Metal fabricators succeed when they can provide a high-quality product using efficient production processes. But increasing customer demand for a diverse product mix, material, and labor costs are putting a strain on manufacturers’ profitability. (more…)
Dale Kehler has been working in ERP for nearly 20 years and is a technology executive with a vision to help businesses achieve process optimization, operational efficiency, and growth. As Vice President of SYSPRO Canada’s Solutions team, based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Dale leads a talented team in the delivery of SYSPRO services including Support, Consulting, Project Management, Development, Education and Training as well as Product Management. With many years in business leadership and working with manufacturing companies, Dale helps organizations bridge the gap between innovative technology and its value to the business.
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Millennials and Generation Z are already disrupting the labor force and will continue to do so. A common challenge for many manufacturers is finding and retaining skilled labor. Many businesses are facing the retirement of older employees, and higher turnover in their workforce. At the same time, some manufacturers lament that younger workers don’t have the same skill sets as the earlier generations, or that [...]
A recent study out from PwC in November 2018 week shows R&D spending by companies reached record levels in 2018—a good sign for the future. The study looks at the 1,000 public companies around the world that spend the most on R&D, and found a hefty 11.4% jump from 2017, to a record-high $782 billion. The question is, will your business join them and embrace change as a [...]
Digital transformation is achievable for all manufacturers. A ‘DX’ strategy unlocks real value today and transforms your business for future success. The problems that digitalization solves strike at the very heart of manufacturer’s challenges today. What is real and what matters right now is how technology can solve immediate problems. Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce [...]
The future for companies that don’t embrace digital transformation and digitization (the digital technology used to enable digital transformation) looks increasingly challenging. To ensure that your organization can leverage these new solutions, you need to understand what exactly digital transformation is, to then embrace it. (more…)
A question on many lips these days is: how can Digital Transformation (DX) solve my manufacturing challenges? Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce costs and streamline processes in their supply chains and factories. At the same time, customers are asking for more unique features in the products they buy. Customization versus standard products are often [...]