Everyone in the manufacturing world is familiar with Kanban, the scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing. This system was Toyota’s disruptive force to improve manufacturing efficiency. Based entirely on demand, organisations using this system significantly reduced waste as inventory is produced only when there is demand for it. [Read More]
There has been a major shift from HR’s traditional function of tactical management of employees to the development of strategic insight and value creation. But payroll remains predominantly a tactical function in most companies. It is easy to under evaluate and under appreciate the payroll function so long as employees get their salaries on time and this makes it difficult to explain to upper management, the need for change. [Read More]
Let’s take a step back from Strategic Sourcing and talk a little about how Industry 4.0 has been great for Procurement. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. [Read More]
No matter how difficult your current operational and technical environment, convincing senior management to invest in ERP is far worse. The bottom line is everyone wants to earn money but nobody wants to spend it. Well, the secret lies in a simple ROI calculation. [Read More]
This morning’s read of Deloittes analysis on 2018 retail, wholesale and distribution industry trends gives the reader a sense of optimism on the marriage between technology and the retail, wholesale and distribution industry. [Read More]
There is a profound technological transformation taking place in the manufacturing industry. Organisations need to sustain production operations and at the same time stay tuned to the technological evolution that is taking place. [Read More]
Since time immemorial when mankind figured out tools to make life easier, furniture has evolved to be a necessity rather than a luxury. Since then, the furniture sector has been marked by an eclectic mix of skill, creativity, innovation and capable labour to make products of fine value [Read More]
I could bore you about how ERP is the best thing since sliced bread and that no other initiative stands a chance at integrating your business as well as it does, but come on! We both know that anything without proof is worth nothing. So, let us spell it out for you and then you decide what’s b [Read More]
Is your business facing a longer cash conversion cycle problem with too many spreadsheets and software to handle?
Do you waste a lot of time extracting and uploading information from different locations of your business to a common server?
Are you facing any problem in the overall productivity of yo [Read More]