Supply Chain Management and ERP

Three benefits of an ERP system Three benefits of an ERP system Three benefits of an ERP system

Three benefits of an ERP system

Author: | Post Date: 08 Jan 2015

To continue to be successful, businesses today consistently feel pressure to cut costs, outperform the competition and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.  While some find this to be a daunting task, others harness the power of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and their ability to streamline daily business operations. Businesses experience a multitude of benefits after implementing an ERP system, and this blog post [...]


Measuring Process Performance Measuring Process Performance Measuring Process Performance

Measuring Process Performance

Author: | Post Date: 25 Nov 2014

As we head towards a new year, I have been having a number of conversations with work colleagues and ERP consultants on the subject of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and their effectiveness. Out of these discussions it can be concluded that there are good and there are poor KPIs.   Wearing my ERP hat a good example of this is looking at the role of a Purchase Order clerk. A [...]


What Corn Tells Us About How Innovation Spreads Through an Industry What Corn Tells Us About How Innovation Spreads Through an Industry What Corn Tells Us About How Innovation Spreads Through an Industry

What Corn Tells Us About How Innovation Spreads Through an Industry

Author: | Post Date: 06 Nov 2014

Farming corn (or maize) seems simple, but it isn’t, and it is the business of farming corn that is so instructive to anyone interested in the spread of innovation. Why should I care about the spread of innovation? Like it or not, we live in a time where every aspect of your business is impacted by innovations. Adopting innovations ahead of your competitors gives you an [...]


No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining

No one-size-fits-all ERP solutions for Mining

Author: | Post Date: 30 Oct 2014

Most ERP vendors offer ERP solutions for Mining, but is there such a thing as a single ERP solution that solves the issues of an entire industry, especially one as complex as mining? One of the biggest mistakes that mining corporations, and businesses in general, can make in today’s technology driven climate, is to accept blanket ERP solutions. No two businesses are exactly the same, so [...]


Better Together Better Together Better Together

Better Together

Author: | Post Date: 01 Oct 2014

For some people there is nothing more satisfying than the prospect of going it alone, making a point, doing things differently, pushing boundaries and achieving independent success. The heart often drives this, because we are after-all single entities, with limited time to make an impact or difference in the world. Some would say it’s simply our nature. (more…)


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Catering for the Safe Food for Canadians Act

Author: | Post Date: 25 Sep 2014

The Safe Food for Canadians Act comes in to effect on January 1, 2015 and it is going to have an effect on every business involved in Canada’s food chain. The Act puts all food inspection responsibilities under the umbrella of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency bringing together a number of disparate laws, like the Fish Inspection Act, The Canada Agricultural Products Act and the [...]


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SYSPRO in the procurement chain

Author: | Post Date: 31 Jul 2014

I recently took part in a management workshop, which saw two competing teams manufacturing a particular structure.  This was a simulation exercise using Lego blocks in which we had to make as many structures in a minute as possible and deliver them successfully to the “customer.”  The customer would then quality check the output and advise each team on how much revenue had been [...]


The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes

The Scope of Change in ERP Projects: People, Technology, Business Processes

Author: | Post Date: 03 Jun 2014

ERP projects can potentially touch every part of the business, and even the ones that are limited in scope have a dramatic effect and touch virtually every part of the business in some form. When you are early in the planning stage, and when speaking with experienced sales representatives who have seen first-hand how dozens and hundreds of ERP implementations have transformed organizations on dramatically [...]


Leveraging the Supply Chain Leveraging the Supply Chain Leveraging the Supply Chain

Leveraging the Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

I recently took part in a SYSPRO office challenge cycle race at the Cape Argus 2014 event. If you’ve read anything about the race, you’ll know that the charitable fundraising by the UK team was for a cause very close to my heart. The cause in question is a special needs school near the K3 SYSPRO offices, where my mother has worked for over [...]


Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security

Africa, ERP and the Key to Global Food Security

Author: | Post Date: 20 May 2014

As population numbers continue to rise and pressure continues to mount for global food production, the world is looking to Africa to step up to the challenge. While many may simply assume that a shift to industrial farming methods is the answer for increasing production, the inevitable resulting environmental degradation where such methods are used suggests that this is not the best way forward for [...]



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