It may only be February, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning. According to one survey, 66 percent of adults practice spring cleaning. But 54 percent also admitted to finding it hard to get motivated or figure out where to start.
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Roselle, IL – February 6, 2019 – PositiveVision, a consulting firm specializing in the implementation and support of business management software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced today that Carter Paper and Packaging has selected PositiveVision to implement SYSPRO ERP and CRM.
Topics: Press Release
Often, the word “automation” brings to mind machines and modern technology. We think of our automatic thermostats, scheduled bill pay, and calling “Hey Siri.” While automation actually dates back to the early 19th century at the Portsmouth Block Mills, which boasted 22 types of machine tools for making the parts of rigging blocks for the Royal Navy, today we are talking about modern technology automation. More specifically: the two types of automation that you’ll find in top ERP software, such as SYSPRO and others.
Topics: top ERP software
Debuted in 1913 by Henry Ford and improved on by a team at Toyota in the 1930s, lean practice has made a big impact on the automotive world by minimizing waste, teaching companies to create more value with fewer resources.
It’s not just car manufacturing that can benefit from lean, though. Lean’s focus on continuous improvement and doing more with less resonates with every facet of business, from logistics to retail, construction to government, and yes, especially manufacturing.
Topics: lean manufacturing
Successful businesses rely on good data. Now that we have more data sources than ever before, manufacturers and suppliers cannot properly function without distribution software. With a greater emphasis on tracking materials through every phase of the supply chain, manufacturers who lack good distribution ERP software could find themselves in trouble in the very near future.
Topics: Distribution Software
There’s no doubt that technology has been transforming the workplace, and at an even faster pace today than ever before. But technological transformation is meaningless without a culture that enables risk taking and change, and talented employees who can manage, implement, and sustain a specialized portfolio of products and services in this newly technological manufacturing world. Whether you’re implementing Internet of Things (IOT), machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), or all three, succeeding over the long term requires organizational overhaul to attract the best teams. You’ll also need to invest in your existing workforce to help longtime employees build the skills needed to keep up with the digital revolution.
Topics: increase productivity
Back in the late 1960s, the phrase, “It’s 10 o’clock, do you know where your children are” emerged as a popular opening line to nightly news broadcasts. While technology now makes it easier to know where your children are at any given time, it’s also technology that results in the new version of that question.
At any given time, do you know where your data are?
Topics: Warehouse Management System
They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. That rings true in individuals as well as businesses. If your processes are not working, continuing to practice them hoping that this time you’ll get a different result, certainly is insanity. It’s time to stop doing things the way you’ve always done them, especially when it comes to processes for meeting customer expectations.
Topics: Business Process Optimization
Coined somewhere around the late 1950s, the term “business intelligence” grew from a set of technologies known at the time as decision support systems. Today, the rise of technology and internet connection allows companies to track and compile data like never before. With all that data, however, comes the need to retrieve, analyze, and transform it in meaningful ways. Now, business intelligence software can harness the power of data within an organization. It offers a better way to sort, compare, and review data to make smart decisions.
It’s safe to say that Industry 4.0 (deemed the fourth industrial revolution) has completely changed the way we work and conduct business, making it that much easier to reap the benefits of a successful ERP integration. Technology is such a crux to business now that companies are no longer debating whether to invest in an ERP; instead they’re debating what’s the best way to do so.
Topics: SYSPRO ERP