ERP for Manufacturing

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 [...]


Understanding ERP Requirements for Discrete Manufacturing and Process Manufacturing Understanding ERP Requirements for Discrete Manufacturing and Process Manufacturing Understanding ERP Requirements for Discrete Manufacturing and Process Manufacturing

Understanding ERP Requirements for Discrete Manufacturing and Process Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 02 Jul 2014

One of the ways that manufacturers can be classified is as discrete or process; this describes the type of manufacturing processes involved (there is a third type, mixed mode, which combines both). Your typical small- or medium-sized manufacturer has better things to do than care about whether they are process or discrete. However these distinctions are really quite useful when choosing an ERP system. [...]


Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Flexibility Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Flexibility Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Flexibility

Manufacturing Technology Trends: Production Flexibility

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jun 2014

The Internet has made competition global. Consumers now have more choice, and they exercise that choice more often, resulting in trends that move faster than ever before. The growth of the Internet, together with the emergence of new technologies, is having a major impact on the way manufacturers operate. (more…)


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Manufacturing market leaders in Canada

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

SYSPRO Canada has recently compiled a report covering manufacturing innovation in Atlantic Canada and in compiling this report I got to thinking about the relationships we have built over the years with our channel partners and our customers, and our continued success in retaining these customers. In this current economic environment, and more specifically in the fast-paced, constantly changing business software market there aren’t [...]


When to put your ERP system in the cloud When to put your ERP system in the cloud When to put your ERP system in the cloud

When to put your ERP system in the cloud

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The other week I was at a friend’s house having a barbeque when his granddaughter ran out of the house clutching my friend’s iPad asking (in a way that only 4 year old girls can) to watch Peppa Pig. My friend’s reaction was to tell her to put the TV on but the demand came back “NO! On my pad, on my pad”. [...]


The Future of Manufacturing Technology The Future of Manufacturing Technology The Future of Manufacturing Technology

The Future of Manufacturing Technology

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

It used to be that manufacturing was only considered important in emerging economies. Recently, however, analysts groups and influential business publications have started discussing the significance of a new wave of manufacturing that will pervade all economies. Read more…



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