Author - Wouter Combrinck

Wouter Combrinck

Wouter Combrinck
Wouter Combrinck

Wouter Combrinck, Solution Architect and Specialist Services for SYSPRO Africa, joined the company in 2010. With his passion for the manufacturing environment and his love for data management, Wouter drives collaborative interaction of software and flow processes to provide workable solutions for the manufacturing business.

Blogs by Wouter



Using Technology for Food Sustainability Using Technology for Food Sustainability Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Author: | Post Date: 12 Apr 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the global volume of edible food wastage is as much as 1.6 billion tons. It’s a mind-boggling statistic if you consider that this equates to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption. This means that hunger across the globe could effectively be eradicated simply by recovering only half of what is [...]


How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor

How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor

Author: | Post Date: 19 Nov 2015

How do I do it better? Faster? More efficiently? Today’s competitive economic landscape has us all asking these questions on a daily basis. The quest to provide ‘leading edge’, ‘best of breed’, ‘customer-centric’ products and services often has us chasing our tails and banging our fists against boardroom tables. And, to complicate the process even further, once we’ve created the wonder product, we still have [...]


Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 6 Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 6 Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 6

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 6

Author: | Post Date: 10 Sep 2015

Firstly, a public service announcement: this blog contains references to sex, nudity and violence.  You have been warned … Well, eventually it had to happen.  After some birds and bees and flowers and trees action an egg has been known to give rise to the odd chicken.  Now (and here’s the violent bit) in order to cook a chicken to golden deliciousness, it is necessary [...]


Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 1 Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 1 Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 1

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jul 2015

  Some people like cars, some have an affinity for sport, while others can discuss the sheen of their pet’s coat for hours on end. We all have our own weaknesses … or strengths depending on where you stand on dog fur. My passion is food. Sometimes healthy, occasionally cholesterol-inducing, butter soaked sheer indulgence. (more…)


In search of the perfect (ERP) fit In search of the perfect (ERP) fit In search of the perfect (ERP) fit

In search of the perfect (ERP) fit

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Recently I have been exposed to a big debate on an ERP LinkedIn forum around the use of descriptions in the industry such as customizing, personalizing, tailoring, and configuring. Is this just marketing semantics, or are there very real differences in the meaning of these phrases and the implications of using these phrases when describing, or more to the point, promoting an ERP system? [...]


The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP

The Rise of the Social Enterprise and its Impact on ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The world of technology is no longer just reserved for ‘techies.’ Consumer technology now spearheads the technologies which businesses later adopt. Clever user interfaces (UI) and good-looking hardware has also resulted in users building emotional bonds with hardware, such as their smartphone or tablet – something which was unheard of not so long ago. Read more…


Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs

Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Given the importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, many manufacturers might find selecting the right one for their needs to be an overwhelming experience. Successful manufacturers are able to tailor their ERP systems to react to market trends and pull the information required to make business-critical decisions timeously. For the most part, they rely on vendors that can become their partners in the ongoing [...]


The Missing Link The Missing Link The Missing Link

The Missing Link

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I have always loved food with the passion it deserves. Of course this has at times resulted in an increased waistline. A little over a year ago I decided to do something about it and take back some control. I soon discovered that all the energy I once dedicated to over-eating was now directed at over-analyzing everything I consumed – in detail. One thing [...]



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