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Three Benefits of ERP Solutions for Discrete Manufacturing

Posted by Robert Baran on Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 01:45 PM
A couple of months ago, we discussed the various ERP manufacturing system options for Discrete Manufacturers and the benefits of selecting the right system. In this post, we’d like to discuss the benefits of using software designed for discrete manufacturers.

Discrete Manufacturing software provides the advanced functionality you need to remain competitive in today’s market. The right software is broad enough to support all of the planning, scheduling and production control activities of a manufacturer, yet flexible enough to adapt to different manufacturing modes, including make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to- stock and mixed-mode environments. Plus, information dynamically updates as transactions occur for smarter, faster decision making across the board.

Increase production efficiency and reduce costs
The flexibility and support for a lean manufacturing approach in Discrete Manufacturing software allows you to employ various modes of manufacture (Make to stock, Make to Order. Engineer to Order and mixed mode) and track manufacturing with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) processing. Discrete Manufacturing software provides real-time control and visibility of production schedules, capacity, shop floor activities and an overview of cost control.

Enhance customer service
With the integrated CRM functions, software for Discrete Manufacturing provides a comprehensive view of your customer information. You can quickly determine order status and product availability and for each project, a progress report and financial balance sheet. The CRM function can also manage the after-sales support service with monitoring of equipment delivered to each customer and analysis of all activities.

Improve internal and external collaboration
Designed for the web, software for Discrete Manufacturing provides a collaborative environment that optimizes information sharing. Graphical process views and workflow systems help users adopt the best practices.

No matter which software you choose, solutions designed for Discrete Manufacturing will increase efficiency throughout your processes and lead your business to success.

Topics: Manufacturing ERP Software