ERP for Manufacturing

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…


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 [...]


Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing Cloud not ready for ERP in manufacturing

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…


Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs Mapping ERP systems to manufacturing needs

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…)


ERP – The Extra Responsive Pedestal ERP – The Extra Responsive Pedestal ERP – The Extra Responsive Pedestal

ERP – The Extra Responsive Pedestal

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

When I first saw Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, ET – The Extra-Terrestrial, I was fascinated by its simple yet profound storyline. ET, an alien of sorts, ends up alone on Planet Earth when his fellow aliens accidentally leave him behind after a visit in their space ship. Unlike the children in the story, the adults are obsessed with the order, structures and habits they perceive [...]


Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table

Choreograph your ERP tools and Dance on the Boardroom Table

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Every year, ballet companies all over the world revive The Nutcracker; the classical fairy tale set to the music of Tchaikovsky, drawing young and old to theatres and dazzling them for hours with its beauty, grace and captivating story line. Here the choreographer weaves together some of the most beautiful dances ever conceived to produce endless sequences of sheer ballet fantasy. (more…)


Lumbering Through Waste Reduction Lumbering Through Waste Reduction Lumbering Through Waste Reduction

Lumbering Through Waste Reduction

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Recently I was watching one of those “how things are made” TV shows which featured a saw mill. I was amazed at the vast range of waste factors eating away at the profits of the hardworking lumber millers. From the felling of the tree to the final delivery of sawn timber products to their customers, their raw material is whittled down to a fraction [...]



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