ERP for Manufacturing

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 [...]


The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability

The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jan 2019

As far as food recalls go, what a busy year it has been. In North America, the food and beverage industry has seen a massive increase in the units recalled. The USA is experiencing a 92.7% spike in FDA recalls and an 83.4% increase in recalled pounds – cited by USDA, since 2012. Most recently, here in Canada, we have all been affected by the [...]


Manage Your Inventory like a Pro this Festive Season Manage Your Inventory like a Pro this Festive Season Manage Your Inventory like a Pro this Festive Season

Manage Your Inventory like a Pro this Festive Season

Author: | Post Date: 11 Dec 2018

To most families the “Festive Season” is the celebration of a relevant religious festival or significant historic event. It could be Eid or Ramadan, Yom Kippur, Diwali or Christmas. Whichever, it creates a period of local or general change in behaviour. Families prepare elaborate meals, buy presents, take trips to meetings of like-minded people or family gatherings. Goodwill is shared, spread and enjoyed. (more…)


How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP

How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 27 Nov 2018

Manufacturing is undergoing a fourth revolution (Industry 4.0). Technology and the Internet is transforming the way we make things. Software and manufacturers need to evolve to compete. For many years manufacturers relied on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to provide the “edge”. As competition increased, more and more manufacturers realized that they needed specialist solutions that focused more on the factory floor and supported the [...]


Why the Factory Review – Part 1 Why the Factory Review – Part 1 Why the Factory Review – Part 1

Why the Factory Review – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 08 Nov 2018

When an organization takes a decision to purchase and implement an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) like SYSPRO M.O.M. (Manufacturing and Operations Management), it is because they have realised that they have problems in their manufacturing processes that are affecting the bottom line. (more…)


Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry

Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry

Author: | Post Date: 18 Oct 2018

The food and beverage industry, much like any other industry, is filled with challenges: maintaining a reliable and high performing labor force, machinery uptime, shipping deadlines, bringing in enough sales, cash flow, packaging and so much more. (more…)


The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

Author: | Post Date: 09 Oct 2018

The Industrial Machinery and Equipment market is all about machines – designing, making, modifying, selling, and using machines.  But behind these machines, like the automobiles we see on the road, are the machines that made the parts that became the automobile…and behind those machines sits an even bigger machine. (more…)



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