ERP for Manufacturing

Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world

Productive ERP development…only a cup away from taking over the world

Author: | Post Date: 20 Aug 2015

We have a philosophy at SYSPRO that precludes innovation simply for the sake of innovation. There is an organizational commitment around here to productive development that doesn’t really leave much wriggle room for frivolity. ERP software is a serious business after all… isn’t it? (more…)


Tips on Optimizing Procurement Tips on Optimizing Procurement Tips on Optimizing Procurement

Tips on Optimizing Procurement

Author: | Post Date: 01 Apr 2015

It’s a long time since the sales team got all the glamour and recognition for being the business heroes, now it’s just as likely that the buyers are out celebrating with the champagne. The impact of procurement to the profitability and sustainability of a business is dramatic.  Consider a distribution business with a revenue turnover of $100m with a cost of sales of $70m [...]


Be Part of the Circular Economy Be Part of the Circular Economy Be Part of the Circular Economy

Be Part of the Circular Economy

Author: | Post Date: 12 Mar 2015

Death. It’s guaranteed, the one thing we can’t avoid. Its imminent arrival sparks many emotions, debates, rites and rituals. People spend thousands each year on funeral policies and think up elaborate last wills and testaments to plan for what will happen to them once the grim reaper has paid them a visit. With so much time, energy and expense invested in what happens after we [...]


Santa’s ERP System Santa’s ERP System Santa’s ERP System

Santa’s ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 23 Dec 2014

I’ve been in the ERP business for a while now and have helped all sorts of organizations with their systems from non-profit, to government, to businesses small and large. One of the most interesting and complex ERP deployments that I’ve had the pleasure of participating in was for Santa (and Santa generously gave me permission to share what we did for him so that other businesses [...]


Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations

Using Forecasting to Streamline Sales and Operations

Author: | Post Date: 13 Nov 2014

The disconnect between Sales and Operations in manufacturing companies is so common that it is almost a cliché. I’ve experienced it myself and I’ve met plenty of people at other companies going through the same struggles.  Maybe you see some of this in your own company. Sales perceives Operations as incompetent, unable to deliver the right products at the right time. Operations perceives Sales as [...]


No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining

No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining

Author: | Post Date: 30 Oct 2014

Most ERP vendors offer ERP solutions for Mining, but is there such a thing as a single ERP solution that solves the issues of an entire industry, especially one as complex as mining? One of the biggest mistakes that mining corporations, and businesses in general, can make in today’s technology driven climate, is to accept blanket ERP solutions. No two businesses are exactly the same, so [...]


Tips for ERP Consultants Going Down-Market: Pricing Tips for ERP Consultants Going Down-Market: Pricing Tips for ERP Consultants Going Down-Market: Pricing

Tips for ERP Consultants Going Down-Market: Pricing

Author: | Post Date: 24 Jul 2014

One of the biggest difficulties that consultants going down-market have is getting the price for their services in the right ballpark for small- and medium-sized businesses. Speaking from the perspective of an ERP vendor, we often come across prospective clients who have misleading expectations for the price of ERP set by a consultant who didn’t understand the lower end of the market. (more…)


Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Proximity Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Proximity Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Proximity

Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Proximity

Author: | Post Date: 11 Jul 2014

Looking to the future, the variation of customer demand globally will require that manufacturers adopt production proximity – having a few plants around the world that produce standard platforms and components, then doing final assembly in local factories which can better serve local needs. This trend is playing out on two fronts – re-shoring of global plants, and local assembly. Both of these trends [...]