Author - Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert
Jeff Gilbert

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Jeff is Head Consultant at K3 Syspro where he leads a team of experienced ERP implementers. His role entails nurturing and growing the talent and assuring the quality of implementations. His experience covers the length and breadth of the SYSPRO product, having implemented almost all modules on offer, as well as many of the complimentary products out there. A manufacturing specialist with keen academic and practical interest in production and supply chain theory, planning and scheduling, product costing and inventory optimisation, Jeff favours a simple approach that employs appropriate technology for the situation to provide a sustainable solution for the customer. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys any hobby or sport that he can buy lots of gadgets to support: cycling, golf and photography being the main culprits.

Blogs by Jeff



Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert

Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert

Author: | Post Date: 23 May 2017

In my last blog, I mentioned a glass bottle manufacturer where I used to work. Let’s return there for a moment, specifically to one of the factories. Pretty inhospitable places, particularly at the height of the South African summer. Nonetheless, even back then (mid 1990s), the control systems were capable of dropping out data. (more…)


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Machine Learning

Author: | Post Date: 23 Mar 2017

For most of my career, I have been engaged in making decisions, or helping others make decisions. Way back in 1997, when I was just a boy, I used a financial tool known as the Hillier Model to help a large South African glass bottle manufacturer decide where to put capital in order to best serve market conditions. (more…)


The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation

The Importance of People in an ERP Implementation

Author: | Post Date: 12 Oct 2016

As we all know, regardless of best endeavors, procedure and protocol some ERP implementations go more smoothly than others. People, or as I like to call them, Variables, cannot always be brought around to our way of thinking in the limited time we get to implement an ERP system (more…)


ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound

ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound

Author: | Post Date: 20 Jul 2016

In this age of Industry-four-point-whatever, the stuff of interthings, customizable screens that can make coffee and excise bunions, massive data and so on, it can be fairly easy to forget that some ERP users may not want every bell and whistle in order for their solution to work optimally for their situation. (more…)



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