Author - Jakes Mantle

Jakes Mantle

Jakes Mantle
Jakes Mantle

The ERP Explorer

Jakes started work as a Financial Accountant, then a Cost and Management Accountant, before the SYSPRO ERP love affair began 20+ years ago, today he is the Solutions Director for SYSPRO Australasia. He relaxes by riding his adventure motorbike, exploring the wonders of the world, or watching any motorsport. Jakes lives by his motto “miracles we do now, impossibilities take just a little longer”.

Blogs by Jakes



The Advantages of MOM or MES – The Foundation for a Digital Smart Factory The Advantages of MOM or MES – The Foundation for a Digital Smart Factory The Advantages of MOM or MES – The Foundation for a Digital Smart Factory

The Advantages of MOM or MES – The Foundation for a Digital Smart Factory

Author: | Post Date: 01 Oct 2019

Since the release of SYSPRO’s Manufacturing Operations Management solution (SYSPRO MOM), I’ve spent many hours explaining to customers the difference between MOM and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems). The terms are used so that they generate more than their fair share of confusion. (more…)


The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management

The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management

Author: | Post Date: 13 Aug 2019

I spend a lot of time talking to people in the manufacturing world about SYSPRO’s manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution. Occasionally the person I’m talking to will frown and say: ‘We already spent a lot of money on an ERP, why do we need MOM as well?’ That’s when I start my ‘Automation 101’ lecture, watching them closely and poking them frequently, to make [...]


The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack

Author: | Post Date: 23 Jul 2019

Just this morning, a client informed me that she couldn’t move her company to the Cloud for reasons of security. Security? For a company that makes muffins? She nodded, emphatically, noting that her muffins were a popular item. I spluttered a little before responding: ‘But…worrying about Cloud security is so…2016….’ (more…)


Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0 Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0 Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0

Let’s Get Engaged! The Marriage of UX and Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 26 Feb 2019

The phrase ’employee engagement’ – is something I hear a lot in my job. Everyone knows that employee engagement is essential for the successful implementation and utilization of ERP. Deloitte agrees and goes so far as to say that “Poor user engagement with enterprise applications is a leading reason enterprise software fails to deliver the desired business results for organizations”. (more…)


Genuine Production Gains from Artificial Intelligence Genuine Production Gains from Artificial Intelligence Genuine Production Gains from Artificial Intelligence

Genuine Production Gains from Artificial Intelligence

Author: | Post Date: 06 Nov 2018

Getting more done in less time is the holy grail of productivity drives, in our own lives, and on the scale of a manufacturing enterprise. Personally, I find that mobile devices enhance my productivity, whether I’m improving my knowledge, socialising with mates, or complaining to a company about poor products or service (I recently used social media, along with my powers of persuasion, to [...]


How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management

How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management

Author: | Post Date: 28 Sep 2018

It always surprises me when I visit a shop floor for the first time and realize that some of our nation’s manufacturers are still trying to compete in the 20th century. They might be making great products. They might even make them on time with minimum defects. But the fact remains that somewhere else in the world, somebody is tooling up to make the [...]



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