Author - Rob Stummer

Rob Stummer

Rob Stummer
Rob Stummer

The pROBlemsolver

Rob Stummer is the CEO for SYSPRO APAC. With nearly 20 years of leadership roles, Rob is a senior technology industry leader who lives and breathes client success through the application of relevant technology, including SaaS and cloud solutions. Rob enjoys finding a vision, creating a strategy with purpose, and then connecting people through collaboration, engagement and open communication. His no-nonsense 'hands on' approach and strong work ethic are combined with common sense and a genuine passion for success. Rob loves being outdoors and loves to play golf and is also a keen snow skier.

Blogs by Rob



4 Ways Australian Manufacturers are Switching Production in the War Against Coronavirus 4 Ways Australian Manufacturers are Switching Production in the War Against Coronavirus 4 Ways Australian Manufacturers are Switching Production in the War Against Coronavirus

4 Ways Australian Manufacturers are Switching Production in the War Against Coronavirus

Author: | Post Date: 12 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed several vulnerabilities as well as opportunities for Australia’s supply chain. While Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has promised a re-evaluation of supply chains and a focus on niche manufacturing in a post-COVID-19 world, many manufacturers have focused their immediate attention on addressing a shortage of items like ventilators, masks and hand sanitizers.  In fact, in order to assist in the [...]


How Heavy Industry can Transition to More Sustainable Practices How Heavy Industry can Transition to More Sustainable Practices How Heavy Industry can Transition to More Sustainable Practices

How Heavy Industry can Transition to More Sustainable Practices

Author: | Post Date: 23 Apr 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet. Over the last few weeks, social media and traditional media have been abuzz with stories around how the lockdown has had a positive impact on the environment. In China, carbon emissions were reduced by 18 percent between early February and mid-March due to falls in coal consumption and industrial output, according to [...]


The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies

The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies

Author: | Post Date: 03 Mar 2020

Is Tesla a car manufacturer, an energy company or a technology firm? Elon Musk envisioned Tesla Motors as a technology company and independent automaker, aimed at eventually offering electric cars at prices affordable to the average consumer. Tesla Motors shortened its name to Tesla in February 2017 to take the focus away from cars. Today its extraordinary ambitious founder has a clear purpose; to [...]


How Mid-Sized Defense Manufacturers Can Leverage ERP to Compete With The Primes How Mid-Sized Defense Manufacturers Can Leverage ERP to Compete With The Primes How Mid-Sized Defense Manufacturers Can Leverage ERP to Compete With The Primes

How Mid-Sized Defense Manufacturers Can Leverage ERP to Compete With The Primes

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jan 2020

The Australian Defense Force (ADF) is a well-respected institution, contributing to the security of Australia by protecting its interests and people. Beyond their usual call of duty, they were even mobilized to support rescue and recovery operations for the ongoing bushfire crisis. (more…)


Why Industries Need People to Succeed and Not just Technology Why Industries Need People to Succeed and Not just Technology Why Industries Need People to Succeed and Not just Technology

Why Industries Need People to Succeed and Not just Technology

Author: | Post Date: 10 Oct 2019

You don’t need to get far on Google to find stories about how technology is creating seismic shifts for industries around the world. Whether it is entrenched in consumerism or business operations, one factor remains unchanged – at the core of its impact are people. The Australian and New Zealand food and beverage (F&B) industries are clear examples. Not just in terms of how [...]


How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains

How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains

Author: | Post Date: 02 Aug 2019

We’re all linked to FMCG supply chains, be it through work, a customer relationship or simply driving demand through our own purchases. Our $131 billion food and grocery processing sector directly employs 324,450 people, which represents nearly 40% of Australian manufacturing jobs. It also provides the essentials and makes up a massive part of the FMCG supply chains we rely on to employ, feed, [...]


Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0? Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0? Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0?

Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0?

Author: | Post Date: 28 May 2019

With all the discussion around Industry 4.0, how ready are we for it in this region and how many manufacturers have fully embraced it? It’s widely agreed that manufacturing has experienced a decade of productivity stagnation and demand fragmentation and the fact is that this level of innovation is long overdue. It’s been proven that the Australasian organizations that have taken Industry 4.0 innovation [...]



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