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Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Author: | Post Date: 25 Apr 2019

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves. Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed by humans will have inherent limitations in their ability to [...]


The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry

The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry

Author: | Post Date: 23 Apr 2019

Empowered consumers, consumer bodies and increased regulatory pressure are driving the move to a much more tightly controlled industry.  Even with all of the regulations, it is inevitable that sooner or later there will be some type of food incident requiring removal of that product.  One of the key requirements is a full traceability system. Without an ERP system, a full product recall will [...]


3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement 3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement 3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

Author: | Post Date: 18 Apr 2019

Procurement is often overlooked and undervalued, yet it impacts every facet of a business. Procurement and supplier relationships have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring manufacturers and distributors meet their strategic goals. Fortunately, strategic sourcing policies for procurement can provide the ultimate competitive advantage. It’s time to streamline the procurement process, harnessing technology to iron-out the kinks. (more…)


How to Personalize Your Learning Management System for a Better UX How to Personalize Your Learning Management System for a Better UX How to Personalize Your Learning Management System for a Better UX

How to Personalize Your Learning Management System for a Better UX

Author: | Post Date: 16 Apr 2019

My husband and I had a chuckle the other day as we realized we were turning into our parents. While driving, we changed from the radio station playing the latest hits to the one that plays old school hits and immediately started singing along. Just like our parents used to do. (more…)


4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations 4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations 4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations

4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations

Author: | Post Date: 11 Apr 2019

The current power crisis in South Africa is teaching all of its citizens a few lessons in inventory, distribution and asset management. Here’s how these lessons translate into better inventory management for all manufacturing operations.   (more…)


How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

Author: | Post Date: 09 Apr 2019

It has become impossible to keep pace with the UK government’s Brexit shenanigans, and business leaders are in despair about the impact the impasse is having on manufacturers. According to the latest figures from the ONS, the productivity growth of British workers slumped to a two-year low in the third quarter of 2018. On average, UK employees produce 30% less per hour than those [...]


5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business 5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business 5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business

5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business

Author: | Post Date: 03 Apr 2019

Digitization is one of the most important business trends of recent years, but how exactly can digital transformation improve your business? If you’ve been running a business anywhere in the world over the last few years, you’ll have undoubtedly heard multiple references to digital transformation. You may already have begun to digitize aspects of your enterprise. (more…)


Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Author: | Post Date: 29 Mar 2019

When implementing an ERP system, businesses face a variety of challenges. The system brings innumerable business benefits and yet it is often used as a trigger for deep-rooted organizational change. Implementing ERP is fundamentally a people process, and for a system to work effectively, manufacturers must work with their ERP partner to bring everyone within the business on board. (more…)


4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

Author: | Post Date: 27 Mar 2019

We are living in the dawn of a new era. Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, there’s no denying that manufacturing is evolving at a pace never seen before. With the dawn comes illumination, but not necessarily clarity. The breakneck speed with which companies are figuring out how to collect (and find value in) massive amounts of [...]


Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Lean Manufacturing Implementation and the Change Management Journey

Author: | Post Date: 22 Mar 2019

In the first blog on this topic, I described the origins and background to lean manufacturing. In the second blog – lean manufacturing journey, the key activities of the model described in the book entitled “Lean Thinking” were introduced. While this is seen as the most popular model, there are a few reservations about it. These will be covered as we progress. (more…)



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