Supply Chain Management and ERP

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…)


Recession Proof your Business with ERP Recession Proof your Business with ERP Recession Proof your Business with ERP

Recession Proof your Business with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2016

The year is off to a flying start, but recession, drought and lacklustre commodity prices are making for some tough economic times ahead. The pressure to cut costs has never been greater. But don’t let this force you into making bad business decisions. Investing in the right software will help you make smart cost reductions, operate more efficiently, and keep your business at an [...]



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