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The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

Author: | Post Date: 20 Sep 2018

Smart factories of the future driven by robots, computers and AI, are no longer the stuff of science fiction. We currently exist in the overlap of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Ecosystem and with it brings technologies and strategies that are fast changing how we conduct business – from day-to-day operations to high-level decision making. (more…)


The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

Author: | Post Date: 13 Sep 2018

“What a business needs most for its decisions – especially strategic ones, is data about what goes on outside it. Only outside a business are there results, opportunities and threats.” — Peter Drucker The pressures of cost, competition and a more demanding consumer continue to drive the digital transformation of industries. It pays to know how best to invest in the right technology for your sector [...]


Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

Author: | Post Date: 12 Sep 2018

Time and again we have seen the same story play out in sci-fi movies: the robots rise up, and then the humans defeat them. But it’s not just on the silver screen that people combat technology. It’s happening, albeit on a more subtle scale, up and down the country in businesses right now. People are fiercely resisting new technologies that will shake them out [...]


SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use

SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use

Author: | Post Date: 06 Sep 2018

I recently attended the SYSPRO analyst update to hear about their new developments and continued evolution. SYSPRO has a strong presence in the manufacturing space as an ERP provider with a loyal client base. SYSPRO prides themselves on their service and working with companies to let them operate their “own way”. They presented survey data based on new ERP users and Millennials that reflected an impressive 76% [...]


The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0 The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0 The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 04 Sep 2018

The first industrial revolution in the late 18th century brought with it mechanisation and steam power.  Mass production, assembly lines and electricity followed with the second a century later. Almost another century hence, computers and automation hailed the third. We had witnessed the proliferation of scientific management systems and with it brought the rise of efficiency driven attributes. (more…)


ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

Author: | Post Date: 29 Aug 2018

A patient is rushed to the emergency room. After a brief evaluation, the medical staff will immediately start hooking them up to IV bags, Holter monitors and the like in order to try and save their lives.   If those medical professionals are to have the best possible chance of saving their patients, it’s imperative that they have access to the right medical equipment, exactly as [...]


The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1) The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1) The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

Author: | Post Date: 21 Aug 2018

When it comes to harnessing the power of technology, not all business functions have been treated with equal priority. In fact, research shows that despite the clear benefits of digitization across all business dimensions, one function in particular has fallen behind: supply chain management. Let’s explore some of the challenges… (more…)


Why Education is Crucial to Digital Business Transformation Why Education is Crucial to Digital Business Transformation Why Education is Crucial to Digital Business Transformation

Why Education is Crucial to Digital Business Transformation

Author: | Post Date: 16 Aug 2018

How can businesses thrive during the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is bringing with it digital business transformation? The short answer is through continued education – we all have a role to play in encouraging a Learning Revolution. With the ever increasing advances in technology, from Artificial Intelligence, supercomputers, ubiquitous technology and self-driving cars, there are endless areas that require skilled and experienced individuals. A wide [...]