Tag - ERP and Technology

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement 3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement 3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

Author: | Post Date: 18 Apr 2019

Procurement is often overlooked and undervalued, yet it impacts every facet of a business. Procurement and supplier relationships have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring manufacturers and distributors meet their strategic goals. Fortunately, strategic sourcing policies for procurement can provide the ultimate competitive advantage. It’s time to streamline the procurement process, harnessing technology to iron-out the kinks. (more…)


4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations 4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations 4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations

4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations

Author: | Post Date: 11 Apr 2019

The current power crisis in South Africa is teaching all of its citizens a few lessons in inventory, distribution and asset management. Here’s how these lessons translate into better inventory management for all manufacturing operations.   (more…)


How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

Author: | Post Date: 09 Apr 2019

It has become impossible to keep pace with the UK government’s Brexit shenanigans, and business leaders are in despair about the impact the impasse is having on manufacturers. According to the latest figures from the ONS, the productivity growth of British workers slumped to a two-year low in the third quarter of 2018. On average, UK employees produce 30% less per hour than those [...]


5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business 5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business 5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business

5 Reasons to Embrace Digital Transformation and How it Improves Your Business

Author: | Post Date: 03 Apr 2019

Digitization is one of the most important business trends of recent years, but how exactly can digital transformation improve your business? If you’ve been running a business anywhere in the world over the last few years, you’ll have undoubtedly heard multiple references to digital transformation. You may already have begun to digitize aspects of your enterprise. (more…)


Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Overcome the Barriers and Resistance to Change with an Improved UI in ERP

Author: | Post Date: 29 Mar 2019

When implementing an ERP system, businesses face a variety of challenges. The system brings innumerable business benefits and yet it is often used as a trigger for deep-rooted organizational change. Implementing ERP is fundamentally a people process, and for a system to work effectively, manufacturers must work with their ERP partner to bring everyone within the business on board. (more…)


4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative 4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

4 Tips for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative

Author: | Post Date: 27 Mar 2019

We are living in the dawn of a new era. Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, there’s no denying that manufacturing is evolving at a pace never seen before. With the dawn comes illumination, but not necessarily clarity. The breakneck speed with which companies are figuring out how to collect (and find value in) massive amounts of [...]


How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges? How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges? How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

Author: | Post Date: 19 Mar 2019

A question on many lips these days is: how can Digital Transformation (DX) solve my manufacturing challenges? Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce costs and streamline processes in their supply chains and factories. At the same time, customers are asking for more unique features in the products they buy. Customization versus standard products are often [...]


Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes

Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programmes

Author: | Post Date: 14 Mar 2019

The rapid pace of today’s business means that relevant skills are becoming outdated more quickly than ever before. This naturally creates challenges for companies that are trying to innovate and achieve growth. In fact, a PwC report shows that 98 percent of South African CEOs are worried about the availability of key skills within their organizations. And this growing skills gap extends beyond highly sought-after [...]


Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Why Industry 4.0 is the New Financial Paradigm

Author: | Post Date: 12 Mar 2019

It’s a fascinating time to be in finance, especially for those of us who enjoy a challenge, change, and personal growth. For those who don’t, the way ahead could be tough. Industry 4.0 becomes the prevailing paradigm for manufacturing, finance, new technologies, collaborations and new ways of thinking need to be embraced. (more…)


How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

Author: | Post Date: 21 Feb 2019

In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean. Unfortunately, automation can result in massive waste built into the factory if it is not removed up front. (more…)



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