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The top food trends shaping the future of the industry

The top food trends shaping the future of the industry

May 20, 2022

In season 2, episode 12 of ColumbusCast, we are joined by Rod Addy from the Food Manufacture to shed insight on the latest food trends from consumers and businesses alike. 

What strides is the food sector taking to reduce waste?

What strides is the food sector taking to reduce waste?

April 21, 2022

It’s found that an astonishing one third of food produced globally goes to waste, as well as 1.6 million tonnes of waste coming from food manufacturers in 2021 from the UK alone.

In this episode of ColumbusCast, Laura Gilbank joins our Food Consultants Andrew Newton and Chris Nichols, to explore how the food sector is tackling the ongoing concerns surrounding food waste.

Additionally, we share insights on how food businesses can overcome this challenge, outlining key steps to reduce their own waste and fight climate change.

What’s the impact of downtime?

What’s the impact of downtime?

April 1, 2022

It's said that one hour of downtime can cost businesses up to $100,000. For 86% of businesses, it can be more than $300,000 and that's excluding fines, litigations and other penalties. And then there are the consequences that aren't directly linked to cost, such as its impact on productivity, efficiency and customer experience.

Join us as we discuss the impact of downtime and the steps businesses can take to minimise it - or prevent it from happening in the first place.

 

 

A change management mindset should be central to your cloud strategy

A change management mindset should be central to your cloud strategy

March 11, 2022

With 20 years in the Microsoft Dynamics space, Steve Weaver has seen his share of implementations. Currently an Enterprise Architect for Columbus, Steve understands that proactive business strategies can make all the difference both on-premises and in the cloud.

In this special episode, he sits down with the D365 Migration Community to discuss how change management practices enable an organisation to address current challenges and deliver on future needs.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3LO3FgF

The rise of veganism and its impact on food supply chains

The rise of veganism and its impact on food supply chains

February 25, 2022

Vegans and vegetarians are set to make up a quarter of the British population by 2025. Combine this with the rise of vegan restaurants and special options on menus, and it's clear plant-based eating is more than just a trend.

But what impact does that have on supply chains? And what should food businesses be doing to adapt and ensure the customer experience remains as outstanding as ever?

What is evergreen?

What is evergreen?

February 4, 2022

Evergreen is Microsoft's vision of getting everyone using Dynamics 365 on the same version of the software. It's about adopting the continual update approach, as opposed to big-bang upgrades. Tune in to hear our Managed Services Specialist Glen Bignall explain why this approach can help businesses stay competitive and compliant, how to achieve the evergreen vision, the role an MSP can play and more.

Learn more about Columbus's evergreen approach here: https://bit.ly/3HmlArR

The future of manufacturing with The Manufacturer

The future of manufacturing with The Manufacturer

December 23, 2021

As we wind down for the year, we examine one of Columbus's biggest verticals - manufacturing. What were the biggest challenges faced by manufacturers in 2021? And their biggest successes? And what do manufacturers have yet to look forward to in 2022?

Tune in to hear Mayzin Han's conversation with Simon Noakes, who has worked in manufacturing for over 20 years, and Henry Anson and Stuart Biddle from premier industry publication The Manufacturer.

ERP implementations: Lessons learnt with Natures Way

ERP implementations: Lessons learnt with Natures Way

December 20, 2021

How does the thought of ERP implementations make you feel? If you're filled with dread, you're not alone because it's said 75% of ERP projects fail.

In today's episode, Stewart Wilmot, Head of IT at Natures Way Foods joins Laura Gilbank to share his tips and lessons learnt from past ERP projects. From prioritising change management to viewing ERP implementations as a business project rather than an IT one, discover how you can make your next implementation a success by tuning in.

Transforming project management with Microsoft

Transforming project management with Microsoft

December 3, 2021

Welcome to the Dynamics family, Project Operations! Well, this project management solution has actually been around since 2020 but today, we're giving it the limelight it deserves. Joined by special guests from Microsoft, Toby Harris and Rory Smith, we sit down to discuss D365 Project Ops, from what it is and the value it can offer businesses of a variety of industries to what the future holds for the solution.

Learn more about D365 Project Operations and the value it can offer you here: https://bit.ly/3l7yuku

What is disruption?

What is disruption?

November 26, 2021

Business disruption is one of the latest buzzwords on the scene. What exactly does it mean? Which businesses are doing it 'right' - if there even is such a way? Is the disruptive market dominated by smaller, start-ups or can larger, established organisations do it too?

Join Columbus's Business Transformation team, Ian Kingstone and Toby Mankertz, as they break down the buzzword, discuss real-life examples of disruption and what businesses can do to be disruptive.

 

 

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