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 ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2 How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2 How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2

How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2018

As the water situation in the Western Cape that I discussed in my previous blog deteriorates, and farmers and food suppliers prepare for the worst, a definitive survival plan is vital for Food & Beverage companies. Tough times call for tighter controls and greater transparency. Nothing provides this better than an effective business system tailored to your business. (more…)


Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1 Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1 Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1

Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 28 Nov 2017

Residents of the South African province of the Western Cape are still coming to terms with the reality of water ‘load shedding’ imposed since last month in parts of the province. Rationed water for personal hygiene as well as drinking and cooking purposes is very much a reality now. But limited water is not the only thing impacting putting food on the table. The [...]


Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business? Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business? Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Author: | Post Date: 12 Oct 2017

If you are a food manufacturer, you have probably pondered this critical question more than once: “Do I have the necessary infrastructure in place to ensure I am able to seize new opportunities and grow at a successful rate?” These days, food and beverage companies are facing tougher challenges than ever before. The food industry has become increasingly complex for manufacturers to navigate and remain [...]


Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jul 2016

Aligning food safety strategy and ERP implementation is critical for manufacturers who wish to gain a competitive edge in a very volatile and competitive market. World class manufacturers understand that traditional manual processes can no longer provide the real time and accurate information required to drive their businesses. Effective use of an ERP system can help push food safety compliance deep into the 21stcentury [...]


ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production

ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production

Author: | Post Date: 19 May 2016

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ― E.M. Forster. The great thing about a necessity is that, as a supplier, you are always guaranteed an eager market. Food production and distribution falls neatly into this category. We all have to eat, don’t we? However, as margins become tighter, food businesses have been forced to keep a beady [...]



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