Why Manufacturing Companies Need ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, despite its name, is not just for enterprise-sized companies. Almost all businesses, regardless of size, can benefit from an ERP solution. This is true for manufacturing companies in particular as an ERP can be the competitive edge in an increasingly competitive industry.
Many ERP systems enable manufacturing companies to share important production-related data with not only internal employees, but with external constituents such as vendors, suppliers, and distributors. This improves communication and enables better coordination of activities among these key business partners. An ERP also automates business processes by placing them into a useful format that is standardized and common for the whole organization. It provides insight into operations, inventory, supply chain, and external market demand all from one system thereby streamlining the fulfillment processes. Many ERP systems automate serial and lot tracking and traceability as well as swift product recall processes saving the company time and money. Further, an ERP provides improved control over components inventory, more accurate demand-planning, streamlined production scheduling, and more effective coordination of distribution channels, which enable companies to improve on-time delivery of products, a critical performance metric for today’s manufacturers.
These benefits have not gone unnoticed and as such, ERP software continues to be a key technology priority for most manufacturing organizations today. As the landscape across the entire manufacturing industry has become increasingly competitive, and firms of all types must design, build, and deliver the highest quality products in the timeliest manner at the lowest possible costs in order to win and retain customers. An ERP system provides the foundation and tools to be successful.
While an ERP solution will not solve all of your business issues, selecting an ERP software solution for your manufacturing company can make a big difference. Having the ability to consolidate systems, improve business processes, and reliably and easily access real-time data, can be the key to long-term success.
For more information on other advantages of using an ERP, how your company can benefit from this software, to how to choose an ERP system that is right for your business needs, and more, please contact ArcherPoint today for a free phone evaluation.