Author - Steve Bassaw

Steve Bassaw

Steve Bassaw
Steve Bassaw

Product Manager for 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



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 [...]


The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System

The Added Value of a Manufacturing Execution System

Author: | Post Date: 14 Apr 2020

In today’s increasingly connected and digital world, the need for data on-demand is greater than ever before. Manufacturing operations need to understand the status of various processes rapidly and derive insights from trends. One tool that helps address this need is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). (more…)


What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business

What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business

Author: | Post Date: 17 Mar 2020

In the past few years, supply chains have become increasingly more connected and complex. At the same time consumer demand for transparency, combined with rising expectations, is at an all-time high. Having visibility throughout your supply chain can be a game-changer – not only can it help you manage disruption but also reduce risk, gain control and improve your customers’ experience. (more…)


The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure

The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure

Author: | Post Date: 06 Mar 2020

As your manufacturing firm seeks to diversify, improve operational efficiencies and increase market penetration (among other goals), embarking on an Industry 4.0 initiative is a likely first step. While adopting new technology that can help you compete globally and achieve sustainable growth can appear to be a daunting task given the time, resources and cost required, getting it right is imperative. (more…)


7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 18 Feb 2020

Digital technologies are transforming how businesses operate. Manufacturers today understand the importance of these changes but many find it hard to keep pace with technological advancements. Without a precise strategy in place, successfully deploying your first initiative towards digital transformation is going to prove extremely challenging. (more…)


The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started

The Digital Transformation Journey: Part One – Getting Started

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jan 2020

  Smart technology is everywhere these days. You are probably surrounded by advanced consumer technology right now. For example, you may be reading this article on your smartphone, or perhaps you are wearing a smartwatch that’s monitoring your heart rate and other vital signs. You can hop in your car and ask your voice assistant for directions to the nearest gas station. Remote monitoring and control of your [...]


Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software? Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software? Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software?

Has Your Manufacturing Operation Outgrown Its Accounting Software?

Author: | Post Date: 10 Dec 2019

Orders are up, business is booming, and your manufacturing operation is expanding. The growth of your company is exciting, but expansion can present many new challenges. As your operation gets bigger, you will probably need to investigate potential upgrades for your systems. (more…)


Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making

Converging Robots and ERP to Improve Decision-Making

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jun 2018

The FIFA World Cup is well underway and, even if you aren’t the biggest soccer fan, soccer fever seems to have gripped the globe. While we are furiously debating the attributes of the teams, the competency of the referees and the quality of the stadiums, let’s also give a thought to a sign-of-the-times marketing campaign that depicts delivery drones delivering beverages to a stadium [...]


Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2 Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2 Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2

Managing your Supply Chain with ERP – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 05 May 2015

In Part 1 of this blog I discussed how ERP software helps you better manage the “demand” side of the supply chain.  Now let’s look at the “supply” side. One of your most important “supply” functions is purchasing, and using an ERP system helps purchasing become more systematic and efficient: You can track all of the details against purchase orders, such as pricing, quantities ordered and [...]


Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP

Knowing when to Pull the Trigger on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Feb 2015

For more than 20 years I have seen manufacturers and distributors struggle with the decision of selecting an ERP system. And I understand why. ERP is like a marriage, there will be ups and downs, and it will involve a lot of hard work and commitment to make it work, so you need to trust that you make the right decision the first time. (more…)



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