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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

How ERP Can Build Digital Resilience and Enable You to Gear Up for Brexit

Posted on 9 April 2019 by Darren Edwards

ERP and building Digital Resilience preparing for BrexitIt has become impossible to keep pace with the UK government’s Brexit shenanigans, and business leaders are in despair about the impact the impasse is having on manufacturers. According to the latest figures from the ONS, the productivity growth of British workers slumped to a two-year low in the third quarter of 2018. On average, UK employees produce 30% less per hour than those in France, Germany and the US.

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization

 

How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

Posted on 6 February 2019 by Rob Hurry

Data_Control_With_ERPWe live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to make sure we don’t miss any of this. While this constant “connectedness” may seem like the ultimate step in the quest to stay informed, perhaps it does exactly the opposite?

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Topics: SYSPRO Espresso, ERP systems, ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data

ERP Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Tracey Gates

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Topics: ERP Implementation, ERP systems, Applying and Operating ERP

Maybe it’s time for a change? SYSPRO 7.

Posted on 15 January 2015 by Darren Edwards

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Topics: ERP systems, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Three benefits of an ERP system

Posted on 8 January 2015 by Erin Schlee

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Topics: ERP systems, Supply Chain Management

How to Pick an ERP System that Benefits the Entire Company

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Steve Bassaw

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Topics: ERP systems, Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP)

Is ERP an Expense, or an Investment

Posted on 27 November 2014 by Dave Cavan

dave_c_expense_vs_investmentHaving been in the IT industry long enough to remember when the idea of "ERP" first started making the rounds, I have watched with some fascination the struggle that organizations go through to decide how to justify an enterprise solution strategy.  At the same time as a business owner or manager decides they must acquire the latest automated machinery with the  belief that it will improve the business; often a decision about enterprise software is  put on the back burner because the cost seems higher than anyone knows how to explain in the context of the overall business. Although it is obvious that I'm biased on this discussion, there is often a compelling case for understanding  your business inputs, processes and outcomes more fully that is ignored, and opportunities to make the business function better are passed up. 

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Topics: ERP systems

ERP and the Evolution of Packaging

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Meryl Malcomess

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Topics: ERP systems, ERP for Distribution

5 Questions on Technology Selection

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Andy Latham

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I am a great believer in moving with the times and making sure that I use the most appropriate and up to date technology when delivering solutions to my customers. So I read with interest an article that mirrored my philosophy almost exactly.

I para phrase but in essence the article was warning against choosing ERP systems with ageing core technologies and modern flashy front ends. I couldn’t agree more.  Where my views differ slightly is that I believe no single technology can cover all aspects of an ERP system and that it is essential to use a blend of technologies applying the most appropriate to the task in hand. I am also very wary of the next “latest and greatest”, our industry is littered with products written to the latest craze only to find the fashion has been dropped a year later. 

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Topics: ERP systems

 

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