• 29 January 2019     Infor, Manufacturing, Press Release, The cloud

    breed efficiency; move industry into the cloud

    In the cutthroat manufacturing industry, complex supply chains must be carefully managed to ensure supply meets demand, and quality meets expectations. The goal? Respond faster to change, reduce excess inventory, and cut costs. The method? Cloud-based ERP. The result? Improved productivity; both in the office and on the shop floor. According to a study conducted […]

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  • cloudsuite: industry meets customer demands and market pressures

    cloudsuite: industry meets customer demands and market pressures

    By Mark Bannerman, Business Unit Executive at EOH Infor Services (formerly Softworx) Infor’s Master Partner in Africa, operating as a Gold Partner There’s only one way to outperform the competition: meet customer demands and keep pace with increasing market pressures. With thin margins, and complex manufacturing processes to manage, industrial organisations require an enterprise resource planning […]

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  • 7 November 2018     Manufacturing, Press Release

    overcoming digital dread

    As African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz – and some consternation. These disruptive technologies are exciting, yet the complexity can also be overwhelming. “With a practical, incremental […]

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  • 7 November 2018     Manufacturing, Press Release

    reducing customisations for greater manufacturing efficiency

    Customisation is often sold as a software benefit. “It is tailor-made, unique and built only for your organisation” – these were the constant and reliable sentiments of the past. While bespoke software design certainly had its place in history, as the pace of innovation in tech continues to rise, the value of customisations must be […]

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  • 7 November 2018     Manufacturing, Press Release, Retail

    eliminating human error in industrial manufacturing and retail

    In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand. This requires constant innovation and the application of best practice, especially in the effective management of warehouses, finance, planning, production and supply chain processes. While these processes are often managed by dedicated staff, the propensity for […]

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  • the five benefits of engineering for speed

    the five benefits of engineering for speed

    In 2016, it was said that modern manufacturing had come of age. Yet, just two short years later, it has become evident that manufacturers must continue to innovate faster, while shortening product lifecycles to remain competitive. Bringing more new products and services to market faster is now a baseline requirement, rather than the mark of […]

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  • turning modern manufacturing complexity into opportunities
    28 May 2018     ERP, Manufacturing

    turning modern manufacturing complexity into opportunities

    Modern manufacturing requires powerful, flexible, software solutions that are scalable for growth and offer built-in expertise. With integrations into Operations, Finance, Analytics, and Sales Management, Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) easily extends to best-in-class applications. This empowers manufacturers to maintain agility and simplify user adoption in a fast, intuitive, and enjoyable way. “This is a complete […]

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  • how EAM promotes good manufacturing practice
    8 January 2018     EAM, Manufacturing

    how EAM promotes good manufacturing practice

    Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) were developed to ensure products are produced at a consistent level of quality. These minimum quality standards must be met in every manufacturing sector; from food and beverages to chemicals and medication. The purpose of GMP is to ensure risks are minimised in the production and distribution of the items manufactured. […]

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  • 10 tips for effective EAM implementation

    10 tips for effective EAM implementation

    With the right Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution, maintenance becomes preventive, uptime is guaranteed and alternatives are in place. Reliability is increased as risk management allows the prediction of equipment reliability problems, while inventory and purchasing costs are decreased through effective use of the warranties available. With EAM, businesses in various sectors are empowered to […]

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  • manufacturing meets big data
    5 November 2017     Big Data, Manufacturing, PLM

    manufacturing meets big data

    In manufacturing, product lifecycle management (PLM) is critical to design, engineering and manufacturing in every industry. It is the strategic process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. Data is a crucial part of the PLM process. It must be […]

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