Supply Chain Management and ERP

Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain

Taking the little guy into the complex supply chain

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

It’s encouraging to see we are entering an era in which everyone, no matter how small their business, is able to participate in the global economy. Thanks to mobile and ERP, even smallholder farmers are now being brought into the complex supply chain, allowing them to benefit from more efficient and cost effective channels to a larger market. Read more…


Three signs your business needs an ERP system Three signs your business needs an ERP system Three signs your business needs an ERP system

Three signs your business needs an ERP system

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Last week, I ordered a birthday present online for a dear friend from my favorite chocolate store. The shop’s unique and quality products have quickly made them my go-to-store for gifts over the past few years. However, over the past six months or so, they’ve become quite popular and I’ve found that the once easy ordering process I used to experience with them has [...]


The easy way out The easy way out The easy way out

The easy way out

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Human beings are strange creatures in many ways. One of the habits we all have is a tendency to avoid doing a difficult job today in favor of a quicker workaround, despite the fact we know in the long run we would be better off implementing the proper solution at the start. It frustrates me that even though I am hyper aware of this [...]


Innovative or Customer Centric? Innovative or Customer Centric? Innovative or Customer Centric?

Innovative or Customer Centric?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Developing ERP software is a tricky business, especially if the software is not being developed for any specific customer but rather for a range of customers, some of whom have yet to purchase your product. A software product needs to evolve, be constantly updated and advanced, if it’s not to fall into neglect and disuse, and that can happen all too often in the [...]


Time for a Spring Clean? Time for a Spring Clean? Time for a Spring Clean?

Time for a Spring Clean?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

It’s springtime again and my favourite time of year, Christmas is now a distant memory and seeing the parks and road sides awash with vibrant colour is both up-lifting and motivating. It reminds me that it’s time to review the art of the possible and strive to keep my eyes open to the opportunities that the season brings. Read more…


Optimizing the Potential of Inventory Management Optimizing the Potential of Inventory Management Optimizing the Potential of Inventory Management

Optimizing the Potential of Inventory Management

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

Many organizations, regardless of industry sector or geographical location, find themselves in a comfort zone when it comes to managing their inventory. A high percentage continue to use Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and some even use spreadsheets for their planning, despite having expensive systems in place. The problem is that MRP was developed at a time when businesses could use static demand forecasts over [...]


No Business is Too Small for Inventory Control No Business is Too Small for Inventory Control No Business is Too Small for Inventory Control

No Business is Too Small for Inventory Control

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

A few months back, I wrote a blog entry comparing the uncanny similarities between building your own furniture and ERP selection. Reflecting back on that post, I decided to brainstorm additional daily/real-life scenarios that can also be compared to daily struggles that manufacturers and distributors face within their own businesses. What was the next issue I decided to address? Inventory management and, well…baking a [...]



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