Supply Chain Management and ERP

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 [...]


The Problem Solving Mindset The Problem Solving Mindset The Problem Solving Mindset

The Problem Solving Mindset

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

The power failures caused by Hurricane Sandy in the USA made me think about all the things that can go wrong for a business, including the less obvious problems, when there is a power failure; and how important it is to be able to think and act quickly. In fact it reminded me specifically of a recent incident in SYSPRO and how some quick [...]


The journey to success requires teamwork! The journey to success requires teamwork! The journey to success requires teamwork!

The journey to success requires teamwork!

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

While performing the recent seven day challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, there was time during the daily six – eight hours of walking to reflect on various subjects of life. On one of these days I was struck by the strong parallels between “Team SYSPRO” and “Team Kili” as we affectionately called it. Read more…


Lights, camera, ERP Lights, camera, ERP Lights, camera, ERP

Lights, camera, ERP

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

SYSPRO was featured on CNBC Africa last week when Chris Bishop interviewed me on the Entrepreneurial Edge Show. Besides the obligatory pre-interview application of make-up, I thought things went pretty well. I feel in a very fortunate position to love what I do and work with a team dedicated to delighting our clients and improving our products and services every day. (more…)


The Missing Link The Missing Link The Missing Link

The Missing Link

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2014

I have always loved food with the passion it deserves. Of course this has at times resulted in an increased waistline. A little over a year ago I decided to do something about it and take back some control. I soon discovered that all the energy I once dedicated to over-eating was now directed at over-analyzing everything I consumed – in detail. One thing [...]



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