Supply Chain Management and ERP

SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice

SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice

Author: | Post Date: 10 Aug 2016

The second day at SAPICS 2016 started for me with a coffee or two at the SYSPRO Café networking with gurus, customers, and partners and debating the new spin on ERP. Like mobility, visibility, keeping it simple, appropriate and usable rather than treating it like a “big brother” system to be worked round. The chat was heavy and we all needed the coffee. (more…)


Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jul 2016

Aligning food safety strategy and ERP implementation is critical for manufacturers who wish to gain a competitive edge in a very volatile and competitive market. World class manufacturers understand that traditional manual processes can no longer provide the real time and accurate information required to drive their businesses. Effective use of an ERP system can help push food safety compliance deep into the 21stcentury [...]


How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty

How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty

Author: | Post Date: 12 Jul 2016

There is no doubt that, globally, these are uncertain times.  From the UK’s surprise Brexit decision to the election in Australia and of course the Clinton vs. Trump campaign in the US.  Whatever side of politics you find yourself on, there is no doubt that politic uncertainty and economic uncertainty go hand in hand.  Macro-economic uncertainty then feeds down to company level and we [...]


Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A. Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A. Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A.

Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A.

Author: | Post Date: 30 Jun 2016

Britain’s recent withdrawal from the European Union reminds me of the US Military acronym: V.U.C.A. Referring to the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that characterize conditions and situations, particularly when influenced by significant change, V.U.C.A. has rapidly become a trendy managerial contraction.  (more…)


ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production

ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production

Author: | Post Date: 19 May 2016

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ― E.M. Forster. The great thing about a necessity is that, as a supplier, you are always guaranteed an eager market. Food production and distribution falls neatly into this category. We all have to eat, don’t we? However, as margins become tighter, food businesses have been forced to keep a beady [...]


Using Technology for Food Sustainability Using Technology for Food Sustainability Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Author: | Post Date: 12 Apr 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the global volume of edible food wastage is as much as 1.6 billion tons. It’s a mind-boggling statistic if you consider that this equates to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption. This means that hunger across the globe could effectively be eradicated simply by recovering only half of what is [...]


Illuminating the Customer Experience Illuminating the Customer Experience Illuminating the Customer Experience

Illuminating the Customer Experience

Author: | Post Date: 11 Feb 2016

For the past year or so I’ve been a loyal customer of a booming barbershop near the SYSPRO head office. I only realized recently that none of the barbers are able to speak English. It made me wonder how they had been able to build a successful business relying on clear communication with this direct impediment. (more…)



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