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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 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


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

Why Going Back to Basics is Crucial to Moving Forward

Posted on 18 July 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_moving_forward.jpgTimes are tough for manufacturers with global trends towards automation and mass customization placing increasing pressure on them to up their game. Coupled with this is the pressure from OEMs to meet ever more challenging KPIs relating to production turnaround times, quality standards or compliance. The implications of Industry 4.0 for manufacturers cannot be underestimated. 

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

TRL, Benchmarking and Enterprise Software

Posted on 31 May 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_technology_readiness_levels.jpgThe question ‘Are you ready for ERP?’ has already been answered by the world’s leading manufacturers. Now with ERP technology at the core of so many businesses, it is more pertinent to ask ‘Where and how can your ERP solution be improved to meet your current and anticipated needs?’

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What ERP has Learnt from NASA

Posted on 3 March 2017 by Nick McGrane

nick_mcgrane_shoot_for_the_moon.jpgBefore setting three Apollo astronauts on top of 2,350 tons of liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen and kerosene, then counting down to launch, NASA sensibly ensured they adopted only the technologies they deemed ready to fly. They later standardised this approach and drew up a 9-point scale, against which every element of a development programme could be assessed for ‘Technology Readiness Level’ (TRL). This measurement process helped determine which nascent technologies to take forward through R&D, which ones to side-line and so on.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP


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