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5 smart factory challenges and how to address them with ERP solutions

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

For manufacturers to remain competitive, adopting more IoT technologies into their supply chain is key. Fortunately, ERP systems offer a solution to some of these challenges. Many smart factories require a wide array of devices to run.

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How to choose your ERP implementation methodology

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In the post-COVID world you have decided to be proactive and look at changing the business to operate successfully in the new normal. And that means embracing the digital solution provided by an ERP system. You need to know upfront what level digital maturity you want to achieve.

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Cloud ERP and cybersecurity

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Cloud ERP Data is a business asset. And in the digital age, it is essential for every company to become data-driven. Bring down The Tower of London and you could cripple a business from running its day-to-day functions. As a critical business tool, ERP systems are under attack.

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How to make best use of the Bill of Materials (BOM) in your ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The accuracy of the BOM is critical to ensure a profit is made, to guide procurement when ordering the items, and to prevent having not enough inventory , or the wrong inventory. So how should businesses build, manage and maintain their BOM to ensure none of these problems occur?

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What is ESG reporting and how can an ERP help?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

ESG reporting is a way for businesses to disclose the impacts of ESG programs to their stakeholders. Reporting requires businesses to collect and track data on their ESG performance and report this information in a transparent and consistent manner.

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How Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Thinking About ERP (TAE) can be used with an ERP system

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Twenty years ago, a different action — Business Process Improvement — helped to encourage a concept called the Theory of Constraints (TOC). While these three incidents are separated historically, they can be used to help manufacturers improve their processes and transform their businesses.

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Managing inventory with ERP amid disruptions

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s business world, the success of a firm depends not only on its sales but also on the ability to manage its supply network and ensure it has the inventory it needs to deliver customer orders. All this to ensure the right inventory is available when it is needed.

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How ERP can help manufacturers digitalize

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers are aware they need to modernize to take advantage of what technology can offer. They saw how technology gave many businesses competitive advantage during the pandemic, and they are aware of how the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will change industries.

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ERP Implementation: The importance of project management

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Many companies were spurred into action during the pandemic to introduce systems that would digitize their operations like ERP Implementation. That is why project management undertaken by a person with experience and knowledge is so key to a successful ERP project.

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How ERP enables remote work or How manufacturers and distributors can use ERP to enable remote work

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It’s not only office workers who have been forced into remote work by the pandemic, manufacturing and distribution companies are facing a similar challenge – how to enable remote work on the shop floor and in the warehouse with ERP. The virtual shift with ERP.

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ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers Part 2

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

These will require a re-think of how to manage products, streamline the business and interact with customers. Those manufacturers who are still using legacy or customized computer systems will find it difficult to make the necessary changes.

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ERP For Medical Device Manufacturers: Part 1

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The medical device industry is experiencing a digital revolution that will require a re-think of how it designs and manages products and interacts with customers. The medical device industry designs and manufactures a wide range of products to diagnose, monitor, and treat patients.

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How to Make the Right Choice of ERP Implementation Partner

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In our ERP world, we get those who manufacture and those who distribute. The ones who make ERP, typically rely on “distribution” firms to sell and support the end consumer. These firms range from Tier 1 or mainstream consulting organizations that supply multiple ERP products to niche, agile organizations that support a single ERP, thus […]. The post How to Make the Right Choice of ERP Implementation Partner appeared first on SYSPRO US.

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What is ERP Part 3 – How to succeed in your ERP project

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

For manufacturing businesses who are undergoing a process of selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning system (What is ERP Part 2), several critical elements should be considered. The post What is ERP Part 3 – How to succeed in your ERP project appeared first on SYSPRO US.

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How ERP can improve shop floor control and productivity

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The customer wanted to know. To answer their simple question, was not so simple. I had to leave my desk, walk around in the plant, ask the supervisors or operators for updates, then message the representative. No more walking around to find out a job’s progress.

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How to improve quality management in your manufacturing business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

And if you’re operating in a highly regulated industry such as medical devices, automotive, or food and beverages, you also need to adhere to strict compliance guidelines. Training challenges as you struggle to bring new hires up to speed on several different systems.

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Executive guide to ERP Part 5: The steps in ERP implementation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

When an organization implements an ERP system , the role of the executive decision-maker is critical in the way the project runs. If you have been involved with several ERP projects, you can tell a well-run project. Why is implementing different to selecting? ERP Implementation

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The role that ERP systems can take in helping IM&E

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

There’s no doubt that the COVID pandemic has led to major changes in the way companies work. It has also emphasized how fragile supply chains really are. Manufacturers have realized that while they may aim to be stable, what they really need is to be agile.

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Top 3 challenges facing manufacturers and how to overcome them

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The manufacturing industry confronted many uncertainties in the last year due to the pandemic. Businesses were unable to operate at the same level of efficiency as they were facing operational inefficiencies and the increased need for remote collaboration.

