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  • Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

    Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers

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  • How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

    How to Start the Lean Manufacturing Journey

    In my previous blog, on this topic, I referred to “The Machine that Changed the World” and took some insights from the book by the same name which was based upon the first “study” of Lean....

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  • Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear

    Why an ERP Upgrade Shouldn’t Fill You with Fear

    I was recently approached by my cell provider to upgrade to the latest and greatest plan that will support the latest and greatest smartphone. As I was conversing with the person on the other side...

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  • ERP and the Connected Digital World

    ERP and the Connected Digital World

    I recently had the experience of upgrading my Samsung phone to the S9+. Now for all the iPhone fans out there, this is not your cue to stop reading, this story has relevance to you too. Upgrading...

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  • Key Questions to Ask to Ensure Your ERP Provides Choice and Flexibility

    Key Questions to Ask to Ensure Your ERP Provides Choice and Flexibility

    The availability of choice has seeped into every aspect of modern day life. From the cars we drive to the food we eat and the holidays we take, to the way we choose to spend our leisure time, the...

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  • How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

    How Industry 4.0, AI, Bots in ERP can Benefit Finance (Part 2)

    As I noted in Part 1 of this blog, financial workers have always been at the forefront of data collection, structure and management. That doesn’t mean, however, that our careers are impervious to...

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  • How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

    How Tools in Your ERP Can Surface the Right Data

    We live in a time of exponentially increasing distractions. We are constantly bombarded by information whether it be social, news or simply advertising. We carry devices with us wherever we go to...

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  • Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

    Simplicity and Flexibility with SYSPRO Avanti

    I recently immigrated to another country and I have been thinking about the similarities between immigrating and companies changing their ERP solutions. From refereeing and analyzing risks,...

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  • Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing

    Circular Economy: the Future of Manufacturing

    On a recent business trip to Cape Town, I had the pleasure of visiting a retail outlet that is operating completely plastic-free. This got me thinking about the concept of a circular economy....

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  • How Tech can Help Business during a Tough 2019

    How Tech can Help Business during a Tough 2019

    The echoes of Auld Lang Syne had barely faded before news headlines started to warn us that 2019 would be another year of tough breaks, particularly where businesses are concerned. Globally – the...

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  • How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

    How you can Improve ROI in Tough Economic Conditions

    At the beginning of October last year, we held what has been widely regarded as our best customer event to date. Alongside guest speakers from within the SYSPRO community, Nick Peters, the...

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  • Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1)

    Industry 4.0 and Finance (Part 1)

    With all the current discussions about Industry 4.0 and the digitalization of industrial value chains, it seems to me that people sometimes forget to mention my own field of endeavour: finance. I...

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  • The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability

    The Right ERP System Delivers Complete Traceability

    As far as food recalls go, what a busy year it has been. In North America, the food and beverage industry has seen a massive increase in the units recalled. The USA is experiencing a 92.7% spike...

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  • Top eLearning Trends for 2019

    Top eLearning Trends for 2019

    It felt like just yesterday that I was discussing the eLearning trends of 2018. And here I am, seeing what’s trending in 2019. I am convinced the world is spinning faster each year. For 2019,...

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  • SYSPRO ERP Avanti puts User Experience at Centre Stage

    SYSPRO ERP Avanti puts User Experience at Centre Stage

    Powerful converging technology trends are reshaping the modern workplace. Businesses today need to cater to the demands of an emerging generation of tech-savvy, digital-native workers, while also...

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  • Manage Your Inventory like a Pro this Festive Season

    Manage Your Inventory like a Pro this Festive Season

    To most families the “Festive Season” is the celebration of a relevant religious festival or significant historic event. It could be Eid or Ramadan, Yom Kippur, Diwali or Christmas. Whichever, it...

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  • How Plastics and Rubber can use ERP for Digital Transformation and Improve Efficiencies

    How Plastics and Rubber can use ERP for Digital Transformation and Improve Efficiencies

    Organizations today operate in a dynamic continuum where the rules of competition and operation are constantly evolving. No industry is immune to the effects of their organizational ecology to...

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  • How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP

    How to Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits with ERP

    Manufacturing is undergoing a fourth revolution (Industry 4.0). Technology and the Internet is transforming the way we make things. Software and manufacturers need to evolve to compete. For many...

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  • Why Forgetting the Human Element of Digitalization Obstructs Software Implementation

    Why Forgetting the Human Element of Digitalization Obstructs Software Implementation

    There has never been a better time for manufacturers to embrace the powers of ERP. The benefits are compelling, be it improving efficiency, building resilience, controlling costs, or boosting...

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  • Why the Factory Review – Part 2

    Why the Factory Review – Part 2

    The organization is investing a sizable sum of money and resources to ensure that their manufacturing improves, and the expectation is that this investment will be recovered.  However, the...

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  • Four Top ERP Trends that Defined 2018

    Four Top ERP Trends that Defined 2018

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has always been key to helping businesses make better-informed business decisions, but thanks to a year of digital advancements, the software’s ability to...

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