Steven Erickson, President, Front Line Systems
Steve Erickson is a brilliant out of the box thinker. He excels at finding solutions to complex business problems. Seeing the big picture and then transforming it into smaller manageable projects is also one of his strengths.
Steve founded Front Line Systems almost 24 years ago. He enjoys working with mid-sized businesses and small businesses that want to grow into mid-sized businesses.
His experience in sales and operations combined with the experience of founding a manufacturing startup give him an in-depth understanding of the accounting department as well as warehouse operations.
Leveraging software and technologies in all these pursuits and being able to explain those technologies to everyone in the organization has been the hallmark of Front Line Systems.
Fred Dean, Partner, Front Line Systems
Fred Dean is devoted to excellence and providing superior service to Front Line Systems clients. He brings over 35 years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses ranging from serving in the commercial banking industry for 20 years, where he introduced the first PC to the bank and used it to perform financial analysis of business borrowers, to starting his own businesses.
Fred’s focus shifted to business and technology consulting in 1992, to follow his passion to help growing businesses automate their critical processes. In 1999, Fred founded Preferred Logic, Inc., a reseller of mid-market accounting and business management software and a perfect marriage of his two favorite subjects: business management and computer software.
Fred is certified in multiple business software application systems, including Accounting, ERP, CRM, Manufacturing and Service Management systems. He has worked primarily with Sage software products, including Sage 300 (formerly Sage ERP Accpac), Sage CRM, Sage 50 U.S. Edition (formerly Sage Peachtree) and many industry specific add-ons.
Fred’s greatest business accomplishment is to succeed in applying his knowledge and experience to first, gain a deep understanding of each of his client’s business situation and then deliver a software solution that gets them where they need to go.
Fred has a strong commitment to give back to the community, serving on the boards of directors of several non-profit social service organizations. He is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, swimming and running. He started running marathons at age 50 and has now run 20 of them, including in Paris, Boston and New York City.
Dane Karcher, WMS Software Expert, Partner, Front Line Systems
Dane Karcher specializes in helping businesses boost profitability by saving time and money in their production, warehousing, distribution, logistics, and supply chain operations.
For over 15 years, the Front Line Systems DC Metro office has helped mid-sized businesses lean supply chain operations planning, management, modeling, analysis, design, re-engineering, process improvement and cost reduction; strategic and tactical engineering for warehousing, distribution and logistics operations; improvement of labor productivity, resource utilization and service levels, reduction and optimization of inventory, assessment and proactive mitigation of supply chain risk; assessment, analysis, specification, selection, and project management of supply chain information systems and material handling systems.
The Front Line Systems DC Metro office excels at enhancing the performance of people, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, and supply chain information technology (IT) systems at mid-sized businesses.
Their specialties include warehouse management systems (WMS), order picking systems, integrated material handling systems, bar coding, supply chain visibility, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, distribution / manufacturing ERP systems and ecommerce solutions.
Dane’s in-depth expertise includes:
– Supply chain operations planning
– Process improvement and cost reduction
– Strategic and tactical industrial engineering for warehousing, distribution and logistics
– Improvement of labor productivity,
– Resource utilization and service levels
– Reduction and optimization of inventory
– Assessment and proactive mitigation of supply chain risk
– Assessment, analysis, specification, selection, implementation, integration and customization of supply chain information systems
Dane earned his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from University of Florida College of Engineering.
For more information about the Front Line Systems team contact us at 866-435-0243 today.