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Responding to Manufacturing Challenges with ERP Software

Posted by Robert Baran on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 08:57 PM

The rapid rate of change in our world is staggering. It is hard to keep up with all that is occurring in a business world that is moving faster and transforming quicker than ever before. Keeping up with all of the changes can be challenging especially when you consider the influence and impact technology and global markets have on systems and practices. The business world is faced with pressures like never before to respond to competition, to global trends, and to the ongoing evolution of business and technological practices.

Have you considered these changes and the potential impact they could have on your business strategy? Have you created a plan to respond to changes and to keep up with the ongoing evolution of Information Technology and business processes? Have you figured out how you can respond to change and growth while making sure you continue to create customer and client value? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you’ll want to put some time and energy into answering these questions.

After you’ve created your plan based on the questions above, you’ll need to evaluate your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to see if it can not only handle the growth and change but also foster the performance and innovation needed to carry your business into the future. Let’s take a closer look at the challenges you are up against as manufacturers in an ever-changing world to be sure your ERP system is up to the challenge of responding and keeping a competitive advantage in performance, innovation, and development.

Current Process and Discrete Manufacturing Challenges:

  • Automating the production, picking, planning, and analysis stages of manufacturing processes to safeguard profitability
  • Giving staff the needed resources and flexible skills to respond to situations as they arise
  • Finding ways to trade, produce, and supply products not just nearby but to a global market
  • Sensing and responding to client needs with value-added services and innovative practices/ tools
  • Needing to raise the bar on operational efficiency and productivity
  • Responding to demand with streamlined scheduling and manufacturing
  • Having true insight into profitability and business performance
  • Minimizing inventory and monitoring margins effectively
  • Guaranteeing the quality needed to satisfy customers in terms of both products and services provided

These challenges are vast and overarching, but there are ERP system options capable of handling all of them. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you get the ERP system you need to face and conquer the challenges faced in our current marketplace as manufacturers.

Topics: ERP, ERP Software, Manufacturing