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GLOBAL TALK – Knowledge is Power

Posted on 26 July 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_globaltalk_knowledge_is_power.jpgExperts in every field know the value of trade magazines and industry publications. At the personal level, they can serve as the cornerstone of post-graduate professional development, honing expertise and keeping that expertise on the cutting edge. For organizations, they provide a conduit into the collective knowledge of an industry, supplying insight into broader trends, while at the same time offering specific examples of how other companies are improving and re-defining their competitive edge.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Posted on 21 July 2016 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

tom_food_safety_is_critical.jpgAligning food safety strategy and ERP implementation is critical for manufacturers who wish to gain a competitive edge in a very volatile and competitive market. World class manufacturers understand that traditional manual processes can no longer provide the real time and accurate information required to drive their businesses. Effective use of an ERP system can help push food safety compliance deep into the 21stcentury and beyond. 

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

 

ERP: From Functionality to Value in a Single Bound

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_erp_from_functionality_to_value.jpgIn this age of Industry-four-point-whatever, the stuff of interthings, customizable screens that can make coffee and excise bunions, massive data and so on, it can be fairly easy to forget that some ERP users may not want every bell and whistle in order for their solution to work optimally for their situation.

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, Implementing ERP, ,Owning or (Running) ERP

Mobile ERP Gets Smarter

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_mobile_erp_gets_smarter.jpgA few years ago, if one said the word “drone” most of us would picture a male bee buzzing about, ordering the worker bees around. Nowadays, the word conjures images of flying robots buzzing about spying on people.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

How ERP Meets the Challenge of Uncertainty

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_challenge_of_uncertainty.jpgThere is no doubt that, globally, these are uncertain times.  From the UK’s surprise Brexit decision to the election in Australia and of course the Clinton vs. Trump campaign in the US.  Whatever side of politics you find yourself on, there is no doubt that politic uncertainty and economic uncertainty go hand in hand.  Macro-economic uncertainty then feeds down to company level and we get trading uncertainty.

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

Opening Impressions of SAPICS 2016

Posted on 7 July 2016 by Doug Hunter

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Back in the 1980s SAPICS delegates gathered at the trendy Elangeni Hotel on the Durban seafront while exhibitors faced kitchen-lift logistics to get stand equipment and mini-computers to the second floor.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

The Evolution of SYSPRO’s UX

Posted on 5 July 2016 by Alistair Brough

alistair_evolution_of_syspro_ux.jpgThe evolution of the user experience (UX) is nothing short of remarkable. From Dieter Rams’ Blaupunkt designs in the 1960s, to the game-changing innovations of Apple’s iPhone in 2007 – the UX has expanded from individual design silos into the unified and much contemplated mission of entire organisations.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning ERP

Overcoming the Uncertainty of V.U.C.A.

Posted on 30 June 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_weathering_the_storms_of_change.jpgBritain’s recent withdrawal from the European Union reminds me of the US Military acronym: V.U.C.A. Referring to the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that characterize conditions and situations, particularly when influenced by significant change, V.U.C.A. has rapidly become a trendy managerial contraction. 

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Implementing ERP

Pairing Education and Technology for a Brighter Future

Posted on 27 June 2016 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_pairing_education_and_technology.jpgThis month we celebrate Youth Day in South Africa. Youth Day, while not a uniquely South African observance, has a particularly powerful connotation for our nation. It is a day that reminds us of the importance of education and the pressing need to adequately equip and empower the youth as our future leaders.

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Topics: Education, training, certification

Job Automation: 4 Myths about Robots Stealing Jobs

Posted on 22 June 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_robots_stealing_jobs.jpgThere has been a lot of hype about automation, including job automation, over the last few years. It seems to have created a bit of panic about vital jobs that could be lost to robots in the foreseeable future. 

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

 

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