ERP for Manufacturing

Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force

Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force

Author: | Post Date: 18 Jul 2019

Millennials and Generation Z are already disrupting the labor force and will continue to do so.   A common challenge for many manufacturers is finding and retaining skilled labor. Many businesses are facing the retirement of older employees, and higher turnover in their workforce. At the same time, some manufacturers lament that younger workers don’t have the same skill sets as the earlier generations, or that [...]


5 Trends that SMB Manufacturing can Steal from Big Business 5 Trends that SMB Manufacturing can Steal from Big Business 5 Trends that SMB Manufacturing can Steal from Big Business

5 Trends that SMB Manufacturing can Steal from Big Business

Author: | Post Date: 28 Jun 2019

Far too often “trend reports” in an industry are all about trends that only the largest companies can implement and take advantage of. The Fortune 500 has the resources to fill in the gaps that might not be apparent when innovative technologies and processes are first rolled out. This affects everyone else in the industry and adoption is initially slow due to the high [...]


Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0? Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0? Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0?

Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0?

Author: | Post Date: 28 May 2019

With all the discussion around Industry 4.0, how ready are we for it in this region and how many manufacturers have fully embraced it? It’s widely agreed that manufacturing has experienced a decade of productivity stagnation and demand fragmentation and the fact is that this level of innovation is long overdue. It’s been proven that the Australasian organizations that have taken Industry 4.0 innovation [...]


How ERP can Promote Growth for Manufacturing SMEs How ERP can Promote Growth for Manufacturing SMEs How ERP can Promote Growth for Manufacturing SMEs

How ERP can Promote Growth for Manufacturing SMEs

Author: | Post Date: 21 May 2019

Many SMEs experience growing pains as they attempt to make the transition from a small to medium-sized business. Our team at K3 Syspro spends much of its time talking to manufacturers about the challenges they face in scaling up their operations and explaining how building digital resilience is a key part of any growth story. A comprehensive ERP system is able to equip business [...]


How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

Author: | Post Date: 09 Apr 2019

It has become impossible to keep pace with the UK government’s Brexit shenanigans, and business leaders are in despair about the impact the impasse is having on manufacturers. According to the latest figures from the ONS, the productivity growth of British workers slumped to a two-year low in the third quarter of 2018. On average, UK employees produce 30% less per hour than those [...]


Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Author: | Post Date: 29 Mar 2019

When implementing an ERP system, businesses face a variety of challenges. The system brings innumerable business benefits and yet it is often used as a trigger for deep-rooted organizational change. Implementing ERP is fundamentally a people process, and for a system to work effectively, manufacturers must work with their ERP partner to bring everyone within the business on board. (more…)


Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Author: | Post Date: 22 Mar 2019

In the first blog on this topic, I described the origins and background to lean manufacturing. In the second blog – lean manufacturing journey, the key activities of the model described in the book entitled “Lean Thinking” were introduced. While this is seen as the most popular model, there are a few reservations about it. These will be covered as we progress. (more…)


Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Author: | Post Date: 12 Mar 2019

It’s a fascinating time to be in finance, especially for those of us who enjoy a challenge, change, and personal growth. For those who don’t, the way ahead could be tough. Industry 4.0 becomes the prevailing paradigm for manufacturing, finance, new technologies, collaborations and new ways of thinking need to be embraced. (more…)


How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Author: | Post Date: 21 Feb 2019

In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front. (more…)


Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing

Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 29 Jan 2019

On a recent business trip to Cape Town, I had the pleasure of visiting a retail outlet that is operating completely plastic-free. This got me thinking about the concept of a circular economy. Visualize taking a straight line and bending it inwards on itself until the endpoints meet to form a circle. This depicts the evolution from the existing linear economy to an insular one [...]



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