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5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

Posted on 21 August 2019 by Deirdré Fryer

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With an abundance of raw materials and resources, Africa needs to rapidly find new ways to generate greater value from its manufacturing industry which has been identified as a fundamental driver of economic growth.

Looking to disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning, are revolutionizing industrial processes, and could save Africa’s manufacturing industry, where the adoption of technology thus far has been relatively slow.

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Topics: Business software, ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1

Posted on 16 August 2019 by Sanjay Galal

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Topics: ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, Digital Business and ERP, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization

 

What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management

Posted on 7 August 2019 by Roger Landman

what_is_cycle_counting_and_how_does_it_boosts_your_Inventory_managementThere seems to be quite a lot of confusion around Cycle Counting vs. Stocktaking.  So, before we discuss the importance of Cycle Counting, we will need to understand WHAT Cycle Counting is, and What Cycle Counting is NOT:

What is a Cycle Count?

Traditional inventory audits or stock takes, involve counting all of the stock that the organization has on a particular date.  Typically this is at the end of the year but can be monthly, depending upon the organization’s Stock Control Policy.

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Topics: Business software, Inventory Management, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization, ERP for Inventory

How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains

Posted on 2 August 2019 by Rob Stummer

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Topics: Inventory Management, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization

It's Personal - How Meeting Specific User Needs is Driving Change in ERP

Posted on 30 July 2019 by Nick McGrane

It’s personal -how meeting specific user needs is driving change in ERP

A productive workforce is a varied one, encompassing an array of different ages, backgrounds, and personalities. Sometimes that can lead to conflict, yet the most successful businesses we deal with are those which embrace diversity and recognize the value of different approaches. We recently launched our Resistance to Change eBook to help customers navigate different personalities and put personalization at the heart of ERP.

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Topics: Business software, ERP Implementation, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, ERP Upgrades, Maintaining/Upgrading ERP

The Importance of Manufacturing in Every Country

Posted on 26 July 2019 by MARK WILSON (On-Par Strategist)

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Manufacturing remains a critical force for both developed and developing countries, however, its role is changing and could play an even greater role in stimulating economies through the adoption of innovative technology. But the reality is that many manufacturing processes are still transitioning from traditional to modern practices that largely incorporate automation.

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Best-of-Breed vs. Integrated Stack

Posted on 23 July 2019 by Jakes Mantle

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Just this morning, a client informed me that she couldn’t move her company to the Cloud for reasons of security. Security? For a company that makes muffins? She nodded, emphatically, noting that her muffins were a popular item. I spluttered a little before responding: ‘But…worrying about Cloud security is so…2016….’

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Topics: Cloud computing, Cloud ERP, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization, Return on Investment

Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force

Posted on 18 July 2019 by Dale Kehler

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Topics: ERP for Manufacturing, ERP and Technology, ERP and Digitization

Leveraging the power of BI and Data that IT offers today

Posted on 16 July 2019 by Doug Hunter

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Nowadays, we take information technology (IT) for granted and simply expect it to be intuitive to use and for it to simplify our lives. IT enables our personal and business processes and actions to help us lead organized and effective lives. But the ins and outs are completely interconnected. You cannot have one without the other, and successful outcomes rely on what’s put in.

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Topics: Business software, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization

What’s the Difference between Business Intelligence and ERP?

Posted on 11 July 2019 by Roger Landman

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How does BI differ from ERP?

ERP systems essentially integrate all the disparate functions within your business and overcome the so-called ‘silo mentality’ by creating a single, centralized data architecture. The ERP software collects, stores and manages data relating to business activities.  The principal output of ERP software is business efficiency and cost-savings.

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Topics: Business software, Technology (or Enterprise Technology), ERP and Analytics, ERP and Technology, ERP and Data, ERP and Digitization

 

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