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How to Attract a Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation

Posted on 24 May 2019 by Dawna Olsen

4_step_to_boost_next_generation_erp_and_workforce_with_digital_transformationThe digital shift in manufacturing and distribution as well as the wave of Baby Boomer retirement (also known as the “Silver Tsunami”) is influencing decision-makers to examine a new way of conducting business.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 76 million Baby Boomers are expected to retire in the coming years, and their current labor participation rate will fall from 80% to below 40% by 2022. This means we must prepare to support a new wave of talent, with new needs and expectations.

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

How ERP can Promote Growth for Manufacturing SMEs

Posted on 21 May 2019 by Nick McGrane

how_erp_helps_with_grow_for_manufacturing_smesMany SMEs experience growing pains as they attempt to make the transition from a small to medium-sized business. Our team at K3 Syspro spends much of its time talking to manufacturers about the challenges they face in scaling up their operations and explaining how building digital resilience is a key part of any growth story. A comprehensive ERP system is able to equip business leaders with a set of solutions to tackle the challenges ahead and business growth.

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Topics: Business software, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization

 

6 Reasons to Upgrade to SYSPRO 8

Posted on 16 May 2019 by MARK WILSON (On-Par Strategist)

6_reasons_to_upgrade_to_syspro_8Imagine increasing productivity and accelerating user engagement through one single platform, a platform that’s easy to use, personalized, fosters collaboration and empowers users in their daily operations. Too good to be true? It isn’t, the future is here with SYSPRO 8, the ultimate innovative Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP Upgrades, Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

3 Ways to Boost Your Warehouse Management with ERP

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Doug Hunter

boost_warehouse_management_with_ERPSo your warehouse is bulging – why? Because product demand is high and you’re holding buffer-stock to protect your customer service, like all well-trained inventory managers do. But are you holding the right stock? Are you actually protecting the brands you know because your ear to the market is too far removed? And suppliers, maybe you’re dictating what brands you push to retailers, funding poor demand info with rebates to keep retail buyers happy. But what about me, the guy who buys the stuff?

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Topics: ERP systems, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP and Lean Manufacturing

What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You?

Posted on 7 May 2019 by Dale Kehler

what_exactly_is_digital_transformation_and_its_benefitsThe future for companies that don’t embrace digital transformation and digitization (the digital technology used to enable digital transformation) looks increasingly challenging.

To ensure that your organization can leverage these new solutions, you need to understand what exactly digital transformation is, to then embrace it.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

Six Ways to Achieve Personalization in Your ERP Workspace

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Russell Hollick

6_ways_to_personalize_your_erp_workspaceERP can be an incredibly significant solution for business; if implemented correctly it can create a more efficient and productive manufacturing or distribution organization. However, the best ERP systems in the world will not make any difference to your rate of collaboration or increase productivity if your employees are reluctant to adopt the new software.

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Topics: Business software, ERP systems, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP Upgrades, ERP and UI and UX

Understanding Machine Learning: A New Era of Intelligence and Business

Posted on 25 April 2019 by Rob Hurry

Understanding erMachine Learning I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

Ever since the fictional ‘sentient computer’ HAL 9000 went rogue in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, people have been uneasy about the idea of machines being able to think for themselves.

Recent business thinking has come around to the more enlightened view that machines that are exclusively programmed by humans will have inherent limitations in their ability to mine data for insights and predictions. That’s where machine learning comes in – the ability of computers to perform tasks without explicit instructions.

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Topics: ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Digitization

The Multiple Advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food and Beverage Industry

Posted on 23 April 2019 by Roger Landman

The advantages of ERP for Traceability for the Food & Bev IndustryEmpowered consumers, consumer bodies and increased regulatory pressure are driving the move to a much more tightly controlled industry.  Even with all of the regulations, it is inevitable that sooner or later there will be some type of food incident requiring removal of that product.  One of the key requirements is a full traceability system. Without an ERP system, a full product recall will be impossible to achieve in the expected timelines.

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Topics: ERP for Food and Beverage Industry, ERP systems, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology

3 Ways to Ensure your Sourcing Policy Streamlines and Optimizes Procurement

Posted on 18 April 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

procurement optimization wiith strategic sourcing policyProcurement is often overlooked and undervalued, yet it impacts every facet of a business. Procurement and supplier relationships have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring manufacturers and distributors meet their strategic goals. Fortunately, strategic sourcing policies for procurement can provide the ultimate competitive advantage. It’s time to streamline the procurement process, harnessing technology to iron-out the kinks.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

4 Dos and Don’ts of Inventory Management for All Manufacturing Operations

Posted on 11 April 2019 by Doug Hunter

dos and donts for Inventory Management and manufacturingThe current power crisis in South Africa is teaching all of its citizens a few lessons in inventory, distribution and asset management. Here’s how these lessons translate into better inventory management for all manufacturing operations.  

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, ERP and Technology, ERP for Inventory

 

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