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Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling

Using Technology to Create Manufacturing-data Storytelling

Author: | Post Date: 10 Sep 2019

I have always been fascinated by User Experience (UX), which is why I was delighted to attend a recent talk on data storytelling. Storytelling is almost as old as our species, and consciously weaving it into the fabric of our technology has the potential to meld the electronic and human domains into a harmonious and productive whole. (more…)


Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation

Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation

Author: | Post Date: 29 Aug 2019

In today’s global village, the demand for distribution services is escalating rapidly due to the increasing complexity of supply chain operations, the expanding e-commerce, and retail sectors, and a pressing need to deliver swiftly and enhance the customer experience.  The customer remains king for now. (more…)


Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience

Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience

Author: | Post Date: 27 Aug 2019

I told my team a few weeks ago that I have started learning Arabic. There were a few raised eye-brows and finally, “Why Arabic?” Well, Arabic is so far removed from all the other languages I have learned, and I needed a new challenge. And I can do this on my mobile using Duolingo. (more…)


5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry 5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry 5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

Author: | Post Date: 21 Aug 2019

With an abundance of raw materials and resources, Africa needs to rapidly find new ways to generate greater value from its manufacturing industry which has been identified as a fundamental driver of economic growth. Looking to disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning, are revolutionizing industrial processes, and could save Africa’s manufacturing industry, where the adoption [...]


Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1 Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Author: | Post Date: 16 Aug 2019

As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks. Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, which is the kind of exercise I enjoy, especially when my efforts are augmented (along with my eyestrain), by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies. (more…)


What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management

What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management

Author: | Post Date: 07 Aug 2019

There seems to be quite a lot of confusion around Cycle Counting vs. Stocktaking.  So, before we discuss the importance of Cycle Counting, we will need to understand WHAT Cycle Counting is, and What Cycle Counting is NOT: What is a Cycle Count? Traditional inventory audits or stock takes, involve counting all of the stock that the organization has on a particular date.  Typically this is [...]


How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains

How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains

Author: | Post Date: 02 Aug 2019

We’re all linked to FMCG supply chains, be it through work, a customer relationship or simply driving demand through our own purchases. Our $131 billion food and grocery processing sector directly employs 324,450 people, which represents nearly 40% of Australian manufacturing jobs. It also provides the essentials and makes up a massive part of the FMCG supply chains we rely on to employ, feed, [...]


It’s Personal – How Meeting Specific User Needs is Driving Change in ERP It’s Personal – How Meeting Specific User Needs is Driving Change in ERP It’s Personal – How Meeting Specific User Needs is Driving Change in ERP

It’s Personal – How Meeting Specific User Needs is Driving Change in ERP

Author: | Post Date: 30 Jul 2019

A productive workforce is a varied one, encompassing an array of different ages, backgrounds, and personalities. Sometimes that can lead to conflict, yet the most successful businesses we deal with are those which embrace diversity and recognize the value of different approaches. We recently launched our Resistance to Change eBook to help customers navigate different personalities and put personalization at the heart of ERP. [...]


The Importance of Manufacturing in Every Country The Importance of Manufacturing in Every Country The Importance of Manufacturing in Every Country

The Importance of Manufacturing in Every Country

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jul 2019

Manufacturing remains a critical force for both developed and developing countries, however, its role is changing and could play an even greater role in stimulating economies through the adoption of innovative technology. But the reality is that many manufacturing processes are still transitioning from traditional to modern practices that largely incorporate automation. (more…)


The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack

Author: | Post Date: 23 Jul 2019

Just this morning, a client informed me that she couldn’t move her company to the Cloud for reasons of security. Security? For a company that makes muffins? She nodded, emphatically, noting that her muffins were a popular item. I spluttered a little before responding: ‘But…worrying about Cloud security is so…2016….’ (more…)



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