Theory of Constraints ensures a successful ERP selection and Implementation

ERP selection and ImplementatioIn the book Thinking About ERP, the authors suggest ERP is no longer a competitive advantage. It is now a competitive disadvantage not to have an ERP, or to select one that doesn’t operate efficiently and effectively. Read more…

The Long Game of ERP Projects

The Long Game2013 ended in tragedy for a couple of my friends when their eldest son slipped away in his sleep.  Tom’s condition of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy not only cut his life short, it also severely impacted his everyday activities, but that never stopped him taking enjoyment from life or being “a cheeky young blighter.” Read more…

The Transitional Period

The Transitional PeriodBorn within 2 miles of the K3 Syspro offices in Salford, Manchester, I am also proud to be a staunch Manchester United (soccer) fan (who also play 3.5miles from our offices).  In the last 60 years, Man U has been extremely lucky not only to have had just a handful of managers in this time, but to have had a notable two clocking up 52 years’ service between them; with almost identical reigns of around 26 years apiece.  This is unprecedented in the world of English football as it is in any other sport you can think of in the world.  However, in 2012 our most recent managerial stalwart hung up his boots, so to speak, and we now have a new man in charge. Continue reading

Go Live

go-liveFinally my project has ended!  After 12 months of running, cross training and stretching in preparation for www.thewallrun.co.uk the weekend finally arrived.  The Friday before the event was spent reviewing lists, checking equipment, packing bags, repacking bags, rechecking lists, and before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and the event was upon me.
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ERP Ready?

Ensuring ERP readinessIt’s May already and I am just 6 weeks away from my epic run across England, the Wall Run.  69 miles, loosely following the route of Hadrian’s Wall.  Preparation for this ultra-marathon has been all consuming; 5am runs before work, full weekends spent running 20 plus miles and cross training.  Tempo runs, intervals and fartlek’s have become part of my everyday vocabulary, not to mention testing the kit and worrying about race day nutrition and hydration.

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Delivering Value

When I read a recent SYSPRO blog The Grace of Change, about a Seeker of Value, one customer immediately sprang to mind: Westlands Horticulture. A fast growing business, both organically and through acquisition, they always seem to be involved in one project or another with K3 SYSPRO. Finbarr McNamee, in his role as Group IT Manager is certainly the Seeker of Value within Westlands Horticulture. He engages with the business and gets to grip with the real business need, helping others find new, smarter and more effective ways of doing things. Finbarr drives the change through the organization in several ways.

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