Author - Rishal Balkissoon

Rishal Balkissoon

Rishal Balkissoon
Rishal Balkissoon

The Disrupter

Rishal Balkissoon joined SYSPRO in September 2017 as a Business Analyst in the Product Management Department. Although his background is in Chemical Engineering, Rishal has an avid interest in strategy, corporate finance, supply chain and innovation. This, coupled with his exposure to large industries injects a “disruptive” phenomenology into his business ecosystem. Rishal also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and is completing an MBA at Gordons Institute of Business Science. When offline he enjoys adrenaline-filled outdoor experiences.

Blogs by Rishal



The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

Author: | Post Date: 20 Sep 2018

Smart factories of the future driven by robots, computers and AI, are no longer the stuff of science fiction. We currently exist in the overlap of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Ecosystem and with it brings technologies and strategies that are fast changing how we conduct business – from day-to-day operations to high-level decision making. (more…)


The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

Author: | Post Date: 13 Sep 2018

“What a business needs most for its decisions – especially strategic ones, is data about what goes on outside it. Only outside a business are there results, opportunities and threats.” — Peter Drucker The pressures of cost, competition and a more demanding consumer continue to drive the digital transformation of industries. It pays to know how best to invest in the right technology for your sector [...]


The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0 The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0 The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 04 Sep 2018

The first industrial revolution in the late 18th century brought with it mechanisation and steam power.  Mass production, assembly lines and electricity followed with the second a century later. Almost another century hence, computers and automation hailed the third. We had witnessed the proliferation of scientific management systems and with it brought the rise of efficiency driven attributes. (more…)


The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1) The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1) The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

Author: | Post Date: 21 Aug 2018

When it comes to harnessing the power of technology, not all business functions have been treated with equal priority. In fact, research shows that despite the clear benefits of digitization across all business dimensions, one function in particular has fallen behind: supply chain management. Let’s explore some of the challenges… (more…)


Digital Twins: “Living Models” Create Value from Data Streams for Electronic Manufacturers Digital Twins: “Living Models” Create Value from Data Streams for Electronic Manufacturers Digital Twins: “Living Models” Create Value from Data Streams for Electronic Manufacturers

Digital Twins: “Living Models” Create Value from Data Streams for Electronic Manufacturers

Author: | Post Date: 08 May 2018

We live, and work in a world, where Big Data management tools, affordable cloud computing and storage, and AI machine-learning algorithms, have converged to provide us with a constant stream of analytical information. The challenge we face is decoding the data’s messages, and finding effective ways to put the learnings to good use. (more…)


Using ERP to Create Competitive Advantage Using ERP to Create Competitive Advantage Using ERP to Create Competitive Advantage

Using ERP to Create Competitive Advantage

Author: | Post Date: 17 Apr 2018

Businesses today operate in an economy that is structured around being dynamic. We hear technical terms such as “disruption”, “industry 4.0” and “platform economy” on a daily basis.  Current market participants opt to play the isomorphism game (status quo), to “innovate”, or to pave the way by extending the fuzzy boundaries. (more…)


Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics

Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics

Author: | Post Date: 27 Feb 2018

The “one size fits all” approach has never been ideal for business owners when selecting ERP in manufacturing, this is especially the case in the Electronics sector which has very particular needs. Historically Electronics and electronics-related manufacturers have had a challenge finding ERP systems that meets their special business requirements. These include serial number tracking at multiple levels within finished goods and sub-assemblies, to traceability, [...]