How to create a reliable supply chain with effective forecasting and inventory management

Ask manufacturing leaders what changes they plan to make in the next three years in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and they will likely say their use of technology will deepen as more and more players in their supply chains come to rely on digital connections for daily interactions. It is a realization most … Read more

The smart factory Part 3: What does the factory of the future look like

The pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on manufacturing companies, which have been forced to adapt to supply chain interruptions, market shifts and labor shortages. But with these challenges have come opportunities – to reconfigure work, transform operations and emerge with more resiliency and ingenuity than ever before. Manual production lines are switching to automated assemblies … Read more

Key questions to ask before ERP implementation

Implementing an ERP project can be compared to climbing to the top of Mount Everest, you need to approach it one step at a time before reaching the peak. Also look at it this way: You wouldn’t climb Mount Everest without an experienced guide. An ERP system can help a business dramatically improve its processes and … Read more

Myth or Truth? 6 Tips for ERP implementation success

ERP adoption and implementation can have a wide range of outcomes, so whether you are upgrading your ERP system or considering deploying a new one, it’s important to understand an ERP’s capabilities. With a solid business strategy, and a strong foundation of knowledge, you can determine the best course of action for your manufacturing business … Read more

How self-service can improve your supply chain

One moment, please… Your call is important to us… One of our friendly consultants will be with you shortly. Annoyed yet? I mean, is there anybody out there who likes to hold the line and listen to pan flute music after you have already punched your way through multiple prompts? A 2013 study by TalkTo … Read more

How electronics manufacturers can use ERP to address industry challenges

The electronics industry has experienced dramatic changes on the customer and supplier side in the last 18 months – from sudden purchasing changes by customers to shortages of parts and components from suppliers. Given the radical changes of the pandemic, one strategic question electronics manufacturers should be asking themselves is whether they are prepared for … Read more

How the pandemic has changed the supply chain

Two predictions have come true during the pandemic. In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned about the spread of a potential virus and that organizations and governments were not prepared for it. A year before, in 2014, a Harvard Business Review article  pointed out that supply chains were becoming increasingly global and complex and … Read more

KPIs to assist manufacturers and distributors with supply chain challenges

Manufacturers and distributors experienced huge supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic which exposed many vulnerabilities and tested the resilience of supply chain leaders globally. In fact, SYSPRO research revealed that 60% of businesses were impacted by supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. Industries experienced severe operational and financial consequences with issues like supply shortages, … Read more

Top 3 challenges facing manufacturers and how to overcome them

The manufacturing industry confronted many uncertainties in the last year due to the pandemic. The supply chain was shaken by disruptions and market volatility, and the need for adaptation became immediate. 2020 SYSPRO research showed that 60% of businesses were impacted by supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. Businesses were unable to operate at the … Read more