ERP for 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

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 [...]


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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”. [...]


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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…


The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors? The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors? The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors?

The Social Enterprise – The Newest Tool for Manufacturers and Distributors?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

As the Social Media Specialist for SYSPRO USA, I am always on the lookout for new trends and updates in the social media world, especially how these trends impact the manufacturing and distribution industries. I’m a firm believer that Social Media is one of the greatest tools a company can use for engagement with customers and consumers. I once had a colleague here ask [...]


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Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

While cloud computing is one of the latest trends in the IT industry, the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service is not that new. In fact, some of the underlying concepts of cloud computing date back to the 1970s with users accessing mainframes via thin clients or terminal computers. Read more…


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Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Given the importance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, many manufacturers might find selecting the right one for their needs to be an overwhelming experience. Successful manufacturers are able to tailor their ERP systems to react to market trends and pull the information required to make business-critical decisions timeously. For the most part, they rely on vendors that can become their partners in the ongoing [...]


Conquering the Clutter Conquering the Clutter Conquering the Clutter

Conquering the Clutter

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

In my position at SYSPRO USA, I am given the opportunity to meet with Enterprise Resource Planning prospects, channel partners and customers. I have found that some have perfect experiences choosing and implementing an ERP system, while others find themselves overwhelmed and frustrated with the process. Reflecting on each company’s unique experiences reminded me of my own similar experience of furniture shopping. (more…)



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