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How ERP can help the automotive parts and accessories industry in a post-COVID world

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It was valued at $390 billion, according to a report. The disruption changed the industry so significantly that it’s likely there won’t be a return to normal. Moving from large truck distribution to increased small vehicle deliveries.

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

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

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How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It was a government-lead initiative to enhance German competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. The post How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP appeared first on SYSPRO US.

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How To Successfully Integrate A WMS or A WCS With An ERP

Supply Chain Brain

As more warehouse processes become automated and WMS with warehouse control system (WCS) functionality is required, ERP integration is imperative to produce the desired business results

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ERP inventory management – how advanced is your ERP?

EazyStock

What is ERP inventory management? Many organizations have an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to collect, store, manage and interpret data from a host of different businesses processes. ERP inventory management limitations. How often each SKU gets picked.

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How to Choose an ERP System for Your Online Business

247 Customs Broker

As your business grows, it’s important to upgrade your technology stack. One potential solution you should consider is using an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP).…

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How to attract skilled millennials to manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The post How to attract skilled millennials to manufacturing appeared first on SYSPRO US. Baby boomers are retiring en masse, and the manufacturing sector is hungry for new talent. Millennials may just be the answer.

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Options for inventory planning and forecasting

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In an increasingly unpredictable world environment, practices for planning and forecasting inventory levels that worked in the past need to be reviewed. But its complexity led to it only gaining traction with a small number of companies. The ability to manage inventory better.

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Executive guide to ERP part 2 – the dimensions of change model

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

My Industrial engineering background taught me how to apply scientific concepts to understand complex systems, designs, and processes. Using these principles, and our experience within the ERP industry, some colleagues and […].

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How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Thanks to rapid advances in connectivity and the advent of the Internet of Things, that’s all changing. The post How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology appeared first on SYSPRO US. Traditionally, manufacturing companies maintained a clear line between their IT systems and operational technology (OT) – that is, the tools and machinery that produced or processed what they were selling.

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5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

As a Business Analyst within SYSPRO Product Management, I continuously look at market trends, and engage with our customers within the manufacturing and distribution sectors to really understand the needs of the industry, and how we can support those needs within the product.

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How manufacturers can enable innovation on the factory floor

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The past two and half years have certainly brought a variety of challenges and opportunities that have made innovation not just a preference, but essential for manufacturers and distributors to thrive into the future. ERP to drive digital transformation. Growing need to innovate.

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Using OEE and MOM with older manufacturing equipment

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In the first blog on streamlining manufacturing , we discussed how OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) and MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) can improve manufacturing processes. None of this equipment was designed to work in a networked, Internet-based environment.

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How Landed Cost Affects Ecommerce Profitability

Ship Monk

One of the most common mistakes direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce brands make is failing to understand and track their true costs, a.k.a. Stick with us and you’ll learn how to calculate landed cost — and how this number affects your profitability.

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6 Challenges Facing Procurement and How to Address Them

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Among the strategies that businesses are adopting during this time in order to keep costs in check and reduce the size of layoffs, is to focus on procurement to maintain ongoing supplies of materials and components, and to […].

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How business intelligence can boost customer centricity

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Data plays a huge role in the ability to manufacture companies to draw powerful insights and create transformative experiences for customers and business growth. It is used to drive productivity, new customer experiences and create a positive societal and environmental impact.

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Is low code the future of software development?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

With the growing advent of digital technologies, it seems to have become impossible for manufacturing and distribution businesses to chart their success in the absence of applications supporting their internal and external functions and code for the future. by 2022 to $27.23

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No Supply Chain Strategy? Here’s How to Develop One

Logistics Bureau

As you’ll know, if you follow our blog regularly, Logistics Bureau does a great deal of work related to supply chain strategy development and alignment. Another thing we talk about quite often on our blog is how companies often misjudge the needs and preferences of their customers.

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Lessons the manufacturing CIO can learn from sales to drive digital transformation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Recently I enjoyed reading a short and highly practical book by renowned speaker Richard Mulholland, who shares how to use powerful stories to change minds, drive sales, and solve problems. The second job is to help clients or customers slay their dragons.

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How to Automate Shipping and Label Printing

GoShip Blog

Automating business processes like shipping can save you valuable time and money while equipping you with the necessary tools to scale. This article discusses how to automate shipping and label printing to eliminate repetitiveness in fulfillment processes and boost operational efficiency.

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How manufacturers and distributors can address supply chain management challenges

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

With current conditions, it looks like there may never be a return to the pre-pandemic era of supply chain stability. Unless manufacturers change, they will find that their ability to forecast demand, and determine what to do to meet it, will be challenging.