Digital Business and ERP

Connected Systems are Making Intelligent Manufacturing Possible Connected Systems are Making Intelligent Manufacturing Possible Connected Systems are Making Intelligent Manufacturing Possible

Connected Systems are Making Intelligent Manufacturing Possible

Author: | Post Date: 18 Oct 2019

The original industrial revolution transformed not just the way humans manufactured things, but how and where we lived. Today, what was once cutting-edge now seems hopelessly dated, and we are well into the fourth industrial age or Industry 4.0 – the age of automation and data transfer. Connected systems are empowering companies engaged in intelligent manufacturing.   (more…)


Risk Management in the Digital Age Risk Management in the Digital Age Risk Management in the Digital Age

Risk Management in the Digital Age

Author: | Post Date: 23 Sep 2019

Over the last few decades manufacturing has changed profoundly, in response to factors that include: the opening up of world markets, the economies of Cloud-based computing, and the global adoption of ERP and Industry 4.0 applications. With the strategic introduction of connected, digital technologies, manufacturers open themselves up to enormous rewards – but they also expose their companies to brand new areas of risk. [...]


How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process

How to Minimize Bugs in the Software Innovation Process

Author: | Post Date: 18 Sep 2019

“Everybody’s got a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth” said the polemical pugilist Mike Tyson. That describes how we feel in the Innovation Team when an error comes through from the support teams. After recently finalizing our development roadmap and starting our first sprints for enhancements due in 2020 we certainly had a plan, but maintaining existing software means it can’t be cast [...]


Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling

Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling

Author: | Post Date: 10 Sep 2019

I have always been fascinated by User Experience (UX), which is why I was delighted to attend a recent talk on data storytelling. Storytelling is almost as old as our species, and consciously weaving it into the fabric of our technology has the potential to meld the electronic and human domains into a harmonious and productive whole. (more…)


Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 16 Aug 2019

As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks. Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, which is the kind of exercise I enjoy, especially when my efforts are augmented (along with my eyestrain), by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies. (more…)


3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations 3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations 3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations

3 Reasons Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Benefit from Digitalized Operations

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jul 2019

Digital transformation is the latest trend, and for good reason. Being a successful food or beverage manufacturer in 2019 is no small feat. It requires an efficient supply chain and demand management, quality control, and a willingness to adapt to an ever-changing industry. (more…)


Why Digital Transformation is for all Manufacturers Why Digital Transformation is for all Manufacturers Why Digital Transformation is for all Manufacturers

Why Digital Transformation is for all Manufacturers

Author: | Post Date: 07 Jun 2019

Digital transformation is achievable for all manufacturers. A ‘DX’ strategy unlocks real value today and transforms your business for future success. The problems that digitalization solves strike at the very heart of manufacturer’s challenges today. What is real and what matters right now is how technology can solve immediate problems. Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce [...]


Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan

Digitalizing to Improve Your Food and Beverage Traceability Plan

Author: | Post Date: 05 Jun 2019

Concepts like Industry 4.0 are rapidly transforming Canadian manufacturing, but the food and beverage sector has been slower to adapt to digitally enabled technology (Digital transformation).  As traceability becomes mandatory for many food and beverage businesses, it’s time for manufacturers to examine their facilities to decide if they have the right processes and technology in place to handle the challenges they now face. For [...]


4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019 4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019 4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

4 Highlights of Microsoft Build 2019

Author: | Post Date: 30 May 2019

Recently I was I lucky enough to take a break from cleaning barnacles off the hull of the good ship SYSPRO to spend the week attending the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle. Microsoft uses this conference to communicate their technology vision and strategy to technology professionals. It’s a great way for nerds to get their creative juices flowing – so, apologies in advance for [...]


How to Attract a Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation How to Attract a Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation How to Attract a Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation

How to Attract a Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation

Author: | Post Date: 24 May 2019

The digital shift in manufacturing and distribution as well as the wave of Baby Boomer retirement (also known as the “Silver Tsunami”) is influencing decision-makers to examine a new way of conducting business.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 76 million Baby Boomers are expected to retire in the coming years, and their current labor participation rate will fall from 80% [...]



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