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SAPICS 2016 Offers Sugar and Spice

Posted on 10 August 2016 by Doug Hunter

doug_sugar_and_spice.jpgThe second day at SAPICS 2016 started for me with a coffee or two at the SYSPRO Café networking with gurus, customers, and partners and debating the new spin on ERP. Like mobility, visibility, keeping it simple, appropriate and usable rather than treating it like a “big brother” system to be worked round. The chat was heavy and we all needed the coffee.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, Planning for ERP (or Purchasing ERP), Supply Chain Management

Food Safety is Critical for Your ERP System

Posted on 21 July 2016 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

tom_food_safety_is_critical.jpgAligning food safety strategy and ERP implementation is critical for manufacturers who wish to gain a competitive edge in a very volatile and competitive market. World class manufacturers understand that traditional manual processes can no longer provide the real time and accurate information required to drive their businesses. Effective use of an ERP system can help push food safety compliance deep into the 21stcentury and beyond. 

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Topics: Selecting ERP, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

 

ERP Trimming the Fat off Food Production

Posted on 19 May 2016 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

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“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ― E.M. Forster.

The great thing about a necessity is that, as a supplier, you are always guaranteed an eager market. Food production and distribution falls neatly into this category. We all have to eat, don’t we? However, as margins become tighter, food businesses have been forced to keep a beady eye on the bottom line and pay more attention to reducing inefficiencies.

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Topics: ERP Implementation, Selecting ERP, Supply Chain Management

Using Technology for Food Sustainability

Posted on 12 April 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

Wouter_food_wastage.jpgThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the global volume of edible food wastage is as much as 1.6 billion tons.

It’s a mind-boggling statistic if you consider that this equates to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption. This means that hunger across the globe could effectively be eradicated simply by recovering only half of what is lost or wasted.

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Supply Chain Management

4 Steps to a Successful Supply Chain Automation

Posted on 17 March 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_successful_supply_chain_automation.jpgIn my previous blog, I discussed the most compelling reasons to automate your supply chain. Now that you are sold on the concept, I’m going to give some detail around how to go about this automation.

Basically, there are four key points to ensure the efficacy of an automation project:

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

10 Good Reasons to Automate your Supply Chain

Posted on 2 February 2016 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_automate_your_supply_chain.jpgIn recent years, manufacturers across the globe have felt the painful pinch of contracting economies. This trend looks set to continue in 2016 and on into 2017 with expectations of further downward pressure casting a pallor on the future of the sector.

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

Providing Greater Value to the Value Chain

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Meryl Malcomess

meryl_value_chain.jpgHave you ever looked down at something you are using and wondered about how it came to be? How it transformed from several unconnected elements into one cohesive product?

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

ERP and a Sustainable Future

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_erp_and_a_sustainable_future.jpgApple Bottoms, Levis, Lee, GAP. Yours may not be one of the aforementioned brands, but I’d hedge all my bets that you own a pair of jeans. I do, and I love my all-year-round, many-occasion apparel. I am sure you have heard of Levis and Lee, but have you heard of MUD Jeans? No, not the dirty brown stuff, the brand.

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

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 6

Posted on 10 September 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

Firstly, a public service announcement: this blog contains references to sex, nudity and violence.  You have been warned …

Well, eventually it had to happen.  After some birds and bees and flowers and trees action an egg has been known to give rise to the odd chicken.  Now (and here’s the violent bit) in order to cook a chicken to golden deliciousness, it is necessary to first deal with the unpleasant aspect of a slaughter.

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? – Part 5

Posted on 3 September 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

If you recall from my last blog I almost ended up with egg on my face!  Not literally - my egg whites were beaten into submission and stayed firmly in their place. My awkward moment only came when I took the wrong approach to combining the eggs with the other ingredients.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management

 

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