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ERP Supports Profitable Manufacturing for Metal Fabrication ERP Supports Profitable Manufacturing for Metal Fabrication ERP Supports Profitable Manufacturing for Metal Fabrication

ERP Supports Profitable Manufacturing for Metal Fabrication

Author: | Post Date: 31 Oct 2018

Years ago I read a quote that I really like by Gallileo Galilei, the 16th century Italian astronomer and physicist who some people refer to as ‘the father of science’. The quote ‘Misura ciò che è misurabile, e rendi misurabile ciò che non lo è’ translates as: ‘measure that which is measurable, and make measurable that which is not.’ (more…)


Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler

Future Perfect – ERP the Enabler

Author: | Post Date: 24 Oct 2018

I’m doing the rounds of SYSPRO Africa’s offices. It’s Monday 30 June 2031 (my birthday), and SaloME, chatbot and partner of KenDO, our latest chat releases, have everything under control. Having already arranged my trip, they just completed agreed roles and actions I set up with them via SYSPRO GOsist. (more…)


Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry

Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry

Author: | Post Date: 18 Oct 2018

The food and beverage industry, much like any other industry, is filled with challenges: maintaining a reliable and high performing labor force, machinery uptime, shipping deadlines, bringing in enough sales, cash flow, packaging and so much more. (more…)


Why Software Upgrades are Essential Why Software Upgrades are Essential Why Software Upgrades are Essential

Why Software Upgrades are Essential

Author: | Post Date: 16 Oct 2018

Whether it’s upgrading to the latest version of your ERP, or your computer’s operating system, we often hesitate to click the ‘update’ button, especially for first iterations. Bill Gates aptly captioned this: “People always fear change”. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?” Whether that fear stems from a perceived risk, or the time needed for implementation, this resistance to change can negatively [...]


3 Reasons to Treat Your ERP Software like an Asset 3 Reasons to Treat Your ERP Software like an Asset 3 Reasons to Treat Your ERP Software like an Asset

3 Reasons to Treat Your ERP Software like an Asset

Author: | Post Date: 12 Oct 2018

ERP systems are substantial business investments, yet their perceived value is often allowed to depreciate over time. Business owners and managers seem to accept application erosion as the norm, but good ERP systems are built to last. The problem lies not in the software, but in the way, it is used. (more…)


The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

Author: | Post Date: 09 Oct 2018

The Industrial Machinery and Equipment market is all about machines – designing, making, modifying, selling, and using machines.  But behind these machines, like the automobiles we see on the road, are the machines that made the parts that became the automobile…and behind those machines sits an even bigger machine. (more…)


6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier 6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier 6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier

6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier

Author: | Post Date: 03 Oct 2018

Industry 4.0 (deemed the fourth industrial revolution) has brought about rapid change and digital transformation. It has also paved the way for businesses to reap the rewards of successful ERP implementations. With process and data automation, integration, increased efficiencies and many other business benefits, the question is no longer whether to invest in ERP but rather how best to go about it. (more…)


How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management

How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management

Author: | Post Date: 28 Sep 2018

It always surprises me when I visit a shop floor for the first time and realize that some of our nation’s manufacturers are still trying to compete in the 20th century. They might be making great products. They might even make them on time with minimum defects. But the fact remains that somewhere else in the world, somebody is tooling up to make the [...]


Putting Service Delivery First … the USA Way Putting Service Delivery First … the USA Way Putting Service Delivery First … the USA Way

Putting Service Delivery First … the USA Way

Author: | Post Date: 25 Sep 2018

I often ask myself if just-competitive mediocrity has become the service benchmark in the eyes of our customers.   I have been travelling again – this time to the most influential economy in the world – that’s right, USA. I’ve passed through before but never stopped. I’ve met US tourists abroad who abrasively ignore the “When in Rome …” process. Like you, I’ve watched enough brain-numbing [...]


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…)



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