Recently I was I lucky enough to take a break from cleaning barnacles off the hull of the good ship SYSPRO to spend the week attending the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle. Microsoft uses this conference to communicate their technology vision and strategy to technology professionals. It’s a great way for nerds to get their creative juices flowing – so, apologies in advance for the long post! Stick with me, and I’ll try to end on a lighter note.
Month: May 2019
Is Manufacturing in Australasia Ready for Industry 4.0?
With all the discussion around Industry 4.0, how ready are we for it in this region and how many manufacturers have fully embraced it? It’s widely agreed that manufacturing has experienced a decade of productivity stagnation and demand fragmentation and the fact is that this level of innovation is long overdue. It’s been proven that the Australasian organizations that have taken Industry 4.0 innovation to scale beyond the pilot phase have experienced unprecedented increases in efficiency with minimal loss of employees.
How to Attract a Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation
The digital shift in manufacturing and distribution as well as the wave of Baby Boomer retirement (also known as the “Silver Tsunami”) is influencing decision-makers to examine a new way of conducting business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 76 million Baby Boomers are expected to retire in the coming years, and their current labor participation rate will fall from 80% to below 40% by 2022. This means we must prepare to support a new wave of talent, with new needs and expectations.
How ERP can Promote Growth for Manufacturing SMEs
Many SMEs experience growing pains as they attempt to make the transition from a small to medium-sized business. Our team at K3 Syspro spends much of its time talking to manufacturers about the challenges they face in scaling up their operations and explaining how building digital resilience is a key part of any growth story. A comprehensive ERP system is able to equip business leaders with a set of solutions to tackle the challenges ahead and business growth.
6 Reasons to Upgrade to SYSPRO 8
Imagine increasing productivity and accelerating user engagement through one single platform, a platform that’s easy to use, personalized, fosters collaboration and empowers users in their daily operations. Too good to be true? It isn’t, the future is here with SYSPRO 8, the ultimate innovative Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
3 Ways to Boost Your Warehouse Management with ERP
So your warehouse is bulging – why? Because product demand is high and you’re holding buffer-stock to protect your customer service, like all well-trained inventory managers do. But are you holding the right stock? Are you actually protecting the brands you know because your ear to the market is too far removed? And suppliers, maybe you’re dictating what brands you push to retailers, funding poor demand info with rebates to keep retail buyers happy. But what about me, the guy who buys the stuff?
What Exactly is Digital Transformation and How it Benefits You?
The future for companies that don’t embrace digital transformation and digitization (the digital technology used to enable digital transformation) looks increasingly challenging.
To ensure that your organization can leverage these new solutions, you need to understand what exactly digital transformation is, to then embrace it.