ERP for Manufacturing

Digital Disruption – How Do Local Manufacturers Measure Up? Digital Disruption – How Do Local Manufacturers Measure Up? Digital Disruption – How Do Local Manufacturers Measure Up?

Digital Disruption – How Do Local Manufacturers Measure Up?

Author: | Post Date: 12 Apr 2018

It’s no secret South Africa has been a little slow on the uptake of emerging technology like robotics and machine learning. But all this is about to change as local companies prepare to disrupt or be disrupted. Digital transformation is rapidly headed our way and those that don’t respond will find themselves in crisis. (more…)


Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics

Top 10 Key Qualities for Selecting an ERP System for Electronics

Author: | Post Date: 27 Feb 2018

The “one size fits all” approach has never been ideal for business owners when selecting ERP in manufacturing, this is especially the case in the Electronics sector which has very particular needs. Historically Electronics and electronics-related manufacturers have had a challenge finding ERP systems that meets their special business requirements. These include serial number tracking at multiple levels within finished goods and sub-assemblies, to traceability, [...]


The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry

The Importance of a Flexible Solution for the Electronics Industry

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2018

If I were allowed only one word to describe the most important feature of an effective ERP solution for the electronics industry, it would have to be “flexibility”. Electronic manufacturers, which run the gamut from small, purpose-build shops, to mid-size chip foundries, to billion-dollar giants mass producing consumer electronics, often require more than the usual flexibility from their ERP. (more…)


SYSPRO’s Smart Solution Boosts Productivity and Lowers Loss SYSPRO’s Smart Solution Boosts Productivity and Lowers Loss SYSPRO’s Smart Solution Boosts Productivity and Lowers Loss

SYSPRO’s Smart Solution Boosts Productivity and Lowers Loss

Author: | Post Date: 09 Feb 2018

How many hours a day do your employees actually spend working, and how productive and accurate are they? How much time goes towards warming up, servicing, fixing or cleaning your crucial equipment? The average labour effectiveness of factory employees is only 40 percent. To be considered world class, this figure should be at least 75 percent. Overall equipment effectiveness is only 60 percent, to be [...]


How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2 How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2 How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2

How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2018

As the water situation in the Western Cape that I discussed in my previous blog deteriorates, and farmers and food suppliers prepare for the worst, a definitive survival plan is vital for Food & Beverage companies. Tough times call for tighter controls and greater transparency. Nothing provides this better than an effective business system tailored to your business. (more…)


Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1 Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1 Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1

Natural Disasters: How ERP Helps to Weather the Storm – Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 28 Nov 2017

Residents of the South African province of the Western Cape are still coming to terms with the reality of water ‘load shedding’ imposed since last month in parts of the province. Rationed water for personal hygiene as well as drinking and cooking purposes is very much a reality now. But limited water is not the only thing impacting putting food on the table. The [...]


IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal

IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal

Author: | Post Date: 24 Oct 2017

Although metal shops have actively engaged in automation over the last decade, incorporating robots for precision-driven or dangerous functions, such as welding and material handling, it is only fairly recently that what once seemed like a science-fiction writer’s daydream is becoming a part of everyday fabricated metal processes. (more…)


Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business? Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business? Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Author: | Post Date: 12 Oct 2017

If you are a food manufacturer, you have probably pondered this critical question more than once: “Do I have the necessary infrastructure in place to ensure I am able to seize new opportunities and grow at a successful rate?” These days, food and beverage companies are facing tougher challenges than ever before. The food industry has become increasingly complex for manufacturers to navigate and remain [...]



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