Yearly Archives - 2019

The Trends which Shaped 2019 The Trends which Shaped 2019 The Trends which Shaped 2019

The Trends which Shaped 2019

Author: | Post Date: 19 Dec 2019

In an age of disruption, the business landscape has changed forever. The rise of new technologies has led to a new digital ecosystem, but it is an exciting time to venture beyond the digital frontier. Technological advancements, like machine learning (ML), the cloud, analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) have transformed businesses and industries alike. And with it, new barriers have [...]


How to Adapt to Current Workforce Trends How to Adapt to Current Workforce Trends How to Adapt to Current Workforce Trends

How to Adapt to Current Workforce Trends

Author: | Post Date: 17 Dec 2019

There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the supposedly differing attitudes to work found in each generation. What is sometimes forgotten is that people and generations age – and each ‘latest generation’ is succeeded by the next demographic cohort as workforce trends shift. (more…)


Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Applying Technology to Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 12 Dec 2019

During a recent holiday in France, over a croissant and coffee, I watched the morning crowds making their way to work. I was there as a tourist but was observing with my business mind, and a few things stood out for me.   First thought – public transport is key to urban business efficiency. Less travel time so more work in an 8-hour day – a [...]


Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software? Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software? Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software?

Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software?

Author: | Post Date: 10 Dec 2019

Orders are up, business is booming, and your manufacturing operation is expanding. The growth of your company is exciting, but expansion can present many new challenges. As your operation gets bigger, you will probably need to investigate potential upgrades for your systems. (more…)


Being Connected vs. Being Optimized Being Connected vs. Being Optimized Being Connected vs. Being Optimized

Being Connected vs. Being Optimized

Author: | Post Date: 05 Dec 2019

There is a drive in the world as a whole, but especially in the ERP sector, where a lot of time and effort is being invested into becoming and staying connected. However, being connected all the time isn’t always the best solution. Being connected doesn’t necessarily mean that you, or your ERP system, is optimized.  With always-on connectivity, not only are you exposed to better [...]


Motorcycles, ERP, and the Art of Manufacturing Operations Motorcycles, ERP, and the Art of Manufacturing Operations Motorcycles, ERP, and the Art of Manufacturing Operations

Motorcycles, ERP, and the Art of Manufacturing Operations

Author: | Post Date: 03 Dec 2019

  Have I mentioned my love affair with motorcycles? For years I’ve been addicted to the two-wheeled adventure mode – on-road and off. My favourite bike, the Triumph Tiger Explorer, has evolved to include advanced bells and whistles that make it a miracle of modern technology. Some of the Tiger’s key features include traction control, multiple-mode throttle control, hill-start assistance, and brakes that adapt their [...]


Making Governance and Compliance Part of the Manufacturing Process Making Governance and Compliance Part of the Manufacturing Process Making Governance and Compliance Part of the Manufacturing Process

Making Governance and Compliance Part of the Manufacturing Process

Author: | Post Date: 28 Nov 2019

The week of 17-23 November was Fraud Awareness Week (www.fraudweek.com), and this makes it an appropriate time to highlight key issues around manufacturing governance and compliance.   There was a time not long ago that the manufacturing staff who had the most concerns about governance and compliance were those working in finance. Not anymore. Whether you are on the factory floor or the executive floor, governance, and compliance is either an issue [...]


3 Ways Personalized ERP Will Boost Your Business in 2020 3 Ways Personalized ERP Will Boost Your Business in 2020 3 Ways Personalized ERP Will Boost Your Business in 2020

3 Ways Personalized ERP Will Boost Your Business in 2020

Author: | Post Date: 26 Nov 2019

We are on the verge of a new and exciting decade, and the pace of innovation is already at an all-time high.  For manufacturers and distributors, this means that their ERP software must rise to the occasion, move with the pace of innovation, and support their customers throughout this journey by providing flexible features and easy-to-use functionalities. ERP plays a pivotal role in transformation, [...]


How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level

How ERP Takes the Customer Experience to the Next Level

Author: | Post Date: 21 Nov 2019

A couple of decades ago, the expression ‘customer experience journey’ was virtually non-existent.  Although businesses had placed the customer at the center of their operations, many customer touchpoints remained an open secret. In fact, it was not until the 1990s, or the internet-driven ‘decade of discovery’, that businesses had a more honest view of what their customers were thinking and feeling along the end-to-end customer [...]



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