Want the best out of your ERP – Four things you need to know?

A successful ERP solution is the foundation on which companies can launch new initiatives, streamline and improve existing operations, reduce costs and grow the bottom-line. But even the best ERP solutions count for nothing if they are not utilised properly. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) provides the platform to automate, integrate, and digitize business processes. An … Read more

Applying established practices with MOM to improve production

With manufacturing getting increasingly competitive and margins reducing, manufacturers are continually looking at ways to improve efficiency and productivity and increase margins. They are being forced to abandon 20th-century approaches and evaluate new technologies for manufacturing, especially production planning, shop floor scheduling and planning management. Applying a number of the newer technologies with their already … Read more

Yoga Cloud

Take a deep breath in and sigh it out through your mouth, in through the nose and sigh it out.  Once last time deep breath in through the nose, gently closing the eyes as you sigh it out.  Yoga cloud, feel how it rolls off the tongue.  Yip this is so a legit asana (pose). … Read more

How manufacturers can speed up production by integrating their ERP and CAD software

In a make-to-order manufacturing company, think about the amount of time it takes to move from quote to sale to production to final payment – and the number of handoffs it takes to get there. Your sales rep quotes a price and closes a deal. Engineering draws up a CAD design. Manufacturing creates the product. … Read more

Business success: building relationships with internal, customers, prospects, and partners

Manufacturing leadership was under tremendous pressure before the pandemic to provide growth and profitability in a highly competitive market. Then the pandemic upended everything, throwing manufacturing and the supply chain into chaos. One of the keys to regaining is building relationships with key stakeholders: internal people, customers, prospects, and partners. But first, we need to … Read more

How to attract skilled millennials to manufacturing

Baby boomers are retiring en masse, and the manufacturing sector is hungry for new talent. Millennials may just be the answer. A Deloitte report showed that millennials, who are already emerging as leaders in technology and other industries, will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. But while the industry brings in new … Read more

How ERP customers get value from a robust ISV ecosystem

ERP software has come a long way since its introduction in the 1990s. Now, ERP systems are becoming platforms. A platform is a software ecosystem that businesses can use to deploy additional business applications, at less cost and with more flexibility than traditional software programs have allowed. ERP platforms manage the major processes throughout an … Read more

What is ERP? – How to succeed in your ERP project

For manufacturing businesses who are undergoing a process of selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning system (What is ERP Part 2) , a number of critical elements should be considered. These critical factors range from the identification of key objectives, through to top management support and together result in the successful deployment of your ERP solution, … Read more

How ERP can support sustainable business practices

In 2020, amidst the pandemic, Nike pushed the sustainability envelope by producing their most environmentally friendly shoe to date. Fabricated with over 50% recycled material, the shift solidified the rise of recycled materials as a commodity in the circular economy. Circularity refers to the continual use of resources and the elimination of waste. Waste from … Read more