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How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing? How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing? How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing?

How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing?

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2021

Smart Manufacturing is about visibility, connectivity and interoperability – connecting systems, machines, and work units to create intelligent networks along the value chain. It’s about getting information about the manufacturing process to where it is needed, when it is needed, and in the form it is needed to power smart decisions. (more…)


Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective

Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jan 2021

  As a technology executive, you have probably undertaken two digital transformations in 2020 already. Using technology to convert employees to remote work. Implementing systems to accommodate the new ways customers interact and buy.   (more…)


How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0 How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0 How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0

How the Manufacturing CFO can Spearhead Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 19 Jan 2021

As we enter a new year, research shows that optimism and business confidence is returning amongst manufacturers and distributors. This is based on a survey that we conducted last year around the CFO 4.0 manufacturing executive. The survey presented strong evidence that manufacturing industry CFOs are looking beyond the current health crisis to see how their organisations can establish a sustainable recovery by taking [...]


The COOs role in rebooting business The COOs role in rebooting business The COOs role in rebooting business

The COOs role in rebooting business

Author: | Post Date: 14 Jan 2021

Is Tesla a car manufacturer, an energy company or a technology firm? Elon Musk envisioned Tesla Motors as a technology company and independent automaker, aimed at eventually offering electric cars at prices affordable to the average consumer. Tesla Motors shortened its name to Tesla in February 2017 to take the focus away from cars. Today its extraordinarily ambitious founder has a clear purpose; to [...]


Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook

Building Resilient Enterprises Requires A New Management Playbook

Author: | Post Date: 12 Jan 2021

There is no question that Covid-19 and the related economic turmoil has put a strain on business execution. How is your business weathering the storm? Beginning in June and continuing through September 2020, SYSPRO had record sales. We didn’t get lucky, and it wasn’t a fluke. The reality was we had a management methodology in place that enabled us to roll with the punches, pivot, [...]


Is it Time to Re-shore? Is it Time to Re-shore? Is it Time to Re-shore?

Is it Time to Re-shore?

Author: | Post Date: 06 Jan 2021

Are you among the Canadian business leaders who are considering moving some or all of your manufacturing activities to Canada, or back to Canada as the case maybe? For decades, the lure of manufacturing outside Canada has been strong. Mexico, China, and other Asian countries have made it very attractive financially. Manufacturers could get up and running relatively quickly and reap ongoing cost savings through [...]


The Role of CIOs in Technology Decisions for the ‘Next Normal’ The Role of CIOs in Technology Decisions for the ‘Next Normal’ The Role of CIOs in Technology Decisions for the ‘Next Normal’

The Role of CIOs in Technology Decisions for the ‘Next Normal’

Author: | Post Date: 23 Dec 2020

There was an era when CIOs had to push hard to get new technology understood and accepted. Now the adoption of certain technologies has accelerated beyond anyone’s imagination, and other technologies that were previously not considered important have come to the fore. CIOs are having to readjust rapidly to the ‘next to normal’. (more…)


Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability? Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability? Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability?

Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability?

Author: | Post Date: 17 Dec 2020

There are good surprises and there are bad surprises – like discovering that, somewhere in your food and beverage manufacturing business, there are serious gaps that are draining your bottom line. Even worse, you don’t always realize it until the damage is already done. (more…)


The Role of Digital in Accelerating Economic Diversification The Role of Digital in Accelerating Economic Diversification The Role of Digital in Accelerating Economic Diversification

The Role of Digital in Accelerating Economic Diversification

Author: | Post Date: 15 Dec 2020

There is no industry in the world that has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for some organizations that had already implemented digital technologies, they were able to pivot their business and ride the waves of change, disruption and uncertainty brought about by the pandemic. (more…)


Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing

Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 10 Dec 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining a lot of attention and the interest has accelerated like other areas of technology as a result of the pandemic. If you are a mid-size manufacturer, your attitude might be that AI is for the big boys, not guys like us. However, the world has changed significantly in 2020 and manufacturers need to adapt to new realities. I’ll discuss [...]



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