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Closing the Loop: Factory Management and ERP in Concert

Posted on 23 May 2017 by Jeff Gilbert

jeff_factory_management.jpgIn my last blog, I mentioned a glass bottle manufacturer where I used to work. Let’s return there for a moment, specifically to one of the factories. Pretty inhospitable places, particularly at the height of the South African summer. Nonetheless, even back then (mid 1990s), the control systems were capable of dropping out data.

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

To Boldly Go in ERP Where Few Men Have Gone Before

Posted on 20 April 2017 by Doug Hunter

doug_to_boldly_go.jpgI'm a supply chain guy but I started with a narrower focus, in manufacturing, in Glasgow. Glasgow - famous for many manufacturing and engineering innovators including Scottie of The Starship Enterprise fame. You know the guy that always complained "ah canna do it Captain Kirk, the warp drives just won't take it ...".

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Maintaining/Upgrading ERP, Owning or (Running) ERP

 

5 Traits of a Great ‘ERP-centric’ CIO

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Joey Benadretti

joey_erp_centric_cio.jpgA great CIO is a rare hybrid: one part businessperson, one part computer geek. We so often see in ERP implementations, success requires a CIO who is willing to stand behind the process and drive the necessary organizational change.

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

CFO Role Changing in the Digital Age

Posted on 14 March 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cfo_digital_age.jpgRemember that old Bob Dylan song from the Sixties? “Oh the times they are a-changing”? The song has rarely been truer than now as technology reshapes traditional roles into new ones.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, ERP and Financial Management, ERP for Manufacturing

It's 2017, Reflect Yes, But Start Moving Forward Too

Posted on 9 February 2017 by Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter - Moving ForwardIt’s 2017. Another year, wipe the slate clean and start again - what's new? Well the world just changed. In the West, the East and in Africa. A popular US president leaves a manila envelope in the desk drawer for the heir-apparent who's about to move in. No, it's not a wad of currency, a Kenyan passport or the utility bill. This is the world where a real man tries to pass his baton of advice to his successor rather than club his opponent with it.

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

Is Small the New Big?

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Doug Hunter

doug_is_small_the_new_big.jpgAs global change and interesting rebellions fill the news we can’t escape the fact that common sense is no longer common. Established and new democracies are in upheaval globally.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

User-Driven Innovation Will Future-Proof Customer ERP

Posted on 1 November 2016 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_road_map_user-driven_innovation.jpgI recently presented our latest SYSPRO Product Roadmap to the market and we focused on what keeps business owners awake at night and what functionality benefits they crave in their ERP solution.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Protecting Your ERP Data

Posted on 27 October 2016 by Tracey Gates

tracey_protecting_your_erp_data.jpgWhen the subject of corporate data security comes up, the conversation usually turns to outside influencers such as hackers, malware, internal espionage and high-profile breaches. Those are issues that every company should protect against, but they are not the topic of my blog today. What I’d like to address are basic security measures that will protect your data (and your ERP investment) from the mistakes of well-intentioned employees.

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

The Evolution of the Manufacturing Landscape

Posted on 25 October 2016 by Cathie Hall

cathie_evolution_manufacturing_landscape.jpgI have attended a number of manufacturing events recently, including our own UK customer event.  In talking to manufacturers at those events it’s struck me how the requirements for information within manufacturing is really changing.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

How ERP Helps the Whisky Supply Chain

Posted on 4 October 2016 by Doug Hunter

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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

 

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