In today’s global village, the demand for distribution services is escalating rapidly due to the increasing complexity of supply chain operations, the expanding e-commerce, and retail sectors, and a pressing need to deliver swiftly and enhance the customer experience. The customer remains king for now.
Month: August 2019
Adaptive Learning – Using AI to Enhance the Learning Experience
I told my team a few weeks ago that I have started learning Arabic. There were a few raised eye-brows and finally, “Why Arabic?” Well, Arabic is so far removed from all the other languages I have learned, and I needed a new challenge. And I can do this on my mobile using Duolingo.
3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process
Is anything more important to your manufacturing process than securing materials, managing orders, and payments, and having the right staff to run it all? I don’t think so. Thankfully, these are three specific areas where an ERP can help even the most advanced manufacturer.
5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry
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.
Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1
As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks. Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, which is the kind of exercise I enjoy, especially when my efforts are augmented (along with my eyestrain), by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies.
The 5 Layers of the Automation Pyramid and Manufacturing Operations Management
I spend a lot of time talking to people in the manufacturing world about SYSPRO’s manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution. Occasionally the person I’m talking to will frown and say: ‘We already spent a lot of money on an ERP, why do we need MOM as well?’ That’s when I start my ‘Automation 101’ lecture, watching them closely and poking them frequently, to make sure they don’t fall asleep.
Metal Fabricators can Choose Funding to Invest in ERP Software to Boost Innovation
Metal fabricators succeed when they can provide a high-quality product using efficient production processes. But increasing customer demand for a diverse product mix, material, and labor costs are putting a strain on manufacturers’ profitability.
How Humans with Technology will Shape Future FMCG Supply Chains
We’re all linked to FMCG supply chains, be it through work, a customer relationship or simply driving demand through our own purchases. Our $131 billion food and grocery processing sector directly employs 324,450 people, which represents nearly 40% of Australian manufacturing jobs. It also provides the essentials and makes up a massive part of the FMCG supply chains we rely on to employ, feed, clothe and entertain us.