Author - Mike Hutson

Mike Hutson

Mike Hutson
Mike Hutson

Solutions Architect at SYSPRO Canada
Automation Avenger

Mike Hutson is the Solutions Architect at SYSPRO Canada. Mike brings years of valuable expertise and experience in the food production industry, strengthening value to the industry-specific customer-base. He also brings a strong consulting background, with skills in Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Software, Systems Engineering, Team Building, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Mike leverages his skillset as well as his ability to perform C-Level business requirements analysis through to implementation of plant floor manufacturing execution systems to design optimized business solutions for customers.

Blogs by Mike



How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives

How Canadian Manufacturers can Fuel Growth with Government Grants and Incentives

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jul 2020

COVID-19 caused manufacturers to quickly enact their business continuity plans – and has stretched company leaders to innovate and revise these plans in unprecedented ways to meet the many challenges of the pandemic. Now, as COVID-19 restrictions ease, manufacturers can turn to their next steps for achieving strategic growth. (more…)


Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation

Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation

Author: | Post Date: 28 Jan 2020

We can all agree on the importance of food safety. We want to trust that the food we put on our plate is clean and nutritious. Yet, we still commonly see headlines containing food contamination issues such as the November 2019 Canadian romaine lettuce recall linked to lettuce harvested in Salinas, California. (more…)


Consumers are Driving the Demand for Digital Manufacturing through Customization Consumers are Driving the Demand for Digital Manufacturing through Customization Consumers are Driving the Demand for Digital Manufacturing through Customization

Consumers are Driving the Demand for Digital Manufacturing through Customization

Author: | Post Date: 12 Sep 2019

With a focus on smart factories and digital manufacturing, Canadian Manufacturers must change their business model (including manufacturing processes from design to production) to adapt to the driving demands from customers for increased customization/personalization in manufacturing.  Historically, mass production equated to high efficiency and maximum cost-effectiveness during production. (more…)


3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations 3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations 3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations

3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jul 2019

Digital transformation is the latest trend, and for good reason. Being a successful food or beverage manufacturer in 2019 is no small feat. It requires an efficient supply chain and demand management, quality control, and a willingness to adapt to an ever-changing industry. (more…)


Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan

Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan

Author: | Post Date: 05 Jun 2019

Concepts like Industry 4.0 are rapidly transforming Canadian manufacturing, but the food and beverage sector has been slower to adapt to digitally enabled technology (Digital transformation).  As traceability becomes mandatory for many food and beverage businesses, it’s time for manufacturers to examine their facilities to decide if they have the right processes and technology in place to handle the challenges they now face. For [...]



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