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



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 [...]


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…)



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