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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)

 

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

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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)

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)

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

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

Asking the Right ERP Questions

Posted on 10 March 2016 by Joey Benadretti

joey_asking_the_right_erp_questions.jpg“How’re you doing?”

This is a question that shouldn’t only be asked socially. It’s also an important business tool for both the enquirer and the respondent. Think about it – a customer has the opportunity to voice their pressing concerns and a service provider has the chance to listen to these worries and improve their offering.

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Maintaining/upgrading ERP, ERP for Distribution

6 Top ERP Tech Trends for 2016

Posted on 25 February 2016 by Kevin Dherman

kevin_top_erp_tech_trends.jpgIn this blog, I would like to highlight some of the leading edge technology trends for both hardware and software that I think will be making a tangible impact this year in the ERP space.

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

Mobile ERP Keeps Execs in the Loop

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Shaun Butler

shaun_mobile_erp_keeps_execs_in_the_loop.jpgA software development business, much like any other service related organization, cannot afford to lose sight of what the customer actually needs.

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Topics: Mobile ERP, ERP for manufacturing

 

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