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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.


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 for Manufacturing, ERP Implementation, 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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