Author - Roger Landman

Roger Landman

Roger Landman
Roger Landman

The Engineering Operative

Roger Landman is a Product Management Business Analyst at SYSPRO. He is a registered professional engineer and holds an MBA focussing on Operations and Strategy. Roger is a specialist in the operations field after having worked in a number of industries all around the globe. With his skill in operations, he became a corporate trouble-shooter for underperforming businesses, and eventually began his own consultancy specialising in this. His passion remains Lean Manufacturing. In his off time, Roger keeps himself busy running a farm and taking care of his horses and beagles.

Blogs by Roger



How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis

How to Maintain the Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Crisis

Author: | Post Date: 24 Mar 2020

    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. While no one can accurately predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, many have already felt the effects of the disease, and have been left wondering about its impact on global manufacturing and distribution sectors. As it stands, 75% of companies worldwide have reported supply chain disruptions as a result of COVID-19, according [...]


Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jan 2020

The future direction of supply chain management and collaboration will be determined by the impact of digitalization on the supply chain. Every analyst and forecaster is making that general prediction for the supply chain of the future. At the same time, customers and consumers are changing the way they order goods and services, forcing companies to adopt new pricing and delivery models. (more…)


How Traceability and Quality Control Helps to Manage Recalls and Returns How Traceability and Quality Control Helps to Manage Recalls and Returns How Traceability and Quality Control Helps to Manage Recalls and Returns

How Traceability and Quality Control Helps to Manage Recalls and Returns

Author: | Post Date: 12 Nov 2019

What do exploding phones, automobile exhaust emission problems, and food and drug contamination have in common? They embroiled the companies that made and distributed them in a complex and costly product recall process. The impact of recalls Product recalls are one of the biggest risks that manufacturers and distributors have to face. According to the insurance industry the average cost of product recall claims is over [...]


Why Choose a Mass Customizable ERP Solution? Why Choose a Mass Customizable ERP Solution? Why Choose a Mass Customizable ERP Solution?

Why Choose a Mass Customizable ERP Solution?

Author: | Post Date: 25 Sep 2019

No two businesses are the same – which means that no two ERP solutions should be either. But what is “mass customization” and how does it affect an ERP? Mass customization is the process of mass-producing and delivering sufficiently generic goods and services which can be configured to satisfy a specific customer’s need.  In other words, mass customization is a manufacturing technique that combines the [...]


Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation

Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation

Author: | Post Date: 29 Aug 2019

In today’s global village, the demand for distribution services is escalating rapidly due to the increasing complexity of supply chain operations, the expanding e-commerce, and retail sectors, and a pressing need to deliver swiftly and enhance the customer experience.  The customer remains king for now. (more…)


What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management

What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management

Author: | Post Date: 07 Aug 2019

There seems to be quite a lot of confusion around Cycle Counting vs. Stocktaking.  So, before we discuss the importance of Cycle Counting, we will need to understand WHAT Cycle Counting is, and What Cycle Counting is NOT: What is a Cycle Count? Traditional inventory audits or stock takes, involve counting all of the stock that the organization has on a particular date.  Typically this is [...]


What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP? What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP? What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?

What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?

Author: | Post Date: 11 Jul 2019

How does BI differ from ERP? ERP systems essentially integrate all the disparate functions within your business and overcome the so-called ‘silo mentality’ by creating a single, centralized data architecture. The ERP software collects, stores and manages data relating to business activities.  The principal output of ERP software is business efficiency and cost-savings. (more…)


The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry

The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry

Author: | Post Date: 23 Apr 2019

Empowered consumers, consumer bodies and increased regulatory pressure are driving the move to a much more tightly controlled industry.  Even with all of the regulations, it is inevitable that sooner or later there will be some type of food incident requiring removal of that product.  One of the key requirements is a full traceability system. Without an ERP system, a full product recall will [...]


Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Author: | Post Date: 22 Mar 2019

In the first blog on this topic, I described the origins and background to lean manufacturing. In the second blog – lean manufacturing journey, the key activities of the model described in the book entitled “Lean Thinking” were introduced. While this is seen as the most popular model, there are a few reservations about it. These will be covered as we progress. (more…)



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