The smart factory Part 1: Digitization, digitalization and digital transformation

Our latest SYSPRO survey revealed that almost 70% of businesses have developed digitalization strategies to overcome future disruption, which indicates a shift to digital systems and processes. One of the key drivers for digital transformation is giving the organization the ability to respond swiftly to changing market conditions and customer demands.  The digital transformation of the operations … Read more

Key challenges and solutions for the fabricated metals industry

The fabricated metals industry operates with a low margin in a highly competitive market and material availability, production schedules and workforce skills must align to meet customer expectations. The consequences of global supply chain disruption, labor shortages, rising costs, regional instabilities and general uncertainty continue to challenge the fabricated metal and manufacturing industry in general. … Read more

Leveraging the power of ERP to optimize inventory management

Manufacturers and distributors can optimize their inventory management using some of the latest emerging technologies, including machine learning, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Using proven inventory management processes, supply chain design, and planning helps optimize your stock. Whatever inventory management methodology is chosen, the realization that supply chains are vulnerable will require a … Read more

What is a Cycle Count? The Importance and Benefits to Your Inventory Management

Manufactures and distributors need to implement effective inventory management as neglecting inventory tracking can set you up for things like delayed orders, unhappy customers, and inaccurate inventory reports. There are two primary methods of managing your inventory and that is cycle counts and stocktaking. This blog explains cycle counting and how within your ERP it … Read more