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Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound

Manufacturing the New Normal – Strategies for Asia’s Rebound

Author: | Post Date: 15 Jul 2020

Manufacturers and distributors across Asia have needed to remain resilient despite operating in intensely pressured times. The YOY in Q1 saw a 0.5% contraction – contributed by declines in the electronics and chemical industries despite expansions in biomedical manufacturing and precision engineering industries.  The Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), an indicator that measures how much purchasing (or materials) local manufacturers are engaging in, saw a [...]


A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World

A 4-step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World

Author: | Post Date: 07 Jul 2020

Supply chain disruptions are nothing new. From global trade disputes to Brexit, volatile exchange rates, fluctuating commodity prices and civil unrest, procurement has needed to be more agile and resilient than ever before. Recently COVID-19 added further pressure within the global value chain. China is a large producer of components and assemblies, but with the recent pandemic, many of these distribution channels were shut [...]


5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain 5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain 5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain

5 Ways to Crisis-Proof Your Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 27 May 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that hundreds of thousands of manufacturers across the globe are under great amounts of stress. Most have had to scramble to protect their employees, address business challenges and risks, meet demand, and ultimately, survive. With social distancing initiatives in effect, work has shifted radically with a large majority of employees working remotely. Ascertain areas of business have [...]


Re-skilling the Workforce – After Covid/Before Covid Re-skilling the Workforce – After Covid/Before Covid Re-skilling the Workforce – After Covid/Before Covid

Re-skilling the Workforce – After Covid/Before Covid

Author: | Post Date: 14 May 2020

We all know that the world is going through a major change that will lead to us running our lives differently than we did BC (Before COVID). What some businesses are beginning to realize though is that their workforce will need to learn new skills AC/DC (After COVID/During COVID). (more…)


How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP? How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP? How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP?

How Clean is Your Data, to Get the Best ROI from Your ERP?

Author: | Post Date: 05 May 2020

I’ve been observing friends and colleague’s behavior during the COVID-19 social distancing and one of the things that I and many of my friends are doing is Spring-cleaning our homes, our e-mails, and our laptops. So it struck me, why not “Spring-clean” our SYSPRO data and systems? (more…)


Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry

Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry

Author: | Post Date: 16 Apr 2020

The UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment (IM&E) industry makes a significant contribution to the economy, but there’s a growing realization that the post Coronavirus/COVID-19 world will not be the same as it was. My guess is that organizations will start to look at digital strategies a lot more seriously after the pandemic. Companies that don’t understand that things will need to change may not [...]


Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry

Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry

Author: | Post Date: 19 Mar 2020

Product recalls are one of the biggest risks that manufacturers have to face. According to the insurance industry, the average cost of product recall claims is over US $1 million. Product recalls in the electronics industry were 15% of all recalls in the EU in Q1 2019, and 29% in the US. (more…)


The Past, Present and Future of ERP The Past, Present and Future of ERP The Past, Present and Future of ERP

The Past, Present and Future of ERP

Author: | Post Date: 20 Feb 2020

For many of today’s established organizations, the path to success and the evolution of business management technology are closely interwoven. The advancement and diversification of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software have enabled businesses to integrate new technologies into their supply chain processes to drive forward their performance, leading to a variety of benefits. (more…)


7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 18 Feb 2020

Digital technologies are transforming how businesses operate. Manufacturers today understand the importance of these changes but many find it hard to keep pace with technological advancements. Without a precise strategy in place, successfully deploying your first initiative towards digital transformation is going to prove extremely challenging. (more…)


Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation

Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2020

While most manufacturers have entered the era of automation, statistics are showing that true industry differentiation lies not only in technological innovation but also in an overall positive customer experience. Manufacturers have recognized this and according to a report by ORM and Acquia, the manufacturing sector identified customer experience as a “top priority” in 2019. (more…)



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