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Why a Coordinated Supply Chain is Essential for the Packaging Industry

Posted on 31 January 2018 by Roger Landman

Recycling Packaging Material Paper Cardboard Bottles Plastic Glass PictureThere is no doubt that the packaging industry is a complex spider’s web of intertwined uses across a broad spectrum of subsections. However, environmental issues and new material developments are becoming big drivers of growth right across this complicated industry.

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

SYSPRO’s New Year Resolutions and Revelations

Posted on 3 January 2018 by Phil Duff

The author, Edward Payson Powell, had a great way of saying farewell to the year: “The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”

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

 

IoT Technologies Transforming Fabricated Metal

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Don Stimson (Guest Blogger)

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Although metal shops have actively engaged in automation over the last decade, incorporating robots for precision-driven or dangerous functions, such as welding and material handling, it is only fairly recently that what once seemed like a science-fiction writer’s daydream is becoming a part of everyday fabricated metal processes.

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

AI, Machine Learning and your ERP System

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Kevin Dherman

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The idea of inanimate objects as intelligent beings has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.  In modern times, the term was first coined in 1956 by American computer scientist and inventor, John McCarthy, at a conference in New Hampshire.


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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics

Is Technology Enabling or Enslaving your Food and Beverage Business?

Posted on 12 October 2017 by Tom Grindley-Ferris

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If you are a food manufacturer, you have probably pondered this critical question more than once: “Do I have the necessary infrastructure in place to ensure I am able to seize new opportunities and grow at a successful rate?”

These days, food and beverage companies are facing tougher challenges than ever before. The food industry has become increasingly complex for manufacturers to navigate and remain compliant. In the highly competitive food marketplace, the demands can soon start to outgrow your business and suddenly you’re slapping on Band-Aids without a passing thought for the implications on long-term growth.

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Topics: ERP for Food and Beverage Industry, ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP for Distribution

CPM Gives ERP Financial Visibility Across the Business

Posted on 24 August 2017 by JP van Loggerenberg

jp_cpo_high_performing.jpgYou could argue that ERP is a not a sexy, new subject. It’s not a cool 3D printer, or a technologically advanced ‘hybrid car’. In fact, I could probably say that ERP is more the sedate station wagon than the sleek supercar. Does this mean ERP companies do not constantly innovate? Or continually seek out partnerships that enhance their product offering? Absolutely not. SYSPRO ERP may not be new, but it is a system built around listening to market trends and innovating accordingly.

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

SYSPRO’s Product Roadmap - Always On

Posted on 18 August 2017 by Paulo de Matos

paulo_the_future.jpgI am certain that many service providers believe that they are adding value to your business. Most have impressively drafted mission statements that reflect this belief. It is debatable how many of these organizations actually fulfill this principle. Our Product Roadmap covers our innovations that focus on optimizing business processes – ensuring that we keep our focus firmly on creating value for our customers.

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Topics: Managing inventory with ERP, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Owning or (Running) ERP

Integrating our ERP with Microsoft Office 365 a World First

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

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Topics: Technology (or Enterprise Technology), Applying and Operating ERP

Customer Service Bot a Big Hit at ERP Conference

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Kevin Dherman

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At our Africa customer conference this year I showed off a new member of the SYSPRO stack, a Bot christened Ken. I highlighted how intuitive the Bot is, using the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to have an intelligent, and even anticipatory conversation with the customer.

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Topics: Selecting ERP, ERP for Manufacturing, Technology (or Enterprise Technology)

ERP Technology the Death of the Barcode?

Posted on 29 June 2017 by Rob Hurry

rob_death_of_the_barcode.jpgBarcodes have been around since the mid-‘70s, when they were first introduced into the retail environment. Today, it’s hard to imagine a supply chain or stock control system without them. But newer technology is fast threatening the continued existence of the faithful numerical striped mark. 

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

 

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