Microsoft Session

MFG81 - Stump the Experts: Manufacturing

Thursday, October 12
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Ryman Studio ABC

Format: Stump the Experts
Level: Basic
Version: Any

Our Stump the Experts sessions are a unique opportunity to hear insight directly from those who have "been there, done that," and solve the issue you’ve been struggling with. Stump the Experts is an open question and answer format - our panel is ready to field your questions - and if somehow they don’t know the answer right away, they will enjoy the opportunity to do the research and get back to you!

Learning Objectives:

John Grant

Senior Application Consultant
Innovia Consulting

John is a Senior Application Consultant with Innovia Consulting specializing in Manufacturing and Supply Chain disciplines. With over 25 years of ERP software experience having worked with and obtained certifications with many ERP software solutions - Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, M1, MAPICS, Workwise, Syteline, and M2M.
He has had the opportunity to be part of LEAN implementations and provided LEAN training. LEAN Thinking, Value Stream Maps and Kaizen Events – proven tools to tackle business issues in a structured and repeatable process.
John is a member of NAVUG and has taught NAV Manufacturing classes at NAVUG Summit the last few years. He has served as past President of a local Wisconsin APICS chapter.
At Innovia Consulting John’s helping customers leverage their investment in Dynamics NAV supporting their manufacturing and supply chain requirements.


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Thomas (Tom) W. Blaisdell

Sr. Support Escalation Engineer
Microsoft Corporation

Tom Blaisdell joined Navision Software in 1998 after beginning his career in public accounting and in management of a software support help desk. Since joining Navision and now working for Microsoft since the acquisition of Navision, Tom has been primarily focused on providing support and training for partners and customers working with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV application and preceding product versions. In these responsibilities, Tom has worked extensively in the core areas of Microsoft Dynamics NAV functionality, which includes Financial Management, Inventory and Costing, Fixed Assets, Order Management and Processing, Jobs, Resources, Warehouse, and Manufacturing Costing. The responsibilities have included providing support assistance, training, and presentations on these areas of the application. Tom is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product and to share the journey with so many of Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners and customers who work with the product. It has been an amazing journey and a pleasure to work with such a wonderful and talented group of people.


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Robert Bergman

Senior Advisory Consultant
REB Dynamics Consulting

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Independent Dynamics NAV Consultant

As a Dynamics NAV Manufacturing and Cost Accounting specialist for the past 17 years and 30+ years working in High Tech Manufacturing, Bob has been involved in the implementation of Manufacturing and Accounting systems for more than 100 Manufacturing and Distribution Companies around the globe. Bob worked as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Information Systems for Nematron Corporation, as a Materials Manager for Takata Electronics, and as a Manager of Manufacturing Operations and Information systems at Eaton Corporation.
Bob has been a frequent presenter at Microsoft Convergence and the NAVUG Forum on Dynamics NAV Manufacturing and Cost Accounting; recently presenting a session on Cost Accounting at Microsoft Convergence EMEA in Barcelona, Spain.
Bob is particularly strong at Business Requirements Analysis and translating those requirements into Design Documents for software development.


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Scott R. Frappier

Senior Architect
Stoneridge Software, Inc.

Scott Frappier is a Senior Architect at Stoneridge Software with experience in both Dynamics NAV, AX, and D365 (Business and Enterprise Editions). He has over 16 years of experience with Dynamics NAV, serving as a developer, project manager and vice president at Symbiant Technologies, Inc. He also founded his own Dynamics NAV company, Helios. Scott is well known for his technical depth and ability and has worked on many high-profile NAV implementations across the country.


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Victor W. Diercksen

Director of Business Technology
PermaPlate Company

Experienced IT Executive with an extensive background working with disruptive, dynamic, and hyper growth companies.


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