How Does ERP Help a Manufacturing Company?

Posted by Sas Chatterjee on Apr, 22, 2021 06:04

The manufacturing industries are considered the most competitive and the most dynamic working sector in the market. The highly competitive nature of the manufacturing industry makes it imperative to have an integrated solution to enhance effectiveness, reduce costs, and boost sales and profitability. Also, the industry should focus on making accurate, informed, and strategic decisions. 

An enterprise resource planning system (ERP) is the perfect solution for meeting the manufacturing industry’s dynamic changes with ease.

The advantages provided by the ERP systems to the manufacturing companies are:

Automating and Streamlining the Business Processes 

The manufacturing industries’ ERP solutions help streamline the core business processes. They also help to drive the automation of several manufacturing processes in the company. While streamlining of the core business processes, all the company’s data is deemed to be available at a centralized location. It is available within the company with complete visibility in all functionalities. It includes IT development, designing, inventory, procurement, production, finance, sales, delivery, or any other. 

ERP In Manufacturing

With the use of the ERP systems in the manufacturing company, the senior executives get the exclusive power of monitoring the productivity status using real-time analytics., It is somewhat the most significant benefit provided to the senior executives. Otherwise, the senior executives have to call up a junior staff or go over to check the productivity status, which somehow causes the problem to the core business activities.

In this way, the system becomes efficient as productivity increases, and so does the commitment to the customers.

Responding to the Market conditions quicker

The ERP systems for the manufacturing companies always provide real-time data analysis. It helps the businesses estimate, plan, adjust and respond to dynamic and continuously changing market requirements in a better way. The senior decision-makers of the manufacturing companies can further refer to the system-generated Business Intelligence reports like quarterly, half-yearly, or annual reports. 

This will help them understand the market needs. Also, further, capitalize on customers’ purchasing trends with plans for other changes that are to be undertaken using the ERP systems. The detailed insights provide the senior executives of a company with a complete 360-degree view and help them reduce the forecasting errors by further capitalizing on the new opportunities available in the market.

Reduction in Extra costs

The ERP system looks forward to helping the manufacturing companies in some unexpected ways. It includes reducing the company’s overall operational cost. It helps by replacing the manual and time–consuming tasks with automated and streamlined business processes. Also, the real-time business information being continuously updated helps inaccurate data all the time. Organizations that have gone through predictive analytics consulting have seen better forecasting for various business processes.

With the increase in worker productivity, the ERP systems for the manufacturing companies help to minimize the labor expenses. It also enhances precision by lowering the error rate, which automatically reduces the frequent losses. The unique advantage provided by the ERP systems is that the company can now easily track its inventory accurately. Moreover, integrate it efficiently with all the production and planning processes, eliminating the entire excess inventory and warehousing costs. ERP Inventory management has also played a big role in streamlining the daily business process.

Decision-Making Assistance

The use of ERP systems helps to improve the decision-making power of any manufacturing company. The reports created by the ERP systems, be it the quarterly, half-yearly, or the company’s annual business reports, which are system generated, give out a better outlook to the company’s senior executives. 

A better outlook to the senior executives helps them formulate the different strategies accordingly. it helps to meet the changing customer demands, reduce the losses incurred to the lowest point, increase the profits earned to the highest point, and manage the staff’s working. It guides the users through the insights and visibility into each department, and the business process helps organizations in taking faster decisions. The user will also remain updated about the performance matrices like overall sales and sales margin, etc. 

This will help manufacturing companies to stick with their goals and take the desired internal decisions if required.

Predictive analytics uses

Better Customer Satisfaction

Effective planning and new decisions, which would be undertaken depending on the ERP system-generated reports. These would highly contribute to the better satisfaction of the customers. The new decisions would automatically help in the better working of the laborers. The inventory management system using ERP in the manufacturing companies would help the company touch the sky with a better delivery system to the customers and a better customer support system, which would come with the ERP system. 

Customer satisfaction would automatically contribute to the clearing out of the excess inventory (if any) and add extra sums of profit to the company.

EPCGroup approach for ERP implementation

EPCGroup has been in IT industry from last 24 years. We have more than 70+ experts for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP. Reach out to us today for ERP Consulting.

About the Author

Sas Chatterjee

Sas Chatterjee is a Senior Architect with EPC Group. His focus lies in making sure that the execution of each engagement is delivered in a forward compatible, best practices manner. Sas is an extremely devoted professional and takes each project he is assigned very seriously. During the project execution phase, Sas invests the time needed with his clients to gain a full understanding of their requirements and develops a roadmap for achieving their desired end goal.

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