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



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…)


How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Author: | Post Date: 21 Feb 2019

In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front. (more…)


How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP

How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 27 Nov 2018

Manufacturing is undergoing a fourth revolution (Industry 4.0). Technology and the Internet is transforming the way we make things. Software and manufacturers need to evolve to compete. For many years manufacturers relied on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to provide the “edge”. As competition increased, more and more manufacturers realized that they needed specialist solutions that focused more on the factory floor and supported the [...]


Why the Factory Review – Part 1 Why the Factory Review – Part 1 Why the Factory Review – Part 1

Why the Factory Review – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 08 Nov 2018

When an organization takes a decision to purchase and implement an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) like SYSPRO M.O.M. (Manufacturing and Operations Management), it is because they have realised that they have problems in their manufacturing processes that are affecting the bottom line. (more…)


The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

Author: | Post Date: 09 Oct 2018

The Industrial Machinery and Equipment market is all about machines – designing, making, modifying, selling, and using machines.  But behind these machines, like the automobiles we see on the road, are the machines that made the parts that became the automobile…and behind those machines sits an even bigger machine. (more…)



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