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How ERP Helps the Whisky Supply Chain

Posted on 4 October 2016 by Doug Hunter


With a "wee goldie" nestling in your hand – something comforting and familiar – do you ever consider or care how it travels along the supply chain to get to you? Maybe you should.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, ERP for Distribution

The Millennial Thinker

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Gavin Verreyne


As we continue to deploy SYSPRO at new sites, it is become increasingly more evident what an impact the Millennial generation has in our workplace. Most Millennials are “touch savvy”: they are so used to having information at their fingertips that it is sometimes difficult to help them understand the difference between Angry Birds and an integrated ERP system.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Distribution


Olympics Highlights the Back to Basics Approach

Posted on 15 September 2016 by Louise Thompson

louise_olympics_highlights_b2b.jpgThe recent Olympic opening ceremony was novel for the very fact that it honoured the past traditions of the 2000 year old Olympic Games without inserting any high tech themes into the ceremony. Witness the presence of oiled and “naked” wrestlers from ancient Greece representing the very beginning of the Games.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Owning or (Running) ERP

Busting 5 Inaccurate ERP Myths

Posted on 12 September 2016 by Joey Benadretti

Busting_5_Inaccurate_ERP_Myth.jpgOften when people find out what I do for a living, they ask me to explain why ERP is so beneficial for today’s manufacturer or distributor.  After addressing this question for so many years, I felt that it may be easier to answer it by addressing some of the common misconceptions that are often raised:

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP for Distribution, Owning or (Running) ERP

SYSPRO’s Partners – a Paradigm for Partnership

Posted on 25 August 2016 by Shaun Butler

shaun_paradigm_partnership.jpgIn order to react quickly to changing business conditions, penetrate global markets, and above all remain competitive, businesses have learned that they need to stay informed, efficient, agile, and dedicated to their core competencies. All that, it turns out, is easier to achieve within an ecosystem of trusted partners.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

ERP Tackles 5 Challenges Faced by Manufacturing Companies

Posted on 18 August 2016 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_erp_tackles_5_challenges.jpgChange is everywhere. And it seems to happen at warp speed these days.

Today, from a business perspective, few sectors can escape the disadvantages of economic and/or exchange rate volatility that are a consequence of all this global change. 

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

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 or (Running) ERP

Opening Impressions of SAPICS 2016

Posted on 7 July 2016 by Doug Hunter


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)

Getting IT Right

Posted on 2 June 2016 by Doug Hunter

doug_getting_it_right.jpgIt’s not what you bought but what you do with IT

Applying IT is like the application of any tool - if you don’t know what to do with it, you’ll break something. But this time it could be your business.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing

5 features of effective ERP solutions for the Electronics Industry

Posted on 24 May 2016 by Paulo de Matos


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)


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