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



Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality

Recalls – How Food and Beverage Manufacturers can Avoid this Scary Reality

Author: | Post Date: 04 Jun 2020

As the food supply chain has become more costly and complex, any food safety incident can have a negative impact on public health and ultimately, the economy. In June, the second World Food Safety Day will be celebrated to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. (more…)


How ERP can Help the Circular Economy How ERP can Help the Circular Economy How ERP can Help the Circular Economy

How ERP can Help the Circular Economy

Author: | Post Date: 21 Apr 2020

This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event where communities and individuals come together to demonstrate support for the environment, and environmental protection. Since the 1990s, one of the themes has been the issue of recycling, and out of the awareness generated by that has emerged the concept of “the circular economy”. The core message of the circular economy is [...]


5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities 5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities 5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities

5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities

Author: | Post Date: 09 Apr 2020

As a Business Analyst within SYSPRO Product Management, I continuously look at market trends, and engage with our customers within the manufacturing and distribution sectors to really understand the needs of the industry, and how we can support those needs within the product. Now more than ever, as most of the world enters a lockdown of unknown length, it is clear that these sectors need to figure out how to get ahead of the curve and remain ahead of the curve.  This will [...]


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 [...]



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