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Nick McGrane

Nick joined SYSPRO reseller, McGuffie Brunton in 1993. Since then, McGuffie has become K3 Syspro and Nick has held numerous operational roles within the business while working his way up to the position of MD.

As Managing Director, Nick oversees all aspects of the business using his wealth of experience to guide and support the whole K3 SYSPRO team.

Nick likes to run and snowboard and is an avid Manchester City fan.


How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

Posted on 22 January 2019 by Nick McGrane

ROI in Tough Economic ConditionsAt the beginning of October last year, we held what has been widely regarded as our best customer event to date. Alongside guest speakers from within the SYSPRO community, Nick Peters, the Editorial Director at The Manufacturer magazine delivered a presentation which raised a very interesting talking point around how businesses react during hard times; such as recession or the ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Why Forgetting the Human Element of Digitalization Obstructs Software Implementation

Posted on 22 November 2018 by Nick McGrane

human_robot_digitalization_women_faceThere has never been a better time for manufacturers to embrace the powers of ERP. The benefits are compelling, be it improving efficiency, building resilience, controlling costs, or boosting productivity. Yet too many are failing to recognize that an ERP implementation is as much about people as it is technology. Ensuring that everyone within the organization is on board before embarking on an implementation is critical to its success. Regardless of the commitment of the management team, it is the buy-in from end users that really determines the success of any deployed solution.

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Topics: ERP Implementation

 

Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

Posted on 12 September 2018 by Nick McGrane

People_embrace_Technological_ChangeTime and again we have seen the same story play out in sci-fi movies: the robots rise up, and then the humans defeat them. But it’s not just on the silver screen that people combat technology. It’s happening, albeit on a more subtle scale, up and down the country in businesses right now. People are fiercely resisting new technologies that will shake them out of their comfort zones.

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Topics: ERP and Technology

How ERP Assists Manufacturers to Become Smarter with New Technologies

Posted on 3 July 2018 by Nick McGrane

New_ERP_Technologies_IOTWe are currently experiencing a new industrial revolution. Like past revolutions, it too will have immense impact, causing ripples throughout society. Some jobs will be replaced by intelligent robots, and some people will have new electronic companions, so called cobots. Two thirds of the children in primary school will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. In the future, manufacturing processes, working life, and our relationship with technology will be quite different.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

How ERP Assists Manufacturers and Become Smarter with New Technologies

Posted on 3 July 2018 by Nick McGrane

New_ERP_Technologies_IOTWe are currently experiencing a new industrial revolution. Like past revolutions, it too will have immense impact, causing ripples throughout society. Some jobs will be replaced by intelligent robots, and some people will have new electronic companions, so called cobots. Two thirds of the children in primary school will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. In the future, manufacturing processes, working life, and our relationship with technology will be quite different.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 3

Posted on 24 April 2018 by Nick McGrane

How to ensure a successful erp implementationThis is the third and final part of my blog series on a successful ERP implementation. Although the process can be challenging, there are ways in which you can identify and rectify potential stumbling blocks before they hamper the performance of your chosen solution:

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Topics: Applying and Operating ERP

How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 2

Posted on 14 March 2018 by Nick McGrane

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation – Part 1

Posted on 7 March 2018 by Nick McGrane

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Topics: Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Connecting the Dots through Cohesive Collaboration

Posted on 20 December 2017 by Nick McGrane

As this year draws to a close and we look ahead to 2018 and beyond, we are rapidly moving towards a time when everything we do will be

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Topics: Owning or (Running) ERP

Digital Supply Networks – Are You Ready?

Posted on 20 September 2017 by Nick McGrane

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We are undeniably an industry that loves our acronyms – SCM, IoT, CRM, AI, PSAs.  I could go on… Well, over the coming months and years you’re going to be hearing a lot more about a new acronym – DSN, or Digital Supply Networks.  While there remains a certain degree of uncertainty around the impact that developments such as robotization, automation, AI and cloud-based technologies will have on the manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that these technologies already have – and will continue – to transform the way digital supply chains function. 

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP for Manufacturing, Owning or (Running) ERP

 

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