Author - Steve Bassaw

Steve Bassaw

Steve Bassaw
Steve Bassaw

Product Manager at SYSPRO Canada
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Steve Bassaw is the Product Manager at SYSPRO Canada. Steve has been with SYSPRO for 20 years in diverse roles such as Support, Consulting, Product Management, and Solution Architect. Before joining SYSPRO, Steve was a SYSPRO software super-user at a manufacturing company where he gained hands on experience using ERP to improve Operations and Supply Chain. Steve is also Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Business/IT program at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology).

Blogs by Steve



Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond

Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond

Author: | Post Date: 23 Feb 2021

Like many industries, manufacturing was hit hard by the pandemic. While manufacturers recognize the importance of technology and how transformative it can be, the rate of adoption has remained relatively low. As a result, many found themselves unable to adapt quickly to the challenges imposed by the pandemic such as supply chain disruptions, social distancing measures at the workplace and transitioning to remote work. [...]


4 Key Elements to Ensure Your Digital Transformation Strategy Implementation Succeeds 4 Key Elements to Ensure Your Digital Transformation Strategy Implementation Succeeds 4 Key Elements to Ensure Your Digital Transformation Strategy Implementation Succeeds

4 Key Elements to Ensure Your Digital Transformation Strategy Implementation Succeeds

Author: | Post Date: 09 Feb 2021

Competition among manufacturers is at an all-time high due to the increasing ease of cross-border trading, combined with customers demanding more options, cheaper, and faster. And if these challenges are not enough, organizations must also adapt to new conditions imposed by the pandemic, such as distributed workforces and less-financially-secure customers who are more hesitant to spend money. (more…)


How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing? How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing? How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing?

How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing?

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2021

Smart Manufacturing is about visibility, connectivity and interoperability – connecting systems, machines, and work units to create intelligent networks along the value chain. It’s about getting information about the manufacturing process to where it is needed, when it is needed, and in the form it is needed to power smart decisions. (more…)


Is it Time to Re-shore? Is it Time to Re-shore? Is it Time to Re-shore?

Is it Time to Re-shore?

Author: | Post Date: 06 Jan 2021

Are you among the Canadian business leaders who are considering moving some or all of your manufacturing activities to Canada, or back to Canada as the case maybe? For decades, the lure of manufacturing outside Canada has been strong. Mexico, China, and other Asian countries have made it very attractive financially. Manufacturers could get up and running relatively quickly and reap ongoing cost savings through [...]


The 6 Essential Elements of a Successful B2B eCommerce Website The 6 Essential Elements of a Successful B2B eCommerce Website The 6 Essential Elements of a Successful B2B eCommerce Website

The 6 Essential Elements of a Successful B2B eCommerce Website

Author: | Post Date: 03 Dec 2020

When your customers need a ride, they turn to Uber. When they’re hungry, they turn to DoorDash. When they want to buy the latest gadget, they turn to Amazon. Online habits like these have set a new level of expectation for the service your customers receive, even in a business setting. (more…)


6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System 6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System 6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System

6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 15 Oct 2020

Imagine if you toured someone else’s plant that uses much more primitive machinery than your own. I’m sure you would cringe at their manual processes and inefficiencies. You would be compelled to explain that there is a better way. In fact, they might be so used to doing it their way that they don’t even realize what else is possible. (more…)


4 Ways to Ensure your Quotation Process Leads to Profit Every Time 4 Ways to Ensure your Quotation Process Leads to Profit Every Time 4 Ways to Ensure your Quotation Process Leads to Profit Every Time

4 Ways to Ensure your Quotation Process Leads to Profit Every Time

Author: | Post Date: 17 Sep 2020

Ways to Ensure your Quotation Process Leads to Profit Every Time To ensure a healthy bottom line for your Metal Fabrication and Industrial Machinery business, the quotation process must be carefully managed at each step as margins are thin. You can’t afford to have internal operational inefficiencies on top of external competitive challenges. This means critical processes such as quoting, which are tightly integrated with [...]


Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

Considerations and Barriers to Adoption of Smart Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 27 Aug 2020

Smart manufacturing is enabled by digital transformation. Fully implemented, it optimizes the manufacturing process through technology, like IIoT, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud and mobile, driving cost efficiencies through every phase of the process. (more…)


What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile

What Does it Take to Pivot? Here are 8 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile

Author: | Post Date: 13 Aug 2020

Car manufacturers rolling ventilators off the line. Breweries pumping out hand sanitizer. Laundry and uniform businesses outfitting healthcare workers with PPE. If there’s anything I’ve learned tracking companies through their COVID-19 pivots, it’s this: success means being agile. (more…)


5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain 5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain 5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain

5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 27 May 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that hundreds of thousands of manufacturers across the globe are under great amounts of stress. Most have had to scramble to protect their employees, address business challenges and risks, meet demand, and ultimately, survive. With social distancing initiatives in effect, work has shifted radically with a large majority of employees working remotely. Ascertain areas of business have [...]



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