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10 Good Reasons to Automate your Supply Chain Part 1

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 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 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 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

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

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 4

Posted on 27 August 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part_4Some would say that the link between ERP and baking is tenuous at best. However, my most recent culinary catastrophe got me thinking about SYSPRO’s functionality and convenience. Let me elaborate…

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Topics: ERP for manufacturing, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 3

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_pt_3Costing methods can be a contentious issue where there is no definite right or wrong answer.  The other day, while looking at my Quora feed, I came across a user who posed a question regarding a disagreement between two people. He wanted to know if at least one person will always be wrong. 

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Topics: Software development, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Do you know how much your inventory is costing you? - Part 1

Posted on 14 July 2015 by Wouter Combrinck

wouter_inventory_part

Some people like cars, some have an affinity for sport, while others can discuss the sheen of their pet’s coat for hours on end. We all have our own weaknesses … or strengths depending on where you stand on dog fur. My passion is food. Sometimes healthy, occasionally cholesterol-inducing, butter soaked sheer indulgence.

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Topics: Software development, Managing inventory with ERP, Supply Chain Management

Mapping the Supply Chain

Posted on 7 May 2015 by Tiffany Gierke

tiffany_mapping_the_supply_chainWhen sitting down to a meal, do you ever take a moment to think about where the food came from? Sadly, I think most people would say the local supermarket.

On a larger scale, a study by KPMG found that nearly half of global manufacturers don’t have any visibility past their direct suppliers. Meaning they cannot see beyond them, to their suppliers’ suppliers. This can have huge implications, especially in industries where traceability is required (such as food and pharmaceutical).

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

Managing your Supply Chain with ERP - Part 2

Posted on 5 May 2015 by Steve Bassaw

steve_supply_chain_part_2In Part 1 of this blog I discussed how ERP software helps you better manage the “demand” side of the supply chain.  Now let’s look at the “supply” side.

One of your most important “supply” functions is purchasing, and using an ERP system helps purchasing become more systematic and efficient:

You can track all of the details against purchase orders, such as pricing, quantities ordered and received, and expected vs. actual delivery dates.  This data also lets you monitor supplier performance.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

 

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