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5 features of effective ERP solutions for the Electronics Industry

Posted on 24 May 2016 by Paulo de Matos

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Renowned economist, Michael Porter, says that ‘innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.’ Seems that those in the Electronics game agree. The Electronics industry is innovating at a ridiculous rate – almost 25 percent of the global research and development investment in 2015 can be traced back to this sector. 

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production

Posted on 19 May 2016 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

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“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ― E.M. Forster.

The great thing about a necessity is that, as a supplier, you are always guaranteed an eager market. Food production and distribution falls neatly into this category. We all have to eat, don’t we? However, as margins become tighter, food businesses have been forced to keep a beady eye on the bottom line and pay more attention to reducing inefficiencies.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Supply Chain Management, Implementing ERP

 

Using IT to be Forever Educated

Posted on 17 May 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_forever_educated.jpgLast week a colleague came to my desk for assistance with a video editing tool. While showing him how to produce a video, I commented on his busy Desktop and that he should tidy it up for demonstrations. “Oh that’s easy,” he said, “Check this out” and took control of the mouse right-clicked on the Desktop and disabled the Show Desktop Icons option. Boom. It was like shoving all your toys under the bed when your mom told you to clean your room.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

What is ERP’s Digital Disruption Role?

Posted on 12 May 2016 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_digital_disruption.jpg‘Disruption’ is a word usually associated with inconvenience and aggravation. A disruption while you’re watching your favorite TV series, a disruption that takes you away from the dinner table or that annoying disruption during your big presentation at work. 

So when can disruption actually improve our lives?

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

4 Reasons Industrial IoT is Advancing Manufacturing Processes

Posted on 5 May 2016 by Rob Hurry

rob_hurry_4_reasons_industrial_IoT_is_advancing_manufacturing_processes.jpgAlthough the term was coined as early as 1999, the Internet of Things (IoT) has only really become a comfortable part of our vernacular in recent years. As manufacturing factories become increasingly smarter, technology-driven real time optimization of manufacturing production has become a reality.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Expanding the User Experience Beyond the Garden of Apple

Posted on 3 May 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_beyond_the_garden_of_apple.jpgYou can’t seem to have a conversation about UX without talking about Apple products – especially the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. The iPhone was obviously a ‘game changer’, but it didn’t appear out of thin air. Its design was at least as much evolutionary as revolutionary. Apple’s aesthetics were pre-figured in the 1960s, by Dieter Rams, a German designer who worked for Braun.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

Future ERP Trends Explained

Posted on 28 April 2016 by Darren Edwards

darren_future_erp_trends_explained.jpgThis month, K3Syspro exhibited at one of Britain’s largest manufacturing and machinery events – MACH 2016.  This event sees thousands of machinery suppliers from all over the globe converge in one giant arena to showcase their hardware and software offerings for the manufacturing companies of the UK to evaluate.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

AI Victory Set to Transform ERP

Posted on 21 April 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_go_victory_a_game_changer_for_erp.jpgThe recent historic victory of Googles AlphaGo (AI) artificial intelligence program over the world’s human Go champion will also change the face of ERP in manufacturing. Go is an ancient and complex Chinese board game with trillions of possible moves and permutations.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics

10 Reasons Why COOs Rely on ERP

Posted on 19 April 2016 by Joey Benadretti

joey_coos_rely_on_erp.jpgToday’s COO is faced with many challenging tasks on a daily basis but none more critical or difficult to quantify than the over-arching responsibility of preserving the organization’s strategic advantage. COOs increasingly require an ERP solution that can deliver efficiencies, support growth initiatives that shrink business cycles and can meaningfully contribute to business performance. 

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Dream a Little Dream of ERP

Posted on 14 April 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_dream_a_little_dream_of_erp.jpgEverything needs love – even your ERP. After all, it’s among your most important IT assets. And no – I’m not being facetious. In some respects, your ERP is no different from a child. It needs to change, it needs to grow, and it needs to be looked after.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Owning ERP

 

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