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3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process 3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process 3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process

3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process

Author: | Post Date: 22 Aug 2019

Is anything more important to your manufacturing process than securing materials, managing orders, and payments, and having the right staff to run it all? I don’t think so. Thankfully, these are three specific areas where an ERP can help even the most advanced manufacturer. (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…)


The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management

The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management

Author: | Post Date: 13 Aug 2019

I spend a lot of time talking to people in the manufacturing world about SYSPRO’s manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution. Occasionally the person I’m talking to will frown and say: ‘We already spent a lot of money on an ERP, why do we need MOM as well?’ That’s when I start my ‘Automation 101’ lecture, watching them closely and poking them frequently, to make [...]


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…)


Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force

Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force

Author: | Post Date: 18 Jul 2019

Millennials and Generation Z are already disrupting the labor force and will continue to do so.   A common challenge for many manufacturers is finding and retaining skilled labor. Many businesses are facing the retirement of older employees, and higher turnover in their workforce. At the same time, some manufacturers lament that younger workers don’t have the same skill sets as the earlier generations, or that [...]



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