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Wouter Combrinck

Wouter Combrinck, Solution Architect and Specialist Services for SYSPRO Africa, joined the company in 2010.

With his passion for the manufacturing environment and his love for data management, Wouter drives collaborative interaction of software and flow processes to provide workable solutions for the manufacturing business.

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Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Posted on 12 April 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

Wouter_food_wastage.jpgThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the global volume of edible food wastage is as much as 1.6 billion tons.

It’s a mind-boggling statistic if you consider that this equates to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption. This means that hunger across the globe could effectively be eradicated simply by recovering only half of what is lost or wasted.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Supply Chain Management

4 Steps to a Successful Supply Chain Automation

Posted on 17 March 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_successful_supply_chain_automation.jpgIn my previous blog, I discussed the most compelling reasons to automate your supply chain. Now that you are sold on the concept, I’m going to give some detail around how to go about this automation.

Basically, there are four key points to ensure the efficacy of an automation project:

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

 

10 Good Reasons to Automate your Supply Chain

Posted on 2 February 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_automate_your_supply_chain.jpgIn recent years, manufacturers across the globe have felt the painful pinch of contracting economies. This trend looks set to continue in 2016 and on into 2017 with expectations of further downward pressure casting a pallor on the future of the sector.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Owning ERP

How Mobile ERP can Improve Productivity on the Factory Floor

Posted on 19 November 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

How do I do it better? Faster? More efficiently?

wouter_mobile_erp_factory_floor.jpgToday’s competitive economic landscape has us all asking these questions on a daily basis. The quest to provide ‘leading edge’, ‘best of breed’, ‘customer-centric’ products and services often has us chasing our tails and banging our fists against boardroom tables. And, to complicate the process even further, once we’ve created the wonder product, we still have to convince our market to buy it.

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 6

Posted on 10 September 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

Firstly, a public service announcement: this blog contains references to sex, nudity and violence.  You have been warned …

Well, eventually it had to happen.  After some birds and bees and flowers and trees action an egg has been known to give rise to the odd chicken.  Now (and here’s the violent bit) in order to cook a chicken to golden deliciousness, it is necessary to first deal with the unpleasant aspect of a slaughter.

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 5

Posted on 3 September 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

If you recall from my last blog I almost ended up with egg on my face!  Not literally - my egg whites were beaten into submission and stayed firmly in their place. My awkward moment only came when I took the wrong approach to combining the eggs with the other ingredients.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 4

Posted on 27 August 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part_4Some would say that the link between ERP and baking is tenuous at best. However, my most recent culinary catastrophe got me thinking about SYSPRO’s functionality and convenience. Let me elaborate…

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 3

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_pt_3Costing methods can be a contentious issue where there is no definite right or wrong answer.  The other day, while looking at my Quora feed, I came across a user who posed a question regarding a disagreement between two people. He wanted to know if at least one person will always be wrong. 

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Topics: Software development, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 2

Posted on 23 July 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part_2In my last blog I referred to how much your inventory is costing you and that both direct costs and overhead costs will have an influence on your stocking quantity.

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Topics: Software development, Managing inventory with ERP

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 1

Posted on 14 July 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part

Some people like cars, some have an affinity for sport, while others can discuss the sheen of their pet’s coat for hours on end. We all have our own weaknesses … or strengths depending on where you stand on dog fur. My passion is food. Sometimes healthy, occasionally cholesterol-inducing, butter soaked sheer indulgence.

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Topics: Software development, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

 

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