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  • Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

    Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

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  • Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry

    Why a Best of Breed ERP Solution Makes Sense for the Food and Beverage Industry

    The food and beverage industry, much like any other industry, is filled with challenges: maintaining a reliable and high performing labor force, machinery uptime, shipping deadlines, bringing in...

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  • ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018

    ERP Technology Value Matrix 2018

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  • SYSPRO 8 Why Upgrade Brochure

    SYSPRO 8 Why Upgrade Brochure

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  • SYSPRO 8 Why Upgrade Infographic

    SYSPRO 8 Why Upgrade Infographic

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  • Why Software Upgrades are Essential

    Why Software Upgrades are Essential

    Whether it’s upgrading to the latest version of your ERP, or your computer’s operating system, we often hesitate to click the ‘update’ button, especially for first iterations. Bill Gates aptly...

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  • 3 Reasons to Treat Your ERP Software like an Asset

    3 Reasons to Treat Your ERP Software like an Asset

    ERP systems are substantial business investments, yet their perceived value is often allowed to depreciate over time. Business owners and managers seem to accept application erosion as the norm,...

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  • The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

    The Machine that Changed the World, or an Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and ERP

    The Industrial Machinery and Equipment market is all about machines – designing, making, modifying, selling, and using machines.  But behind these machines, like the automobiles we see on the...

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  • 6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier

    6 Important Factors when Investing in the Right ERP Supplier

    Industry 4.0 (deemed the fourth industrial revolution) has brought about rapid change and digital transformation. It has also paved the way for businesses to reap the rewards of successful ERP...

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  • How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management

    How to Increase Profitability with Manufacturing Operations Management

    It always surprises me when I visit a shop floor for the first time and realise that some of our nation’s manufacturers are still trying to compete in the 20th century. They might be making great...

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  • Putting Service Delivery First … the USA Way

    Putting Service Delivery First … the USA Way

    I often ask myself if just-competitive mediocrity has become the service benchmark in the eyes of our customers.   I have been travelling again – this time to the most influential economy in the...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

    The Digital Supply Chain Part 4: Choosing a Technology Partner for the Digital Age

    Smart factories of the future driven by robots, computers and AI, are no longer the stuff of science fiction. We currently exist in the overlap of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Ecosystem and with...

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  • What do Pizza and ERP have in Common?

    What do Pizza and ERP have in Common?

    The idea behind Aristotle’s philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts has always baffled me. If I have an 8-slice pizza and I add up all the slices, I still have one pizza, so...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

    The Digital Supply Chain Part 3: 5 Steps to Positioning for Optimization

    “What a business needs most for its decisions – especially strategic ones, is data about what goes on outside it. Only outside a business are there results, opportunities and threats.” — Peter...

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  • Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

    Why People Participation is Crucial for Technological Change

    Time and again we have seen the same story play out in sci-fi movies: the robots rise up, and then the humans defeat them. But it’s not just on the silver screen that people combat technology....

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  • SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use

    SYSPRO Gets It Right on Avanti with Ease of Use

    I recently attended the SYSPRO analyst update to hear about their new developments and continued evolution. SYSPRO has a strong presence in the manufacturing space as an ERP provider with a loyal...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

    The Digital Supply Chain Part 2: The Rise of Industry 4.0

    The first industrial revolution in the late 18th century brought with it mechanisation and steam power.  Mass production, assembly lines and electricity followed with the second a century later....

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  • ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

    ERP – the Unseen Technology that Alters our Lives Every Day

    A patient is rushed to the emergency room. After a brief evaluation, the medical staff will immediately start hooking them up to IV bags, Holter monitors and the like in order to try and save...

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  • Cloudfor ERP has come of age

    Cloudfor ERP has come of age

    Three years ago the cloud was an immature offering and incomplete. Its voice was high pitched and it had acne. But now it is coming into its own with more integration layers and cloud services...

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  • Porter’s Value Chain Model and ERP

    Porter’s Value Chain Model and ERP

    Every business leader understands the importance of a sound strategy to take their business to the next level. Developing this strategy requires a close analysis of the business and a keen...

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  • The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

    The Digital Supply Chain (Part 1)

    When it comes to harnessing the power of technology, not all business functions have been treated with equal priority. In fact, research shows that despite the clear benefits of digitization...

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