco & Partners

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